Open Text Corporation announced that it has formed the Artesia Digital Media Group to help customers address growing competitive and regulatory pressures to improve the management of digital content, such as audio, video, photos and graphics. Open Text’s Artesia subsidiary is the core of the new group, providing its digital asset management (DAM) software as part of Open Text’s suite of Livelink ECM Solutions. The Artesia Digital Media Group will provide sophisticated support for the production, management, collaboration and distribution of all types of rich media content. This specialty business within Open Text will lead the company’s horizontal strategy for digital media as a key component of ECM. Open Text has appointed Scott Bowen, Co-Founder and former President of Artesia Technologies, to lead the Artesia Digital Media Group. http://www.opentext.com
Avantstar Inc., has announced the latest version of Transit Solutions, a Web publishing software application developed by Stellent. Transit Solutions 7 allows users to build Web sites from standard business content. The software accomplishes this by using a single-source publishing model whereby business employees leverage content from standard office suites and productivity applications such as Microsoft Word, Word Perfect or Visio. Transit then analyzes this content and incorporates the navigation and overall look and feel for the site. New features include WML publishing options for wireless devices; support for Microsoft Office 2003 and WordPerfect Office 12; and support for business productivity applications, such as Microsoft Visio 2003 and Microsoft Project 2003. As a stand-alone application or integrated with Web development applications, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive, Transit Solutions 7 helps users publish and maintain content on the Web. Common uses of Transit Solutions include the rapid publishing of policies and procedures, documentation or regularly changing business content. Transit Solutions 7 is available immediately. Pricing begins at $4995. A 30-day evaluation version of the software is available.