[Archive copy mirrored from the URL: http://www.datachannel.com/company/press/press25.html; see this canonical version of the document.]

DataChannel Integrates XML Capability into Microsoft Word

'Channels To the Desktop' Authoring Available to Anyone Who Can Use Microsoft Word

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending advanced web publishing tools to a broader audience, DataChannel(R), the leader in enterprise webcasting software, today announced "Push Channel" authoring capability from Microsoft Word. While most push-related vendor tools require knowledge of proprietary authoring tools, languages and or programming skills, ChannelManager allows any Word user to easily publish a channel. DataChannel's XML engine generates an XML file automatically when the user clicks the "Publish to Channel" "Save As" menu item within Word.

A demo of ChannelManager's authoring capability may be seen at Seybold San Francisco, Oct 1-3 at the Microsoft booth, South Hall @1233.

ChannelManager 1.0, supporting any 32-bit Java-enabled, is available now. A preview release of ChannelManager is available for free download from the DataChannel website, www.datachannel.com. Support of XML and Word authoring will be available in ChannelManager Release 2.0 to be available in Q4 1997.

About DataChannel
Based in Bellevue, Washington, DataChannel is a pioneer in the enterprise Webcasting market. Their first product, ChannelManager, combines the power of a Java-driven database engine (Nasdaq:SUNW -
news) with real-time TIB notification (Nasdaq:RTRSY - news) working with Netscape's Communicator (Nasdaq:NSCP) or Microsoft's Active Desktop (Nasdaq:MSFT).

ChannelManager is the first and only corporate Webcast solution that allows IS managers to manage: Web channels; external newsfeeds such as Data Broadcasting Corp. (Nasdaq:DBCC), Desktop Data (Nasdaq:DTOP) and Individual (Nasdaq:INDV); search engines such as Yahoo! (Nasdaq:YHOO), Excite (Nasdaq:XCIT), InfoSeek (Nasdaq:SEEK), and Lycos (Nasdaq:LCOS); relational databases from companies such as Informix Software (Nasdaq:IFMX - news), Sybase (Nasdaq:SYBS), and Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL); and PC applications and legacy corporate data from companies such as Wall Data (Nasdaq:WALL) and IBM (NYSE:IBM - news) 3/4 all within a customizable employee desktop environment.

DataChannel's tools enable corporations to get the right information to the right person at the right time. Additional information about DataChannel and its products can be found at www.datachannel.com.

DataChannel and ChannelManager, are registered trademarks of DataChannel Corp. All other brands and products and service names mentioned are trademarks or registered service marks of their respective owners.