October 29, 2014 10:45 ET

IXIASOFT Is Now an Official OASIS Sponsor

IXIASOFT Joins World-Class Group of DITA Experts, Will Aid in Development of Next DITA Standards

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2014) - IXIASOFT, a global leader in the component content management systems (CCMS) marketplace, is now a Sponsor-level Member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee.

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium focused on the adoption of open standards for the global information society. As an OASIS Sponsor member, IXIASOFT and its team of DITA experts will have the opportunity to further influence development of the DITA standard, such as the upcoming DITA 1.3 specification. IXIASOFT plans on using this enhanced level of membership to ensure a timely release of their IXIASOFT DITA CMS soon after the new specification is ratified.

"We believe that in order to best serve our customers, we should always be on the cutting edge of our industry. OASIS has a huge impact on the standards set for the global information society and it's important to us to be an active part of the decision making that happens there," says Eric Bergeron, CEO of IXIASOFT. "Our component content management solution, DITA CMS, was specifically designed for DITA back in 2005. We want to be an integral part of the conversation as the standards change and make sure our solution is updated and ready to support new standards as quickly as possible."

"IXIASOFT brings years of DITA expertise to the table," said Kristen James Eberlein, chair of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee. "Their content management knowledge and track record with DITA implementations will be valuable assets to our work on the DITA TC. We applaud IXIASOFT's commitment to the open standards process and look forward to their contributions."

Keith Schengili-Roberts, DITA Information Architect at IXIASOFT, will be among those representing IXIASOFT's active participation on the OASIS DITA Technical Committee.

"My role on the OASIS DITA Technical Committee is not only to provide a voice for our customers, but to help inform the development of our DITA CMS so that a DITA 1.3-capable version is available soon after the official specification is released," said Schengili-Roberts.

The purpose of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee (TC) is to define and maintain the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and to promote the use of the architecture for creating standard information types and domain-specific markup vocabularies. DITA is specializable, which allows for the introduction of specific semantics for specific purposes without increasing the size of other DTDs, and which allows the inheritance of shared design and behavior and interchangeability with unspecialized content.

DITA CMS is the leading component content management solution (CCMS) worldwide designed to manage the entire DITA documentation process. DITA CMS provides all the tools required to "go big" and supports a complex documentation workflow from authoring to reviewing, localizing and publishing.

About IXIASOFT: Founded in 1998, IXIASOFT is a trusted global leader in the XML content management software industry. Its signature product DITA CMS is an award winning, end-to-end component content management solution (CCMS) that has been deployed by industry leaders such as SAP®, ARM®, AMD and BlackBerry®. From authoring to reviewing, localizing and publishing, DITA CMS provides all the tools required for large, global organizations to support their entire DITA documentation process. IXIASOFT is also the developer of TEXTML Server, a native XML database and powerful search engine. IXIASOFT solutions are accessed by thousands of users worldwide in various vertical markets such as software, hi-tech, newspaper, and medical device manufacturing.

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