Ektron, Inc., a technology and market leader in web content management software, today announced it released Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.1, its all-in-one application for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites.
“We continually ask our customers and partners what they want their websites to do, and this CMS400.NET release reflects functionality they’ve been looking for,” said Bill Rogers, founder and chief executive officer, Ektron. “They want their web developers to be able to easily set up a site with out-of-the-box functionality, and if needed, extend it with their own custom business logic. They want their content creators to be comfortable in the authoring environment with intuitive features and seamlessly integrated document management. And finally, they want their site visitors to have a great experience with user-customized pages and content that is accessible by everyone.”
Organizations use Ektron CMS400.NET to develop rich, dynamic sites and web applications. These sites offer personalized, interactive communication with visitors, foster community and encourage customer loyalty to attract more repeat visits. They also strengthen marketing efforts and build online presence to help increase business.
New and enhanced capabilities in Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.1 include:
- Personalization and portal support: Site visitors create their own customized views of a site’s pages with content options specified by the site owner, such as blogs, forums or calendars. Content authors can also build shared views for all visitors using the same functionality, eliminating the need to have a developer reconfigure the web pages
- eWebEditPro+XML Version 5.0 with 508 & W3C Compliance Checker:The latest version of the editor includes enhanced support for XML and microformats, and Unicode and multilingual content, as well as new built-in math functions for complex formulas and calculation character strings. The customizable 508 & W3C Compliance Checker automatically ensures content is compliant with accessibility standards and restricts the ability to publish, if necessary
- Integrated document management: New functionality in the Ektron Explorer lets non-technical business users set up personal portals for managing individual or team projects. Ektron’s new integrated toolbar for Microsoft(R) Office lets users author, edit and interact with the integrated document management system without ever leaving their familiar Word, Excel(R), PowerPoint(R) or other Office application environment
- Software development kit (SDK): Ektron’s second generation Application Programming Interface (API) and new Event Handler simplifies CMS400.NET development and extension. Developers can carry over custom-developed code and functionality through upgrades without disrupting the existing application, and intuitive API documentation navigation and IntelliSense allow you to quickly access descriptions of the system functions available.
A new Visual Studio(R) extension integrates directly into Visual Studio’s template library for quick access. When chosen, a new project and its required files and database are generated automatically. A plug-in wizard helps in developing custom functionality and provides a simple interface for interacting with CMS400.NET’s Event Handler
Pricing and Availability
Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.1 is available immediately. Pricing starts at $8,939 USD for a 10-user, one-URL license with one year of maintenance, which provides access to all product upgrades and unlimited technical support. For more information, to download a trial or to request a live demonstration, visit .
Ektron’s web content management and authoring solutions are affordable for any organization and simple enough for anyone to use, yet offer webmasters, designers and developers all the tools they need to create, deploy and manage interactive web, intranet and extranet sites in one platform. With Ektron CMS400.NET, companies can do what they want on the Web, including developing rich sites for personal, two-way communication with visitors, building community through memberships, blogs and forums, and attracting more repeat visits using RSS feeds and web alerts to increase business opportunities. An open API allows for easy customization and extension. Ektron is headquartered in Amherst, N.H., and has more than 18,000 customer implementations worldwide, including Unilever, Intel and Pfizer. For more information, visit