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Day: April 3, 2000

Infoteria Announces XSLT Processor For PC, PDA & Cellular Devices

Infoteria Corporation announced the availability of iXSLT. iXSLT is a full-featured commercial XSLT processor. XSLT is the W3C recommended specification for transforming XML documents into other XML documents or into HTML. iXSLT is fully compliant with W3’s XSLT Version 1.0. IXSLT is implemented in C++ and is available in three configurations: 1) an EXE module which can be run from the command line; 2) a DLL which can be accessed from within C++ programs; and 3) a COM version for those who will need to use it with Active Server Pages (ASP) or Visual Basic applications. The DLL configuration is capable of very high speed processing of multiple XML documents by pre-loading XSLT files. The EXE version can be used on a web server as a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) module. The Japanese version of iXSLT is available now for Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows NT and Windows 2000. The English version will be available April 1st. iXSLT pricing starts at $8,000. In addition, it is sold as a part of Infoteria’s XML Solution Components. Users of iHTML 1.0 are entitled to a free upgrade.

BEA WebLogic 5.1 Application Servers Deliver WML & XML

BEA Systems, Inc. announced new releases of the BEA WebLogic 5.1 product line, an integrated family of e-commerce application servers that include BEA WebLogic Server 5.1 and BEA WebLogic Enterprise 5.1. The BEA WebLogic 5.1 application servers deliver a platform for a wide range of e-business environments by incorporating significant new e-commerce technologies, including support for WML (Wireless Markup Language) and XML for rapid development of mobile applications and business-to-business market places. In the latest release of BEA WebLogic Enterprise 5.1 all the Java functionality in WebLogic Server 5.1 has been merged into WebLogic Enterprise 5.1, combining all of BEA’s Java, CORBA and BEA Tuxedo application technologies in a single integrated product. With support for WML and integration with WAP servers from market leaders such as Nokia, BEA WebLogic 5.1 application servers enable companies to rapidly build personalized and reliable e-commerce applications for wireless devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. BEA WebLogic 5.1 application servers also provide a core set of services to facilitate business-to-business collaboration over the Internet by integrating XML with BEA WebLogic applications and J2EE services. This technology enables new E-Market Integration solutions such as BEA’s upcoming eProcess Integrator, a Java-based business workflow engine, and “Project E-Collaborate,” a dynamic B2B software infrastructure that allows companies to rapidly create Internet-based trading communities. BEA WebLogic Server 5.1 is available from BEA immediately and BEA WebLogic Enterprise 5.1 will be available in May 2000.

Multicosm Announces Maximizer Line of Portal Enhancement Products

Multicosm Ltd announced its Maximizer line of products for Web portals, extranets and enterprise intranets. Using Multicosm’s text analysis technology, Portal Maximizer customers can crawl any Web site and determine which pages are related to the various content that a customer chooses for its portal. It then automatically creates links to those pages that can be easily accessed from one central location. Customers with existing portals can both expand the reach of their portal, and significantly lower the cost of managing their sites with Portal Maximizer. Intranet Maximizer builds on the technology used in Portal Maximizer, and enhances it with integrated summarization, search, monitoring, and expertise identification features. Portal Maximizer can crawl vast amounts of Web content and identify the important concepts, product and people’s names on those sites. These names and concepts are then used as the basis of linking related pages together, whether on the same site or to external sites. Those links are stored and maintained separately from the HTML documents, making the tedious task of link management significantly easier and less time consuming. By inserting links “on-the-fly” as Web pages are served to the browser, the number of links that must be inserted by hand into each page on the site are dramatically reduced. Pages can be added to the site more quickly, as they are automatically analyzed and cross-referenced with the other pages. In addition, companies running Web portals have complete editorial control over not only what links appear on which pages, but over the links themselves because they are fully editable. Portal Maximizer and Intranet Maximizer are available immediately.

arcadiaOne & Intershop Announce the Content Syndication Cartridge

arcadiaOne, Inc. and Intershop Communications, Inc. announced the Content Exchange Server (CES) cartridge. CES integrates arcadiaOne’s syndication technology into Intershop enfinity, a sell-side e-commerce application. The CES cartridge is the latest development in a collaborative relationship initiated in June 1999. arcadiaOne and Intershop Communications have developed solutions that enable businesses to solve the problem of distributing up-to-date content to their partners and customers on the web. The agreement announced today enables Intershop to offer its customers an additional solution that seamlessly integrates catalog creation and management with syndication-based content exchange. arcadiaOne’s technology is based on the XML ICE (Internet Content Exchange) application for content syndication. By standardizing content exchange, the ICE protocol enables businesses to reduce the costs of online distribution networks while increasing the value of business alliances. The Content Exchange Server cartridge will be available in the second quarter of 2000.,

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