on Tuesday announced the release of Near-Time Flow 1.1, an update to their Mac OS X-based digital content authoring, collaboration and management software. The company has also announced an “early access version” of Near-Time Relay, a tool that localizes collaboration communication.
Near-Time Flow is intended for organizations looking for a knowledge management system that enables them to share content from Web pages, images and files, and it uses a hypertext authoring system. Supported standards include XML, HTML, FTP, WebDAV, SMTP, iDisk, RSS and weblogs. Near-Time Flow v1.1 adds Weblog publishing capabilities with support for Blogger and MetaWeblog. Users can customize output to integrate Flow documents with other applications and content management systems. Stylesheets can be customized for better control over HTML output. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)-level security has been added also.
Near-Time Flow has, up to now, relied on Near-Time.net, the company’s own hosted server engine. Near-Time Relay is a store-and-forward engine that companies using Real-Time Flow can install locally, providing more direct administration and greater communication flexibility with the Near-Time.net system. Users can also work online or offline.
Near-Time Flow costs US$99.95 for a single license or $895.99 for a 10-license pack. Annual basic services fee for a Near-Time.net subscription is $29.95 and Near-Time Relay is available for $395 for up to ten users, or $995 for unlimited use per server.