has released version 4.0 of its xCat application suite, which creates and manages catalog listings of thousands to millions of products in a centralized repository of product content.
Built for enterprise-wide product content management and catalog publishing, the application supports both printed and electronic output from a single data source for Web-based electronic commerce, CD-ROM-based electronic catalogs and custom paper catalogs. Version 4.0 of xCat includes updated support for QuarkXPress 5.0 and Adobe In Design 2.0, with cross-platform support for both Mac and Windows platforms.
According to A2i President Paul Weinberg the update also improves the handling and performance of large objects (such as images, PDFs, and rich text files); offers full support for automotive-type application-based search and illustrated parts catalogs with “hotspot” drill-down search; enhances support for product relationships; and improves search performance. For pricing options, contact A2i.