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Day: March 12, 2000

NCompass Labs Launches Resolution 3.0

NCompass Labs announced the launch of NCompass Resolution 3.0, the out-of-the-box, Microsoft-centric Web content management solution that integrates site design, content authoring, publishing and site management. Resolution 3.0 extends the capabilities of version 2.1 to speed deployment and simplify distributed content management for worldwide e-business applications. The new release’s highly visual browser-based authoring empowers non-technical users to create, manage, publish, and archive rich content while the open, object-oriented API permits rapid customization and integration of Resolution’s Web content management capabilities. Resolution 3.0 is designed to integrate with an organization’s existing infrastructure and allow content owners to be fully engaged in Web and e-business initiatives. Its new Web Client eliminates the installation and maintenance of desktop authoring software while allowing non-technical authors to use their browser interface and common desktop applications, such as Microsoft Word, to create Web content. Support for all of the world’s major languages and time zone synchronization permit authors around the world to easily contribute up-to-date content regardless of their geographic location. The Resolution 3.0 Publishing API permits ready customization of the authoring interface and supports personalized, on-the-fly delivery of audience- appropriate content. New page version archiving and audit trail features permit rapid review of all site changes. Resolution 3.0 will be generally available March 31.

Jacada Supports WAP & Palm Wireless Devices

Jacada Ltd. announced Jacada Wireless, a suite of solutions enabling wireless devices to quickly and easily integrate with existing applications. Jacada provides a complete software infrastructure to rapidly transform business critical systems into e-business solutions and to empower enterprise developers to build Internet applications. Jacada Wireless supports any WAP enabled device such as mobile phones, as well as PDAs such as the Palm VII. The newest addition to the Jacada product family bridges the gap between a company’s mobile employees, partners and customers with its core enterprise applications. Using Jacada Wireless, any mainframe or AS/400 application can be delivered to WAP-enabled or Palm devices providing mobile users controlled access to valuable business applications and data. Jacada Wireless allows organizations to leverage existing business logic and data without requiring modifications to, or any special knowledge of, existing application code or data structures. Jacada Wireless automatically produces wireless markup language (WML) and HTML code that is interpreted by the wireless device. Jacada Wireless is based on the same e-business infrastructure software that supports Jacada’s current offerings including Jacada for Java, Jacada for HTML and Jacada Connects.

Adobe Announces New Versions of FrameMaker & FrameMaker + SGML

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced new versions of Adobe FrameMaker and FrameMaker + SGML software. New features offered in the FrameMaker 6.0 applications include enhanced web support and improved book management capabilities. Sophisticated XML output functionality and integration with Adobe Acrobat and AdobeGoLive provides a complete print-to-web, multichannel publishing solution. Multichannel publishing allows FrameMaker users to publish content to a variety of mediums-web, CD-ROM, print-utilizing leading technologies such as XML, HTML and PDF. FrameMaker 6.0 + SGML offers the same functionality as FrameMaker 6.0 with additional support for SGML, a required format for documentation in some industries. Along with FrameMaker 6.0, Adobe offers FrameViewer 6.0 software, an online viewer for electronic FrameMaker documents. In FrameViewer, the cross-references, indexes, and tables of contents that were created in FrameMaker automatically become hypertext links making document navigation easier. Users of FrameViewer can also add annotations to documents which can even be marked “public” or “private.” Using Adobe GoLive software, and most other HTML editors, documentation specialists can generate cascading style sheets to create a consistent look and feel across all media, including paper or the web. With integration into Adobe Acrobat 4.0.5, FrameMaker 6.0 provides support for export to Adobe PDF. Adobe FrameMaker 6.0 software for Windows 98 and WindowsNT 4.0, Macintosh 8.5, 8.6 or 9.x, and Unix are expected to be available in Spring 2000 in the U.S. and Canada. French, German and Japanese versions are expected to be available shortly after the U.S. and International English versions. The U.S. version of FrameMaker 6.0 is expected to sell at an estimated street price of U.S. $799 for Mac and Windows platforms, and $1,329 for the UNIX personal version. The U.S. version of FrameMaker 6.0 + SGML is expected to sell at an estimated street price of U.S. $1,449 for Mac and Windows and UNIX personal version. The U.S. version of FrameViewer is expected to sell at an estimated street price of U.S. $49. FrameMaker will be available through and Adobe’s standard distribution channels.

Arbortext Announces Support for XHTML 1.0

Arbortext, Inc. announced their product support of the W3C’s Recommendation for XHTML 1.0. Available in Arbortext software products, this support provides customers a way to reformulate HTML 4 as XML. XHTML 1.0, a W3C Recommendation, allows authors to create Web documents that can be processed by XML-enabled software while still working with current HTML browsers. With XHTML 1.0, XML’s promise of being able to mix and match known HTML 4 elements with elements from other XML languages is extended to more application domains including wireless devices and eBooks. Available immediately, XHTML support can be downloaded from All Arbortext customers are eligible to receive this at no charge as an update from the Arbortext Support Web site. Adept version 8.0 and above and all versions of Epic support this update.

fourthchannel Expands XML Support; Integrates with OnDisplay’s XMLConnect

ASP fourthchannel announced its support of XML business documents as a means of exchanging data with other applications and technologies. fourthchannel customers can now leverage XML to integrate their Internet commerce solution with their back-office applications, and those of their partners; XML connectivity also increases the product’s attractiveness for licensing to OEM distribution partners. fourthchannel also announced its integration with XML Connect, a new product from OnDisplay Inc. that enables the secure and reliable exchange of XML business documents.,

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