Mekon supplies XML Content Management and Publishing Solution for UK Software Company using DITA

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Apertio Limited choose Mekon to supply an XML content management and publishing solution using the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA).

Today Mekon announces Apertio has chosen Mekon to supply an end-to-end XML publishing solution to help optimise the production of technical manuals and online help. Mekon will be integrating its Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) optimised XML content management system, ‘Notus XMS’ with 3rd party authoring and pagination tools. Mekon has also developed a content mapping tool for Apertio, which allows the mapping of unstructured legacy content to the DITA standard.

“We selected Mekon because they have a considerable track record in technical publishing, and consequently have the necessary in-depth technical competence that is essential to drive such a project, together with a flexibility of approach and a willingness to adapt systems to suit Apertio’s needs. We believe that Mekon will supply us with a cost effective XML publishing and document storage system that will be tailored to our needs and will help improve our efficiency”…..Peter Burdett, Technical Author, Apertio Limited

With 15 years experience in XML & SGML, Mekon is uniquely positioned as the UKs leading single-source publishing experts and is readily equipped to optimise organisations publishing processes. After a thorough analysis of Apertio’s publishing objectives, Mekon recommended the DITA standard as the most effective for enabling content re-use.

“We recommended DITA as the publishing standard due to the flexibility of its ‘topic’ based approach to information architecture. The standard enables information elements to be ‘context free’, thereby allowing information to be easily re-used across multiple output channels”.. Richard Murfitt, CEO, Mekon Ltd

Mekon has been championing the use of the DITA standard in the UK and has contributed towards the DITA Open ToolKit by developing a publishing adaptor which allows users of Adobe FrameMaker to utilise the tools powerful pagination engine as part of their XML publishing systems. See

About Mekon

Mekon are enterprise publishing integration specialists with more than 15 years experience in single-source multi-channel publishing, document workflow design, information architecture, and standards such as ASD S1000D, ATA 2200iSpec, DocBook and DITA. Mekon helps organisations leverage the potential of XML for their content creation, review, management and publishing processes. Mekons solutions enable businesses to increase the re-use, accuracy, flexibility and relevance of content, ensuring greater consumer satisfaction and reduced content generation costs.

About Apertio

Apertio is the leading independent provider of subscriber-centric networks for mobile, fixed and converged telecommunications operators.

Its software application suite, Apertio One, delivers a single, open, subscriber-centric architecture for current and next generation networks. The suite includes Apertio One-NDS (Network Directory Server), Apertio One-HLR (Home Location Register), Apertio One-HSS (Home Subscriber Server), and Apertio One-PPS (Prepaid Server).

The Apertio One architecture eliminates complexity and cost. It dramatically simplifies the network and places the subscriber at its heart to deliver increased revenue through rapid service deployment, and lays the foundation for IMS in networks today.

Apertio’s customers number among the world’s largest and fastest growing telecommunications operators including, Orange, AIS and Telecom Asia. The company is privately held, and headquartered in Bristol, UK, with offices in Chicago, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit:


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