Macromedia, Inc. announced Macromedia ColdFusion MX, a rapid server scripting environment for creating rich Internet applications. Macromedia ColdFusion MX, previously code-named “Neo,” brings ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to a Java technology architecture. ColdFusion MX offers innovations for creating rich Internet applications and working with XML, web services, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. A preview release of Macromedia ColdFusion MX is immediately available (www.macromeda.com/go/cfmxdl). Macromedia Dreamweaver MX (also announced) offers complete support for ColdFusion MX features including enhanced code editing and development capabilities, integrated debugging, and visual layout and prototyping. The ColdFusion MX Server line is expected to ship in June. ColdFusion MX Server Professional Edition is $799 per server, with upgrades at $549; ColdFusion MX Enterprise Edition is $4999 per server, with upgrades at $2499. The ColdFusion MX Server line is specifically architected to integrate with the Microsoft .NET Framework. The ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers product line is priced at $3399 per processor. Optimized versions of ColdFusion MX for Macromedia JRun, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and Sun ONE Application Server are expected to ship in the third calendar quarter of 2002. ColdFusion MX for BEA WebLogic Server is expected to ship later this year. www.macromedia.com
Verity, Inc. announced the availability of a new version of K2 Developer, a product specifically designed to be incorporated into large business software applications. Verity K2 Developer, or K2D, is the company’s newest offering for the OEM market. It gives enterprise software developers the ability to add any of Verity’s three tiers of knowledge management infrastructure – search, content categorization and social networks – to their applications. According to Verity, K2D is compatible with Java, COM, and C/C++. In addition, it offers full support for inclusion within an enterprise software vendor’s .NET or J2EE applications, and includes comprehensive management APIs. www.verity.com
EMC Corporation introduced EMC Centera, a software-driven, “content-addressed storage” (CAS) solution to address the unique information storage requirements of long-lasting, unchanging objects – or “fixed content” – such as electronic documents, digital x-rays, digital MRIs, movies, e-mail, check images and broadcast content. Centera partners include: Agfa HealthCare, AMICAS, Artesia, Avid, Avalon, BakBone, BancTec, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, CommVault, Computer Science Corporation, Connected, Documentum, FileTek, Front Porch Digital, Fujitsu, Gauss, Hummingbird, IXOS, J&B Software, Kodak Medical Imaging, KPMG, KVS, Legato, Merge Technologies, Mobius, NICE Systems, OTG, Quest Software, Sarnoff, Scientific Software, Storigen Systems, TowerTech and Virage. While location-based methods found in network-attached storage (NAS) and storage-area networks (SAN) are optimized for frequently changing data, content-based addressing is specifically designed for the requirements of fixed content. EMC Centera is available immediately. List price begins at $101,500 for Centera hardware and $103,200 for Centera software, representing $204,700 for a 5-terabyte protected (10 terabytes raw capacity) total system configuration. Centera implementations scale from 5 terabytes (protected) to more than one petabyte, in 2.5-terabyte increments. Centera is available directly from EMC for customers with in-house application development capabilities, and through the large and increasing number of EMC Centera partners providing their own content management solutions across a wide range of industries. www.EMC.com
Semio announced that Documentum has licensed and integrated Semio’s industry taxonomies solution for the Documentum Content Intelligence Services offering. The Semio taxonomies, built on thesauri, consist of standard categories and subcategories that provide a conceptual framework for information classification and retrieval. They cover pharmaceutical, energy and financial services verticals as well as the areas of engineering, human resources, IT, sales and marketing, legal and customer support operations. www.documentum.com, www.semio.com
SAQQARA Systems, Inc. unveiled the SAQQARA Catalog Management Service (CMS) for e-Procurement. By offering CMS, SAQQARA creates, hosts, and manages a private customized Web-based catalog solution for each customer that offers fast supplier enablement, control over what end users see, and intuitive interfaces that help users find the products they need to buy. SAQQARA Catalog Management Service for e-Procurement leverages the SAQQARA’s CommerceSuite and ContentWorks technologies to generate highly customized catalog management applications that automate the entire product content management process. www.saqqara.com
Documentum announced the availability of Documentum Content Intelligence Services (CIS). CIS, an extension to the Documentum platform, automates and controls the enrichment and organization of enterprise content. Documentum CIS streamlines the organization, indexing and linking of content residing in multiple disparate systems throughout an enterprise enabling fast, sophisticated searches, easy navigation and personalization of content. Documentum offers a full spectrum of content intelligence features in one integrated platform — auto-tagging, auto-categorization, auto-linking and use of pre-built or custom taxonomies.
Inxight Software, Inc. announced Inxight Categorizer 3.0. The new version provides publishers and information aggregators with a superior method for classifying unstructured information into taxonomies. Inxight Categorizer uses natural language processing and machine learning techniques that offer a high level of accuracy in 12 languages. Inxight Categorizer 3.0 features a new Service Manager — a Web application for managing multiple taxonomy models from any location; the seamless integration of Categorizer Executive — an application that provides a graphical user interface for creating and maintaining training sets; and significant performance enhancements in accuracy and precision. Inxight Categorizer 3.0 supports over 70 common word processing file formats including HTML, PDF, Microsoft Office documents, e-mail, Lotus Notes and text documents. Inxight Categorizer also supports a broad range of operating system platforms including Microsoft Windows NT and 2000, Sun Solaris 2.6 and 2.7 and Red Hat Linux 7.2 and has the ability to access any database that supports XML-based queries, such as Oracle, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server database management systems. Inxight Categorizer 3.0 is available immediately. www.inxight.com