Publishing Networks

Christian Science Monitor, Boston

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The Christian Science Monitor newspaper, headquarters in Boston, wanted same day delivery of their paper all over the  US. They seized on the MAI/TDC satellite newspaper publishing system to link the Boston headquarters to 6 remote printing plants across the country.

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Christian Science Monitor LA

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USA Today West

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The USA Today dayly newspaper pioneered several things that made it standout. It was the first full color paper, and the first paper to be simultainiosly printed on the west coast by a satellite connection to their headquarters near Warshington DC.

MAI Solid State Uplink in back of PressFax Room

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Daily Racing Forms LA

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Daily Racing Forms Antenna Construction

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Daily Racing Forms/Triangle Publishing compiled the racing data on the East Coast but wanted same day delivery to race tracks on the West Coast. By using MAI/TDC all solid state uplink and downlink equipment, they establish a PressFax link to their West Coast publishing facility.

Typical Satellite Publishing configureration, Plate Printer, PressFax rack, MAI uplink

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Corriere della Sera of Milan Italy

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The leading Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, wanted to support the Italian fans of the 1984 Summer Olympics both in Italy and the US.  They worked with Intelsat, Western Union, Richo, and TDC/MAI to implement a very innovative solution. When they composed a sports page in Milan, they put it into a Richo PressFax  machine connected by satellite to Richo Sunnyvale California. A photo negative of the page was made and driven to a printing plant in San Francisco. There the sports section of the paper was printed and then flown to LA. The time difference between LA and Milan allowed them same day delivery to the Italian fans at the Olympics.

Walt with Represenatives of Western Union and Corriere

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Xerox LA

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Xerox used the MAI/TDC satellite system to send data to numerous locations around the country.

Xerox Bay Area

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Xerox Mexico

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