Sponsors and Exhibitors

Visit 26 companies in our exhibit hall, including a bookstore hosted by XML Press!


Diamond Sponsor

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. Adobe’s innovative solutions for technical communicators are market-leading best-of-breed software, and include:


Adobe FrameMaker 11: The industry-leading template-based authoring and publishing solution for unstructured, structured, and XML/DITA/S1000D content


Adobe RoboHelp 10: An easy-to-use solution for technical communicators to author, collaborate, personalize, and optimize content for help systems, policies and procedures, and professional knowledgebases for multichannel, multidevice publishing

Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 (TCS 4): A complete and integrated solution for authoring, reviewing, managing, and publishing rich, engaging technical information and training content across multiple channels and devices from a single source. Try TCS 4 now.


Ruby

An open-source collaboration leader since 2005, MindTouch provides the world’s most respected social knowledge base, with a focus on product help, support, and technical documentation.

Great companies like Oracle, Cisco, Intuit, Paypal, Autodesk, Hewlett-Packard, Mozilla, HTC, Viacom, Panasonic and EMC rely on MindTouch commercial products. Learn more at www.mindtouch.com.


Platinum

SDL enables global businesses to engage with their customers in the language, the media and at the moment they choose. We help businesses manage their brands, drive global revenues, accelerate speed to market and enrich their customers’ experience.

SDL’s enterprise-ready innovative technology and service solutions span the entire customer journey and include social listening and marketing analytics, campaign management, language management and services, video and written content creation, web content management, dynamic technical documentation publication and eCommerce.

SDL solutions drive global reach across multiple languages, cultures, channels and media. SDL has over 1,500 enterprise customers, 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 70 offices in 38 countries. Learn more at SDL.com.

code Mantra

Headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania with extensive production and technology facilities located in Chennai, South India, codeMantra provides software and services for a comprehensive publishing solution. cM now offers Prepress/ composition services and delivers an end-to-end workflow – generating commercial print-ready files plus digital derivatives and formats.

The company serves all disciplines of commercial publishing (STM, Trade, Academic and Education) and annually processes millions of pages of content across a broad range of formats – from print-ready PDF and postscript files to XML, SGML, XHTML, HTML,HTML5, ePub, uPDF™, PDB, iAuthor, Fixed Layout, Page Perfect, Print Replica and more. The company’s BPO services are complemented by collectionPoint™, its hosted DAM and digital distribution platform, currently used by more than 40 publishers, including Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury, McGraw Hill Professional, Hodder Education, Yale University Press as well as, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The latest version (collectionPoint 3.0) features cPMetalogic, a powerful Onix-driven metadata management and real-time editing application. Learn more at codemantra.com.


Gold

easydita

easyDITA is a one-of-a-kind product that makes collaboration fun—because anyone and everyone can use it with little to no training. easyDITA has been receiving rave reviews because it is so intuitive and user-friendly that even SMEs use it with enthusiasm. Our customers tell us that easyDITA gives them the freedom to concentrate on their writing instead of their tools. Now that’s more like it! Learn more at easyDITA.com.

single-sourcing

The Single-Sourcing Solutions team specializes in everything related to dynamic product information creation, publication, and delivery. With experts for every piece and every phase of the single-source development process, we have implemented single-sourcing systems from scratch and have improved existing systems as well. Our unique partnership approach appeals to groups looking to not only implement solutions or migrate to more innovative content structure, but to become experts themselves.

We have well over a decade’s experience with the Arbortext toolset and in the practical development and deployment of mission-critical, custom XML development and product information solutions. The industries we serve are vast and diverse: Defense, Aerospace, commercial manufacturing, heavy equipment, Medical Device as well as other Life Sciences, Communications, and Government. Learn more at single-sourcing.com.

Doc-To-Help automatically publishes content to desktop, Web, mobile device, and print formats that look like you spent months designing them. All you need to do is write or import content in Microsoft Word®, HTML, or Doc-To-Help’s editor and let Doc-To-Help do the rest. If you are worried about collaboration and content management, rest easy. Doc-To-Help integrates with industry standard technologies such as Microsoft SharePoint and Team Foundation Server. Learn more at componentone.com.


Merrill Brink International (www.merrillbrink.com) is a leading provider of complete translation and language solutions for global companies and law firms, with special expertise in serving the legal, financial, life sciences, software, heavy machinery and corporate markets. A proven leader with more than 30 years of experience, Merrill Brink offers a wide range of language solutions including translation, localization, desktop publishing and globalization services.

