November 26, 2007 09:00 ET

ONSITE3 Announces Support of EDRM XML Standard for Flexible Transfer of Electronic Evidence

New Standard to Expand ONSITE3's Extensive Library of Data Delivery Formats

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - ONSITE3™, a leading global provider of electronic discovery solutions for law firms and corporations, today announced support of an Extensible Markup Language (XML) standard developed by the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) for the flexible transfer of electronically stored information (ESI) throughout all phases of the discovery process. The new standard will provide a uniform, industry-accepted format for the import and export of data between different applications, systems, and organizations. As an active and founding participant on the EDRM's XML Project, ONSITE3 was integral in the development of the new standard.

"ONSITE3's contributions to the EDRM's XML standard demonstrate our leadership role in advancing the state of the art for management of electronic evidence," said Robert C. Ballou, chief executive officer, ONSITE3. "The adoption of this industry standard in combination with our strategic investments in the development of innovative technologies will provide our clients with increasing flexibility in the selection of products and services that best fit their needs."

"ONSITE3 already utilizes XML in both our eDiscovery and document review platforms and, leveraging this expertise, we were able to work closely with the EDRM to develop the XML standard now being offered for industry-wide adoption," said Arestotle Thapa, ONSITE3's chief development officer and liaison for the EDRM's XML Project. "Compliance with the new standard will further complement our already extensive and customizable library of data delivery formats."

The EDRM was created to address a need to establish standards and guidelines within the electronic discovery market. The newly developed XML standard consists of a schema definition that will enable all parties to consistently describe documents and underlying metadata, and in turn to consistently transfer that data as needed, throughout the entire eDiscovery process. To assist organizations with implementing the new XML standard, the EDRM will also provide both a compliance process and validation tool that can be used to ensure the conformity of applications and data files with the standard.

"The XML standard addresses a major pain point within eDiscovery -- moving and formatting the different types of data across all of these disparate systems -- and is an important step towards streamlining the process," said George Socha, co-founder of the EDRM and president of Socha Consulting LLC. "By adopting this standard, ONSITE3 is taking a leadership position in creating greater efficiencies within the eDiscovery process."

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ONSITE3 is a leading global provider of one-source litigation support for law firms and multinational corporate clients. With six full-service locations nationwide and international support capability, ONSITE3 offers a comprehensive suite of electronic evidence solutions -- including forensics, discovery, review, and consulting services -- all built around a fully integrated and proprietary technology platform. ONSITE3 was recently voted a top-ten eDiscovery vendor in the 12th Annual AmLaw Tech Survey, #1 for Litigation Support Services by the AmLaw 200, and recognized as a top-five provider for both electronic discovery processing services and capacity in the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. To learn more about ONSITE3, call 1-877-433-5227 or visit

About EDRM

The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project was launched in 2005 to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the electronic discovery market. The completed reference model provides a common, flexible and extensible framework for the development, selection, evaluation and use of electronic discovery products and services. Information about EDRM is available at

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