Enigma Announces Comprehensive Aerospace Publishing Solution for Airline and Maintenance Facilities.WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 1998--
Solution Reduces Airline Maintenance Costs and Streamlines the
Customization, Production and Use of Technical Documentation
Enigma, Inc., the leader in electronic publishing solutions, introduces an integrated suite of software, support and consulting services designed specifically for aerospace equipment vendors and airlines. The complete solution reduces technical documentation production costs and improves effectiveness of field maintenance staff by enabling airlines to easily customize manufacturer-provided electronic publications.
In support of its aerospace publishing solution, Enigma is launching Xtend, a new knowledge management product, bundling aerospace specific functionality into the company's core product INSIGHT, and creating a dedicated aerospace business unit.
Jonathan Yaron, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , announced Enigma's new offering at his keynote address to the Air Transport Association's Technical Information Conference in Manchester, UK. "This solution is the culmination of five years of focus on the technology, services and support needs of the world's largest airlines There are several ways to measure the size of an airline, so several different lists of the world's largest airlines are available. World
Scheduled passengers carried 
Rank Airline 2006
1 American Airlines 99,038,000 and equipment manufacturers. We are proud to deliver the industry's most advanced, complete and proven electronic publishing solution. Our customers are leading the industry in reducing maintenance costs and the associated costs of electronic data delivery and usage."
Built on Enigma's electronic publishing product, INSIGHT, the customized aerospace solution provides the ability to:
-- Dynamically update field publications with Temporary Revisions
and Service Bulletins
-- Provide end-users "multi-model" content access and hyperlinks
based on model-specific effectivity status
-- Process and render SGML SGML
in full Standard Generalized Markup Language
Markup language for organizing and tagging elements of a document, including headings, paragraphs, tables, and graphics. based on ATA (1) (AT Attachment) The specification for IDE drives. See IDE.
(2) See analog telephone adapter.
ATA - Advanced Technology Attachment 2100 or customized DTDs
-- Retain page fidelity and provide headers and footers for
ATA-compliant on-site printing
-- Supply customers with secure and controlled "delivered intranet
-- Seamlessly integrate with enterprise content management and
resource planning systems
For airlines and maintenance organizations using INSIGHT applications, Enigma announces Xtend. With Xtend, organizations that receive electronic publications can add or modify content to the publication while maintaining the original searching, hyperlinks and navigation workflow and GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. . Xtend allows airlines and maintenance organizations to capitalize on the publishing investment of the equipment vendor while facilitating data reuse and customization. Xtend's data repurposing and knowledge-transfer functionality includes:
-- A wizard-driven process for incorporating either new or exported
and modified data to the original publications
-- MS-Word support for creating and editing customer-originated
-- Automatic generation of hyperlinks for linking original documents
with new or modified documents
-- Ability to maintain and add reference hyperlinks within and
-- Green Page views for modified pages with highlighted entries in
table of contents and search results screens
-- Automatic full-text indexing and table of contents updates for
-- Ability to generate job-card information from maintenance
Customized airline and equipment-vendor publishing systems, based on INSIGHT and Xtend, will be delivered through Enigma's new aerospace business unit. Headed by Nathan Shuchami, VP Aerospace Operations, the new unit combines a team of dedicated aerospace product development, services and support staff. "The new organization will ensure more direct and cross-functional support for our aerospace customers," noted Mr. Shuchami.
"With a large and dedicated aerospace team, we are focused on providing world-class integration and consulting services for our customers' electronic publishing systems," continued Mr. Shuchami. "Enigma's integration with leading ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. and DMS (1) (Document Management System) See document management.
(2) (Defense Messaging System) An X.500-compliant messaging system developed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense. platforms will insure that electronic technical documentation is linked to inventory, procurement and job-card information. Our commitment to interoperablility extends to support for all industry standard data formats. By taking active roles in the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium, www.w3.org) An international industry consortium founded in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee to develop standards for the Web. It is hosted in the U.S. by the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT (www.csail.mit.edu/index.php). for XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. , the Adobe Developers Association for PDF (Portable Document Format) The de facto standard for document publishing from Adobe. On the Web, there are countless brochures, data sheets, white papers and technical manuals in the PDF format. and the ATA and AIA for industry-specific SGML standards, Enigma guarantees the long-term viability of its customers' investment in electronic delivery systems."
Enigma, Inc. (http://www.enigmainc.com) is the leading provider of professional electronic publishing solutions to corporate, government and commercial publishers. The company's flagship product, INSIGHT, fully automates the publishing process by turning electronic source documents into intelligent electronic publications for simultaneous distribution on the Internet and CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). . Typical applications of INSIGHT include technical documentation, reference publications, policy and procedure manuals, and catalogs. Enigma's rapidly expanding list of customers includes United Technologies, Rolls-Royce, GaSonics International, Scientific American and Standard and Poor's Noun 1. Standard and Poor's - a broadly based stock market index
Standard and Poor's Index . Enigma is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. , headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Tel Aviv.