Inxight Software also announced Site Lens Studio, one of the first of many planned building blocks in the Open Portal Products family of products, knowledge extraction and information visualization software specifically designed for corporate intranet users to increase productivity and the serendipitous discovery of useful information. With no easy way to find information on corporate networks and intranets, users spend more time reading through massive amounts of information rather than making use of it. Site Lens Studio creates interactive site maps, called Site Lenses, that display contents in relation to each other enabling users to find relevant information quickly.
Inxight Software announced Inxight Summary Server, one of the many planned building blocks in its new family of Open Portal Products, knowledge extraction and information visualization software specifically designed for corporate intranet users to increase productivity and the serendipitous discovery of useful information. Inxight Summary Server automatically and instantly extracts key sentences from a document and presents them to the viewer in a summary format. These summaries let users quickly and accurately preview the contents of a document without having to first download and read the entire contents. Additionally, summary length and emphasis can be customized to satisfy specific user needs. Summary Server is available in eight languages, making it ideal for use in global intranets, document repositories, or knowledge management systems. As with other products in Inxight
Adobe Systems Incorporated and Xerox Corporation announced a strategic initiative to integrate Adobe PDF technology with Xerox ContentGuard rights management solution. This alliance will enable publishers to implement secure e-commerce of PDF documents, while allowing end-users to access these documents in the native Acrobat Reader. Adobe and Xerox will also jointly support the definition and promotion of an open standard for rights specification design around the needs of the publishing industry. Initial availability of this integration will be this fall, and offered as a free upgrade to existing ContentGuard customers. www.adobe.com. www.contentguard.com.
FutureTense, Inc. and systems integrator E-Content Corporation announced that E-Content has joined the FutureTense Business Partner Program. E-Content will integrate FutureTense
Hynet Technologies announced the availability of HynetDirective 2.5, an XML-based content management system that transforms static document files into dynamic, reusable Information Units (IUs) for publishing to the Web and print. Hynet Directive 2.5 is designed to rapidly build Dynamic Customer Content (DCC) — information tailored to the specific needs of individual customers — for publishing to multiple mediums. Hynet Directive 2.5 is a single source system that captures documents created in familiar word processing applications, such as Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker and XML and transforms the data blocks (paragraphs, graphics, definitions) within them into Information Units. Then, by attaching specific metadata to the IUs, they are essentially “tagged” and stored in a repository that can be accessed across the corporate environment. Information can then be recalled by virtue of the “tag” and the IUs can be reused and re-purposed to create varied pieces of corporate knowledge. The collateral can take the form of a Web site or print. www.hynet.com.
POET Software and SoftQuad Inc. announced a strategic alliance to integrate SoftQuad’s XMetaL XML authoring environment and POET Content Management Suite (CMS). The integrated products will provide customers with a complete solution for developing, managing and publishing XML content for a wide variety of e-Business applications, including web publishing, knowledge management and web-based product information. www.poet.com, www.softquad.com
POET Software announced that they have become a member of Allaire Corporation’s Allaire Alliance Partner program. POET Software has developed Web Plug-ins that integrate POET’s Content Management Suite (CMS) 2.0 with Allaire’s ColdFusion to provide more flexible and robust solutions for Web-based XML/SGML content management and delivery. The CMS Web Plug-ins for ColdFusion allow dynamic, Web-based XML and SGML management and delivery to any Internet browser. POET’s Content Management Suite version 2.0 is the industry’s only second-generation XML content server. Founded on POET’s object-based XML technology, CMS 2.0 simplifies XML publishing for the technical documentation market. The CMS Web Delivery Plug-in works with ColdFusion to dynamically deliver SGML/XML content to the Web. By converting SGML/XML to HTML, applying presentation and navigation on the fly, the need for HTML page management is eliminated. In addition, the CMS Web Delivery Plug-in leverages SGML/XML’s separation of content from formatting to let publishers create multiple content views for personalized content. www.poet.com.
Cascade Systems Inc.and Zapotec Software announced an agreement to coordinate their marketing, sales and development efforts. Under the alliance, the two companies will combine the functionality of the Cascade Merchant Publishing Solution and Zapotec