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Day: July 8, 2003

A2i Announces WebSphere Commerce 5.5 Support & Integration for Product Content Management & Catalogs

A2i, Inc. announced that its xCat system will support the new version of IBM’s e-commerce platform, and also provide even tighter integration between the catalog content management capabilities of xCat and the e-commerce capabilities of version 5.5 WebSphere Commerce. In addition to support for WebSphere Commerce 5.5, which expands its capabilities for both B2B and B2C applications, A2i offers compatibility across all of IBM’s strategic software products, including its DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere MQ software, running on a variety of different operating systems, including Linux. www.a2i.com

Inmagic Adds XML Support to DB/TextWorks Line

Inmagic, Inc. announced the release of XML support within its product line, DB/TextWorks with the release of DB/Text WebPublisher PRO v7.0 and related products. Inmagic’s newly announced XML-based products allow customers to edit over the Web, including online validation lists. The upcoming release of DB/Text for Libraries v6.0, which runs on the DB/TextWorks platform, utilizes XML to provide corporate end-users with direct Web access to account information and self-service features such as self-renewal and checkout. In addition, DB/Text WebPublisher PRO utilizes SOAP. The new features in DB/TextWorks, WebPublisher PRO and DB/Text for Libraries complement the announcement earlier this year of Inmagic Content Server, Inmagic’s enterprise level content management solution built on Microsoft SQL Server. www.inmagic.com

WAVE Aquires B-media & Partners with Banta for Content Management

Banta Corporation and WAVE Corporation announced a strategic partnership to provide a complete range of software products for managing multi-channel publishing processes, including print, Internet and variable publishing channels. WAVE has acquired the intellectual property and assumed the future product development and technical support for B-media, Banta’s enterprise-class content management software platform. This new partnership enables Banta to continue marketing and selling B-media software, while assuring existing customers receive a high level of software support. In addition, Banta will now offer its customers MediaBank, WAVE’s asset management application, as well as the company’s other print-related software products. www.banta.com, www.wavecorp.com