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SEMCOR, INC. ANNOUNCES DIGITAL CAMERA TECHNOLOGY

 MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Nov. 4 /PR Newswire/ -- A futuristic digital camera system developed by SEMCOR, Inc. was used by photographers at the Courier-Post during coverage of the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays.
 The camera provided late-inning, high-resolution photos that were transmitted to the newspaper's Cherry Hill offices in time for inclusion in early editions.
 "We view this as a significant advance in photographic systems integration," said Vincent G. Vidas, SEMCOR's chief executive officer.
 The open architecture, filmless process captures an image digitally so it can be transmitted over cellular links or conventional phone lines directly into the newspaper's photo department network. There it is converted by computer for printing as a high-resolution picture, comparable in quality to conventional photography.
 "The process saves the time it takes to develop and edit conventional color film, making it possible to send images from a remote location in a matter of minutes instead of hours," said Richard DeFrancesco, SEMCOR's manager of product development.
 "We had four or five images in house before we saw anything from anyone else," said John Paul Filo, assistant managing editor for photography and graphics at the Courier-Post.
 "The system is surprisingly easy to use," said Courier-Post director of photography Curt Hudson. "For deadline situations, it's going to be the way to go."
 SEMCOR, founded in 1967, provides systems engineering and information technology services for industry and the government. The company is headquartered in Mount Laurel, and has engineering centers in Warminster, Pa.; Moorestown and Wall Township, N.J.; New London, Conn.; Dayton, Ohio; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; San Diego, Calif.; Laurel and Lexington Park, Md.; and Virginia Beach and Arlington, Va.
 The Courier-Post is part of Gannett Co. Inc. of Arlington, Va., a nationwide news and information company that publishes 83 daily newspapers, including USA Today and USA Weekend, a newspaper magazine. It also operates 10 television stations, 15 radio stations and the largest outdoor advertising company in North America.
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 /CONTACT: Richard DeFrancesco of SEMCOR, 215-674-0200, or Glen Holcraft of the Courier-Post, 609-486-2451/


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