Data Management 
Lotus Expeditor created for Eclipse and Web 2.0 developers
IBM announced Lotus Expeditor, a development platform for creating Eclipse-based and Web 2.0 applications. Lotus Expeditor’s open standards based programming model enables enterprises to integrate existing and new applications and deliver them to a variety of connected and disconnected devices.

Lotus Expeditor provides the underlying programming model for a universal, end user experience across all the Lotus product portfolio including Lotus Sametime 7.5, Websphere Portal 6.0, and the upcoming release of Lotus Notes, code-named Hanover. 

Uers can create composite applications combining existing and new software assets within a service oriented architecture (SOA), add extensions to existing databases that allow mobile workers to access key financial or sales information from any mobile device, or augment existing applications using Eclipse or Web 2.0 technology to create a voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) plug-in for an instant messaging environment.

An enhanced toolkit, which installs as an Eclipse feature, provides wizards for portal and Web services-based applications and templates that developers can use to speed up the creation of a new class of off-line applications.  

The product enables use of applications on mobile devices, such as PDAs and Smartphones. Unlike .Net and Visual Basic applications, Lotus Expeditor can centrally manage and distribute applications with pre-defined user access levels based on an employee role or function, IBM said. Without the appropriate security access, users are locked from viewing or updating sensitive or confidential data.

IBM also launched Lotus Mobile Connect, software that adds secure network roaming for a wide variety of mobile and wireless devices. This product is designed to help users become more productive through mobile access to IBM Workplace Forms, IBM WebSphere Portal via laptops, tablets or desktops, and other applications.

Brilliant Database manages custom data 
Binary Brilliant Inc. announced the release of Brilliant Database 5.0 line of products, which includes Brilliant Database Pro, Brilliant Db. Workplace and Brilliant Database SDK.

The main product of the line is Brilliant Database Pro – a tool for creating and managing modern databases, intended both for professional and intermediate-level users. It does not require the installation of special servers or any other software and, therefore, is available to most users working under Windows 2000 or XP. Brilliant Database Pro supports other database formats – it can export to and import data from Access, Excel, Lotus, Plain and tab/comma-separated databases.

The program’s interface is based on a number of wizards that enable users to create custom data input and output forms, design simple and complex queries, create reports, use Excel-style formulas, create templates for Microsoft Word integration, HTML-export and Web publishing, and configure the program interface

Brilliant Db. Workplace is a version of Brilliant Database Pro optimized for network operations. Brilliant Database SDK is a toolkit which allows to compile a created database into an independent *.exe application, and then distribute it free, without additional fees, on an unlimited number of computers. In the created application, a database developer can completely change all graphical (logotypes, icons) and textual elements, as well as forbid or permit execution of certain functions. Brilliant Database Pro, Brilliant Db. Workplace and Brilliant Database SDK support Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP and costs US$79, US$29 and US$499 respectively. 

MetaEdit zeros in on DSM users 
MetaCase has released version 4.5 of MetaEdit+, its customizable modeling and code generation environment. MetaEdit+ is aimed at companies who want to use model-driven development to increase team productivity, offering code generation from domain-specific modeling (DSM) languages. 

DSM enables companies to design software more effectively by applying a graphical notation that closely mimics real-world objects and rules instead of visualizing code. 

MetaEdit+ 4.5 is designed to further simplify the task of creating the modeling language and generators.

Networking 

Sangoma ships card with echo cancellation
Sangoma Technologies Corp. announced the A102d, a dual port E1/T1/PRI card with carrier-grade echo cancellation.

The A102d includes the same digital processing and PCI/PCI Express technology as the four-port A104d card and is intended to provide the benefits of hardware-based echo cancellation and voice enhancement for smaller, two-port T1/E1 installations. The A102d also supports DMF encoding/decoding and tone recognition, voice quality enhancement and adaptive noise reduction.

The A102d supports PBX, IVR and VoIP applications, such as Asterisk, Yate, FreeSwitch and many proprietary telephony projects.

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