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Day: September 16, 2002

Arbortext Focuses on Life Sciences

Arbortext, Inc. announced a focus on the life sciences industry that includes new product capabilities and new applications. This initiative enables pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and biotechnology companies to bring new and revised products to market faster while complying with complex regulatory requirements. The new applications are a combination of Arbortext core products, partner integration and consulting services. Arbortext’s Epic software provides a way for organizations to create, manage and publish complex business and technical documents, such as new drug applications, product information (package inserts, leaflets and labels), and written documentation of procedures that support the methods, facilities and controls used in the preparation, processing and packaging of pharmaceutical and medical products. Some of the new product capabilities to support this initiative include: Change tracking, Enhanced API including support for Active-X, Stronger integration with Documentum’s content management system, and Digital signatures and watermarks.

Tridion Releases R5 Products

Tridion, has launched a range of products to help businesses control content from and across multiple channels. Tridion R5, the enterprise solution, comprises a series of offerings enabling companies to create, manage, distribute and deliver all forms of content to any target source. Tridion Client Connector enables users to create content with their preferred desktop application e.g. MS Office. Tridion Content Porter allows existing content to be imported and converted to XML, while Tridion Business Connector allows content from existing ERP, CRM or document management systems to be re-purposed. Tridion Content Manager manages the full lifecycle of the content. With in-depth use of XML and XML schemas it allows information to be assembled and re-used. It also incorporates multi-lingual capabilities. Tridion Content Distributor can dispatch content to any delivery platform. Tridion Web & Application Server Integration offers a delivery infrastructure to Web and application servers. Tridion Portal Server Integration offers integration with portal vendors, while Tridion Print Integration allows the production of customised print publications. The products are available from October 7th, 2002.

CambridgeDocs Discloses Strategy

CambridgeDocs (was XYZ Technologies, Inc.) disclosed details on the company’s long-term product and architectural strategy, the XML Content Backbone. The company will focus on unstructured content such as that contained in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, plain text and HTML documents. The XML Content Backbone is a software platform that will integrate the unstructured content from disparate systems across the enterprise and from the extended enterprise. The XML Content Backbone will be able to migrate, integrate, route, and assemble content from document management systems, content management systems, groupware systems, desktop applications, and publishing systems using any industry XML standard such as DocBook, RIXML, HR-XML, NewsML, LegalXML or any custom application XML schema. The first CambridgeDocs product will address the need to convert Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, and HTML documents into “meaningful” XML and where the meaning of XML is defined by the particular needs of the user.

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