UltraCSDB is a comprehensive and powerful S1000D Common Source Database (CSDB) that provides centralised management, workflow, storage and retrieval of S1000D & iSpec 2200 projects, data modules, publication modules, IETP-X, stylesheets, business rules, digital assets and more.
Cost effective, versatile, flexible and completely integrated enterprise S1000D content lifecycle management. Out of the box support for S1000D issue 1.8 to 5.0, Shipdex and ATA iSpec 2200.
UltraCSDB is a client/server solution that can operate over the internet/intranet and so can be accessed over WAN & LANs. The system enables full collaborative features such as workflow and email notifications. UltraCSDB is a fully scalable solution and can handle any data volumes. An unlimited number of UltraCSDB servers can be deployed in parallel.
UltraCSDB supports the entire S1000D data modules Issue 1.8 to 5.0. Support for new S1000D issues is easily implemented through XML document type configuration files. Any additional schema can be supported through external configuration files.
ATA can be broken down into any required granularity for example at pgblk level, task or subtask level. The document parts are then treated in the same way as S1000D data modules and go through the full workflow. The CSDB will create the skeleton XML / SGML structure for each ATA module. The ATA modules are then combined by automatically building a publication module with a tree representation of the structure. The rules for creating the publication module chapter structures and filling the chapters with the correct modules and order are defined in the project type configuration files.
The publication module goes through the workflow with review. The ATA publication module can be published to an instance of a full CMM / ACMM, the parts are automatically combined and attributes and structure adjusted according to the server defined XML configuration rules for that project type.
The resulting single XML file for CMM or ACMM can then be published with UltraXML or any other formatter. The stylesheet for the project can be stored as an asset in the CSDB along with full workflow for the stylesheet. Through the configuration files UltraCSDB can support any DTD in the same way.
UltraCSDB stores binary assets of any type on the server machine. Thumbnail previews are also generated by the server as a background process for later viewing by the client application. Full workflow for all asset types is supported. ICN numbers are generated by the system with the correct sequence number. Assets can be associated with a data module. The ICN numbers already used in a data module when importing are read into the CSDB and the associations made in the database.
UltraAuthor is available as an add-on for UltraCSDB. UltraAuthor tightly integrates with UltraCSDB Server to retrieve project information.
UltraCSDB is able to utilise COTS editors such as Framemaker, XMetal or Arbortext Epic Editor.
An UltraCSDB API is available which exposes all existing functionality of the UltraCSDB service. Any programming language that supports web services can be used.
UltraCSDB Multiple Language Support includes:
UltraCSDB is compatible with all Windows and Windows Server platforms from Windows XP / Windows 2003 Server and above. Microsoft .NET 4.0 or above is required on the server and client machines.
UltraCSDB is compatible with the following databases: