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LinkScan™ is an industrial-strength link checking and website management tool. The LinkScan™ family of products delivers flexible test automation capabilities for the entire spectrum of web based applications. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies such as Hewlett Packard, government agencies like NASA, as well as many smaller businesses.

LinkScan™ offers exceptional performance and scalability. Electronic Software Publishing Corp. (Elsop) has spent more than five years of intense product development enhancing LinkScan™ with many advanced customization features not available elsewhere. These allow webmasters and quality assurance engineers to quickly create completely automated test suites. The combination of speed and automation ensure the highest levels of quality with dramatic cost savings compared to manual and other labor intensive techniques. The time to achieve a return on investment is typically measured in days or weeks. LinkScan™ is available and professionally supported on all Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux and Macintosh OS X platforms.

LinkScan™ 11.6 — Major Enhancements and New Features

San Jose, CA, April 18, 2006. Electronic Software Publishing Corp. (Elsop) introduces LinkScan™ 11.6.

LinkScan enables organizations to deliver a dramatically improved experience to users of their websites and intranet applications. Its automated approach delivers tremendous productivity. A rapid and inexpensive initial deployment combined with very low operating costs deliver an outstanding return on investment.

LinkScan is differentiated from other solutions in two important aspects. It offers exceptional performance and is scalable to address the needs of the world’s largest corporations and government agencies. LinkScan is also highly customizable. This flexibility provides clients with the confidence to know they won’t outgrow the system.

Key features in the new release include the following:

  • We have enhanced LinkScan with a powerful new parser, i.e. link extractor. Previously, LinkScan was able to extract links from documents of the following types: HTML documents, JavaScript files, Shockwave/Flash files, PDF documents, ASCII text files and all types of Microsoft Office documents (WORD, Excel, etc.). The new parser now allows link extraction from additional file types, although it has been designed and implemented principally for XML files. The new parser means that LinkScan can now be used to quickly and accurately extract links from XML and similarly formatted data files.
  • We have added an option to exclude (ignore) "hidden" links. That is, links with an empty anchor such as: . This avoids false errors with links that have been temporarily hidden with null anchors whose referenced documents have been removed.
  • We have added to option that enables users to scan only the first "N" pages of a website. This option helps LinkScan users to more quickly debug or fine tune new LinkScan configurations and test scenarios.
  • An existing LinkScan feature (Collectmeta) causes all HTML META tags to be saved to an ASCII file for subsequent analysis by the user. A new command causes the contents of any METADATA tag to be included in that file.
  • We have made other small improvements and enhancements to SSL Proxy support, PDF document parsing, LinkScan SiteMaps, LinkScan Dispatch, and the Google SiteMap feature.
  • Incorporated a number of other minor enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements.

These developments underscore Elsop’s ongoing commitment to meet the needs of organizations with very large intranet websites and public websites. The latest performance boost compliments the extraordinary and incomparable speed with which LinkScan validates external links. LinkScan uses multi-threaded simultaneous processing to check 20 or more links concurrently.

LinkScan is being used by such major and diverse organizations as the Air Intelligence Agency, BEA Systems, Brown University, Computer Sciences Corporation, Credit Suisse First Boston, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, IEEE, Johnson & Johnson, NEC, Omaha Steaks, Reuters, SAP, Siemens AG, Stanford University, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, The Container Store, U.S. Postal Service, Verizon, Walgreens Pharmacy, Wells Fargo and Zurich Financial Service.

LinkScan operates on all Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X and Unix Systems. Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME and NT 4.0/2000/XP are all fully supported. Compatible Unix systems include AIX, BSDI, FreeBSD, Digital Unix, HP/UX, IRIX, all major Linux distributions, and SunOS/Solaris.

Version 11.6 is a free upgrade to users of version 10.x and 11.x.

Electronic Software Publishing Corp (Kenneth Churilla) [did also : LinkScan ]
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