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Arbortext, Data Conversion Laboratory Announce Service Alliance.

Arbortext, Inc., a provider of enterprise content-integration software and business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, and Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), a leader in managing and implementing large-scale, complex data conversions, have announced they've entered into a joint service alliance.

Enterprises of all sizes have recognized that XML is the present and future language of the Web, and many corporations from around the world are in the process of, or initializing, efforts to convert legacy data into XML. Because Arbortext and DCL are renowned XML and data-conversion experts, the alliance immediately provides enterprises with a complete solution aimed at tackling large and complex data-conversion projects, according to the announcement.

Specializing in XML and SGML, DCL supports all major electronic formats, including HTML, Interleaf, Bookmaster, Folio, Quark XPress, FrameMaker, Miles, MS Word, troff, LaTex, Xyvision, Ventura, Adobe PDF, and WordPerfect, as well as paper and microfilm. Much of DCL's experience is with large, complex technical documentation that is typically characterized by elaborate tables, equations, cross-references, special characters, footnotes, and complex imaging requirements.

Once the legacy data is converted into XML, enterprises can then utilize Arbortext's Epic e-content software to leverage its power. With Epic, enterprises have the ability to capture information quickly, manage and control it effectively, assemble it according to individual needs, and distribute it automatically from a single source to multiple media, such as the Web, print, CD-ROM, and wireless devices. Epic enables enterprises to create, capture, and deliver more personalized and dynamic content for e-publishing, e-commerce, and B2B Internet marketplace applications.

Arbortext has worked with DCL to ensure that its solutions and methodologies are compatible with Arbortext's business practices.

"We are delighted to be working with Arbortext," said David Skurnik, DCL's vice president of sales and marketing. "They have a strong reputation as a leading vendor of XML-based software to help companies create, manage, and distribute e-content, and we are happy to extend their expertise to our customers. Through the combined technology both companies offer, enterprises can experience a seamless transition from complex legacy data conversion to an XML-based content-integration solution."

"We are pleased that DCL is a member of the Arbortext service alliance," said Brenda Jones, Arbortext's vice president of services. "DCL's reputation throughout this industry is solid, and with this agreement we are able to offer clients additional conversion benefits and technology. To date, DCL successfully converted more than 100 million pages of legacy data, which means enterprises can be assured their complex data-conversion projects are in very good and capable hands."

One of the original creators of XML, Arbortext is a leading global provider of Enterprise Content Integration (ECI) and B2B commerce solutions, according to the announcement.

Data Conversion Laboratory provides conversion services and software for the implementation and management of large, complex conversion projects. DCL works with a diverse range of industries, including aerospace, pharmaceutical, automotive, telecommunications, publishing, computer hardware and software, as well as professional societies, government agencies, and utility providers.

Source: Arbortext, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, 734/997-2000; http://www.arbortext.com and Data Conversion Laboratory, Fresh Meadows, NY, 718/357-8700; http://www.dclab.com.
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