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Day: October 20, 1999

Excelergy Releases XML Standards for Energy Industry

Excelergy Corporation announced the release of an XML standard business library for use by participants in energy choice. Excelergy is promoting “open” communications among customers, energy service providers and distribution companies in the competitive energy environment. Excelergy defined partner interface processes (PIP) for the relevant transactions (e.g. enrollment, usage, and payment) for the deregulated energy space. The XML library contains vocabularies and DTDs to enable interoperable data transactions among energy participants including suppliers and utilities. The paper “XML for Retail Energy Transactions: A White Paper,” highlighting the trading partner XML standard developed by Excelergy, is now available on Excelergy’s web site. For information on XML standard business library, a listing of the XML vocabularies, and to order a copy of the White Paper free of charge, visit

Information Architects & IllusionFusion! Form Alliance

Information Architects and IllusionFusion! announced a strategic alliance to help companies build effective businesses on the Internet. The strategic alliance will combine Information Architect’s patented Java-based Metaphoria content aggregation and syndication capabilities with IllusionFusion!’s digital studios – graphics, animation, Internet, live production and sound – to develop products and programs for clients that combine sophisticated content aggregation and personalization with rich new media. iA’s flagship offering, the Metaphoria Virtual Web Server, is JAVA based Internet technology that provides powerful aggregation and syndication of any digital information from anywhere it resides, including from multiple sources. The Metaphoria Virtual Web Server enables data residing in mainframes, client server systems, web servers, Internets and Extranets to be combined and viewed from any internet accessible devise such as a PC, PDA, WebTV, Palm VII or WinCE device. The core components of the Metaphoria Virtual Web Server provides content management, syndication, publishing, e-commerce, and bi-directional Legacy and Client Server systems integration via the Web. Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard is at the core of iA’s Metaphoria Syndication Server. RDF provides a robust, flexible, and efficient platform for content syndication.

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