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Design Science and Syncro Soft Partner to Support MathML in Oxygen

MathFlow Editor now works with Oxygen XML Editor and Oxygen XML Author 11

LONG BEACH, Calif. — October 19, 2009 — Design Science and Syncro Soft today announced that the newly released Oxygen XML Editor and Oxygen XML Author 11 have been designed to support MathML editing with Design Science's three MathFlow equation editors: Structure, Style and Simple. This combines Oxygen's powerful XML editing and development platform with MathFlow's industry standard MathML editing technology. MathML is the XML standard for representing mathematical notation and is a crucial component of technical publishing workflows, content managed websites, accessibility and education applications.

"We've recently had a large number of customer inquiries about using our MathFlow product with Oxygen, so we're happy to partner with Syncro Soft to help make this happen," said Bruce Virga, Design Science's VP of Business Development. "Since Oxygen and math are both big in education, we expect the combination to do very well in this arena," Virga added.

MathFlow is widely used in publishing, elearning, assessment, aerospace, defense, education, government, science and engineering, as well as enterprise solutions and commercial products. The MathFlow product line consists of a set of components for editing, display, and accessibility of mathematical notation for websites, applications and services. It includes MathFlow for Arbortext and XMetaL, and MathFlow Components & SDK which replace the company's WebEQ product.

Oxygen XML Editor has a large number of users ranging from beginners to XML experts providing support for all XML-based technologies including XSLT and XQuery, all the XML schema languages, XML databases, XProc pipelines and web services. Specially tuned for content authors the Oxygen XML Author comes with a configurable and extensible visual editing mode based on W3C CSS stylesheets with ready-to-use DITA, DocBook, TEI and XHTML support, making Oxygen the ideal XML authoring solution.

“We are pleased to partner with Design Science to extend the MathML authoring capabilities of our Oxygen XML product line," said Stefan Vasile, CEO at Syncro Soft. "The MathFlow MathML technology is a valued enhancement to our products, especially for the users creating scientific content: the MathFlow Editors provides them the ability to compose and visualize MathML mathematical notation directly from Oxygen, using a visual editing paradigm.”

Licensing and pricing plans have been set for enterprise, education and commercial OEM use. More information is available on Design Science's website, www.dessci.com, and the Oxygen website, http://www.oxygenxml.com.

About Design Science

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science develops software used by educators, scientists and publishing professionals, including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, MathFlow, MathDaisy and MathPlayer, to communicate on the web and in print. For more information please visit www.dessci.com.

About Syncro Soft Ltd

Syncro Soft is a privately held software company founded in 1998 with a large area of expertise in XML technologies: XML Schema, Relax NG, Schematron, XSLT, XPath and XQuery. The main product oXygen XML Editor provides the best coverage of today's XML technologies; it complies with the established standards released by W3C and other organizations and enhances developer productivity through an intuitive and innovative XML IDE. Syncro Soft is a member of the W3C.

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Contact:

Bruce Virga
brucev@dessci.com
800-827-0685
+1 (562) 432-2920
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
USA
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