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.