November 11, 2020
We are excited to announce the launch of our new product, Duet. This solution allows users to dramatically reduce the cost of producing print pages and manage print page production workflow from your web CMS. The Duet approach gives you the opportunity to stop paying for old, outdated editorial systems that frustrate your newsrooms and consume a lot of your budget.
Duet was developed for a digital-first world to make layout and design more efficient and less expensive by linking CMS platforms with InDesign. Reporters, photographers, editors and designers can work from your CMS where content is assigned to pages. Then, they can open the page where the ads will be automatically placed, and designers can drag and drop content.
How Duet Works with CMS Platforms
Duet establishes the publication, issue and page structure in your CMS platform. Then, your teams can create content in the Web CMS, assigning it to a page. When the page is opened, a Duet stories list is displayed within Adobe InDesign. From here, your team can place the content on a page.
InDesign and the Duet plugin are installed on local Macintosh or Windows computers, giving designers access to content at their fingertips. Duet doesn't get it in the way of their layout creativity, and it costs much less than traditional editorial systems.
Our plugin can even merge pages and provide the workflow status of pages. It automates folio placement, as well as PDF placement in the output folder structure. It also supports output workflow and naming conventions.
Why It’s Different
With Duet, InDesign is installed directly onto a designer's workstation. This provides the ultimate in performance and flexible workflows. It also offers the publisher more choices regarding where pages can be stored – on a local server or any cloud-based system. With the Duet solution, publishers can define their own cost for storage.
Many providers force publishers to use InDesign over-the-wire with emulation software. This adds layers of complexity, causes performance and constant IT problems and invites security issues and glitches. With Duet, you are in control and can set your own cost structure for page storage.
Duet is currently in production producing print pages from the Ellington CMS for a publishing group that produces five daily and 12 weekly publications. Newsrooms work from the Web CMS instead of two separate systems to create their print pages. This saves the newsroom time and publishers money.
Current integrations are in place with Ellington CMS. However, Duet is available for use with any CMS. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can support your current solution with Duet. Let us create an integration that works best for your business.
Learn more about Duet by scheduling a demo with our team. Check out our available demo dates and times here.You can also download the DUET sales sheets. For current Ellington CMS clients, download the Duet Sales Sheet for Ellington CMS. For NON Ellington CMS clients, download the Duet Sales Sheet for NON Ellington CMS users.