HITTING THE MARKET
- 09 August, 2000 12:37
Adobe SVG Viewer
Adobe Systems has announced Adobe Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Viewer, a browser extension that enables current versions of popular Web browsers to render SVG.
By incorporating the ability to create SVG files into Illustrator 9.0, Adobe claims professionals can use vector graphics on the Web that are crisp when viewed and printed at high magnification. An XML-based standard, SVG files can also be created by CGI scripts and are smaller in file size than JPG or GIF images.
SVG is the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) emerging, open language for describing two-dimensional graphics in Extensible Markup Language (XML).
The Adobe SVG Viewer ships with Adobe Illustrator 9.0 software and is expected to be included in upcoming versions of additional Adobe products, including Adobe* LiveMotion*. Adobe SVG with Adobe Illustrator 9.0 has an estimated retail price of $984.50 (including GST). SVG viewer is also available for download at www.adobe.com.au/svg/viewer/install
Tivoli NetView 6.0
Tivoli Systems has introduced NetView 6.0, which provides network administrators with a tool to sort through large amounts of information in a short period of time, and captures the data that helps solve network problems. This ensures rapid problem solving and increased availability of critical business systems, according to the company.
The new version features a Web client, router fault isolation and location sensitive topology, which all help simplify network management.
A feature still unique to Tivoli's network management solution is SmartSets, which enables network administrators to dynamically group resources by common characteristics, such as resource type or location.
Tivoli NetView 6.0 is available now. Pricing is based on network size and complexity.
CA COOL:Joe 1.1
Computer Associates International (CA) has released version 1.1 of COOL:Joe (Java Objects for the Enterprise).The latest addition to CA's Jasmine ii eBusiness Platform, COOL:Joe 1.1, ensures that Java programming experts can maximise their development skills because the problems typically associated with delivering distributed component systems using Java and EJBs are eliminated. With COOL:Joe 1.1, corporations can minimise the time for deploying applications because solid implementations can be visualised, designed and deployed from a central site.
New features of COOL:Joe 1.1 include:
- Task Advisor to minimise development time and increase productivity with active step-by-step guidance for developing EJBs.
- Web server support to provide developers with the means to graphically display and modify the architecture of the Web user interface, and generate HTML and Java Server Pages (JSP) from component specifications.
- Enhanced Smart Expansion which supports automated reuse of common development practices and standards.
- Context Sensitive Editor for a more productive work environment for developers using Java, HTML, JSP, text files and COOL:Joe's Smart Expansions.
COOL:Joe 1.1 is available immediately. Pricing per seat, available on request.
Seagate Crystal Enterprise Solutions
Seagate Software has announced the availability of Crystal Enterprise Solutions for SAP R/3 - giving SAP users access to Seagate Software's eReporting technologies. The new product offering is a package of SAP-specific database drivers, tools and sample reports designed to complement Seagate's reporting and analysis products.
With Crystal Enterprise Solutions for SAP R/3, data from multiple SAP modules can be combined for analysis to support mission critical business decisions. Used in conjunction with the enterprise infrastructure of Seagate Info, reports based on R/3 data can be distributed across the enterprise via the Web. Seagate Info also provides a customisable Web desktop that can be used on its own or integrated into an existing portal such as mySAP.com. Pricing is available on request.
AlphaBlox Corporation has announced AlphaBlox 3.0, which enables personalised delivery of applications, on either side of the firewall, exploiting all data sources.
AlphaBlox 3.0 enables new classes of Web-based business intelligence applications, which offer data source independence, robust integration with other enterprise systems and personalised analytic capabilities.
The AlphaBlox 3.0 platform offers unique Blox architecture that separates data from applications, allowing users to exploit the full power of those data sources, unlike query tools that provide only the lowest common denominator of simple access to such data sources. Blox can attach to different multidimensional and relational data sources simultaneously.
AlphaBlox's open, extensible architecture enables partners or customers to embed analytics within their own applications or systems. AlphaBlox 3.0 offers support for XML publishing and a server-side programming model based on J2EE industry standards.
The product is available now, with prices starting from $95,000.