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WebEQ Developers Suite Now Shipping

Major upgrade for developers creating Web sites with dynamic math

Long Beach, CA, - December 3, 2001 - Design Science, Inc., the developers of MathType and the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, announced the release of the WebEQ™ Developers Suite, a toolkit for building Web pages that include dynamic math. This is the company's first major upgrade of WebEQ since acquiring the product and its development staff in June 2000. A fully functional, 30-day evaluation is available on the company's Web site.

Many of the world's leading e-learning companies, content developers and education portals are using WebEQ components to create Web-based infrastructure and learning environments that help educators engage students in math and science on the Web. A few notable companies integrating and distributing WebEQ include: Blackboard, WebCT, Prometheus, Waterloo Maple, Question Mark, Brownstone Research Group and many others.

"We've built WebEQ so that it is easy for people with moderate computer skills to make dynamic math Web pages, but powerful and customizable enough for first-rate programmers to make virtually any type of math Web site, limited perhaps only by their imagination.", said Dr. Robert Miner, Director of New Product Development for Design Science. "We're very happy to offer the best tools for the job and we are proud to continue our leading role in making Math on the Web, and MathML in particular, become ubiquitous." said Miner.

WebEQ Developers Suite includes five components: the Editor for authoring "presentation" and "content" MathML (MathML is a Recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium); the Publisher for processing HTML pages with MathML and WebTeX (WebTeX is an equation markup language similar to LaTeX); the Input Control which functions as an easy-to-use graphical equation editor in a Web page; the Equation Server which works behind the scenes to facilitate batch processing and processing via scripts on a server; and the Viewer Control that displays MathML in any browser. Extensive documentation, sample scripts and templates are also included with the suite.

The WebEQ Developers Suite is $495, the academic price is $99 and licenses to integrate and distribute WebEQ components with products are available. Complete information is available on the Design Science Web site:

About Design Science, Inc.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science, Inc., developer of MathType, the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ and MathPlayer, develops software for publishing mathematical notation in print and Web-based technical documents and for building Web pages with dynamic math.


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Bruce Virga
Vice President Sales

Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA

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