Geographical Information Software (GIS) provider ESRI has
announced that its Web-based ArcWeb Services 2006 product is available
for ondemand mapping. ArcWeb Services mapping APIs (Application Program Interfaces)
allow developers to integrate enterprise-level mapping and spatial functionality
into any Web-based and mobile applications. In addition, ESRI's partnership
with Sprint and Bell Mobility enables subscribing
institutions to build location-based services for tracking non-GPS and GPS-enabled
cell phones. www.esri.com.
Serious Magic introduces Ovation Software, a software
companion to Microsoft's PowerPoint application that lets users transform
PowerPoint slides into highly-polished, professional presentations. The software
enables users to add high-quality graphical enhancements to the PowerPoint
slides, and includes special features such as a teleprompter and timer to
keep the presenter on point and on time. Price: $99.95. www.seriousmagic.com.
Rich Media Across the Enterprise
Sonic Foundry has announced its new Mediasite EX Rich
Media Server software for Web communications solutions. The software
offers institutions a way to centrally store, secure, manage, and monitor
rich media assets so that they can be accessed and leveraged across multiple
departments. EX Server is a full-scale, enterprise-class solution
that can power multiple Mediasite systems to capture hundreds or thousands
of hours of rich media content. Price: $45,000. www.sonicfoundry.com.