For Immediate Release
New Math on the Web Products Announced
Long Beach, CA, - October 12, 2000 - Design Science,
Inc., the developer of
WebEQ, MathType and the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, announced that they
are introducing new products for authoring and displaying math on the Web.
MathPlayer, MathPage and a new version of WebEQ will be demonstrated during the
MathML International Conference 2000, being held October 20 & 21 in
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. The shipping dates have not been announced.
MathPlayer is plug-in software for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 that
enables it to display MathML in Web pages. "MathPlayer will finally bring
MathML to the masses, enabling scientists, engineers, educators and students to
communicate math more effectively on the Web," said Paul R. Topping,
President of Design Science. The company intends to make MathPlayer
available free on its Web site.
MathPage saves Microsoft Word documents as Web pages, and converts MathType
or Equation Editor equations to MathML code or GIF images that are properly
baselined, print nicely, have cross-browser support and additional features that
will be demonstrated at the MathML Conference. "Since 75% of the world's
scientific and technical documents are Microsoft Word documents with Equation
Editor and MathType equations, it's very important that our users have a way to
present those documents on the Web. We're delighted to introduce a product that
will enable our users to effortlessly convert their existing documents to Web
documents, with superior results," said Peter Cooper, Director of
Engineering for Design Science. MathPage is currently in beta and will soon be
released as part of the next MathType upgrade.
Design Science recently acquired WebEQ to expand its product line into
dynamic math. WebEQ is a complete suite of tools for building dynamic math Web
pages. It includes the WebEQ Equation Editor and Page Wizard for authoring
MathML, a scriptable Math Viewer applet for displaying dynamic math in Web
pages, an Equation Input Control for entering math expressions into Web forms,
and a command-line version of the Page Wizard that can be used from CGI scripts
or other server software to process MathML for a wide range of dynamic math Web
applications. The next release of WebEQ will include state-of-the-art content
MathML authoring and processing capabilities, new programming and interactivity
features, and greatly improved and simplified MathML editing.
"Right now WebEQ is a developer's tool for putting dynamic math on the
Web. We're expanding its functionality to make it a more powerful Web
development tool and then we plan to improve the user interface so that anyone,
not just people with programming backgrounds, can build dynamic math Web
pages," said Dr. Robert Miner, Director of New Product Development for
Design Science. "In the meantime, our MathType product is the de facto
standard for publishing math pages in print and on the Web. The plan is to have
all our customers use all of our products and expand the user base through
innovation," said Miner.
About Design Science, Inc.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science,
Inc. develops software for publishing mathematical notation in print and
Web-based technical documents and for building Web pages with dynamic
Vice President Sales
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA