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By: Karen Blenker
Abstract: Daily news summary for 23 November 1999. By Karen Blenkner.
...it's the latest release of ImagN' that is speeding up the project.
New from Pegasus Software is version 4 of this high-speed image viewing and
printing component for programmers using Delphi and C++. ImagN's
background-processing capability let the tool retrieve database,
intranet, and Internet
files quickly. The new release includes smoothing, improved anti-aliasing, JPEG thumbnails, transparencies,
rotation, zooming, cropping, rubber-banding, and the ability to copy images to
the windows clipboard.
There's also an annotation and redlining engine that lets users add annotations to any image,
including DXF and DWG
files. Annotations are displayed in layers, with the option to password
protect each layer separately. Users can add annotations to the image or save them
separately; unwanted annotations can be deleted.
ImagN' v. 4 is available as a DLL (with VCL wrapper components for Borland
Delphi and Borland C++Builder) and as ActiveX controls. A trial
version is available for download.
There's no shortage of new development products recently released by Rational Software
Corp. Included in Rational's latest batch of offerings:
Each package retails for US$750, including a year of support.
Wireless Internet content is one step closer with a recently announced liaison
between Finnish cell-phone manufacturer Nokia and
Macromedia, developer of
Dreamweaver Web authoring software. The agreement calls for the creation of what
is said to be the first visual WML
authoring solution for handsets.
WML objects provide a visual interface for creating Internet content,
allowing users to build new WML decks and cards, modify text, insert images, and
more. Dreamweaver's objects adhere to version 1.1 of the Wireless
Application Protocol, a worldwide standard for wireless devices.
The wait is over: Wireless mobile phone headsets are here. Ericsson has
unveiled its Bluetooth
Headset, which connects to a mobile phone by radio link. Weighing less than one ounce, the headset uses
Bluetooth technology to connect to the phone, which can be up to 30 feet away. Inbound calls
are answered by simply pressing a key on the headset.
Outbound calling uses the same key coupled with voice-recognition technology.
The Bluetooth Headset will be available by mid-2000 and is expected to retail
Bluetooth is a
wireless technology standard introduced by Ericsson, IBM, Nokia, Intel, and
Toshiba. Bluetooth technology uses short-range radio signals to connect devices
such as mobile phones, mobile computers, and handheld devices. Since its launch,
over 1,100 companies have joined the Bluetooth Special
Interest Group, including Motorola, Sony, 3Com, Compaq, Hewlett Packard,
Lucent Technologies, and Dell.
As a precaution against any unforeseen Y2K problems, the second-largest
refined-products pipeline in the U.S. is shutting down over the New Year's
holiday. Eight oil companies that compose Explorer Pipeline Co. have just
announced plans to idle their entire Houston-to-Chicago oil products pipeline
system for 20 hours, beginning New Year's Eve. The companies pump
up to 700,000 barrels of gasoline and distillates each day.
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