Net-linx Inks deal for Senet XML Technology

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By: E&P Staff

Net-linx AG of Dresden, Germany, and Sacramento, Calif., signed an OEM agreement with Seinet Group S.L., Madrid, Spain, under which net-linx obtains exclusive, worldwide sales and distribution rights for XML technology for the newspaper and directory publishing markets.

The technology will be used in nxEditorial, net-linx’ Java 2- and XML-based cross-media content-management solution that offers management of any type of content, by any type of user, in any type of media. It contains such modules as a multi-media XML database, a Workflow engine, page planning, digital production management, Web publishing and a browser-based XML editor. Adobe InDesign provides pagination and composition.

Designed to lower costs and raise ROI by optimizing content handling, management, storage and publication, nxEditorial is a repackaging of several technologies under J2EE, “an eBusiness platform which is known to reduce total cost of ownership,” net-linx Chief Marketing Officer Albert de Bruijn said in announcing the deal with Seinet. Net-linx also uses J2EE for its nxAdvertising. “We have used the past few years of economic downturn to overhaul and modernize all our solutions,” de Bruijn stated.

Net-linx bought System Integrators (which had recently acquired CompuText technology) and CText in 2000. That same year, Seinet Group was created by the merger of Editorial System Engineering, founded in 1985, and SEI, a provider of integrated Internet solutions.

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