Five Across, Inc. announced the availability of the new Five Across Connect server product, with a built-in Community Engine. Available immediately, the new platform enables one-click syndication of media-rich content. With automated blogging, social networking, and file sharing features, the Five Across Connect server provides a way to create a dynamic web presence. New features in the Five Across Connect server include inbound (server-side) RSS feeds, automatic integration with Apple iTunes podcasting and videocasting subscription service, one-click syndication of text, photos, audio, and videos, and administrative utilities for building and running community sites. The Five Across Community Engine enables full-text and keyword searching across tens of thousands of user pages, demographic targeting, and allows users to connect with other users in a network.
Apago Inc. announces the immediate availability of PDF Enhancer 3.1, a production tool for PDF document assembly and preparation tasks. PDF Enhancer streamlines the creation of PDF documents by automating the most common preparation tasks, including assembly, optimization, stamping, cropping, imposition and color correction. The latest upgrade adds several features, including support for Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger”, font repair, new color correction options and digital signatures. From consumers and small businesses to large magazines and newspapers, PDF Enhancer 3.1 allows users to build a new document from multiple sources, to take “print-ready” documents and prepare them for distribution on the Internet, or simply to modify PDF files to meet specific output requirements. PDF Enhancer does this by taking a single, general-purpose PDF file and targeting it to a specific use. Each “target” consists of a collection of settings about the optimizations and improvements that will be applied to the document. PDF Enhancer provides users with low to high-volume needs the tools for repurposing PDF files for optimal use according to the intended output target. PDF Enhancer also reduces the size of most PDF files through techniques such as image optimization, unused or duplicate element removal, and analysis of the internal make-up of files to eliminate additional redundancies. Pricing for Standard Edition is $199, Professional Edition $399, Server Edition $999, and Advanced Server Edition $1,999. PDF Enhancer 3.1 is available as a free upgrade to customers who previously purchased PDF Enhancer 3.0. Upgrade pricing and free evaluation software is available at
DocuLex and dtSearch announced a new version of DocuLex Desktop Search. With the dtSearch terabyte indexer embedded, the latest release can index over a terabyte of data in a single index, up from 4-8 gigabytes of text per index. The application can also create and simultaneously search an unlimited number of indexes. DocuLex Desktop Search can run both as a standalone PC application, and a client-server application, searching both PC-based content and network-based content in a concurrent-search environment. The application provides over two dozen hit-highlighted search options. Through a built-in Spider, the application can also add Internet and Intranet sites to a search with integrated results. DocuLex Desktop Search (with the embedded dtSearch), whether running in a stand-alone or client-server capacity, can index and search HTML, XML and PDF (including OCR output to PDF), with highlighted hits and with embedded images, links and formatting intact. Other file types that the application displays with highlighted hits include: word processor, database, spreadsheet, presentation and similar “Office” files; and email message stores (MS Outlook, MS Outlook Express, MS Exchange, Eudora and other .MSG formats) along with the full-text of attachments, ZIP files, and CSV files.
FatWire Software announced support for the Sun Solaris 10 operating system (OS). Both FatWire Content Server 6.3, also announced, and FatWire Spark pCM (portal content management) are available on the Solaris 10 OS. http://www.fatwire.com
CambridgeDocs announced the 2.0 release and general availability of the xDoc Converter family of applications, including both the desktop and server versions of the product. The xDoc Converter family lets organizations increase the value of their existing content by transforming and repurposing the most popular document formats into XML, thereby enabling integration into database systems and leveraging of flexible XML publishing practices. The desktop version of the xDoc Converter gives end-users an interface for mapping documents into DITA, Docbook or any other XML format, while the server version enables powerful and precise XML publishing for repurposing existing content in J2EE server environments. Release 2.0 features include: More Powerful and Easier-to-Use Visual Mapping of Unstructured Content to XML; Integrated Document Views of Source Content for Visual Rule Creation; Input Rule Creation Wizards that Simplify the Conversion Process; XSD and DTD Import Functionality; DITA and DocBook Conversion Toolkits; Microsoft.doc to PDF publishing for any Java environment; Pure Java Microsoft Word Driver; Pure Java PDF Driver; New FrameMaker MIF Driver; and an Enhanced RTF Publishing Engine.
Blast Radius announced the release of new XML authoring solutions for Documentum Webtop. These XMetaL products integrate seamlessly with Documentum version 5.2.5 and the 5.3 platform released by EMC Documentum earlier this year. With this release, Blast Radius introduces two new products, which extend XMetaL existing support of the Documentum Desktop Client: XMetaL Author Documentum Webtop Edition, a native XML authoring application that gives full-time content creators a solution tightly integrated with the Documentum repository through Documentum Webtop, and XMetaL Express for Documentum Webtop, an embeddable version of XMetaL, used from within the Documentum Webtop interface. This solution is an option for large enterprises that want to extend XML authoring capabilities to occasional authors such as subject matter experts. XMetaL support for Documentum Webtop is available immediately. Contact Blast Radius for pricing and additional information. http://www.xmetal.com
FUSA Capital Corporation (OTCBB:FSAC), provider of Internet-based video and audio search engine solutions for digital content providers, announced the most recent release of their SearchForMedia Video Portal Server application software and hosted services. SearchForMedia Video Portal Server is a software suite and service that provides customers with a turnkey media search engine and portal solution. Customers can deploy and manage the software solution in-house or use any or all of SearchForMedia’s design, content, advertising or hosted services. The SearchForMedia Video Portal Server and Services also provide customers with a content management system. The advertising system allows customers to monetize their content through traditional paid placements, feature zones and one-click buy programs. The latest release of SeachForMedia Video Portal Server is supported on Windows 2000, Windows NT and Linux.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) announced that Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 9.0 (formerly known as Advent 3B2) is now available. Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher is an automated publishing engine that produces professional, high-quality print and PDF documents with complex layout requirements. Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher has helped customers with technical documentation, financial reports, scientific/technical/medical (STM) journals, legislation and amendments, marketing brochures, telephone directories and product catalogs. Available in both server and desktop variants, Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher enables interactive touch-up of the automated result so that users retain control of the appearance of every page. Rapid, high-volume automation of the traditionally labor-intensive composition process is a key aim of the product. Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 9.0 is now available. http://www.ptc.com