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Day: July 20, 1999 (Page 1 of 2)

Bell Atlantic to Deploy Wireless Application Protocol

BellAtlantic Mobile operation will use Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) to give its customers access to electronic mail and information from their cellphones and to simplify phone upgrades. Bell Atlantic will deploy Phone.com, Inc.’s microbrowser and associated server software with Motorola Inc.digital phones. The service should be commercially available early next year. Customers will need to buy the new Motorola phones in order to use it. Using Phone.com’s UP.Browser, phone subscribers will be able to view specially tailored Internet and intranet content on the display screens of their phones. The micro-browser works with Phone.com’s UP.Link server software, which delivers content using wireless markup language (WML) rather than the hypertext markup language (HTML) used for most World Wide Web content. Bell Atlantic is at least the fourth US wireless carrier to announce plans to use Phone.com’s micro-browser. Sprint PCS and Nextel have announced plans for trials in the fourth quarter. SouthernLink, a regional carrier, has also announced plans for the technology, the Phone.com spokesman told Newsbytes. www.bam.com

Kofax Introduces Support for Documentum 4i

Kofax Image Products has shipped a new release script that integrates Ascent Capture 3, the company’s document capture application, with Documentum 4i, Documentum Inc.’s content management platform for corporate and e-business portals. The release script also integrates Ascent Capture with Documentum’s prior product release, Enterprise Document Management System (EDMS 98). Ascent Capture 3’s DDI architecture combines document capture, data capture and Internet-based distributed capture in a single application. It’s the only tool required to digitize paper documents at remote locations, extract data from them and insert that information into workflow, document management and Web publishing applications. Documentum 4i is a content management platform that dynamically manages all facets of content creation and delivery for corporate and e-business portals. Kofax has partnered with Documentum for several years to develop solutions that integrate paper and electronic sources of corporate knowledge. The new 32-bit Ascent Capture 3 release script for Documentum provides full functionality for both the 4i content management platform and the EDMS 98 client/server-based document management platform. The Ascent Capture 3 release script for Documentum 4i and EDMS 98 is free and may be downloaded now at www.kofax.com

XMLSolutions Announces Partnership with Lisle Technology Partners

XMLSolutions Corporation (XMLS) announced today that they have signed Lisle Technology Partners (LTP) as a strategic development partner. As a strategic partner, LTP will be involved in assisting XMLSolutions in technical product direction, as well as a resource partner for implementing the product strategy. The first project LTP will work on for XMLSolutions is the Exeter family of XML-based e-commerce products, a suite of products specifically designed to fulfill the objective of business-to-business e-commerce. The Exeter product set includes the Exeter XML Server, Exeter E-commerce Engine and Exeter EDI Parser. This application suite eliminates the manual processes of trade by enabling computer applications and humans to exchange business documents written in XML. www.xmls.com, www.lisletech.com

OAGI & Microsoft Announce Pilot Project

The Open Applications Group Inc. (OAGI), a nonprofit industry consortium composed of business software component interoperability stakeholders, and Microsoft Corp announced a pilot project to review migration of the Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) XML Definitions to the BizTalk Framework specifications. The XML working group within the OAGI, which includes Candle Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., HK Systems Inc., IBM Manufacturing Systems, Microsoft, NEC Corp., PeopleSoft Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, plans to update the current OAGI XML documents, which were developed under the W3C XML 1.0 specification, by prototyping them under XML-schema and BizTalk Framework specifications. The goal is to produce a compatible set of XML-schema documents and publish them in the BizTalk.Org library. The OAGI plans to be in a position to have the prototyping and architecture issues completed as soon as possible after the W3C finalizes the XML-schema recommendation currently in review before that group. Once the XML-schema specification, which the BizTalk Framework will support, is completed and formally recommended by the W3C, the OAGI plans to very quickly publish its work under the XML-schema format and, subsequently, the BizTalk Framework. www.biztalk.org/, www.microsoft.com/industry/biztalk/, www.openapplications.org/

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