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Netpresenter Newsfeed Server Pushes Important Messages to Users
Netpresenter BV (http://www.netpresenter.com) has released its Newsfeed Server, which automatically shows the essence of RSS feeds on desktops and TV screens. Netpresenter's software can push the full contents of items like the CEO's blog, intranet news, or stock information onto a user's screensaver and digital signage. It can also deliver instant pop-up messages in case of an emergency. It is designed to reach employees without requiring them to click on RSS feeds or e-mails.
Newsfeed Server is a behind-the-firewall, enterprise-strength solution that can convert XML and RSS feeds into multimedia slideshows, Web pages, and various scripts using Extensible Style Sheet Language Transformations (XSLTs). For playback it uses the compact 350K Netpresenter Player client (Windows) to cache feeds and minimize CPU load and network traffic.
Netpresenter develops end-to-end XML-enabled communication software solutions for organizations, such as screensaver message systems, emergency alert notification, and narrowcasting/digital signage. Customers include companies such as Sony, Nokia, Jaguar, Unilever, the U.S. Navy, and police and government agencies worldwide. Netpresenter has offices in Maastricht (Netherlands), New York, London, and Aachen (Germany).
Source: Netpresenter BV
Thomson Pharma Gains Regulatory Affairs Module
Thomson Scientific (http://www.scientific.thomson.com) announced a new enhancement to Thomson Pharma, its drug discovery and development information solution. The new Thomson Pharma Regulatory Affairs Module provides regulatory, legal, and scientific information for development and registration of medicinal products and biologics. It is derived from IDRAC, the global regulatory intelligence database that brings together information on regulatory requirements from 140 different sources, including 70 authorities. Thomson acquired IDRAC in 2004.
The Regulatory Affairs Module can provide information in these areas:
- Regulatory Intelligence: anticipate changes by surveying the global regulatory environment, with information on 44 countries and regions
- Regulatory Affairs: ensure products conform to regional regulatory standards, with English-language analysis of source information in local languages
- Clinical Research: access comprehensive information on initiation and follow-up of clinical trials, including investigational products
- Quality Assurance: view comprehensive information on Inspection and Enforcement, GMP, GLP, and GCP
- Strategic Marketing: gain global insight on pricing and reimbursement regulations, control of advertising, and promotion of medicinal products
- Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management: stay alert to pre- and post-marketing surveillance organization and ADR reporting procedures
Source: Thomson Scientific
Clip&Copy 2.0 Makes Debut
Data Depth Corp. (http://www.datadepth.com) announced the beta release of Clip&Copy 2.0, a free news alert and media monitoring service that delivers abstracts of articles to subscribers according to their predefined topics. Clip&Copy offers subscribers the rights to instantly copy, e-mail, post, reprint, and otherwise redistribute articles. The company claims that Clip&Copy is timelier and more targeted than search engines and other clipping services because it indexes content that has been tagged by publishers with the iCopyright tag.
Data Depth Corp. (d/b/a iCopyright) is the developer of iCopyright, an "intelligent copyright" system for digital content. The system is used by publishers to manage copyright permissions, sell reprints, and offer other content services to their readers. iCopyright is designed to generate licensing revenue for online publishers, while making it easy for their readers to comply with copyright. Clip&Copy first launched in 2002.
Clip&Copy is available by subscription free of charge. It is used primarily by corporate executives, information workers, PR firms, and marketing and communications professionals. Users can sign up for Clip&Copy at http://license.icopyright.net/user/myAccount.act.
Source: Data Depth Corp.
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