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Month: September 2001 (Page 2 of 8)

Virage Delivers Next-Generation SmartEncode Suite

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.

Venetica Delivers VeniceBridge 4.0

Venetica Corporation announced the release of VeniceBridge 4.0, a software solution that organizations use to integrate portals, collaborative applications, customer relationship management and other key applications with relevant content. At the heart of VeniceBridge is a single, consistent interface that enables applications to quickly integrate with the multiple, disparate repositories that store documents, images, reports, rich media and other relevant content. VeniceBridge can then aggregate, deliver and exchange the content with other applications in real time. VeniceBridge 4.0 includes new features that simplify deployment and speed time to market, provide a framework for real-time content collaboration, strengthen Internet accessibility through SOAP-based Web services, and expand the reach of VeniceBridge to leverage content not stored within traditional content management systems. VeniceBridge 4.0 will be available in October 2001. VeniceBridge 4.0 systems start at $75,000.

XyEnterprise Announces Content@ Product & Technical Documentation Solution

XyEnterprise announced that it has released a new out-of-the-box Content@ (pronounced: con-tent-a) package geared specifically to simplify the production of product documentation for product documentation editorial workgroups. This release is based on the Content@ editorial content management and workflow software, and provides a variety of predefined workflows, roles and output tools. The Content@ Product Documentation Solution package includes all the standard Content@ features such as a fully documented API for UNIX and NT, workflow and metadata management. It also includes a direct application link to XyEnterprise’s XML Professional Publisher (XPP) software for automated publishing and personalized, print-on-demand output. The Content@ system supports a wide variety of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, Arbortext Epic, Adobe FrameMaker+SGML and SoftQuad XMetaL. In addition, the Content@ Product Documentation Solution package contains a unique complement of product documentation best practice features. Content@ workgroup is available now. Pricing starts at $50,000 for the server software and 10 concurrent client licenses.

Atomz Unveils Solution for Content-Rich Web Sites

Atomz unveiled the Atomz Web Site Solution, an end-to-end Web content operations solution for running and maintaining enterprise-class Web sites. The Atomz Web Site Solution includes Atomz’s site search and content management applications, as well as custom Web site hosting with greater than 99.9% guaranteed uptime and 24-hour technical support. The Atomz Web Site Solution is designed for organizations that want to simplify Web operations and lower IT costs by completely outsourcing application management, Web site hosting and IT tasks. Atomz takes care of critical Web site operations, while allowing Web teams to maintain control of site design, content, and look and feel of a Web site. The Atomz Web Site Solution includes: Atomz Publish Professional, Atomz Enterprise Search, Dedicated and Customized Web Site Hosting, A Dedicated Account Manager, Implementation Assistance, 24/7/365 System, Application and Web site monitoring, 24-hour pager access for Emergency Support issues, and Unlimited Technical Support and Troubleshooting.

North Plains Systems Integrates eVision’s Visual Search Technology

eVision and North Plains Systems Corp. announced they have integrated eVe 3 Professional (eVision Visual Engine) as a North Plains System I-Piece, providing a content-based visual search option for NPS’ TeleScope Enterprise DAM solution. eVision and North Plains Systems will jointly market eVe 3 Professional as a value-added component of TeleScope Enterprise. Using eVision’s technology, customers can manage digital images by visual content and move beyond the use of only traditional text metadata.,

Openpages Launches ContentWare 3.0

Openpages announced the immediate availability of ContentWare 3.0. ContentWare 3.0 provides users with new functionality including WebExpress (a browser-based tool for remote users), support for Macintosh environments, APIs to customize and transform content, online storage capabilities, and enhanced installation and administration capabilities. ContentWare is deeply integrated with popular desktop applications. The solution simplifies the content creation process offering the ability to create content using familiar applications (Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, and Macromedia Dreamweaver) and manage content elements — not just Web pages — in a central repository with workflow. Because digital assets are stored in a central repository in native formats, ContentWare enables content reuse and deployment across multiple communications channels — Web, print or wireless.

Netegrity Introduces JSAML Toolkit

Netegrity, Inc. announced a freely available JSAML toolkit to make it easier for corporate developers and ISVs to quickly create and deploy SAML-ready solutions. With Netegrity’s JSAML toolkit, developers can enable their applications and security products to become solutions that securely exchange user identity and entitlement information with partners using the SAML language. Netegrity’s is a reference implementation of SAML based on the OASIS group’s proposed Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standard. Netegrity recently announced its AffiliateMinder product for securely managing affiliate user networks. “TransactionMinder” was also introduced as a new product line for securing the emerging web services platforms. Both of these products are based on the SAML specification and will enable security across e-business networks. Netegrity JSAML Toolkit is a light-weight toolkit that comes with complete documentation and use-case examples (including source code). JSAML Toolkit is expected to be available as a free download in October 2001. The company will also offer technical support programs for the toolkit. More information will be made available in October.

Merant Announces PVCS Content Manager 2.0

MERANT introcuded PVCS Content Manager 2.0. PVCS Content Manager introduces server-based pricing with the enterprise features and functionality of high-end solutions. PVCS Content Manager also delivers an “out-of-the-box” product that reduces the requirement for a multitude of vendor consultants and endless months of customization. MERANT’s PVCS Content Manager 2.0 is available immediately from MERANT. Content Manager 2.0 is available in Team Edition and Enterprise Edition. Pricing for the Team Edition starts at $30,000, while server-based pricing for the Enterprise Edition starts at $90,000 for unlimited users.

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