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Day: April 11, 2006

Belus Technology Releases XStandard Version 1.7

Belus Technology released version 1.7 of XStandard, a WYSIWYG editor for Windows desktop and browser-based content management systems. The new version of XStandard accelerates the authoring process by incorporating content locking, content markers, subdocument support, a collapsible/expandable editing window, and support for keyboard shortcuts. For developers, new features include more programmatic APIs, support for almost all CSS 2.1 selectors, and for IE 7. Locking portions of content against editing, or exposing areas of content for editing, reduces the risk of publishing inaccurate or unauthorized information. Markers are used to flag elements of content with short, informative text messages. Used in combination with content locking, markers can guide authors to appropriate editing areas quickly and smoothly. A third and significant new feature in XStandard 1.7 is support for subdocuments. This permits authors to snap chunks of reusable content into documents as required. Classic examples of subdocuments include frequently used information such as author bios or company backgrounds that, for consistency, are edited and stored elsewhere in the content management system. XStandard’s support for subdocuments now safely places this type of content at the service of authors throughout the organization. By year-end, XStandard will transition to an entirely new interface that will be fully keyboard-accessible, and compliant with W3C’s Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG). Markup generated by XStandard already complies with W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Within CSS, the selector’s role is to pattern-match and determine which style is applied to elements in a document’s structure or “tree”. By supporting W3C’s latest Working Draft of CSS selectors (CSS level 2 revision 1), XStandard anticipates the spec’s eventual release as a Recommendation, anticipated for later this year.

Choose the Questions for the Experts at Gilbane San Francisco

Lighthouse Seminars announced a new survey to collect votes on the questions the opening keynote panel at Gilbane San Francisco will be asked. Anyone can vote, whether attending the conference or not. All voters will be entered into a drawing, and one lucky voter will win a free conference pass to either Gilbane San Francisco or a future Gilbane event. The results of the survey, plus the answers to the top 3 questions will be published after the conference. Vote here! Details of the keynote panel can be found at:

50+ Vendors to Unveil Latest Content Management Technologies at Gilbane San Francisco

For Immediate Release:


Exhibit Hall Free to Attend; See the Latest in Enterprise Search, Automated Publishing, Blog and Wiki Technologies, Enterprise Digital Rights Management 

Welz & Weisel Communications
Evan Weisel, 703-323-6006
Cell: 703-628-5754

Cambridge, MA, April 11, 2006. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars today announced that the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies San Francisco, taking place April 24-26, 2006 at the Palace Hotel, will offer free attendance to its exhibit hall featuring over 50 content management vendors.

Attendees will see some of the most innovative and cutting-edge content management solutions available on the market today. To view the entire list of exhibitors visit:

The following highlights some of the content management technologies and solutions that vendors will display:

— acrolinx North America – Following the successful rollout of its content quality management and improvement tools in Europe, acrolinx GmbH announces local support for North American market.

— Avoco Secure – Assume that your documents will be stolen or mislaid…because they will be…see how secure2trust is the answer to your problem and is much more than just eDRM at stand 117.

— Content Management Professionals (CM Pros) – the content management community of practice – providing information, expertise and support to content management professionals and the organizations they serve. Learn more:

— Delphia Consulting, experience in user interface design with a philosophy of focusing on users rather than a website or product. Our passion is providing exceptional online experiences for your users.

— will demonstrate the latest version of their DocZone suite, a hosted application featuring XML/DITA-based authoring, content management, workflow, translation memory, and single source publishing…all for a low monthly fee.

— Elkera will demonstrate its XML-2-Go single source publishing solutions for product documentation and for enterprise content. Elkera XML-2-Go provides exceptional ease of use, low cost development and high self reliance.

— Ektron will demonstrate CMS400.NET V6.0’s new features for creating and managing interactive websites and applications, including blogging, web analytics, polls/surveys, forums, content ratings, AJAX-enabled search, enhanced multi-site support and localization.

— Ephox will preview the world’s first online HTML editor with Track Changes. The new EditLive! version 6.0 can be seamlessly integrated with CMS including IBM, Vignette and Stellent.

— eTouch Systems, a leading provider of content-centric solutions, will introduce eTouch SamePage – a commercial, enterprise wiki solution that combines rich out-of-the-box functionality and wiki simplicity with enterprise-grade scalability, security, and stability.

— FatWire is showcasing software solutions that enable organizations to put content to work by delivering highly targeted and persuasive experiences to customers, partners, and employees.

— Interwoven will be demonstrating its market-leading ECM solutions that empower enterprises to improve customer experience and optimize back office processes. Over 3,400 organizations already rely on Interwoven to accelerate growth.

— Liquid Machines, Inc. will showcase its leading Enterprise Rights Management solutions including the recently announced integrations with Documentum, Google enterprise search products, BlackBerry devices and networked fileshares.

— Nahava will be showcasing solutions focused on providing structure to unstructured content, enabling large organizations to cost effectively migrate legacy data into content centric applications like CMS and Portal.

— Percussion’s Rhythmyx CMS allows organizations to efficiently manage their Web and portal content, documents, and digital assets. Rhythmyx is rated in the Top 6 WCM vendors in the Gartner WCM MarketScope for 2005.

— RedDot Solutions Corporation – Recognized throughout the industry as the fastest to implement and easiest to use, RedDot CMS and LiveServer extend usability, deliver more relevant content, and make site administration simple.

— RepliWeb will showcase how its R-1 Web-Content Mirroring and B-Hub Managed File Transfer Platforms ensure information availability and reduce operating costs associated with delivering content in B2B, eCommerce, and Portal environments.

— SDL International will showcase global information management solutions, including a global Customer Experience management solution, co-developed with Interwoven, that significantly improves global customer satisfaction and loyalty, brand and time-to-market.

— Sitecore’s pure .NET web content management and portal software for growing and evolving organizations provides ease of use, flexibility and scalability, while seamlessly integrating with existing Microsoft platform investments.

— SpringCM will showcase how its web-based, content management solution allows businesses to collaborate and manage all forms of content to deliver the right balance of information flow and centralization.

— Stellent will feature new Universal Content Management blog/wiki/RSS capabilities as well as its recently released Universal Records Management platform, which is the industry’s first enterprise-class records and retention management application.

— The Level is launching Version 5.0 of its Enterprise Portal and Content Management System. Discover how organizations are streamlining the management, localization and delivery of multi-lingual content for audiences worldwide.

— Traction Software will preview the 3.7 release of the award winning TeamPage Enterprise Blog software. TeamPage tackles use-case and integration issues faced by groups deploying blog, wiki and RSS.

— Vasont Systems will demonstrate its latest version of their flagship multilingual content management system, Vasont Version 10, and the standard DITA setup that comes with each system.

— WebSideStory, Inc. (Nasdaq:WSSI), a leading provider of on-demand digital marketing and customer analysis applications, will be showcasing solutions in its Active Marketing Suite(TM), including site search and web content management.

About Gilbane Report Consulting
The Gilbane Report serves the content technology and publishing community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report also administers the Content Technology Works program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Digital Media, a Division of Open Text, Astoria Software, ClearStory Systems (OTCBB:INSS), Context Media (Oracle, NASDAQ: ORCL), Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Idiom, Mark Logic, Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX), SDL International (London Stock Exchange:SDL), Vasont Systems, Vignette (NASDAQ:VGN), and WebSideStory (NASDAQ:WSSI).,

About Lighthouse Seminars
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs.


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