Thomas Industrial Network, Inc., provider of Internet sourcing and marketing solutions for industrial buyers and sellers, announced that it is discontinuing its print publications, reflecting an over ten-year transition to the Internet as the primary information source of the industrial market. Following the 2006 edition of the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, Thomas Industrial Network will cease publication of this print directory, familiarly known to industry as the “Big Green Books.” The Thomas Register Regional Buying Guides will be discontinued as well. The full information from these publications, and much more, will continue to be available free-of-charge at ThomasNet.com. ThomasNet.com is the leading online resource in the industrial/business-to-business arena. Over one million visitors – qualified as industrial buyers and engineers – turn to ThomasNet.com each month to find the products and services they need. The content of ThomasNet.com is 100 percent focused on the industrial market, with over 650,000 manufacturers, distributors and service companies indexed by 67,000 product and service categories. Resources include suppliers’ product catalogs, e-commerce capabilities, and over 20 million CAD drawings. http://www.ThomasNet.com
Design Science announced the release of version 1.5 of its MathFlow line of MathML publishing workflow components. A major feature of this new release is the ability of MathFlow to work with XyEnterprise’s XML Professional Publisher (XPP 7.3). This release also adds significant functionality for Arbortext Epic and Blast Radius XMetaL users. MathFlow Editor now integrates with XPP’s editor to provide an interface for creating and modifying mathematical expressions that can then be formatted by XPP as part of a larger document. MathFlow Editor allows Epic, XMetaL and XPP users to toggle between a Design View for WYSIWYG editing of math expressions, and a Source View for direct editing of the corresponding MathML elements and attributes. The overall usability and look-and-feel has been improved with new and updated toolbar graphics, and revised Help screens. Support for Arbortext’s Enterprise E-Content Engine (E3) has also been added. http://www.dessci.com/mathflow
Captiva Software Corporation announced it closed its previously announced agreement to acquire SWT SA, a leading provider of automatic data extraction and intelligent document capture solutions and technology in France. The acquisition extends Captiva’s market presence, strengthens Captiva’s mailroom and invoice processing expertise, and brings advanced classification and data extraction technologies that Captiva can leverage into its products, customer base and channels. In accordance with the agreement, Captiva paid approximately $17.6 million in cash and issued approximately 179,000 shares of Captiva common stock to SWT management, to purchase all outstanding shares of the privately held SWT.