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Year: 2002 (Page 3 of 69)

Metaverse launches XForm Web Service to Convert Microsoft Word Documents to XML

Metaverse Corporation launched its XForm Web Service, which converts Microsoft Word documents to XML format and is an XML/SOAP Web Service, built on the Microsoft .NET platform. To see the Web Service in action, users can launch a demo application from Metaverse’s corporate web site. Free trial licenses are available for developers to call the Web Service directly from their own custom applications. The XForm Web Service is completely free for up to 50 transformations per month. Beyond the free trial version, pricing starts at $39.00/month for up to 500 transformations. Volume pricing and OEM options (online and offline) are available upon request. www.metaverse.cc

SAXoTECH to Resell Applied Semantics News Series

Applied Semantics, Inc. and SAXoTECH entered into an agreement whereby SAXoTECH will resell Applied Semantics News Series to users of their Publicus online publishing system. Integrating Applied Semantics News Series into the Publicus system provides SAXoTECH customers with access to content categorization, summarization, and concept tagging capabilities that streamline newswire, editorial, archiving, and syndication processes. Applied Semantics News Series comes bundled with the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) Subject Codes, a 900+ node taxonomy, an industry standard for categorizing news articles. SAXoTECH’s Publicus is a online publishing solution that gives newspaper and magazine publishers the tools necessary to create interactive online publications. The SAXoTECH Publicus/Applied Semantics solution is available immediately through the SAXoTECH sales force. www.saxotech.com, www.appliedsemantics.com

Documentum Partners with Telestream

Documentum announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Telestream. Together the two companies will integrate Telestream FlipFactory transcoding automation technology into the new audio/video plug-in for Documentum Media Services. Available now, the advanced audio/video transcoding option enables content creators in both global 2000 corporations and media and entertainment companies to convert digital assets automatically between leading audio and video formats, including popular streaming formats. Documentum’s new advanced audio/video media plug-in, which incorporates Telestream’s FlipFactory technology, automates the manual process of transcoding media into a variety of web-ready formats and bit rates. It automatically delivers the resulting files to streaming servers, content distribution networks, or editing systems, for applications such as repurposing audio/video content for the Web (RealVideo, QuickTime, Windows Media, MP3, and WAV) and for wireless devices. www.telestream.net, www.documentum.com

DataPower & Contivo Partner

DataPower Technology, Inc. announced a joint marketing and development agreement with Contivo, Inc., to integrate the Contivo Enterprise Integration Modeling (EIM) solution with the DataPower XA35 XML Accelerator. The joint solution provides enterprise customers with an XML integration solution providing data modeling and XML data transformation technology to reduce time and money spent on integration services. Contivo’s platform-independent model-based semantic server automates the design and management of data integration. DataPower’s XA35 – based on its XG3 XML processing technology – provides a fast XML data transformation engine. In a jointly conducted test, the “XA35 was able to execute Contivo transaction mappings over 15 times faster than transactions attempted in general-purpose software.” DataPower XA35 XML Accelerator and Contivo EIM Solution 3.0 are available immediately. www.datapower.com, www.contivo.com

Corel Introduces Corel XMetaL 4

Corel Corporation announced Corel XMetaL 4. XMetaL 4 provides customizable XML editing solutions that support dynamic validation for both DTDs and W3C Schemas. XMetaL 4 is comprised of four separate components: Corel XMetaL Author, Corel XMetaL for ActiveX, Corel XMetaL Developer and Corel XMetaL Central. XMetaL Author is a customizable XML authoring environment that features the authoring aids and advanced construct support necessary to create valid, well-formed XML documents. XMetaL for ActiveX is an authoring interface that developers can embed into any ActiveX-compliant Windows application, including Web browsers. XMetaL Developer is a centralized development environment for creating Corel XMetaL customizations and applications. Designed as a plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, it enables developers to use existing Web programming skills in Script, COM and DOM. XMetaL Central enables IT managers to use Web services to remotely manage customizations and uses SOAP to provide access to up-to-date XML customization files, including style sheets, scripts, CSS and templates. XMetaL 4 will be available in early 2003. www.corel.com/xmetal4

Corel Smart Graphics Studio Unveiled

Corel Corporation unveiled Corel Smart Graphics Studio, a development platform designed to speed and simplify the creation of SVG-based smart graphics. These solutions transform XML and legacy data into dynamic and interactive graphics. Based on SVG, solutions built with Corel Smart Graphics Studio are not dependent on proprietary technology and are interoperable with existing tools and infrastructure. Corel Smart Graphics Studio enables enterprise Web designers and developers to produce extensible solutions by maintaining a separation between the graphical, functional and data components of an application. Corel Smart Graphics Studio will be available in mid-2003. www.corel.com/smartgraphics

W3C Issues XML Encryption & Decryption Transform as Recommendations

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has issued the XML Encryption Syntax and Processing specification and the Decryption Transform for XML Signature as W3C Recommendations, representing cross-industry agreement on an XML-based approach for securing XML data in a document. When exchanging sensitive data (e.g., financial or personal information) over the Internet, senders and receivers require secure communications. Although there are deployed technologies that allow senders and receivers to secure a complete data object or communication session, only W3C XML Signature (together with the new W3C XML Encryption Recommendation) permits users to selectively sign and encrypt portions of XML data. For example, a user of a Web services protocol such as SOAP may want to encrypt the payload part of the XML message but not the information necessary to route the payload to its recipient. Or, an XForms application might require that the payment authorization being digitally signed, and the actual payment method, such as a credit card number, be encrypted. And, of course, XML Encryption can be used to secure complete data objects as well such as such as an image or sound file. The associated “Decryption Transform for XML Signature” Recommendation permits one to use encryption with XML Signature. One feature of XML Signature is to ensure a document’s integrity: to detect if the document is altered. However, many applications require the ability to first sign an XML document and then encrypt parts of it, altering the document. The Decryption Transform lets the receiver know which portions of the document to decrypt, restoring the document to its unaltered state, before it can check the signature. XML Encryption was developed by the W3C XML Encryption Working Group, consisting of both individuals and the following W3C Members: Baltimore Technologies; BEA Systems; DataPower; IBM; Microsoft; Motorola; University of Siegen; Sun Microsystems; and VeriSign. www.w3.org

FileNET Partners with NS Solutions in Japan

FileNET Corporation and NS Solutions Corporation announced a new strategic partnership to penetrate the Japanese ECM market. The partnership will have a strategic focus on developing and marketing solutions for the Financial Services, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Government, Manufacturing and Utilities markets in Japan. NS Solutions, which has been involved in the technical drawing and content management business for more than 15 years, has more than 400 customers in Japan. www.ns-sol.co.jp/e/index.html, www.filenet.com

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