Innodata announced that it has acquired ISOGEN International from DataChannel, Inc. for approximately $1.3 million. The purchase price consists of an initial cash payment of approximately $650,000 and two promissory notes, each for $325,000, payable on April 30, 2002 and September 30, 2002, with interest. ISOGEN is based in Dallas, Texas, and has offices in Austin, Minneapolis and Bellevue, Washington. ISOGEN International specializes in sophisticated consulting and training in the knowledge-processing technologies of XML, SGML and other standards. ISOGEN International’s 44 employees will operate as a new division of Innodata under George Kondrach, who co-founded ISOGEN International in 1991 and who will serve as the new division’s President.
Atomz announced that Atomz Publish has been enhanced with several new features, including infinite versioning and visual version comparison, spell checking, increased integration with Atomz Search, scheduled updates and content inclusion. With Atomz’s new infinite versioning capability, documents and templates within Atomz Publish can be stored and versioned indefinitely, and Web-content administrators can go back to any historical version of a file using the Revive, Revert, and Compare utilities. Atomz Search customers who use the Incremental Indexing feature can now link this feature directly into Atomz Publish. When Atomz Publish users make a change to any page, they can now schedule the page to go live on the Web site at a particular time. Publish previously offered the ability to approve the document for a particular time and date, but the actual deployment of that page depended on a site-wide publish to occur. www.atomz.com
Sane Solutions announced the availability of the NetTracker Data Conduit for Vignette. The NetTracker Data Conduit for Vignette provides direct integration between the NetTracker eBusiness Edition and Vignette’s content management platforms, giving customers the ability to extract the valuable customer insight contained within the customized content served by Vignette and load it directly into NetTracker’s dynamic Web summaries for e-business intelligence. The NetTracker Data Conduit for Vignette is available immediately, starting at $10,000, and includes on-site professional services including installation, configuration and training. www.sane.com
Jacada Ltd. announced general availability of the Jacada Interface Server 7.1, which adds XHTML generation capability to Jacada’s integrated user interface development and deployment environment. The Jacada Interface Server provides a common user interface layer for both new application development and existing legacy systems. Release 7.1 enables users to generate both Java source code and XHTML graphical user interfaces from a single design from a “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” (WYSIWYG) development environment. Pricing for the Jacada Interface Server 7.1 depends on individual configurations. Pricing starts at $4,500 per Interface Developer Kit and $30,000 per server for deployment. www.jacada.com
Jcorporate Ltd. announced that it is shipping a new release of eContent. Based on Java, eContent 2.0 includes enhancements to its web content management capabilities, and is now based on both Expresso and Struts, the two dominant OSS Java Web application development frameworks in use. eContent Release 2.0’s new features shift content control to line-of-business users with an improved web browser-based user interface that allows users and developers to publish, maintain and update their Web content efficiently. eContent 2.0 now offers XML content management. Other eContent Release 2.0 features include enhanced workflow management, Struts integration, JavaServer Pages (JSP) template-based content presentation and deployment, enhanced meta-data handling and database publishing, customizable functionality for large and complex web sites, and enhanced virtual team collaboration. eContent v2.0 runs on Linux, Solaris, AIX, Windows NT/2000/XP, MacOS and other platforms and is available for shipment immediately. www.jcorporate.com