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Inso Corporation Announces DynaWeb® 3.1; First Web Publishing Solution To Support Interactive Mathematical Equations

IEEE Computer Society Implements DynaWeb 3.1 For Publishing "Digital Library" of Technical Material On The Web

August 12, 1997

BOSTON - Inso Corporation today announced the availability of DynaWeb® 3.1, the newest version of the company's award-winning Web server software. Targeted for technical and commercial online publishers, DynaWeb 3.1 is the first publishing system that enables the display of Device Independent (DVI) mathematical equations by Web browsers.

Inso also announced today that it is collaborating with the IEEE Computer Society and Lightbinders, Inc., the leading producer of journals, references, and textbooks on CD-ROM, to produce the most extensive collection of technical journals on the Web. DynaWeb 3.1's unique publishing process has allowed the Computer Society to publish approximately 35,000 periodical pages and over a quarter million images on its new "digital library" at http://computer.org. The Computer Society went live with their DynaWeb implementation on August 1, 1997 with a free preview on the Society's Web site. In 1998, access will be permitted on a subscription basis.

"The Digital Library is a wonderful tool to help professionals in computer and related fields stay ahead of the state of the art," said Computer Society Executive Director Michael Elliott. "This breakthrough offers instant access and will cut through the information overload by searching thousands of pages in seconds. It can change the way knowledge is shared by professionals around the world."

DynaWeb is the Web server component of the DynaText Professional Publishing System, the leading standards-based electronic publishing system. DynaText provides publishers with an automated production process for the creation and delivery of highly navigable and searchable electronic documents on the Web, CD-ROM or LANs. DynaWeb converts Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) content into HyperText Markup Language (HTML) "on-the-fly" for display by Web browsers. Due to its basis on SGML and its unique technology, DynaWeb greatly enhances end-users' ability to view, navigate, and search large documents on the Web.

New in DynaWeb 3.1 is the product's ability to display mathematical equations created in the commonly used DVI graphics format. DynaWeb dynamically converts the graphics to a format viewable by any Web browser. Also new in DynaWeb 3.1 is a feature called Element Level Access which provides publishers with complete control over user access to proprietary information. In addition, the new version allows publishers to capture and manage client preferences through publisher controllable "cookies". Together, these features allow commercial publishers to tailor access to information to suit individual user needs.

"DynaWeb has always held a stellar reputation for being one of the most flexible systems for delivering structured information via the Web," said Graham Marshall, Vice President and General Manager, Inso Electronic Publishing Solutions business unit. "Now, the DynaWeb solution is extending these capabilities, making it the first solution directly targeted towards the technical online publisher. DynaWeb 3.1 further demonstrates that Inso provides the most comprehensive and intelligent choices for distributing electronic information via the Web."

DynaWeb 3.1 also supports eXtensible Markup Language (XML), a pending Internet standard designed to integrate the simplicity of HTML with many of the robust features of SGML. Due to its flexible, open, and standards-based architecture, the DynaWeb server can deliver SGML directly, convert SGML to XML, convert SGML to HTML, convert XML to HTML, or serve HTML directly, depending upon evolving browser capabilities and end-user requirements.

DynaWeb was recently selected as a "Hot Pick" at Seybold Seminars in New York and is currently in use in Internet or intranet applications at major corporations and academic institutions including Sun Microsystems, Brown University, General Motors, Novell, Siemens Nixdorf, Silicon Graphics, Inc., Sybase, and the University of California at Berkeley.

DynaWeb 3.1 is available immediately for Netscape servers on Sun Solaris, SGI IRIX and for Microsoft Windows NT/95. DynaWeb for Netscape servers on IBM AIX, HP/UX and DEC UNIX will be available within 120 days. Pricing varies significantly depending upon configuration, please contact Inso at 401-421-9550 for more information.

Inso Corporation (Nasdaq: INSO) is a leading provider of multilingual software products that help people create, access, and distribute electronic information in environments ranging from computer desktops to the Internet. Inso's products are designed to address electronic publishing markets worldwide. The Company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers of computer hardware, software, and consumer electronics products, as well as to major corporations, government agencies, and end users. For more information about Inso and its products, visit the Company's Web site at www.inso.com.

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