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Day: December 16, 2001

OASIS Technical Committee to Adopt CRML

The OASIS Customer Information Quality (CIQ) Technical Committee announced that it has accepted the submission of CRML, the XML vocabulary specification that defines customer relationships. Originally developed by MSI Business Solutions Pty. Ltd., CRML provides an open, application- and vendor-independent method for describing any type of customer relationship. The OASIS CIQ Technical Committee plans to adopt CRML into its family of customer information specifications including xCIL and xNAL, which define unique customer characteristics. Under the CRML standard, a customer can be a person or an organization. CRML accommodates complex customer relationships including person-to-person, person-to-business, and business-to-business.

Adobe Announces Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0. The new product provides a centralized, server-based solution for high-volume Adobe PostScript to Adobe PDF file conversion. Distiller Server 5.0 gives IT and creative professionals greater control over large-scale Adobe PDF creation through enhanced document security options, sophisticated font and language support, tools for simplified administration, and support for XML. IT professionals who incorporate Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0 as part of document management systems benefit from improved support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, granular file security options, and support for XML metadata. Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0 is expected to ship by the end of January 2002 in English, French, German, and Japanese versions for Windows NT 4.0 with service pack 5 or 6, Windows 2000 and Windows XP, and in English for Sun Solaris 2.6, 7 and 8, and Red Hat Linux 6.x and 7.1. The product will be offered in 100-user and unlimited-user versions. Pricing for 100 users will begin at an estimated street price of US$5,000, with licensing pricing for larger purchases as low as US$4,250. Pricing for unlimited users will begin at an estimated street price of US$15,000, with licensing pricing as low as US$12,750. Customers who purchase Acrobat Distiller Server 4.0 between Nov. 15, 2001 and 90 days of today’s announcement will be eligible for a free upgrade to Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0.

Cytura Announces Partnership With Garcia Media

Cytura Corporation announced a partnership with Garcia Media. As part of the partnership, Garcia Media has selected Contenuity V4 as the technology base for its Internet offerings. With Contenuity V4, Garcia Media can narrow the technology learning curve associated with the transition of information from print to online and minimize the financial investments required. Garcia Media will also use Contenuity V4 to deploy its own Web site by early 2002.,

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