Corda Technologies, a company that provides interactive data visualization solutions, has announced version 4.0 of its PopChart server products.
PopChart 4.0 is ready for the rapidly emerging Web Services market including .NET and Java with end-to-end support of XML, according to Neal Williams, CEO of Corda. Through XML, information can be easily extracted and exchanged between databases, enhancing e-commerce and business intelligence applications, he said. PopChart 4.0 allows users to deliver and utilize charts and graphs as a Web Service.
“Managers today are buried with mountains of crucial data that they are expected to understand and take into account when making decisions,” Williams said. “Visualization of that data is key to understanding. In PopChart 4.0, dData visualization has been enhanced by inclusion of PDF and EPS output. This output allows users to easily create clean, crisp charts and graphs within PDF reports for viewing and printing.”
There’s also the ability to directly import background images and a new administration console designed to facilitate deployment, monitoring and maintenance of PopChart. Server uptime availability is improved with PopChart’s advanced clustering support and server failover.
There’s also PopChart Builder, a visual design and template creation tool, which includes a Windows True Type font converter that provides full double-byte support for international language symbols. PopChart’s direct database connectivity permits a developer to connect directly to a database from PopChart.
PopChart provides Flash and SVG images that have drilldown and popup features to assist in navigating through data. A variety of graph types are supported in both vector and bitmap images. There is also wireless and handheld support using WBMP output.
It works with Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X. Supported Mac OS X browsers include Internet Explorer 5.1 or higher and OmniWeb 4.0 or higher.