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    Home : Company : News Releases : Maplesoft Unveils MapleNet 10

Maplesoft Unveils MapleNet 10

Enhanced Web-Based Platform Simplifies Process for Sharing Live Technical Knowledge and Applications

WATERLOO, CANADA, May 16, 2005 – Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, today announced the availability of MapleNet™ 10, an enhanced Web-based platform for deploying live technical knowledge and applications. Integrated with Maple 10, the company’s flagship product, MapleNet 10 enables users to quickly and easily produce and share interactive online documents with colleagues and customers.

Prior to the development of MapleNet 10, users would author and post content by creating Java Server Pages (JSP), Java applets or Maplet™ applications. In addition to supporting these authoring formats, MapleNet 10 now provides the ability to directly post a Maple 10 document to the Web. Users are not required to do any additional programming to deploy their Maple content and applications.

Once published, all the math is live in the Web browser and as a result, colleagues around the world can work with, and benefit from, high-powered, live math without needing a copy of Maple 10 installed locally on their computer.

MapleNet 10 allows users to embed dynamic formulas, models and diagrams as live knowledge inside Web pages. When users share their content, readers can change parameters and generate the results for their own problems all within their Web browser without needing any additional programming, extra software or plug-ins on their machines.

"Our goal is to change math from a burden to an enabling competitive advantage," said Jim Cooper, CEO of Maplesoft. "Whether the application is research, e-learning or product design and development, the integration of Maple 10 and MapleNet 10 enables users to work better, faster and smarter. The ability to directly post a Maple document is something that MapleNet users have been requesting, and will dramatically change the way our customers deploy technical information and solutions throughout their organizations."

In addition to posting and sharing Maple 10 documents, MapleNet 10 has other key new features including:

  • A new equation editor that lets users create textbook-quality equations in natural mathematical notation.
  • Animations with full controls for play, stop, frame rate, loopback and more.
  • Increased language support that allows users to document work in Japanese and other character sets.
  • Plot controls that provide greater control over plot appearance, gridlines, line thickness and style.

Availability
MapleNet 10 will be available in July. For more information contact Maplesoft. Outside of the United States and Canada contact a Maplesoft reseller partner. A list of partners is available online at http://www.maplesoft.com/contact/international/index.aspx..

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft is a leading developer and provider of interactive mathematical software. Its suite of products includes Maple, the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents; MapleNet, a Web-based platform for sharing Maple content for collaboration and e-learning; and Maple T.A., a Web-based system for creating tests, assignments and exercises, automatically assessing student responses and performance. Its standards-compliant algorithms are renowned for their speed, accuracy and reliability. In addition, Maplesoft leads the market with innovations that make the management of technical knowledge – whether in industry, or in a classroom – more effective and efficient. Over two million users at thousands of organizations benefit from advanced Maple technology. The Maplesoft commercial customer base includes Boeing, Bosch, Canon and NASA. Additionally, virtually every major university and research institute in the world, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford and Waterloo, has adopted Maplesoft products to enhance their education and research activities. For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com.