SiteRefresh 5 Ships

Aug 27, 2004


Refresh Software Corp., a provider of Core content management, has announced the release of SiteRefresh 5, with a J2EE Core developed in Java offering JSR-170 (level 2) features for inclusion in the latest service-oriented architectures. SiteRefresh's Open Publishing System is designed to provide interfaces, complete with source code, for Web publishing and delivery systems developed in most scripting languages, including ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, CFM, PHP, TCL, and Perl. In contrast to proprietary CMS products, the SiteRefresh open publishing system (OPS) is a method for the secure and controlled retrieval of assets stored in the SiteRefresh Content Repository. OPS includes a series of source code content retrieval objects which engage SiteRefresh's Content Repository¹s open/published RDBMS schema for non-proprietary API access.

Enhancements to SiteRefresh 5 include: a modern 3-tier architecture using industry standards and application servers is intended to ensure portability, scalability, reliability, ease of integration, and a solid foundation for future product development and enhancements. Enhanced digital asset management capabilities ­ AssetType definitions can now include binary objects (images, files, PDFs, Word and Excel documents, etc.) incorporating: user defined properties; versioned binary data; integrated workflow review and approval process; and binary data stored in the database, easing replication issues, with an option for maintaining a file system cache for direct access. Support for both an image and file repository as well as content asset specific files and images. Enhanced AssetType datafield validation. Support for user-defined triggers performed on workflow transitions. Originator notification and periodic review workflow settings. Edition content can now be defined by either current or published versions.