Open Market, Inc. announced the availability of an integration between its Content Server Enterprise Edition (CSEE) software and the iPlanet Portal Server 3.0 from iPlanet E-Commerce Solution. This integration provides interoperability between the iPlanet Portal Server and Open Market’s CSEE software through a plug-in. With this integration, iPlanet Portal Server “channels” are used to access Open Market’s applications and the content they manage. For example, one channel can allow geographically dispersed content contributors to access Open Market’s applications with a single sign-on. Another channel allows iPlanet Portal Server users to access news and company information that is targeted to their role in the organization. Open Market and iPlanet worked in conjunction with Migration Software Systems to allow the two environments to operate as a single solution. The integrated solution is available today from both Open Market and iPlanet. The two organizations are finalizing agreements regarding continued development and support of the integrated plug-in. www.openmarket.com
SealedMedia and Arbortext announced they have entered into a partnership to provide publishers with a solution to protect and distribute digital content using XML technology. Through Arbortext’s software, enterprises are able to use a Single Source Publishing Architecture to capture content from a variety of sources, store and manage that content in an XML repository, and extract and assemble that content according to individual needs for publishing to multiple media types: Web, print, CD-ROM, e-Books and wireless devices. SealedMedia’s DRM technology allows content owners to seal content in a variety of formats (HTML, PDF, image and audio formats, etc.) and distribute it digitally to end users with flexible license configurations in the knowledge that it always remains protected. Arbortext, Inc. and empolis content management GmbH (formerly known as STEP GmbH), a subsidiary of Bertelsmann Mohn Media Group, also announced that sigmalink has been integrated with the Epic E-Content Engine (E3) to add multi- channel publishing to the sigmalink content management system.