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
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
I have commented before on research done by vendors. Such research is not independent of course, but sometimes you look at the results, and some of it makes perfect sense. Take this chart from a presentation by Jonathan Bruce, XQuery Evangelist for DataDirect Technologies. Jonathan was the featured speaker at a recent meeting of The Washington Area SGML / XML Users Group.
If you are interested in XQuery, I would recommend downloading the whole presentation.
SchemaLogic announced that it has formed a partnership with Siderean Software to explore ways to jointly help organizations improve the “findability” of relevant information across their enterprises. The combination of Siderean’s “pinpoint navigation” technology (their turnkey implementation of faceted navigation) with enterprise metadata management is designed to align information to business needs. Users can find high-value information, add or extract value from the data, share and collaborate with others, and improve governance over important documents and materials. http://www.siderean.com, http://www.schemalogic.com
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC) announced the version 5.2 release of its Brava! Enterprise content visualization server, which now supports PDF interoperability and features enhanced markup and Visual Rights security control. Brava Enterprise is available as a custom integration for enterprise content management systems from Documentum and Open Text, as well as SharePoint Portal Services from Microsoft. It also serves as a core application within IGC’s ProjectDox project data management and ReproCentral planroom and print ordering solutions. PDF interoperability enhances Brava’s ability to function as a key support and enabling application for content management systems; in document workflow for regulated industry and governmental processes where PDF output is required or mandated. File viewed and annotated in Brava can be saved as rich content PDFs into a file system or vault, or sent as email attachments. Markups created in Brava and saved to PDF are retained as PDF comments and can be edited in Acrobat Professional 6.0 and greater. Watermarks and print banners are translated to PDF as well. Custom dialog boxes and export options are programmable. http://www.infograph.com