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E-Business
Klaus Schwenk releases CDMenuPro v.6.00
Klaus Schwenk has released CDMenuPro v.6.00, a tool for creating graphic autorun CD Menu applications. You can create menu-driven presentations with backgrounds, buttons and fully integrated movies, music and text.

Version 6.00 includes a customizable, royalty-free Flash player, and lets you include your company logo in your Flash movies. The Copy Assistant lets your CD user copy files or folders to a hard drive, and then run a program from their hard drive. The Search Assistant lets users perform full-text searches, filename searches and many other searches on their hard drives. The Language Editor designs your presentations in a number of user-selectable languages.

Other features in version 6.00 include an embedded IntroPlayer, the ability to add a menu bar to every presentation screen, creation of up to 100 pop-up menus, a resource compiler, enhanced background sound properties, the capacity to put more buttons on your presentation pages, and many more capabilities.

CDMenuPro uses drag-and-drop technology to let you create menus with buttons, list boxes or pop-up menus. With a single click of your menu, your users can launch HTML pages, spreadsheets, Word documents, text files, movies or just about any file or document on their computer. All of the menus that you create with CDMenuPro can create the autoplay files that allow your CDROMs and DVDs to begin playing automatically.

The Business Edition of CDMenuPro includes a special program that ensures that you have the proper reader or viewer installed when you launch PowerPoint Slides and Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) files. It will even let you compile your menu resources into a single file so that they can only be accessed using the menus that you have created.

CDMenuPro Business Edition v.6.00 runs under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/2003/XP/XPx64/Vista, costs US$54.95 for a personal licence or US$139.95 for a business licence, and may be purchased online at http://www.cdmenupro.com/shop.htm. The upgrade to version 6.00 is available at discounted prices for registered owners of versions 3 through 5, with pricing information available on http://shop.ks-sw.com/upgrade_enu.htm. You can download a free trial version of CDMenuPro from the company’s Web site.

Data Management

IDS Scheer expands EA offerings with ARIS ArchiMate Modeler

IDS Scheer announced an EA solution built on the ArchiMate framework.

The extensive range of standard modeling methods within the ARIS Framework provides specialization of ArchiMate. An architecture and implementation can be facilitated via the integration of the ARIS Platform with execution platforms, such as SAP, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft, and different development environments and configuration management systems (CMDBs).

Wireless
F-Origin offers force-sensitive touchscreens for mobile and fixed display devices
F-Origin announced the release of HaptiTouch 2.0. The product release enables OEMs and Original Design Manufacturers (ODM) to integrate intelligent and touchscreens into mobile phones, portable computing devices, interactive kiosks and terminal devices.

HaptiTouch supports devices of all types, along with displays ranging from small mobile phones to screens as large as 15 inches. HaptiTouch’s highly customizable API can be implemented with multiple operating systems. The touch display, pad size, user feedback and pressure sensitivity can be tailored to requirements of an ODM or OEM.

HaptiTouch can be used to detect user selections and movements for any type of display or static input area. The technology supports multiple inputs such as a stylus, pen or the simple touch of a finger, and enables applications to react differently according to the amount of force applied.

HaptiTouch Features:

  • Force-sensitive touchscreen
  • Touch surface may be any color and can support any design
  • Shape and surface independent
  • Optional variable and programmable tactile feedback

HaptiTouch 2.0 is available immediately to OEMs and ODMs.

Data Management

Intivity provides solution to target file-based data in enterprise environments

Intivity Corp. announced the availability of the Intivity Data Mobility Suite, a software that provides transparent data migration and replication of file-based data using policy-based business rules.

Intivity provides an “open tier” solution, where data is stored in non-proprietary file systems and formats which can be accessed without proprietary software. Intivity software can be used for migration and then removed, but the solution can also remain in place to provide policy driven data archival and retention, replication and flexible multi-tier HSM configurations.

The Intivity software supports filesystems as well as sequential media as storage tiers. The currently supported tier formats are open, although the underlying Intivity architecture is generalized so that incorporating support for tier types is straightforward.

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