Content Rendering/Publishing

 
 

Single sourcing

SiberSafe enables publication of the same content to different media. For example, the user can opt to simultaneously publish a document to HTML, PDF, RTF, HTML Help and CHM Help. Because SiberSafe tracks all the elements required to publish a document, the user need only specify the document to be published. SiberSafe will assemble all the required components from the repository and transform them using the required publication driver.

Transformations

SiberSafe incorporates both open source and custom transformations to enable teams authoring XML documents using the DocBook DTD to publish to PDF, RTF, HTML, HTML Help, and CHM Help. Published documents can be either stored in the repository or emailed to the requesting user, with multi-file publication results being zipped up prior to emailing.

Via SiberSafe's DITA Open Toolkit integration, users can now easily publish specialized or regular DITA content into formats such as PDF, Word, RTF, HTML, HTML DocSet, JavaHelp, HTML Help, Powerpoint slides, and more. A single server-side DITA Open Toolkit installation delivers the benefits of single-source publishing to all SiberSafe users with no new software required on their own local machines.

SiberSafe lets you specify your own XSLT script to apply to an XML document. The resulting file can be published to a different stream where it could be made available to a different group, or deployed to an external server.

Automated document assembly

SiberSafe publication drivers automate document assembly based on query templates and parameter files that specify the criteria to be used when executing the queries. Users can assemble documents by executing queries, sorting the result based on the specified sort criteria, and applying the formatting transformations required. For example, if the Document Assembly Driver is used to produce an alphabetically-sorted list of product features, new features will be included in the right location every time a new list is published. The Document Assembly Driver uses the same document templates as the Document Builder, with the parameter file specifying the selection criteria rather than the user.

Document publishing on the fly

Users can publish their documents "on the fly" without creating a new publication group, via one of the partially-defined publication groups that exist in the stream. These groups specify a publication target format, and their publication source is dynamically selected.

FrameMaker as an XML Publication engine

SiberSafe includes a configurable FrameMaker publication driver that allows XML documents to be published to PDF using all the features of FrameMaker. The standard SiberSafe Publication Driver interface allows the document administrator to use existing Frame documents as templates for publishing XML content. Each XML content type can be published using a different Frame document as its template.

Content Deployment

SiberSafe's content deployment component, SiberStage, enables administrators to move content from the repository to external servers, either web servers or build systems.

SiberStage is designed to allow web developers to deploy changes to a web site from a central location. It is fully configurable and runs on any client that supports Java applications.

A SiberStage client can periodically check with the repository to see if any files have changed in the development stream, extract any changed files and process them according to the SiberStage client configuration - for example, it could launch an XSL translation to convert the XML files to HTML, and place all deployed files in the file system, available for access via the web or application server. The client can also handle all the server restarts, registry updates, etc. associated with deploying application components.

Knowledge Base Publisher & Viewer

The SiberSafe Knowledge Base Publisher enables training teams to use and reference content created for technical manuals and help files. Teams can generate self paced training courses, learning objects optionally published as SCORM learning objects, and hyperlinked training books published as an interactive training course or a PDF.

Once published, the knowledge base can be distributed for use online or via CD-ROM with its convenient, royalty-free Viewer.

The Knowledge Base Indexer address specification uses XPath expressions to selectively include/exclude elements to/from a particular address in the full-text knowledge base index.

To view a knowledge base on CD-ROM, a servlet-based knowledge base viewer is automatically launch before the system browser.

Either random or user-specified file name prefixes can be generated for publication results. This enables teams to integrate SiberSafe knowledge bases with in-house content management systems that require files to have unique names regardless of the folder in which they are located.

What our customers say:

Barbara J. Reeder, President, SDI Government Solutions:

"The unprecedented flexibility of the SiberSafe solution and the responsiveness of SiberLogic’s team help us to successfully manage the conversion of technical manuals into any of the evolving standards of the Department of Defense Community.”

Cactus May, Manager, Technical Publications, Tokyo Electron:

"We use SiberSafe in a highly collaborative and complex global environment where it has proven to be both a reliable and flexible CMS. Streamlining the workflow from concept to deliverable with features such as conditional and multi-channel publishing has made us better at what we do. We've run SiberSafe through the paces, but SiberLogic have always been ready to turn whatever was hanging us up into the next great, new feature."

William Gill, Solutions Architect, Innovatia:

"Our experience with SiberLogic during our implementation has been very good. The quality of responses we receive go beyond simply correcting any issue but also provide alternatives and best practice suggestions."

Philip Vallone, Manager, Technical Documentation, SDI Government Solutions

SDI has been using SiberSafe CMS/CSDB for over 5 years to manage and automate its technical documentation development, maintenance and conversion processes. SDI's business is project-driven and every project comes with its own set of standard compliance requirements. SiberSafe has helped SDI to successfully comply with multiple technical publication standards, including S1000D, MIL-STD-2361 and DITA for our commercial and US DoD clients' projects. SiberSafe has tremendously evolved over the years, helping us meet our diverse project requirements. SiberLogic’s technical support and consulting services have helped us meet the project deadlines in our documentation development and conversion projects.

Open Ratings, Dun & Bradstreet

Open Ratings (Dun & Bradstreet) has independently surveyed multiple SiberLogic's customer accounts and gave SiberLogic high marks for its past performance in a number of business related categories, based on the quality of its products and services. Download a copy of the Open Ratings evaluation report from our website

 

Product Information Line

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Downloads
SiberSafe Styler

Installation Package

Run this installation package to install SiberSafe Styler, a Microsoft Word plug-in for PDF layout template design and XSLT stylesheet auto-generation
SiberSafe Styler Datasheet

Datasheet

Learn how to convert XML into PDF with your distinct branding and look-n-feel without XSLT programming. This datasheet describes the features and benefits of SiberSafe Styler