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Month: November 2001 (Page 1 of 6)

divine Launches Divine Athena 5.4

divine, inc. introduced divine Athena 5.4, which provides a single point of access and control for all of an enterprise’s unstructured knowledge resources and a platform for collaborating around that information. divine Athena captures, stores and indexes documents created from throughout the enterprise and makes them available from a single point of access. Available as a stand-alone application or integrated into any portal or intranet, divine Athena can deliver its functionality to any touchpoint with customers, partners or employees. Its search agents allow users to browse and retrieve documents from a variety of internal and external sources, and its access control capabilities protect knowledge assets. This search technology remembers past searches and uses this intelligence to serve up relevant content in future searches. divine Athena can be integrated into leading portal applications, or be accessed through the Web or from a standard PC desktop. www.divine.com

Canto Releases QXP AssetStore

Canto released the QXP AssetStore, a new Option for all Cumulus 5 Editions. With this new Option a Cumulus 5 user can archive and manage individual pages of a QuarkXPress document as well as the entire document. The text will be read out so that a user can use search techniques to search for the text of a cataloged QuarkXPress document. The Option is available for Mac OS (no Windows) with German, English, French and Japanese user interfaces and it requires QuarkXPress to be installed. The Option is available for free without batch cataloging functionality. Batch cataloging functionality costs $399 per installation. The software will be available as a free download. It will be available as a boxed product in Q1 of next year. www.canto.com

Interlucent Announces CMS 2.1

Interlucent Internet Solutions announced the release of Interlucent CMS 2.1. Interlucent CMS replaces the earlier version 1.3, and will be delivered to current customers immediately. Interlucent CMS 2.1 establishes a web development and site management environment, which provides a framework for development. It ensures a seamless integration of applications into the site, and provides for the maintenance and the extension of the applications into other areas of the site or across the business enterprise. To manage the publishing process Interlucent CMS 2.1 utilizes a flexible yet extensive Work Flow Management system that enables it to conform to any editorial review process. Management is provided the ability to quickly view the current status of any stage of the process either from the perspective of the individual and sections of web pages or from that of an author, workgroup, or supervisory manager. www.interlucent.com

Grey Zone Partners with Netegrity

Grey Zone, Inc. announced a partnership with Netegrity. Under the terms of the partnership the two companies will tightly integrate SecureZone with Netegrity’s SiteMinder platform. The two key benefits of this integration include single sign-on across multiple applications and centralized management of user entitlements. SecureZone incorporates secure targeted publishing and dynamic audience-based assembly into a single out-of-the-box software platform that allows business users to spawn a completely functional extranet is “as little a 3 minutes.” SiteMinder provides a centralized policy management platform to manage users and their access to e‑business applications and resources. By integrating SecureZone and SiteMinder, a seamless e-business environment can be deployed that is rich in both content and interactive business applications, regardless of what server or platform the content and applications reside on. www.greyzone.com

Semio Announces Technology Alliance with Antarcti.ca

Semio Corporation announced that it is forming a technology alliance with Antarcti.ca Systems. The companies will offer enterprises a unique Graphical User Interface for their categorized data. Semio and Antarcti.ca will cooperatively sell and market their respective products, SemioTagger and Visual Net, to organizations seeking solutions for the management and visualization of unstructured data. Use of the combined products results in improved search relevancy and more intuitive navigation of datasets. Semio uses a linguistic-based categorization method and statistical clustering techniques to find the most relevant phrases and concepts within unstructured information matched to a customized taxonomy. Semio then organizes massive volumes of online content into easily understood, topic hierarchies by linking information based on the concept(s) contained in the phrases. After SemioTagger has categorized and tagged data, it is fed through Antarcti.ca’s Visual Net engine which creates graphical, information-rich, large-scale maps of the newly structured data. , www.semio.com

Virage Releases Video Application Server 3.0

Virage, Inc. announced the release of Video Application Server 3.0, a server platform that allows organizations to publish, manage and distribute digital video content. With this latest server software from Virage, customers can deploy and centrally manage an even wider variety of automated streaming video applications. Video Application Server 3.0 adds user management and authentication features. Administrative privileges such as account creation and content editing can be assigned to specific groups. The new Virage software supports (LDAP), enabling easy integration with existing IT infrastructure. The latest release also provides permission-driven folders. Virage’s latest server software also supports playlists and a customizable HTML player that allows users to select the proper playback file based on connection speed and format preference. Virage’s latest product offering also includes an enhanced software developer’s kit (SDK) with new code samples and documentation. www.virage.com

Computer Associates Announces CleverPath ECM

Computer Associates International, Inc. announced the availability of CleverPath Enterprise Content Manager (ECM). CleverPath ECM extends the collaboration-and-community capabilities of CA’s CleverPath Portal to simplify management of all types of content across the enterprise using a graphical Portal interface. Supported content types include data, images, multimedia, presentations, spreadsheets, documents, email and text. CleverPath ECM provides comprehensive content management capabilities for these diverse content types — including storage and access management, process automation and workflow administration, version control and secure check-in/check-out functions. CleverPath ECM stores and manages metadata for all content types. Its type-specific plug-ins can be developed to scan content as it is loaded to extract this metadata. Other media services, such as thumbnail creation, can also be automated for streamlined workflow. CleverPath ECM is delivered with a set of standard plug-ins for most common media types such as Word and PDF documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, JPEG images, MPEG and Quicktime multimedia, and MP3 audio. It can also be customized to work with third-party content services, such as audio and video search engines. http://ca.com

Lernout & Hauspie Sells Remaining Technology Assets

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V., L&H Holdings USA, Inc., and certain of their subsidiaries (collectively, “L&H” or “the Company”) announced the sale of remaining speech and language technology assets through a court-approved, public auction held on the 26th of November. The sales of the Company’s individual assets are subject to final approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Ieper Commercial Court of Belgium. The major portion of L&H’s core speech and language technology business, including its text-to-speech (TTS) technologies, including L&H RealSpeak, and certain of its automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies, including the Dragon Naturally Speaking line of products, will be acquired by Massachusetts-based ScanSoft, Inc. in exchange for $10 million in cash, a $3.5 million note, and 7.4 million common shares of ScanSoft, Inc. stock with a market value of $26 million based on the November 26th closing price of $3.52 per share. Additional assets sold at the auction include: The ASR technologies of L&H’s ISI division to Pennsylvania-based Multimodal Technologies, Inc., and L&H’s Intelligent Content Management (ICM) assets and its Knexys division, which develops ICM technologies to Vantage Technology Holding for $2 million in cash. www.lhsl.com

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