Web Crossing Inc. on Monday announced a new Neurons plug-in for creating interactive multimedia database modules in a Web Crossing 5.0 environment. It lets you create and share “Neurons,” interactive data-driven elements such as catalogs and phone lists, and is free (for a limited time) for any Web Crossing 5.0 installation whether licensed or ASP (server hosted) model.
Web Crossing is collaboration server software that offers threaded and linear discussions, integrated newsgroups and mailing lists, full e-mail services, secure communications, personal calendar, real-time chat and live event functionality. Version 5.0 was
released in March.
The plug-in’s Neuron Settings provides control over edit/view access for hosts, sysops, authors and other participants. Neuron views are available as single record view, table views or custom view with an included custom views editor. Using the fields editor, you create, edit and rearrange an unlimited number of fields. The fields are flexible thanks to the variety of field types, such as string, number, date, e-mail addresses, link, checkbox, image, attachment and select list.
Neuron data can be imported and exported as tab-delimited data, which means the Neurons plug-in can incorporate data from or into a spreadsheet. Neuron data can also be exported as XML data. What’s more, an included application programming interface (API) interconnects Neurons with other development projects.
New copies of Web Crossing 5.0 are available as a sliding-scale traffic-based software license starting at US$295 or ASP solution for maximum uptime starting at $65 per month. Web Crossing 5.0 upgrades are also available on a traffic-based sliding scale starting at $119.