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By: Barbara Stefaney
Abstract: Daily news summary for 20 October 1999. Edited by Barb Stefaney.
Well, it's not so little really.
Intelligent Systems of Gaithersburg, MD, has just announced a real-time
address verification system for the e-commerce industry. iRAVES is an
Internet-based tool which provides immediate address confirmation against a
database of over 360 million verified U.S. addresses.
Delivered on a subscription basis, iRAVES eliminates the need for ongoing updates,
the reference database is updated continually. As soon as a name is entered into
a iRAVE user's system, the validation process begins. Not only are addresses checked,
iRAVES can identify the contact as residential or commercial, and provide its
geocode (latitude and longitude). Data verified by iRAVES is then returned to the
client immediately -- with updated content, correct spelling and address accuracy. This cleansed
information is returned to the client's own application -- no other storage site
-- ensuring client security.
iRAVES can be used with any platform or OS. Download it free at www.intelligentsys.com.
Technologies, a recent spin-off of Frontier Communications, has just
announced a Web-enabled voice conferencing application for their InnoVox
platform. CleverVoice SDK gives the user tools to develop voice applications for
Internet or telephony service providers. Currently, multi-point Internet
conferencing, voice communication and data collaboration applications are
supported. Customer-relationship management, enterprise-wide applications, and
e-commerce customer service will be areas that CleverVoice supports in the
CleverVoice SDK supports Java, and allows developers to build voice services
into existing customer-relationship management solutions in any format,
including Java and HTML. Used in conjunction with Voyant's ConferenceNow
application, CleverVoice can enable users to integrate voice services into
e-commerce and intranet solutions.
According to company CEO, Bill Ernstrom, CleverVoice should become the open
standard for developers of intelligent voice applications.
Although it does bring people together. Raleigh-based TogetherSoft
LLC, is announcing the release of Together/J
version 3, an enterprise-wide visual UML development tool. Together/J's
strength lies in it's interoperability, providing round-trip engineering between
models and code, and models and source.
Features of Together/J include:
Together/J runs on Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, Solaris, and Linux. Visit
for your free download.
Xerox Corp. has announced a partnership with
Bertelsmann Arvato AG, a
leading international book producer. The joint effort to deploy digital
print-on-demand technology worldwide, declared by the two companies at the
annual Frankfurt Book Fair, confirms the changing economics of printing small
quantities of books.
In contrast to offset printing where the cost per book starts high and
declines as the number printed increases, the cost per copy with digital
printing remains constant. Bertelsmann Arvato's support of the digital
"book-on-demand" market may set a trend, as more major book producers
add cost-effective digital production to their traditional offset printing methods.
"This represents a major milestone for the digital book industry,"
said Pierre Danon, president of Xerox Europe. "When a company like
Bertelsmann takes a direction like this, it not only signifies the maturity of
digital books as a technology but also as a commercial imperative."
The next Delphi 5 live chat will take place on Thursday, October 21st at
10:00 am Pacific time. Unlike the kickoff
chat on October 13th, upcoming live chats will focus on specific features
and functionality of Delphi 5. This moderated forum gives the community an
opportunity to speak directly to team members affiliated with that week's topic.
Representatives from R&D, QA, Developer Support, Developer Relations and
Marketing will be on hand. A preliminary
list of dates and speakers is currently available.
It is highly recommended that you create your chat
account in advance. Tomorrow's meeting will be in the Delphi Auditorium of
the Borland Community Chat World.
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