Merrill Brink is recognized in the industry for its commitment to quality and its pioneering approach of leveraging technology to reduce costs, eliminate redundant processes and accelerate translation life cycles. Merrill Brink is certified to ISO 9001:2008; ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 13485:2003, and registered to EN 15038:2006 and ISO 14971:2007. Together, these standards provide assurance that the most stringent process and quality standards for translation are followed. Merrill Brink International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Corporation. Learn more at www.merrillbrink.com.

JustSystems

JustSystems is a leading global software provider with over three decades of successful innovation in office productivity, information management, and consumer and enterprise software. JustSystems continues its global expansion strategy based on its XMetaL content lifecycle solutions, the world’s most complete and user-friendly XML authoring tool. JustSystems has received many industry accolades including: KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management in 2012, EContent 100 Companies that Matter the Most in Digital Content in 2011, KMWorld’s Trend Setting Product of 2011, amongst many others. For more information, visit www.xmetal.com.


Silver

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Vasont Systems is a leading provider of XML content management software and data services backed by more than 60 years of experience in the information management and publishing industry. Its Vasont® content management system enables organizations of all sizes to create, manage, and store their multilingual content once for multi-channel delivery. Fortune 1,000 companies and organizations from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, publishing, and healthcare, use Vasont to manage and produce multilingual technical documentation, product manuals, reference and training materials. Learn more at www.vasont.com.

MadCap Software, Inc. is the leading software provider of technical communication tools for end-to-end content development, delivery and management. MadCap Software’s fully integrated suite of products provide state-of-the-art content development and workflow solutions for multi-channel publishing for print, online, desktop and mobile documentation. Through its strategic partner Microsoft Corp., MadCap delivers solutions optimized for Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, and the .NET environment. Headquartered in La Jolla, CA, MadCap is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the documentation industry, including the original creators of RoboHelp. Learn more at Madcap Software.

Founded in 1990, Mekon are leading consultants and systems integrators. We are focused on increasing the effectiveness of your content creation, management and delivery. Faced with insufficient staff and ever increasing demand for output, organizations today often require some support to ensure project success. That support should incorporate best practice, risk management and customer- and ROI-led planning. Mekon provide a well-defined, end-to-end methodology and service that balances strategic guidance and training with the technical capabilities to make a solution a reality. We specialize in systems that allow reuse and recombination of content for flexible, scalable two-way publication, across multiple formats and via the latest publishing media.

Experience with all the major publishing, DITA, S1000D and XML technology vendors gives Mekon a unique and un-biased insight into which technologies are suitable for specific client needs. We are one of the few organizations to successfully implement XML in both the non-technical enterprise content space and traditional technical and professional publishing. As a result Mekon are ideally placed to help you use your content as a strategic business asset. Learn more at http://mekon.com.

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) is a leader in organizing and converting content to modern formats for wide access and new revenue streams. With expertise across many industries, DCL’s proprietary technology matched with US-based project management teams solve clients’ complex conversion challenges securely, accurately and on-time. Serving the full range of businesses, governments, nonprofits and individuals by future-proofing all content, DCL started in 1981 and is a 100 Top Company in the Digital Content Industry for 2011-2012. Learn more at http://www.dclab.com.

Thirty Six Software

SmartDocs is the only content management solution that allows your company’s writers to author, track, manage, and reuse content without leaving their Microsoft Word environment. With SmartDocs, content is authored once, approved once, and then reused over and over again. Track, share, search, find, and reuse your content across documents and across departments. SmartDocs is used by teams of writers to create documents faster and improve the quality of the documents they create. SmartDocs allows writers to take advantage of content reuse directly in MS Word by incorporating features such as: reusable snippets writers can track, find, store, manage, and reuse; powerful conditional text capabilities generate multiple outputs out of a single document; reusable variables ensure accuracy regardless of context; automated document assembly — take the guess-work out of content reuse; SmartDocs Content Map. Navigate large Word documents easily and efficiently. Learn more at www.thirtysix.net.

The ePublisher platform from Quadralay enables individuals and organizations to stay up to speed with their users and easily deliver policy manuals, technical documentation, reference material, and other content in the appropriate format for their audience. With ePublisher you get the most complete list of help authoring tool formats available on the market. Learn more at Webworks.com.

IXIASOFT is a leading provider of XML content management software to organizations worldwide. IXIASOFT offers the DITA CMS, a component content management solution designed specifically to author, manage, review, localize and publish DITA-based technical documentation. The DITA CMS solution is based on TEXTML Server, a native XML database also developed by IXIASOFT. Leading organizations such as AMD, ARM, SolidWorks, Sybase and Varian use the DITA CMS to manage their documentation process. Learn more at www.ixiasoft.com.

stilo

Stilo International specializes in helping organizations automate the conversion of their content into different XML formats, from source formats including XML/SGML/HTML, FrameMaker, Word, InDesign, RoboHelp and DocBook. Migrate, our cloud service, can be used to cost-effectively convert from a few hundred up to tens of thousands of pages, and customers include IBM, Cisco, VCE, TIBCO, Cassidian, Extreme Networks, Micron and Varian Medical Systems. For more information, visit www.stilo.com.

