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Day: September 12, 2005

Pageflex Introduces Persona Cross Media Suite

Pageflex (NASDAQ: BITS) introduced Pageflex Persona Cross Media Suite, a completely new desktop software application enabling targeted and personalized content in both print and email. The product incorporates variable data and cross-media functionality from Pageflex into a desktop application. The core technology features an XML composition engine, designed specifically for variable data, and “flex” technology that automatically resizes items on a page based on the amount of custom content added. Among the features are cross-media capabilities for creating coordinated print and email campaigns, variable-length document capability, flexible layouts, and the ability to compose text in more than 60 languages, including Japanese and Chinese. These features enable users to produce database-driven, one-to-one business collateral materials and other personalized documents including direct-mail postcards and mailers, coupons, business cards, event-related collateral, marketing materials, travel itineraries, personalized booklets and many more. As a design application, the package includes Pageflex Studio, which has a drag and drop interface and graphic design tools including standard layout, typography, image and color controls. It also includes a plug-in for Adobe InDesign and a QuarkXTension enabling users to convert InDesign and QuarkXPress documents into the Pageflex XML format.

TeamPoint Launches DayPoint Access

TeamPoint Systems, Inc. announced it has launched DayPoint Access, a hosted version of its team collaboration application, DayPoint Enterprise. TeamPoint adds DayPoint Access to its family of DayPoint products to provide a full offering of team collaboration solutions to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes – from non-profit organizations to small businesses to large enterprises. DayPoint Access is a secure, web-based ASP/XML application designed as a tool for organizations to promote communications and collaboration among teams. Hosted and maintained by TeamPoint Systems, DayPoint Access clients need only an Internet connection and browser.

Authentica Announces Partnership with IBM and Availability of Secure Mail 4.0 & Secure Documents for PDF 4.0

Authentica, Inc. announced updates to its products and partner program. The company has new versions of Secure Mail (formerly Mail Recall) and Secure Documents for PDF (formerly Page Recall). Authentica Secure Mail 4.0 provides users with a rights management solution for secure e-mail, helping to ensure e-mail is kept confidential and the content associated with it is only accessed by authorized users. The new version of Secure Documents for PDF adds additional, high levels of protection to Adobe PDF files. The solution supports Adobe Viewer 5.0 on Solaris 9 and 10 and works with Secure Mail and existing content management and workflow solutions such as Documentum eRoom, Filenet Content Manager, Hummingbird DM, Lotus Notes Domino and Microsoft SharePoint. Secure Documents for PDF 4.0 provides enhanced watermarking features to ensure legitimacy of the document and alleviate any ability to tamper with the document. As an Advanced-level IBM Business Partner, Authentica has integrated secure e-mail capabilities within the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino environment.

Inxight Releases SmartDiscovery Analysis Server 4.2

Inxight Software announced the general availability of Inxight SmartDiscovery Analysis Server 4.2. Inxight SmartDiscovery Analysis Server 4.2 now includes Inxight’s ThingFinder Advanced product, a new module allowing users to extend entity extraction to pattern-based entity types not supported out of the box. Using ThingFinder Advanced, users can define custom entity types as patterns of tokens in regular expression syntax, enriched with word stems and part-of-speech tags. This makes it possible to extract information such as internal part numbers, docket numbers, chemical compounds, and other specialized entities. In addition to Inxight’s out-of-the-box detection of more than 25 different entities (people, places, companies, etc.) and custom list-based entities in electronic text, the ThingFinder Advanced service in SmartDiscovery Analysis Server 4.2 now makes available various entity types designed for counterterrorism and law enforcement, including weapons, geographical coordinates, vehicles, and facilities. There are also enhancements to Document Categorization, Search, Administration, and Adapter Modules. Inxight SmartDiscovery Analysis Server 4.2 is generally available now.