Ektron, Inc. announced the availability of Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.0, its all-in-one application for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites. With new features, such as site analytics, blogging, forums, polls, surveys and content ratings, the company expands CMS400.NET with more out-of-the-box capabilities. In CMS400.NET Version 6.0, Ektron brings together more functionality, including: Website analytics – Understand and optimize web, intranet and blog usage with built-in measurement, analysis and reporting; Blogging – Automate and control the blog posting process, including RSS syndication, pinging and trackbacks, support for structured blogging and microformats to syndicate content; Forums – Create and manage discussion forums to encourage online community; Surveys, polls and content ratings – Gain feedback from site visitors with built-in surveys, quick polls and ratings that allow readers to evaluate and comment on content; AJAX-enhanced search – Improve visitors’ search experience and help them find information quickly with AJAX-powered results; Multimedia asset management – Manage multimedia assets, such as Flash, RealAudio and RealVideo, Microsoft Windows Media and QuickTime, track changes, reference and display files within website templates or content, and define and assign metadata to the multimedia files, optimizing them for search engines; and Multi-site management – Use one interface and one installation of CMS400.NET to manage multiple sites and subsites. In addition, CMS400.NET Version 6.0 introduces document management support for OpenOffice.org, and Oracle Database 10g for storing site data. Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.0 is available immediately. Pricing starts at $8,640 USD for a 10-user, one-URL license with one year of maintenance, which provides access to all product upgrades and Ektron support. http://www.ektron.com

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