SweetScape modifies binary files on your computer

Data Management
SweetScape launches 010 Editor v2.1
SweetScape Software announces version 2.1 of 010 Editor, an editor for Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT/Me/98 capable of modifying any binary file, drive or process on your computer.

010 Editor allows Binary Templates to be shared among its users and features an online. The repository contains templates for file formats such as AVI, BMP, GIF, PAL, RAR, TIF, WAV, ZIP plus many more. When a Binary Templates is run on a file, the file is parsed into a hierarchical data structure that is presented to the user.

010 Editor also features a hex editor capable of editing any file of any size. Processes, hard drives, floppy drives, flash drives, CD-ROMs, etc. can be viewed and edited with 010 Editor as well. The software includes standard cut, copy and paste functionality plus find capabilities, Binary Comparisons, advanced Check Sum/Hash algorithms, histograms and other analysis tools. 010 Editor can even export data in a variety of formats such as HTML and RTF.

A Binary Template is a text file that contains what appears to be standard C/C++ structures, but the structures may contain conditional statements such as ‘if’, ‘for’, ‘while’ or ‘switch’ which give the template the flexibility needed to parse virtually any binary file format. Binary Templates also include support for bitfields, endianness, recursive structures, complex functions plus much more.

010 Editor is available now for US$49.95 and may be ordered through our Web site at http://www.sweetscape.com/. Download a free, fully-functional 30-day trial version from the same Web site. For more information, please contact SweetScape Software at 148 Pownal Rd. RR#1, Pownal, PEI, C0A1Z0, Canada or through e-mail at info@sweetscape.com.

Advantys releases Workflow software

Advantys offers WorkflowGen BPM / Workflow software which designs, deploys, executes, monitors and analyzes automated business processes.

The WorkflowGen BPM / Workflow software is fully Web-based and enables the end users to complete and monitor processes online. AJAX compliant .Net Web Forms and PDF forms can be used as electronic forms. The design and implementation of the workflows are realized via a Web browser with a graphical mapping interface without programming.

WorkflowGen’s scalable architecture, and its ability to incorporate additional developments, provide integration with existing databases and applications including Microsoft Sharepoint and SAP.

WorkflowGen is available in 10 languages and distributed in 30 countries.

Wireless
IPICO develops IP-X RFID technology to secure global commerce
IPICO developed the Brooks-IPICO-Tenacent (BIT) seal through technical collaboration with E J Brooks and Tenacent. The BIT seal utilizes IPICO’s proprietary IP-X UHF RFID technology to verify the integrity of a shipping container in the event of possible tampering and automates collection of information on the security status of shipping containers at cross-border points of control to provide an audit trail of events from the initial sealing to the final destination.

The RFID tag that gives the seal its intelligence is currently based on the IP-X air-interface protocol. EPC Gen 2 compliant devices will be tested during Q3 2007, and is expected to become available for commercial applications during Q4 2007. The IP-X protocol also has the unique capability to read tags and to support the operation of large numbers of UHF RFID readers in the same frequency band.

The BIT seal offers the advantage of various multilayered security features:

  • Unique factory programmed tag ID provides each BIT seal with a distinct and unchangeable birth certificate
  • Built-in tamper evidence
  • Up to 1Kb user-definable memory in the BIT seal tag supports storage of digital signatures on the seal and links it with a PKI-based trust network for offline verification of the authenticity of seals

The BIT seal is also designed to seamlessly fit the shipping industry’s typical operational cycles. Manual completion of paper documentation can be replaced with electronic scanning of the seal and container IDs, using a handheld RFID scanner. If a high level of security is required, a digital signature can be written onto the tag, using the unique private encryption key of the shipper. The information representing the sealing event will be automatically dispatched to a back-end system, and if necessary, to a trust centre.

Data Management

Opalis announced advanced support for Microsoft’s Dynamic System Initiative

Opalis Software, Inc. announced its advanced support of Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative and integration with the Opalis Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. Opalis delivers integration with Operations Manager 2007 with IT workflow processes for Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and ITIL best practices in Incident and Change Management.

Opalis Integration Pack for Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager 2007 is available now and extends Opalis’ existing product support for Microsoft System Management Server, Virtual Server, Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange Server and WMI. These workflow processes allow for IT Operations to integrate Operations Manager 2007 with management tools from BMC, CA, EMC, HP, IBM and VMware. The Integration Pack provides IT professionals with the ability to automate incident and problem diagnostics and remediation processes and direct critical alerts to the service desk. 

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