Suite Solutions

Suite Solutions provides the content delivery platforms and professional services you need to engage your customers by providing quick access to relevant information. Our experience and DITA Quick Start approach helps you get it right the first time and quickly realize the benefits and ROI of XML-based information. DITA implementation services include style sheet development for a multitude of output formats in multiple languages, dynamic publishing using SuiteShare social knowledgebase, content conversion, training, consulting, information architecture guidance, custom integration and support. Suite Solutions’ strong team of professionals is proficient in industry standards, best practices and has extensive experience with a broad range of projects. We think out of the box to find creative solutions to the needs of each organization, provide responsive support and uncompromising professionalism. Learn more at www.suite-sol.com.

antidot

Antidot is a software vendor focused in search engines and information enhancement. Dedicated to topic-based documentation publishing, Fluid Topics makes use of topics in their native DITA/XML format in order to leverage the consistency and richness of their structure: by combining Semantic Web technologies for content modeling and enrichment, advanced Web 2.0 interfaces and social oriented features our solutions change the way users access, read and value the documentation. It includes semantic search for fast and contextual access with facets for variants, dynamic reading interface, content filtering based on reader profile, collaborative features (bookmarks, tags, comments, saved queries, alerts on topic changes), ability for users to create custom documentation in a few clicks by assembling topics in documents tailored for solving operational needs, full content reuse capability, feedbacks to writers… Since 1999, Antidot has helped more than 150 clients in the areas of publishing, e-commerce, healthcare, corporate portals and intranets. More information at http://www.fluidtopics.com .

Bluestream

Bluestream’s flag-ship product XDocs, enables organizations of all sizes to realize the benefits of DITA at a lower cost than the competition, with comparable or better quality, thus offering unparalleled value. XDocs is an out-of-the-box, DITA-enabled component content management system that deploys in hours rather than weeks, is easy to use, and has a tight integration with various XML editors. Its flexible unlimited user licensing and optional modules such as work flow, knowledge base, online reviewing, and translation manager allow for economical end-to-end content creation, management, and publishing of content. XDocs customers range from Fortune 100 organizations seeking complex cross-departmental DITA solutions to small businesses containing single author documentation teams. Bluestream has been in business since 1997 and has customers in many verticals, among them software, oil and gas, health care, military, manufacturing and finance. Learn more at www.bluestream.com.


Other Sponsors and Exhibitors


Acrolinx provides Content Quality Software that enables companies such as Adobe, Dell, Cisco, IBM, Philips, and Siemens to make their content easier to comprehend, cheaper to translate, and easier to find. Built on a powerful linguistic analytics engine, Acrolinx helps you analyze, measure, and improve the quality of the content you deliver to your customers.

Acrolinx is built on a foundation of linguistic excellence. We have a passion for understanding language and the complexities it brings to all levels of communication. Our expertise in language can help your organization manage all forms of written communication—from enterprise to user-generated content. Customers recognize this value as a core component that has helped them shape complex solutions for information management. Learn more at www.acrolinx.com.

Information Mapping

Information Mapping® (IM) is a method for analyzing, organizing, and presenting information in its optimal form. Robert E. Horn developed the method based on his research into how the brain processes and categorize information. With over 40 years of use in private and public organizations, IM has been successfully applied in many communication projects including structuring policy, procedure, and compliance content for regulated industries, transitioning legacy files into content management systems, providing a standard for topic-based technical writing, and supporting DITA implementations.

Based on over 40 years of research, IM improves business processes through reducing

  • reading and writing time by up to 50%
  • questions to management by up to 70%
  • performance errors by up to 54%

Whether you train your employees in the IM writing method, hire Mappers to reduce and clarify legacy content, or consult with us to transition your content to an indexed CMS, you will create clear, concise, and usable content that saves time and money! For more information: www.infomap.ca or 1-888-INFOMAP (463-6627)

