MicroScript, the healthcare business unit of New Era of Networks, Inc. announced support for XML as a key component of MicroScript’s @ppian Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) product line. MicroScript’s @ppian technology’s use of XML provides a way to integrate disparate healthcare applications into Internet/Intranet architectures and e-Business frameworks such as Microsoft’s BizTalk initiative. Configuration information, as well as data content and structure information can be transported and shared among various implementations by using XML. MicroScript’s @ppian implements XML as the storage structure for metadata. Messages processed through the @ppian engine can be serialized as XML documents. The @ppian DataMapper translates messages in a single pass to and from XML, in addition to transforming messages in other formats. Additionally, @ppian’s DataMapper uses XSL for data access syntax. www.neonsoft.com
Ardent Software, Inc. announced the general availability of RedBack Release 3, a Web Application Server for creating scalable, transactional applications for the Internet and corporate intranets. Using RedBack Release 3, companies can leverage existing IT assets, such as OLTP systems with proven business rules, to deploy real-time, e-business solutions. RedBack Release 3 is available immediately. Supported platforms include Microsoft Windows NT, Red Hat Linux, and all major UNIX platforms. www.ardentsoftware.com/redback.
Invisible Worlds, a San Francisco-based startup company unveiled the EDGARspace portal, a new Web service that delivers refined searches of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) EDGAR filings. The EDGARspace portal, one of the largest XML-based information systems ever developed, demonstrates the potential of XML by giving investment, financial and research professionals better ways to search for and find information that had been difficult to obtain. A trial version of the EDGARspace service is available free to the public at www.invisible.net/ for the next 90 days. It will then be available by subscription. Some features will remain free.
InfoAccess, Inc. announced the release of version 4.0 of Transit Central EDM for Lotus Domino.Doc. This new release enables Domino.Doc users to publish entire Websites in XML, HTML, or a hybrid — without changing the source material in their Domino.Doc repositories. Transit Central EDM for Lotus Domino.Doc is also offered from IBM as a soft-bundle with Netfinity servers and Domino.Doc. www.infoaccess.com.