Virage, Inc. announced its next-generation SmartEncode family of products. Virage announced VideoLogger 5.0, Software Developer Kit 5.0 and ControlCenter 2.0. The new versions of the SmartEncode suite create a simultaneous, real-time process for controlling, automating and integrating the workflow surrounding video transformation including encoding, indexing and delivery. Customers will benefit from enhanced automation, as well as tighter time synchronization and control for simultaneous, multi-format encoding. Virage’s VideoLogger 5.0 can now be configured as a Windows Service, creating a tighter integration with the underlying operating system. New features include: automated clip marking and segmentation tools for unattended operation, new configuration tools, tight integration with the underlying operating system through a “lights-out” configuration, multi-byte character support for ControlCenter, and the addition of the Media Analysis API into the Software Developer’s Kit.
IXIASOFT announced the release of the newest version of its native XML database, TEXTML Server 2.0. The new version features enhanced performance and scalability, along with targeted new functionality such as support of foreign languages through UNICODE, and numerical data indexing. It is compatible with Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 platforms. TEXTML Server processes XML content without any additional conversion and eliminates the need for the unproductive shoehorning of XML documents into relational databases. It has been instrumental in reducing development costs and efforts in the realization of projects involving XML content. TEXTML Server 2.0 offers faster indexing of content and faster response times to queries while keeping the hardware requirements to a minimum. TEXTML Server 2.0 is now available for purchase and evaluation through IXIASOFT’s website. www.ixiasoft.com