Day Software announced that the JSR 170 Content Repository for Java Technology API has been approved by an industry expert group of the major players in content management. JSR 170, which has been developed under the Java Community Process (JCP) program, is designed to lessen the risks of proprietary vendor lock-in by improving the interoperability between content repositories and applications. This new standard helps companies manage content across large-scale enterprises. Day’s CTO, David Nuescheler, has lead the JSR 170 initiative by acting as the specification lead since its inception. Apache, BEA Systems, IBM, Oracle, and SAP amongst many others all serve as members of expert group for JSR 170. Other industry participants include Documentum Inc., Filenet, and Vignette. http://jcp.org
FormRouter, Inc. announced new subscription pricing for its LiveCycle Reader Extensions Service for organizations seeking to deploy PDF forms with advanced usage rights such as digital signatures and ability to fill and save offline. LiveCycle Reader Extensions allows organizations to enable advanced forms-processing features within Adobe Reader. When a rights-enabled PDF document is opened in Adobe Reader, users can access advanced features such as 2D barcodes, digital signatures, and offline save. Once the document is submitted or closed, these special rights are disabled until the user receives another rights-enabled PDF file. The FormRouter subscription service allows individuals with no technical experience to convert existing PDF documents into secure, Internet hosted forms, with no programming and no hardware installation. As PDF forms are submitted, encrypted results are routed directly to the form owner’s desktop. Documents that require extended-rights can be enabled by FormRouter and deployed using the FormRouter service and/or Adobe’s LiveCycle server solutions. Encrypted form submissions may be loaded directly into Microsoft Access, SQL Server or any ODBC compliant database. Integrated alerts support e-mail notification, payment processing through VeriSign and Authorize.Net and CRM integration with salesforce.com.
Arbortext announced that Australia-based Allette Systems will become a new systems integration specialist for Arbortext products. Allette Systems will provide sales, professional services and technical support for Arbortext publishing applications. , http://www.arbortext.com
Stylus Studio announced the release of Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition, the newest edition of the Stylus Studio XML IDE. Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition is a tool for advanced XML data integration projects. Now you can generate code for your XQuery and XSLT stylesheets and deploy that code to a live production server or application. Stylus Studio captures the settings specified in the XQuery and XSLT scenarios – your choice of XML processor, parameters, input/output files, and post processing options, for example – and reflects them in the generated Java code. Push-button code generation also gives you complete control over class names and whether or not generated classes are public. Stylus Studio fully supports the W3C XQuery working draft of April 2005. New XML Schema Tools include EDI/EDIFACT to XML Schema conversion; the ability to generate sample XML fragments from XML Schema components, Java API for XML Binding (JAXB) code from XML Schema, create XML Schema documentation with a JavaDoc-like layout, and XML Schema-based output validation of XSLT or XQuery transformations. Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition, Release 3 is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop starting at $995 (USD) for a single user license, with volume discounts available. For a limited time, customers who purchased Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition on or before June 1, 2005 are eligible for a free upgrade to Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition. http://www.stylusstudio.com, http://www.datadirect.com
McLaren Software announced the immediate availability of its Enterprise Engineer 3.1 release for the FileNet P8 platform. Enterprise Engineer 3.1 includes a number of new features to improve the user experience and provide advanced workflow capabilities for managing the engineering business process. Major features added in Enterprise Engineer 3.1 include: an Explorer Client that allows users to search, browse and manage engineering information from their Windows desktop; Workpacks that allow users to package information and send it through workflows; and a batch import tool that allows engineering information to be stored in the FileNet P8 repository without loosing the relationships with other referenced content. McLaren is also releasing Enterprise Engineer Review, a component of Enterprise Engineer, that will allow users to redline and mark-up engineering information and then store these change requests in FileNet’s P8 repository. http://www.mclarensoftware.com
Saba introduced Saba Content Management, a learning content management system (LCMS) designed for enterprise-wide content development and delivery. Built on Saba’s new services-oriented architecture, Saba Content Management helps organizations solve their most critical learning content management issues. Saba Content Management enables content development and delivery across the extended enterprise, supports multiple authoring tools, and provides deep integration into Saba Enterprise 2005, the company’s HCM platform. Saba Content Management helps organizations capture, manage and reuse content developed and stored in the many silos across an organization. Saba Content Management is architected as an enterprise-wide asset, so customers can scale their use with limited risk of system overload. Additionally, Content Contributor Interface provides unique tools to extend the content development process to any user regardless of technical abilities. Saba has adopted an approach to authoring based on integration with third-party authoring tools, enabling users to transform stand-alone authoring tools into full-fledged LCMS systems. Saba Content Management allows authors to continue using the tools they know. Saba Content Management is available today. http://www.saba.com