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Day: September 29, 2002 (Page 1 of 2)

Antenna House Updates XSL Formatter

Antenna House, Inc announced that an upgrade to its XSL-FO processor [XSL Formatter] to V2.3. V2.3 provides significant enhancements in layout function capability and multilingual formatting function capability, including implementing XSL float feature for page layout and UNICODE BIDI (bidirectionality) for mixing right-to-left and left-to-right languages. By using the XSL Formatter V2.3 PDF Option, it’s possible to do layout the multilingual publications with the flexible mixture of Latin, Cyrillic, Greek alphabet, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), HAT (Hebrew, Arabic, Thai) and output to PDF. In V2.3, links and bookmarks are automatically created in PDF using Distiller. In addition, both EPS with preview image and EPS without preview image can be embedded in PDF via Distiller. By using a Plug-in (MathPlayerV1.0), the formula written by MathML can be embedded. www.antennahouse.com

Topologi Launches New XML/SGML Editor

Topologi Pty Ltd. announced the Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor to support the lifecycle processing of large and complex XML/SGML documents, from initial conversion of unstructured source data to final validation and preview using
commonly available typesetting and formatting tools. The Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor: Community Edition can be downloaded from Topologi’s website for an evaluation period of up to 30 days. An introductory level registration fee for single users is US$59. An annual site license for an unlimited number of users costs US$5,000 including support. A high-end version of the editor will be released later in 2002. A plug-in to FrameMaker Server (and soon for other composition engines) is available to allow quality typesetting and PDF generation from a shared server. www.topologi.com

eXcelon Announces Release of eXtensible Information Server & Stylus Studio

eXcelon Corporation announced the availability of eXtensible Information Server (XIS) 3.12. XIS 3.12 facilitates XML-based interoperability across .NET and J2EE environments while delivering faster access to data in XML business documents with XQuery support and Verity full-text search. XIS is an XML database that allows XML business documents to be dynamically extended while providing granular access to elements of information contained in the documents. XIS now manages XML business documents in the .NET environment, to complement existing support for J2EE environments. XIS promotes heterogeneous interoperability between software platforms; companies can now use XML business documents as the foundation of composite business applications that integrate systems based on both J2EE and .NET architectures. XIS 3.12 will be available within 30 days. They also announced the release of Stylus Studio XSLT Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 4.5 to enable development teams to deliver applications based on XML and XSLT faster by enabling developers to generate XSLT stylesheets automatically from HTML pages, providing advanced debugging support including XSLT debugging for SAXON and .NET processors. Stylus Studio 4.5 also includes an XQuery editor, XQuery debugger and XQuery processor. Stylus Studio 4.5 includes integrated debugging with traceability for both J2EE and .NET environments. www.exln.com

IXIASOFT & Adobe Join Forces

IXIASOFT and Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that they will join forces to co-market and integrate IXIASOFT’s TEXTML Server with Adobe FrameMaker 7.0. The initiative encompasses a broad base of marketing activities aimed towards the aerospace and defense industry, concentrated mainly on the synergy that exists between TEXTML Server and FrameMaker 7.0. Development efforts are moving ahead to provide seamless integration between the two products and will enable users to produce XML content in the environment provided by FrameMaker and store and publish this content using TEXTML Server, thus creating a complete document workflow system from production to searching and publishing. www.ixiasoft.com, www.adobe.com

Protege & Voquette Merger Leads to Launch of Semagix

Following a merger between Protege Ltd and Voquette Inc., a new enterprise software company called Semagix is being launched. The new company’s semantic metadata management technology “Freedom” enables organizations to classify, manage and intelligently exploit structured and unstructured content from any source. This delivers information discovery capabilities and comprehensive real-time content analysis. Under the terms of the agreement U.K.-based Protege Ltd has merged with San Mateo-based Voquette Inc. in an all-stock deal. www.semagix.com

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