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Day: October 21, 2002

Ektron Releases CMS200 version 2.0

Ektron, Inc. announced the release of Ektron CMS200 version 2.0. Ektron expands its multilingual, browser-based content management solution to Microsoft ASP.NET, Macromedia ColdFusion and PHP, in addition to the existing support for Microsoft ASP. CMS200 runs simultaneously on various Web application servers. For sites running on multiple application servers, this new “multi-platform” capability allows developers to standardize on Ektron CMS200. For migration from ASP to ASP.NET, Ektron allows for the conversion of various sections over time, rather than a one-time full site rollout. Ektron CMS200 includes Ektron eWebEditPro. Beyond newly added support for multiple application servers, CMS200 version 2.0 adds improved tracking for library items, enhanced reporting, new site previewing support, better content scheduling and new capabilities for tiered, delegated administration. Prices start at US$3,000.

LightSpeed Releases Version 4.0 of Astoria

LightSpeed Software, Inc. announced the release of Astoria 4.0, a major new release of their content management system. LightSpeed Astoria is an XML-based content management solution that works with current authoring tools to provide fine-grained control over valuable information assets. LightSpeed Astoria manages the collaborative authoring process, providing access control, versioning, flexible information and component reuse, meta-data tagging, workflow and distribution to the Web, PDA’s, paper and CD-ROM. LightSpeed Astoria 4.0 features include enhanced compatibility with current versions of XML and SGML authoring tools, including Arbortext Epic 4.3, Corel XMetaL 3.0 and Adobe FrameMaker 7, inclusion of advanced review and workflow features, as well as performance and scalability improvements. LightSpeed Astoria’s integration with Altova’s authentic 5 enables remote authoring of structured XML content through a standard Web browser.

Inclusion Releases Intra.Net Version 4.4

Inclusion Technologies, Inc. announced release of the Intra.Net Information Management System 4.4, with enhanced tools for improving organizational effectiveness. With a new set of tools for managing common business processes, customers can now establish routing mechanisms that match organizational work flows, view document change histories, and rate them for easier approvals and distribution. Version 4.4 offers administration tools and low maintenance requirements that make it possible for individual departments, administrators, or resource managers to set up the Intranet and manage their own content, calendars, contacts and access privileges. Inclusion Technologies provides its secure platform as both a licensed product for use within customer data centers, and as a fully scaleable ASP solution for immediate deployment.

Vignette Announces Vignette V7 Applications

Vignette Corp. unveiled the Vignette V7 family of content management applications that offer a mix of out-of-the-box and configurable capabilities packaged to meet departmental or enterprise requirements. Vignette Content Management Group Suite 7 is designed for departments that need a content management solution to power one Web site or portal, as well as predefined workflows, content types and the Vignette Command Center. Vignette Content Management Business Suite 7 is designed for organizations with multiple mission-critical Web sites and portals that leverage content residing throughout the enterprise. It includes additional features such as a graphical workflow creation, multisite management and a graphical integration workbench. Vignette Content Management Enterprise Suite 7 will unify the content management processes across an entire enterprise. This suite will contain advanced reporting, adapters to integrate unstructured content into portals and Web applications, and a set of software development kits. The Vignette Content Management Group Suite 7 and Vignette Content Management Business Suite 7 will be available by the end of the year. Vignette Content Management Enterprise Suite 7 is scheduled to be shipped in the first half of 2003.

Quasar Launches Cross-media Content Management System

Quasar Technologies has launched GetReady, a content management system that provides cross-media publishing capability, and plans to market it worldwide. GetReady provides visual search, a knowledge engine, automatic table management, intelligent workflow, interactive editing workspace, full IPTC and Metadata support as standard. For text and image editing, the product integrates with Adobe InCopy, InDesign, Graphics Server GoLive and Photoshop, relying on InDesign for layout and design.

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