|Motomu Naito||Jun 16, 2002 11:07 pm|
|Subject:||[announce] OASIS Member News: Synergy Incubate and Ontopia AnnounceStrategic Partnership|
|From:||Motomu Naito (mot...@synergy.co.jp)|
|Date:||Jun 16, 2002 11:07:23 pm|
Synergy Incubate and Ontopia Announce Strategic Partnership
TOKYO, 20 MAY 2002 Synergy Incubate, one of the leading providers of information management tools and services in Japan, today announced a strategic partnership with Ontopia AS that will bring Ontopia's advanced Topic Map technology to the Japanese market.
Ontopia AS is a leading provider of advanced Topic Map technology and co-creators of the Topic Map standard.
As a result of this agreement, Synergy Incubate gains access to Ontopia's flagship product, the Ontopia Knowledge Suite(TM), for use in building Topic Map-driven knowledge applications for its customers, and Ontopia gains a partner of the highest calibre to serve the needs of its Japanese customers.
Topic Maps are a standard technology that bridges the gulf between information and knowledge. Topic Maps provide a single, extensible platform for indexing information, integrating systems, and managing knowledge. Solutions built around Topic Maps extend easily from one application to another: Indexes evolve into portals; portals into knowledge bases; knowledge bases into the foundation for integrated applications. The same Topic Map data underlies and enables all of these, permitting repeated leveraging of investment. And Topic Maps are based on open, international standards, so knowledge is guaranteed longevity and vendor independence.
The Ontopia Knowledge Suite is the world's most complete and robust suite of Topic Map tools. Written in 100% Java, it can be used to underpin a wide range of applications, from web portals to web services, from corporate intranets to enterprise knowledge bases, and from information integration to application integration.
"The fact that Synergy Incubate, the most knowledgeable Topic Map company in Japan, chose Ontopia is yet another validation of our Topic Map technology," stated Steve Pepper, Chief Executive Officer at Ontopia and co-editor of the XML Topic Map (XTM) specification. "Synergy Incubate and Ontopia share a common passion to deliver solutions based on open standards that truly meet users' needs and that protect their investment over time and across applications. We also share a common faith in the ability of Topic Maps to enable exactly that."
"Just as human society cannot be formed by one individual alone, it is true to say that an information society cannot be built upon one computer alone. We believe strongly that Topic Maps are the best way to connect users, information, and knowledge," stated Motomu Naito, Director of Synergy Incubate and translator of the Topic Map standard. "Ontopia has shown its commitment to the same vision and also produced technology of unrivalled quality. We are proud to work with them."
About Synergy Incubate Inc.
Synergy Incubate Inc. was founded in 1995 to provide information management solutions based on XML, SGML, HTML, Fulltext DB, RDB, Topic Maps and Web technology. Its customers include the Japanese Governmental Agencies, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), NTT, CANON, Daiwa Securities, Asia Securities Printing, the Universities of Tokyo and Keio, the National Institutes of Informatics (NII) and Japanese Literature (NIJL).
Synergy Incubate partners with recognized experts in the realm of information management, including Textuality, Antarcti.ca, and Ontopia. The company is a member of IDEAlliance and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), and participates in standardization activities related to XML in Japan and internationally.
Its offerings include platforms for sharing information and knowledge; network security features, such as document authentication and notarization; and multilingual support for software. It has provided products and services based on Topic Maps since 2000.
Synergy Incubate is privately held and has headquarters at ORITA BLDG.2F, 1-30-22, Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0063 Japan. Tel: +81-3-5478-9901. Fax: +81-3-5478-9801. Web: http://web.synergy.co.jp
---------------- Motomu Naito, Director +81-3-5478-9901 mot...@synergy.co.jp
About Ontopia AS
Ontopia, The Topic Map Company(TM), is the world's leading provider of Topic Map technology. Its principals have been actively involved in developing and promoting the Topic Map paradigm for many years. Ontopia technology provides added value to web portals, content management systems, knowledge-based intranet applications, and enterprise application integration.
Ontopia's flagship product, the Ontopia Knowledge Suite, comprises a full-featured Topic Map Engine SDK; a Navigator Framework that lets Web developers build Topic Map-driven Web delivery applications without the need for programming; and an Editor Framework for developing intuitive and user-friendly environments for editing Topic Maps. Ontopia also offers consulting and training services and provides technology to support the automatic generation of Topic Maps from other data.
Ontopia is privately held has headquarters at Waldemar Thranes gt. 98, N-0175 Oslo, Norway. Tel: +47-23 23 30 80. Fax: +47-23 23 30 81. Web: http://www.ontopia.net.
---------------- Steve Pepper, CEO +47-23 23 30 80 in...@ontopia.net