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Day: February 10, 2003

Equilibrium Launches MediaRich Image Server 3.0

Equilibrium announced the availability of Equilibrium MediaRich Image Server 3.0. MediaRich 3.0 is server-based templating software that automates image production and enables the dynamic delivery of visual assets to the Web, wireless and print media. New features in version 3.0 include the ability to generate thumbnail previews for searching images and multi-page documents created in Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer. MediaRich 3.0 also supports native-CMYK images to preserve the CMYK data when performing operations directly onto the image. MediaRich 3.0 supports the creation and extraction of ZIP archives, which is useful for companies that allow customers to save images directly from their site. MediaRich 3.0 has a new COM interface for administrative functions such as cache clearing and dependency checking. With added support for virtual file systems and FSNet plug-in, MediaRich 3.0 accesses image source files by defining a number of virtual file systems, which indicates the root of a file tree on a system or network. The FSNet plug-in can implement HTTP and FTP access via standard URLs by defining virtual file systems named ‘http’ and ‘ftp’. This even has support for Microsoft’s “integrated” authentication method. www.equilibrium.com

OpenLink Releases Virtual Database for SQL, XML, & Web Services

OpenLink Software, Inc., a provider of universal data access and enterprise information integration middleware, announces the commercial release date of Virtuoso 3.0 — the latest edition of its cross platform Virtual Database for SQL, XML, and Web Services. The new release enables transparent and concurrent access in real-time to heterogeneous data sources that include ODBC/JDBC/OLE DB/.NET- accessible databases, XML documents through XML, XPath, and XQuery, and data-set oriented Web Services. It also integrates transparently with runtime environments for distributed computing such as Microsoft .NET, Mono, and J2EE, enabling the creation and hosting of WSDL-compliant XML Web Services, Stored Procedures, Functions, Triggers, and User Defined Types that are written in Java or any .NET bound language. Virtuoso 3.0 is currently available in public beta form for the following platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and UNIX. It will be commercially available during the first week of March 2003. Virtuoso 3.0 is available for download. www.openlinksw.com/virtuoso

IXIASOFT Announces Beta Integration Kit for MS Content Management Server 2002

IXIASOFT announced the public availability of the beta version for the IXIASOFT Integration Kit for Microsoft Content Management Server 2002. IXIASOFT will make available the Integration Kit for TEXTML server. The integration enables Content Management Server 2002 developers and system integrators to deploy sites that take advantage of TEXTML Server’s XML search technology. Combined with Microsoft Content Management Server 2002, which produces and publishes XML content natively, TEXTML Server accelerates the development of XML search capabilities. The integration kit consists of .NET Composite Controls that can be dragged and dropped from the Visual Studio .NET toolbox into a Content Management Server 2002 site being developed. These customizable controls will enable developers to provide search and sort functionalities on postings based on the content of placeholders, properties and custom properties. The Integration Kit is available for developers and system integrators from the IXIASOFT website. The IXIASOFT support team is available to offer assistance for the installation and configuration of the Kit and explain its functionality. www.ixiasoft.com

Vignette Unveils Unified Portal Suites

Vignette Corp. announced the general availability of its new series of Vignette Portal Suites, part of the Vignette V7 family of products. The Vignette Portal Group Suite, Vignette Portal Business Suite and Vignette Portal Enterprise Suite offer organizations of all sizes out-of-the-box functionality designed to give them unified management of their online properties. Customers can take advantage of Vignette Portal Suites in three suite packages tailored to different needs. Each suite supports XML, J2EE, .NET and Web Services to leverage existing information and systems. Each suite is also compatible with the others, allowing organizations to expand to additional functionality in the future. Through a newly launched program, Vignette offers current customers the opportunity to be ‘Up and Running’ with a new Vignette Portal Group Suite implementation within 30 days. Vignette Portal Suites are now available and shipping to customers. Licensing costs for Vignette Portal Suites begin at $150,000. www.vignette.com