Dassault Systemes announced the free availability of the 3D XML Specifications and Player, which will enable users to view and manipulate rich 3D data in a variety of industrial, consumer and commercial environments. 3D XML is a universal, lightweight XML-based format that enables users to share live, accurate 3D data. Based on XML, it allows any software program to read, write, and enrich 3D XML content using standard tools. This capability is intended to facilitate broad adoption of 3D and will lower the cost of converting files from existing 3D formats. It provides multi-representation 3D structure, and compression for complex, accurate geometry, enabling rapid file transmission and shorter load times. Dassault Systemes uses the 3D XML format in its entire line of products: CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM, and SolidWorks. Moreover, all members of the CAA V5 and SolidWorks developer communities will de-facto endorse the 3D XML format and will deploy it on a wide scale to their end-users. The 3D XML Player leverages the 3D XML Specifications and extends the use of 3D beyond traditional PLM applications. 3D content can now be incorporated into a variety of media, including but not limited to technical documentation, maintenance manuals, marketing brochures, websites, and email. The 3D XML Player is designed to work with a wide range of application suites, including Microsoft Office, on the web with the Internet Explorer browser or as a standalone application. It delivers Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office plug-ins, with 3D XML drag-and-drop capabilities. http://www.3ds.com
Adobe Systems Incorporated and Covansys Corporation announced they are working together to deliver benefits and services administration solutions to federal, state and local government agencies. The combination of Adobe LiveCycle software and Covansys systems integration and consulting services will automate benefits enrollment, extend processes beyond the network to field workers and service providers, and comply with privacy and security mandates. The first outcome of this relationship will be a solution for delivering unemployment benefits and services to constituents. With the joint Adobe and Covansys solution constituents will be able to download and fill out intelligent forms at their convenience, and submit them electronically or by paper. http://www.adobe.com,
Coveo Solutions Inc. announced that it is launching a free, fully-functional version of Coveo Enterprise Search for SharePoint (CES for SPT). This new free version of CES for SPT supports indexing of up to 5,000 SharePoint documents. CES for SPT is a plug-and-play enterprise search solution that integrates with existing SharePoint environments and provides a user interface within SharePoint to make the transition to searching with CES for SPT easier for users. The free version of Coveo Enterprise Search for SharePoint is available for download.
Tumbleweed announced the latest update to Tumbleweed SecureTransport, the company’s Managed File Transfer solution. This release of SecureTransport extends the security, authentication, and reliable delivery capabilities enterprises need to protect the privacy of sensitive data exchanged with trading partners and customers. SSH (Secure Shell) has been added as an additional secure file transfer protocol. SecureTransport now supports secure file transfer using HTTPS, FTPS (FTP over SSL), SFTP (FTP over SSH), PGP, and AS2. Turnkey integration with eTrust Siteminder single sign-on (SSO) from Computer Associates enables organizations to leverage existing authentication infrastructure to manage data access and security policies for customers, partners, and internal users, protecting data from unauthorized access. An updated AS2 engine now supports large multi-GB file transfers. SecureTransport provides reliable data transfer, guaranteed delivery, strong file integrity checking, and checkpoint/restart, even over unstable network connections or dial-up lines. Tumbleweed SecureTransport is an enterprise-class managed file transfer solution for moving financial transactions, critical business files, large documents, XML, and EDI transactions over the Internet and private IP networks. http://www.tumbleweed.com