Elara Systems provides services in these areas:

Software Development

We design and build custom software, handling all phases from requirements analysis through user experience design and application coding.

  • Mac and Windows software design and development, using platform-native tools such as Objective C,, and Also cross-platform development using Xojo (an under-appreciated environment that creates native platform-specific apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux using a single code base).
  • iOS app development (sorry, no Android development yet).
  • Publishing automation (ExtendScript for Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and AppleScript for QuarkXPress)

Publishing Systems Architecture

From design to print / web, we can help with all aspects of modern publishing workflows.

Database Development

We’re proficient in Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite, and (last but not least) FileMaker Pro.

Specialized Systems Integration

Have a weird pressroom gadget or widget, or some obscure software that needs to be hooked up to your existing workflow? We can probably deal with it.

Customer presentations

Chuck Weger is a world-class presenter, having chaired and spoken at sessions for nearly every major publishing conference over the past three decades.

Video Production

Though not our main focus, we have a complete HD Final Cut Pro suite, lighting kits, audio gear, etc. to help clients develop in-house and trade show training materials.