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Month: November 2001 (Page 3 of 6)

Artesia Announces Support for SCORM

Artesia Technologies announced a software extension to support the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) initiative as part of the company’s support for this emerging standard. Developed under the supervision of the Department of Defense-sponsored Advanced Distributed Learning initiative (ADL), SCORM is designed to serve as a common, XML-based standard for the use and distribution of e-learning content across all federal agencies. Teams provides organizations with a solution for creating, identifying and managing the various metatag fields used to define content attributes within the SCORM initiative. The ADL Initiative is a collaborative effort between government, industry and academia, to establish a common framework that permits the interoperability of learning tools and content on a global scale. The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Labor, and the National Guard have established the ADL Co-Lab as a forum for cooperative research, development and assessment of new learning technology prototypes, guidelines and specifications. To learn more about, or to download, SCORM Version 1.2, visit www.adlnet.org, www.artesia.com

EM3 & XCache Partner to Deliver Web Content Management

Group EM3 Inc. (EM3) and XCache Technologies announced a technology partnership that includes integration of the XCache dynamic content caching and delivery solution within EM3’s fully dynamic Web content management system, iOn (information object network). iOn’s out-of-box functionality is designed for non-technical business communicators. Coupled with XCache, iOn’s page delivery speed has increased by “an average of 800 percent.” Because CPU load is also significantly reduced, many more pages can be served with the same or fewer hardware resources, which means lower ongoing maintenance costs. Non-technical content providers still specify dynamic publishing rules and lifecycle dates within iOn, and the caching occurs automatically. www.xcache.com, www.em3.com

Applied Semantics Adds Support for IPTC Codes to Auto-categorizer

Applied Semantics, Inc. announced it has added direct support for the International Press Telecommunications Council’s (IPTC) subject codes to its Auto-Categorizer enterprise software product. This enhancement enables electronic publishers to automate the process of tagging news articles with topic labels for easy routing, archiving, syndication, and retrieval.
Augmenting Applied Semantics’ Auto-Categorizer with IPTC’s subject codes, a
three-level hierarchical taxonomy comprising over 900 categories, also
enables electronic publishers to integrate news content easily with other
document collections for presentation in intranet portals. Applied Semantics’ Auto-Categorizer tool accepts XML input and responds with XML output, providing compatibility with any XML format, but particularly with NewsML and the News Industry Text Format (NITF) – two additional standards established by the 50-plus member IPTC organization. The IPTC developed the subject codes in support of these two standard XML schemas, both of which provide for use of topic tags. www.appliedsemantics.com

New Book on Digital Rights Management

Gilbane Report Associate Editor Bill Trippe has co-authored the first book
about this important new topic, Digital Rights Management: Business and
Technology. As the title suggests, the book addresses both the business and
technical aspects of DRM. For publishers, DRM presents whole new
opportunities and new potential business models. Along with understanding
these business models, publishers must come to grips with the technology of
DRM. DRM includes complex component technology such as encryption and
watermarking, but it also needs to be understood in the broader context of
enterprise content management, digital asset management, and enterprise
security. This book provides comprehensive explanations of all these
topics, and includes detailed descriptions of all the vendor offerings, as
well as related standards such as XrML and ICE. Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology by Bill Rosenblatt, Bill Trippe, and Stephen Mooney
Published by Hungry Minds Books Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology

Stellent to Provide Content Management for Citrix Portal

Stellent announced a partnership with Citrix Systems, Inc. to integrate the Stellent Content Management system with Citrix portal software. The integration will enable users across the enterprise to contribute content in more than 225 formats directly into the Stellent Content Server through their Citrix portal. Citrix customers will be able to access and utilize features of the Stellent Content Management system, such as automatic conversion, search, subscription and workflow, through Citrix Content Delivery Agents. Citrix Content Delivery Agents are Web-based applications that plug into a user’s portal and provide direct access to a wide range of applications, content sources and services such as the Stellent Content Management system. Citrix and Stellent will engage in joint marketing and sales efforts through the Citrix Business Alliance Internet Solutions program. www.stellent.com, www.citrix.com

Alpnet Launches FastTrackXML

ALPNET, Inc. announced the launching of its FastTrackXML, an extensible solution that offers corporations a quick and easy way to implement an XML-based authoring and single-source publishing system. Working with the client, Alpnet consultants and engineers implement, over a period of four to six weeks, a system that enables the client to author information modules, assemble them into publications and publish the result to paper, Web or on-line help. The FastTrackXML solution from Alpnet makes use of off-the-shelf packages and combines them with Alpnet design, development and customization services and powerful Alpnet -developed components. It is made up of an authoring environment and a publishing environment, developed and customized for one publication type, a service manual for instance. FastTrackXML from Alpnet lets users customize the content of the manualand output it to print, Web or on-line help format. Target users of FastTrackXML from Alpnet are publication departments, engineering teams that develop product information and marketing teams that need to publish the same information to multiple channels. www.alpnet.com

Jcorporate Releases Expresso Framework 4.0

Jcorporate Ltd. unveiled its Expresso 4.0 application development framework, a major release which includes integration with the Apache Jakarta Struts Framework. Expresso is an OSS Java application development framework, a foundation set of reusable, Java software components. By leveraging Java, JSP, Servlet, XML, J2EE, Javamail, Cactus, Log4J, JUnit, Xerces, Xalan, and Struts, Jcorporate empowers businesses to design and implement unique, adaptable, and unrestricted solutions that are independent of platform and application server.
Struts is a MVC light weight framework emphasizing presentation and application configuration, and bringing a powerful tag library to Expresso. Expresso 4.0 is an application development framework with components for developing database-driven web applications. Struts concentrates on specific areas of the application development process, whereas Expresso adds capabilities for database-stored security, object-relational mapping, background job handling and scheduling, self-tests, log4j logging integration, automated table manipulation, database connection pooling, email connectivity, event notification, caching, internationalization, XML automation, testing, registration objects, configuration management, automatic database maintenance, etc. Expresso is available for download at www.jcorporate.com/product/expresso.html

Infoteria Announces Business Language Objects for XML

Infoteria Corporation announced availability of Infoteria Business Language Objects for XML (BLOX). Based on its Asteria B2B Platform technology, Infoteria’s BLOX offer technology companies the ability to add the B2Bi capabilities of RosettaNet business processes into their J2EE or .NET Web Services infrastructure. Using Infoteria’s BLOX, IT managers can add business-process-intelligence to their current Supply Chain, Order Management
and ERP systems. Infoteria’s J2EE Web Services for RosettaNet, the first set of Infoteria’s BLOX, are J2EE objects that run on any J2EE Application Server. They augment any back-end system by providing RosettaNet Implementation Framework (RNIF) support and Partner Interface Process (PIP) message handling, including support for over 140 RosettaNet PIPs. Infoteria’s BLOX for Microsoft’s .NET web services environment will be released in early 2002. Infoteria’s BLOX are available for OEM. Pricing is based on bundles of
BLOX components that can be configured according to the needs of an individual
OEM customer’s needs. J2EE Services for RosettaNet are available now. www.infoteria.com

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