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Day: November 27, 2000

Arbortext Introduces Epic 4.1

Arbortext, Inc. announced the launch of its most recent version of e-content software, Epic 4.1, which supports the conversion between Interleaf and Adobe FrameMaker files and XML. This latest release also enhances Epic’s capability to convert between Microsoft Word files and XML. Epic 4.1 significantly expands the reach of authors who can leverage XML within an enterprise. Occasional authors who contribute content and are accustomed to a particular type of software can continue authoring in that environment while downstream processes can leverage that content for multiple purposes by converting it to XML. Epic 4.1 also maintains and further enhances features introduced in the previous Epic version such as rapid applications development, global support and adherence to W3C XML recommendations. Epic 4.1 will ship in December 2000. All Arbortext customers under maintenance are eligible to receive the Epic 4.1 upgrade at no charge and will automatically be shipped the upgrade. The XML conversion capabilities are available as Epic Interchange, an option to Arbortext’s XML editors, Epic Editor and Epic Editor LE, and are included as a standard part of Arbortext’s server, the Epic E-Content Engine (E3).

Kinecta Introduces Interact Version 3.2

Kinecta Corporation announced Kinecta Interact v3.2 with enhanced features for increased stability and reliability. New features extend the functionality of the Kinecta Interact platform to allow for more flexibility in syndication environments. The Kinecta Interact content distribution infrastructure, based on the ICE (Information and Content Exchange) protocol, automates the distribution and management of information and content between networked partners and affiliates. Key new features include: FTP Content Source Monitor — enables content providers and aggregators to access content directly from an FTP server; Internationalization — supports double-byte and other non-Latin characters for entry and display. In addition, the Kinecta Interact AdaptiveContent transformation capabilities can now handle content encoded in the most popular single- and double-byte character encodings, including Unicode; and Extended database support — Kinecta Interact now supports Sybase databases.

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