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Linux Versions of the xDoc Content Transformation Server (xCTS)

CambridgeDocs Announces Linux Versions of Its xDoc Server Products for XML Conversion and Publishing

Server Provides End to End Document Transformation and Publishing Services Using XML for Unstructured Content for Linux

Cambridge, MA, USA. January 27, 2004.

CambridgeDocs, a leader in the emerging market for XML-based content integration, today announced the Linux versions of its xDoc Content Transformation Server (xCTS). The xDoc Content Transformation Server provides XML-based transformations of documents and content from multiple legacy source formats into XML and then publishing to popular desktop formats, such as Adobe PDF, HTML, and Microsoft Word documents.

The xCTS includes the xDoc Conversion Server, which can transform documents from legacy formats, such as PDF, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and WordPerfect into meaningful and well-structured XML. The transformation can retain the "look and feel," layout, graphics and content of the source document. On the other side, the xCTS includes the PDF-XML Publishing server, which allows for the transformation of XML.

"The xCTS on LINUX is the first end-to-end transformation tool for unstructured content using XML," said Rizwan Virk, CambridgeDocs CTO and co-founder. "While most content conversion tools are written on Windows, the xCTS is fully cross-platform and can be integrated into any J2EE environment. It also allows end to end transformations. You can begin with say, a Microsoft Word File on Linux, convert it to XML, and then publish the XML as a PDF file. Or, you could start with a PDF file, convert it to XML, and then publish it as Microsoft Word document. Furthermore, the newly published content can be aggregated from sections of existing content."

Organizations today have thousands and thousands of legacy documents that need to be made available dynamically to end users both within the organization and outside the organization.

Linux is the first of a number of Unix platforms that will be fully supported by CambridgeDocs XML Content Backbone.

The xCTS uses the XTE (xDoc Transformation Engine) underneath the hood, a patent-pending technology for transforming unstructured content into meaningful XML. It supports open, XML-based standards for publishing and transformation, including XSLT, and XSL:FO and can also use any XML-schema or DTD as the target or source for transformation, including DocBook XML, 3001 MIL STD, Legal XML, or customer-specific schemas or DTDs.

The xCTS works with popular J2EE application servers, such as TomCat, EAServer, as well as with Microsoft IIS based applications. The server can be invoked on Linux using its Servlet API or its Java API.

The xCTS is available immediately and pricing starts at $9,500 per server.

About CambridgeDocs

CambridgeDocs is a leader in the emerging market for XML-based content integration. This market deals with the integration of legacy content with new XML-based systems (e.g., Content Management, Enterprise Information Portals, EAI, and Web Services) and standards (e.g., DocBook, HRXML, RIXML, IRXML, FPML, DAS-XML, NewsML, any custom XML schema/DTDs, etc.).

Towards this end, CambridgeDocs provides a technology platform & services for taking existing unstructured and semi-structured internal and external content (e.g., MS Word, HTML, PDF, Quark, etc.), and transforming it into "meaningful XML". Once transformed, the content can be made available for delivery through XML-based Web Services, classified and indexed within Enterprise Information Portals, and aggregated, assembled and published in multiple different formats including support for wireless and mobile devices.


Irfan Virk
Tel: +1 617-230-6841


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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