Aestiva has released Aestiva Knowledge Base 3.0, and introduced Aestiva Knowledge Base Pro, both of which now include the HTML/OS Runtime Edition. The Aestiva Knowledge Base is described as a searchable database application for Web sites. It works on Mac operating system, as well as UNIX and Windows systems.
Web site proprietors can add Aestiva Knowledge Base to their sites to provide users with simple and complex search functions. Features include a Web-based administration module that can be used to define the parameters of the knowledge database and tailor the interface. Data can also be imported from other sources, and users can add entries while “hiding” the content from public review until it’s ready.
The software works hand-in-hand with Aestiva’s HTML/OS Professional or Runtime editions — a cross-platform computing environment that runs on Windows, Mac and UNIX-based servers. The Aestiva Knowledge Base software is “ready out of the box,” according to the company, requiring no programming. It can be installed at shared hosting sites or dedicated servers.
Aestiva Knowledge Base features the ability to create three separate knowledge bases. The newly-introduced Aestiva Knowledge Base Pro features unlimited knowledge base creation and includes the ability to log search activity. It’s a “ready out of the box” software application that requires no programming or maintenance and can be installed at shared hosted sites as well as on dedicated servers, according to the folks at Aestiva. General features include a Web-based administration module for setting up and maintaining knowledge databases and tailoring the look and feel.
Data can be added one entry at a time or batch imported from other sources. Staff has the ability to add entries and “hide” them from the public until ready to display. There’s also optional logging of search entries and clickthroughs, which can be helpful in determining the effectiveness of your knowledge base.
Aestiva Knowledge Base requires Aestiva HTML/OS Professional or Runtime environments. The software carries a retail price ranging from US$799 to $1,499. More details are available from Aestiva LLC’s Web site.
Aestiva HTML/OS is a high-speed Web and database engine. It’s cross platform and scalable. The latest version is 2.1.