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Month: September 2002 (Page 3 of 6)

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.

Ektron Releases CMS100 Version 2.0

Ektron, Inc. announced the release of Ektron CMS100 version 2.0. In addition to supporting Microsoft ASP and Macromedia ColdFusion, the new release supports Microsoft ASP.NET and PHP platforms. Ektron’s browser-based content management solution provides core content authoring and publishing capabilities for US$499. Ektron CMS100 offers a familiar word processor-like editing toolbar and intuitive interface for content publishing by non-technical users. Web professionals can easily configure and customize the solution to maintain control over navigation, look and feel, and other site infrastructure. Beyond added support for ASP.NET and PHP, Ektron CMS100 now offers user-controlled dynamic navigation, whereby non-technical content contributors create dynamically generated navigation based upon content in the database. Additional enhancements include improved style sheet support, new search functionality, a new interface for editor configuration, and improved branding capabilities.

Open Text Introduces Content Management Offering For Livelink

Open Text Corporation is extending Livelink to offer integrated Web content management. The new offering will tie content management into Livelink’s knowledge management and collaborative capabilities. Information from other applications such as databases, document management repositories and other enterprise applications can be dynamically extracted and integrated into the website. Content Management for Livelink will also be fully integrated with Livelink’s collaboration tools, enabling workflows to be used for content approval processes, and providing access to real-time collaboration with Livelink MeetingZone. Content Management for Livelink will include: Content authoring and creation, Multilingual site creation and management, Content approval and staging, Content distribution and syndication, and Content delivery and personalization. Content Management for Livelink will also provide out-of-the-box integration with application servers and personalization engines, such as BEA’s Weblogic and IBM’s Websphere.

FatWire Software Launches UE Studio 2.0

FatWire Software announced the release of UE Studio 2.0, the latest edition of its development tool to build and automate Web applications. An add-on to FatWire’s enterprise-level dCM software UpdateEngine, UE Studio 2.0 offers expanded functionality to maximize developer efficiency, and ease the application backlog. UE Studio 2.0 provides tools to two types of users: programmers, who develop content centric applications and “power users,” who understand and support the content management system but do not necessarily have programming skills. The new JSP (Java Server Page) Builder gives developers the ability to automatically generate JSP pages which displays the managed content within a framework that includes navigation as well as provides a foundation for laying out the look and feel of the site. The new Page Builder generates static HTML pages for solutions that do not require dynamic access to content, and the new Data Import Tool imports all types of structured content into the UpdateEngine managed content repository.

X-Hive & Arbortext Announce Co-Marketing Alliance

X-Hive Corporation and Arbortext, Inc. announced they have signed a co-marketing agreement. X-Hive Corporation and Arbortext will work closely together to develop and market a seamless integration between X-Hive Corporation’s native XML database, X-Hive/DB, and Arbortext’s Epic software. This integration will enable X-Hive/DB users to edit and publish XML documents with Epic, and Epic users to take advantage of X-Hive/DB to manage XML documents.,

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