Epicentric, Inc., publicly previewed its portal solution enabling companies to build custom enterprise portals for intranets, extranets and the Internet at Demo ’99. The Epicentric solution delivers ownership of corporate portals from a hosting, branding and design perspective. The company will provide its portal solution as either an enterprise server or hosted service and also license aggregation technology to vertical portal sites on the Web. Epicentric expects to ship its portal server in the second quarter of 1999. Beta sites include enterprise customers such as the United States Postal Service (USPS), BAAN and Philips that will be deploying the product server in both intranet and extranet settings. Epicentric’s technology takes advantage of emerging XML-based standards such as the Document Object Model (DOM) and allows the server to easily communicate with any existing information source. Additionally, Epicentric is a member of the W3C and the Information & Content Exchange (ICE) Advisory Council, a standards body launched to facilitate content exchange. www.epicentric.com