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ANNOUNCE: Hyperionics Supports TECHWR-L as Bronze Sponsor
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* HyperSnap-DX, a screen capture and image editing tool for Windows.
Captures screens from standard desktop programs and hard-to-grab
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* HyperCam v.2, which captures the action and sound from any part of
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Optionally annotates recorded movies with text.
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TRAINING: Vasont Offers Free Content Management Webinars on
Webinar features Real-Life Translation Management and Multilingual
Publishing Success Story
Vasont Systems, a leading provider of content management software and data
services, today announced the third Webinar in its free Webinar
miniseries, entitled ?Multilingual Publishing: How Do You Manage All Those
Languages? It?s Greek to Me!? This three-part Webinar miniseries provides
insight into how organizations can streamline their multilingual
publishing and save thousands of dollars in translation costs. The third
Webinar of the series, ?A Real-Life Success Story,? will take place on
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 1:00 pm EST.
Part 1 of this miniseries discussed ways to structure multilingual content
using XML. In Part 2 of the Webinar miniseries, Blast Radius, TRADOS, and
Vasont Systems identified ways to automate the translation process to save
your organization time and money. The last Webinar in this miniseries
will feature a client of Vasont Systems, TRADOS, and Blast Radius. The
March 15th Webinar will share their translation management and
multilingual publishing success story and show how they are saving their
organization thousands of dollars a year.
Guest Speakers include:
Paul Prescod of Blast Radius and co-author of ?The XML Handbook.? Blast
Radius is the maker of the XMetaL® product family, which simplifies
XML-based content creation and management
Karl Kadie, Alliance Director for TRADOS Incorporated, the world leader in
globalization software and services
Bret Freeman, Sales Engineer for Vasont Systems
About Vasont Systems
Headquartered in Emigsville, Pennsylvania, Vasont Systems is a provider of
content management software and data services, backed by more than 50
years of experience in the information management and publishing industry.
Its Vasont content management system enables organizations to manage and
store their multilingual content once for multi-channel delivery. Fortune
1000 companies and organizations from industries including manufacturing,
technology, publishing, government, and healthcare use Vasont to manage
and produce multilingual technical documentation, product manuals, and
reference materials. www.vasont.com
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SITE UPDATE: Making the Transition from Techcom to Marcom
by Christy Simard
Imagine you are a technical publications manager and one of your employees
wants to defect to Marcom. What should you do? First, count to ten, and
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