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OffComm News Magazine Reaches the Remotest Readers with NewspaperDirect

OffComm News magazine selects NewspaperDirect's multi-channel, multi-platform distribution network to deliver to readers in the most remote locations in the world. Specialist publication focused on advancements in communications on offshore rigs and other

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Niche Magazine Conference -- OffComm News, the quarterly magazine dedicated to remote communications exploration, is now available through NewspaperDirect's (ND) award-winning PressReader application and its companion website,


Connecting operational critical missions, as well as the people working in super-remote locations, OffComm News is a magazine resource for buyers and suppliers of telecommunications destined for remote and harsh environments such as offshore oil and gas platforms, deserts, mines, and other connectivity-challenged regions. It reports with news and in-depth features on infrastructure, VSAT, satellite, hybrid networks, and more.

Through PressReader and, the publication can now be read by thousands of subscribers in remote locations that were formerly impossible or prohibitively expensive to reach with physical copies of the magazine.

"People continue to expect to find content on a multitude of devices, so adding OffComm News to NewspaperDirect's global digital distribution network makes good sense," said Georgina Elrington, editor for OffComm News. "This not only helps us to grow awareness and circulation, it brings critical and timely information to help people stay connected while operating in some of the remotest areas of the world."

OffComm News joins thousands of publications on ND's rapidly growing digital network of magazines and newspapers from 100 countries in 56 languages, which appeal to a wide variety of demographics and tastes in consumer and B2B publications. These include Cosmopolitan, FHM, Rolling Stone, InformationWeek, Marketing Week, Logistics Manager, The Globe and Mail and Le Monde.

"As NewspaperDirect continues to extend its digital reach into new markets, industry leading publications like OffComm News are instrumental in helping us grow readership within isolated workforces and the companies that employ and provide services to them," said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. "And with PressReader pre-installed on the world's most popular Android, Windows and BlackBerry mobile devices, OffComm News' distribution has been expanded to literally millions of potential readers overnight."

Available on computers, smartphones, tablets and eReaders running Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows operating systems, PressReader offers subscribers more ways to enjoy and interact with OffComm News' content with advanced digital features that include:

  • Presentation of the entire colour magazine, page by page, in high resolution
  • Two reading modes — high-definition Replica/Page View and "SmartFlow" tablet-optimized presentation
  • SmartZoom, which conveniently positions a user's zoomed-in view to the beginning of an article
  • Press-and-hold (i.e. Long Press) activation of contextually driven actions:
    • Print full pages or articles 
    • Share stories by email or on Facebook or Twitter 
    • Listen to articles using on-demand audio 
    • Copy and paste articles into applications such as Evernote and Instapaper
    • Share opinions by supporting or opposing a story 
    • Translate the publication in up to 12 languages
  • Two-finger pinch to adjust font and image sizes
  • Choice of different font types and sizes
  • Cross-title keyword search
  • Easy authorization of PressReader with a subscription

About OffComm News

Connecting operational critical missions, as well as the people based in these harsh environments, OffComm News is global, trade-focused magazine covering advancements in communications on offshore rigs and other super remote sites worldwide. In print and online, it brings you a selection of articles and news from around the world every quarter covering: communication innovation in operations and infrastructure; personal, personnel and business communications technology for locations where connectivity is a challenge.

About NewspaperDirect Inc.

NewspaperDirect delivers the world's newspapers and magazines to millions of readers the way they want to receive them — in print, online, or on their smartphone, tablet or eReader — wherever they live, travel, work or play. With the most innovative digital publishing technology in the industry and the only zero-operational-cost business model, NewspaperDirect is recognized as the world leader in multichannel content distribution and monetization, and is the chosen partner of more than 3,000 publishers from 100 countries.

NewspaperDirect's flagship application, PressReader and its companion online service,, deliver the most authentic newspaper and magazine reading experience on PCs, Macs, smartphones, eReaders and tablets running iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry operating systems. Today, millions of tablets come preloaded with PressReader from a growing list of leading manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, HTC, Kobo, Microsoft, RIM and Samsung. For more information, visit,, Twitter @pressreader, and

SmartEdition, powered by PressDisplay technology, offers publishers a fully customizable digital edition platform with powerful and proprietary back office reporting and analysis tools (Reading Map, Ad Value Map) that help them optimally manage their content and advertisers. NewspaperDirect provides full hosting, payment acceptance, customer service management and technical support., PressReader and SmartEdition are trademarks or registered trademarks of NewspaperDirect Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Media Contact: Tim Cox, NewspaperDirect, 650-369-7784, [email protected]

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