Justsystems US Holding, Inc. and Blast Radius, Inc. have announced that they have reached an agreement for Justsystems to acquire the XMetaL software business of Blast Radius. XMetaL is a provider of XML content creation and collaboration solutions. The transaction is subject to various conditions prior to closing.
The XMetaL family of XML authoring solutions provide a variety of functions, including content development and authoring, realtime document collaboration, and multi-channel publishing. The XMetaL solutions also provide an advanced collaboration platform, enabling users to simultaneously work on XML documents. The XMetaL family includes: XMetaL Author; XMetaL Author: DITA Edition; XMetaL Reviewer; XMetaL Developer; XMetaL Central; and XMAX-XmetaL for ActiveX.
Justsystems intends to continue all current XMetaL activities, including product development, sales, and marketing. XMetaL customers will continue to receive new product updates, service, and technical support through the XMetaL division. In addition, Justsystems will offer XML solutions and services based on a combination of XMetaL's application and Justsystem's xfy technology.