SimplyXML

Simply XML provides simple, easy to use solutions for creating and publishing XML content. Creating, managing, and publishing content with Content Mapper minimizes costs and ensures control and efficiency across your organization. Our goal is to allow enterprises to take advantage of information standards like DITA, DocBook, NLM, and S1000D by providing authors with simple tools for creating valid, high-quality XML from Microsoft® Word.
We believe that standards adoption will accelerate when the vast majority of authors who use Microsoft Word can easily contribute content and documents to the corporate repository and publishing system. While everyone organization’s needs are a bit different, we have found that the process below is a good place to begin communicating with our customers to build strong and lasting partnerships. We form a team with our customers to focus on:

  • Capturing the business issues that are driving the adoption XML across the enterprise
  • Developing a common view of specific requirements
  • Understanding the capabilities and the resources we each bring to the engagement
  • Defining the roles and responsibilities of each member of the team
  • Achieving the pre-determined technical, business, and financial goals

There’s a reason we call it Simply XML. Learn more at SimplyXML.com.

Prospring Staffing

ProSpring Staffing provides engineers, project managers and technical writers for high-tech companies and government agencies. Our mission: to match highly-qualified candidates with innovative organizations so both are happy with the result. We specialize in:

  • Programmers and Engineers: hardware engineers, network engineers, software engineers, database administrators, and other engineering professions.
  • Program and Project Managers: PMI-certified PMP project managers, program mangers, federal contract managers, and other management professionals.
  • Technical Writers and Trainers: perm and contract technical writers, instructional designers, courseware developers, technical trainers, eLearning specialists, and other communication professions.

Learn more at http://ProSpringStaffing.com.

Scriptorium helps companies with large amounts of technical content streamline their publishing processes, which results in cost reduction and quality improvements. If you are responsible for technical content, you face a bewildering array of possibilities—XML-based authoring, traditional help authoring tools, wikis, customer-generated content, and much more. In a content strategy analysis, we review your existing content lifecycle, identify requirements, and then recommend a solution that fits your organizational constraints. Learn more at http://www.scriptorium.com.

design_science

Producing HTML5 or EPUB 3 output? These formats have marked an exciting trend toward enhanced web pages and ebooks enabling content producers such as yourself to publish fresh content with rich features. Is the math in your content one of those rich features? It should be! When your math is encoded in MathML, you’ll expand your audience through accessibility, search, and localization features, you’ll save money by not restructuring your math content for each delivery platform, and you’ll impress your audience by providing content that can be exchanged with applications ranging from computer algebra systems to learning systems. Let us show you how Design Science’s MathFlow and our other products can help you make good on the promise of enriched content. Learn more about Design Science at http://www.dessci.com/.

Gnostyx

Gnostyx Research helps organizations to plan, design, validate and implement cost-effective content solutions that leverage open standards to realize high-profile business benefits. To better fulfil this role, Gnostyx has assembled a team of highly experienced practitioners and has been tapping this experience to develop a toolkit of methodology and technology components that are used to accelerate projects and enhance project results. The Gnostyx team is currently supporting XML & DITA projects around the world in a variety of sectors including government, software, engineering, healthcare, publishing and education. Learn more at http://www.gnostyx.com.

Componize

Componize is a DITA content management system that optimizes the authoring, management and publishing of high-volume product information such as product documentation or learning content. Combining enterprise-wide collaboration, ease of use, scalability and an open architecture, it provides the full range of features that organizations need today for their content strategy. Spend less time organizing, searching for and re-doing content, and more time creating real value through better reuse and faster multi-channel production. Componize is today modernizing information development for AMD, SAP and Merck Millipore, among others. Learn more at componize.com.


Media Sponsors

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TechWhirl is an online resource for anyone interested in the world of Content Management and Technical Communication. Experienced veterans, up-and-coming professionals, students, and leaders in the business can explore TechWhirl to find new, compelling, thought-provoking, and helpful information on creating and managing the information assets critical to every enterprise. From educational and research content to the latest news, features, and commentary, TechWhirl offers something for everyone who needs to know about technical communication and content management. We love this stuff and think that you should too so visit us at TechWhirl.Com  or @techwritertoday.


The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is a non-profit membership association for the language industry, providing resources, education and research for companies working with translation services, language technology and content localization. GALA member companies are vendors and buyers of language services and technologies from over 300 companies in 50 countries. Member companies deploy sophisticated multilingual strategies and proven tools to take content and products to markets around the world. Learn more at www.gala-global.org.

econtent

EContent is a leading authority on the businesses of digital publishing, media, and marketing, targeting executives and decision-makers in these fast-changing markets. By covering the latest tools, strategies, and thought-leaders in the digital content ecosystem, EContent magazine and EContentmag.com keep professionals ahead of the curve in order to maximize their investment in digital content strategies while building sustainable, profitable business models. Subscribe to our free eNEws letter at http://www.econtentmag.com.


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