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Cell-Loc's middleware solution licensed Down Under

Calgary, Alberta-based Cell-Loc Inc. said it has signed an agreement with Abercorn Group to provide its LocationBroker middleware platform along with its fleet tracking and L411 location services for application in the Australian market. Cell-Loc has also agreed to explore Abercorn Group's role in selling Cell-Loc's Cellocate location position determining equipment (PDE) in Australia.

The licensing agreement includes up-front licensing fees and ongoing royalties payments. Under the terms of the agreement, Sydney-based Abercorn Group has the perpetual exclusive right to license and distribute LocationBroker and fleet tracking and L411 software products for application in the Australian market contingent upon Abercorn Group achieving defined revenue targets. Abercorn Group will try out the products in Australia through a remote hosting facility based at Cell-Loc's headquarters in Calgary.

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CandleNet eBusiness Platform joined with iWay integration technology

New York-based iWay Software, an Information Builders company that provides enterprise integration solutions and Candle Corp., a privately owned global software and services company, have announced an agreement to develop a joint e-business integration solution for complex enterprise environments. Under the terms of the agreement, Candle will incorporate iWay Software integration technology into its existing CandleNet eBusiness Platform.

Los Angeles-based Candle said it develops and markets more than 200 products and services that enable companies to create, integrate, manage and measure the effectiveness of their e-businesses. This partnership will extend Candle's existing eBP integration capabilities to over 120 information sources on 35 platforms through iWay Software's Enterprise Adapter Suite. A joint application, designed by Candle/iWay Software, is available immediately, according to an announcement.

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Attunity and Scopeland to deliver integrated e-business portal solutions

Attunity Ltd., a Burlington, Mass.-based provider of e-business integration solutions, and Scopeland Software, a specialist in the code-free development platform of e-business portals and customized applications, have announced a partnership they say makes it possible for German-based Scopeland's customers to achieve e-business initiatives by integrating enterprise systems with new Web-based solutions.

By bringing together the two solutions, organizations can build corporate portals that allow users to search, view and interact with all types and formats of information, including data in mainframe, legacy and enterprise applications and relational/non-relational databases, the companies said. With Attunity products, companies can integrate disparate processes, applications and data sources with each other to drive e-business applications, including business information portals developed with Scopeland software.

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Objects in Bio- & Chem-Informatics 2001 set for July

Objects In Bio- & Chem-Informatics 2001 conference, hosted by the Object Management Group's Life Science Research Domain Task Force, is scheduled to be held in Danvers, Mass., July 9-10.

The conference will focus on the role of object-oriented technology, reusable software components, design patterns and distributed computing in life sciences research, according to Needham, Mass.-based Object Management Group. The theme of the conference is sharing best practices for implementing object-based systems for bioinformatics, cheminformatics and related disciplines. The conference's scope includes object modeling and implementation, independent of platform or language.

The OiBC Program Committee is currently seeking papers and posters reporting original research and development of object-oriented software and systems, the role of object-oriented technology, reusable software components, design patterns and distributed computing in life sciences research. Demonstrations of interoperability in systems using components from two or more sources are particularly encouraged, either as posters or as platform talks, according to the committee.

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