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Day: March 24, 2003

W3C Issues XPointer Recommendation

The World Wide Web Consortium released XPointer as a three-part W3C Recommendation. The “XPointer Framework” is an extensible system for identifying regions in XML documents which provides for multiple addressing schemes. The “element()” scheme allows basic addressing of XML elements in terms of a document’s tree structure. The “xmlns()” scheme is used to interpret namespace prefixes in scheme names and pointers. www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-xptr-framework-20030325/

Artesia Integrates Diamonsoft’s Font Sense

DiamondSoft Inc. and Artesia Technologies announced the integration of Diamondsoft’s Font Sense technology into the Artesia TEAMS Creative Client. Font Sense enhances the Artesia TEAMS digital asset management solution by identifying and recording critical information about fonts used in digital content, thus preventing workflow interruptions that may occur due to missing fonts or incorrect font usage. When ingesting files, the TEAMS Creative Client can now automatically extract and store the Font Sense identification provided by Font Reserve Server as metadata in TEAMS. If a user needs to reprint an asset — perhaps years after its creation — the correct fonts are always available via Font Reserve Server, eliminating wasted time spent searching for the correct font. Additionally, when assets must be sent to a third-party collaborator or partner, fonts can be collected and automatically attached to the content upon export from Artesia’s TEAMS. www.artesia.com. www.fontreserve.com, www.diamondsoft.com

WebWare Introduces ActiveMedia Access

WebWare Corporation announced the introduction of WebWare ActiveMedia Access, an enterprise-ready digital asset management system for under $50,000. ActiveMedia Access is engineered for the enterprise but designed for the needs of the workgroup. It enables enterprise workgroups, creative agencies, video post-production facilities, and similar environments to create a digital library for rich media: key graphics, layouts, illustrations, slide presentations, and video. ActiveMedia Access is built on the web services-based ActiveMedia 4 content management engine. ActiveMedia Access lets project managers assign sophisticated business rules to a company’s digital assets at the workgroup level without the need for database administrators or outside professional services. It also allows authorized users to access, approve, track, audit, and transform product and marketing content instantly and securely over the Internet. ActiveMedia Access runs on Microsoft Windows 2000 and SQL Server, or Sun Solaris. It is available as both an installed software solution or a fully hosted service. www.webwarecorp.com

MediaBin & SmartPath Partner

SmartPath Inc. announced a strategic partnership with MediaBin Inc. The integration of SmartPath’s MRM (Marketing Resource Management) solution with MediaBin’s DAM (Dogital Asset Management) solution provides comprehensive functionality to support production and project management initiatives for all marketing activities. This integration will offer large marketing organizations the capabilities they need to speed marketing campaigns and product launches while increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. www.smartpathinc.com, mediabin.com