Belus Technology announced Version 1.5 of XStandard, a WYSIWYG editor for Windows and browser-based content management systems (IE/Mozilla/Firefox/ActiveX). The new version of XStandard brings significant performance enhancements, including a loading time for the editor that is five times faster than previous versions, and under half a second on the average computer. Version 1.5 of XStandard also introduces a unique “Heartbeat” feature that ensures content is not lost when editing sessions are “timed out” and authors are forcibly logged off their content management system. By sending regular “pulses” to the server, the Heartbeat ensures that Session state remains open for as long as authors need to complete their work. Whatever the author’ skill level, XStandard always generates clean XHTML Strict or 1.1.