Enterprise Document Manager software
World Software Corp. has released its 32-bit compatible WORLDOX 96 Enterprise Document Manager. The software offers native support for Windows 95 applications, including Word 7, Excel 7, PowerPoint 7 and WordPerfect 7 on Windows 95 and NT desktops. It also supports Windows 3.X and 16-bit Windows applications and runs on most networks, including Windows NT, Novell, Banyan and Windows for Workgroups.
New features of WORLDOX 96 include the ISYS 4.0 search engine, upgraded viewer capabilities with Internet file-format support and numerous interface enhancements. The software's Profiling System provides a direct and immediate means to view and work with the contents of HTML and UUE files which have been downloaded from the Internet. It also supports popular graphics formats such as JPEG and GIF.
WORLDOX 96 also has enhanced its Version Control feature, which provides retention of up to 26 versions of each file, allowing the user to review and return to prior versions.
WORLDOX 96 is available for $295 per concurrent user. Upgrades from previous versions of World Software products also are available. For more information, call Thomas Burke at 1-800/962-6360.
Invisible but smart personal assistant
A new voice-activated mobile communications service has been endorsed by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Wildfire, an interactive "smart" technology, works like an invisible personal assistant. It places calls, takes messages, maintains a phone directory and even calls users to remind them of important dates and meetings. Using a state-of-the-art voice recognition system that sounds very human, Wildfire also can interrupt a call in progress and whisper that there is an incoming call.
Virtuosity, a Marina del Rey-based company, is the service provider of Wildfire Assistant in California. It can be reached at 310/574-0574.
Capsoft creates new distribution channel
Capsoft Development Corp. announces the creation of the Capsoft Developer Network (CDN), a distribution channel that provides federal, state and local legal content to legal professionals. The network will resell products developed by CDN developers, independent HotDocs users, state bars and major commercial publishers.
A primary component of CDN will be an online template store which allows users to search for federal or state-specific template sets in a specific practice area. A brief description, author information and price for each template set will be provided. CDN also allows HotDocs users who have developed custom templates for their own practice to market them on the network.
Attorneys without Internet access can purchase templates by calling 1-800/500-DOCS. For further information about this new service, call Paul Ressler at 801/763-3900.
Windows version of Vision Docket available
Legal software publisher CompuLaw, Ltd., has released a Windows version of its calendaring docket program, Vision Docket. The program encapsulates Pervasive's scaleable SQL database for fast performance, and features open architecture which gives users access to their data for use with other report writers and tools.
New features include the ability to access events from virtually anywhere in the system, print to e-mail and other file formats, graphical on-screen calendars, print preview to Windows screen, double NetDoc's speed and easy data migration from NetDoc to Vision Docket.
Prices start at $495 for five attorneys and $2,495 for an unlimited number of attorneys. For additional information about Vision Docket, call Lois Kalmick at 1-800/444-0020.
Directory of intellectual property firms
LawNT, the International Law Firm Network, has launched a new web site on the Internet, the WIPN Directory of Intellectual Property Law Firms. The directory, located at http://www.ip.lawnt.com, contains a search engine which allows users to search for law firms by practice specialty, city, state or firm name.
LawNT created 9,000 URLs for law firms which specialize in intellectual property. Each law firm is provided with a free basic multi-page web site which lists name, address, phone, fax, firm members, clients and areas of practice. A LawNT e-mail address for each firm enables users to communicate directly with each firm. Firms can enhance their site to include newsletters, brochures or other additional content.
Recently, LawNT created a similar web site for law firms practicing insurance law, The Insurance Law List, located at http://www.ins.lawnt.com. The company also plans to launch web sites for the Association of Banking & Commercial Law Firms and the Environmental Law List. For more information, call 201/533-0059.
U.S. patent database on the Internet
Questel-Orbit Inc. recently introduced QPAT-US, a comprehensive full-text U.S. patent data base located on the Internet at http://www.qpat.com/.
The database consists of patent data from 1974 to the present.
QPAT-US features an intuitive "point-and-click" interface that allows patent searchers to conduct sophisticated searches with efficiency.
The annual subscription price is $1,995 for a single user or a monthly subscription charge of $195. For further information, call 1-800/326-1710.