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New Release Of Kapow Web Data Server Sets The Standard In Real-time Web Data Access And Integration For The Enterprise

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With version 7.2, Kapow Technologies dramatically speeds time to market, cuts costs for enterprise application and data integration projects

PALO ALTO, Calif. - May 10, 2010 – Kapow Technologies, the leading provider of Web data services, today announced the general availability of Kapow Web Data Server 7.2, delivering enterprise users with unprecedented levels of Web data access, usability and control in its flagship product. With the new release, organizations can now more effectively than ever before build, test and deploy web data feeds and services for new applications, offering real-time, actionable business intelligence.

Kapow Web Data Server’s disruptive automation and real-time data access capabilities allow companies to slash application and data integration project timelines and costs by tenfold. By completely automating the access to and integration with any Web data source—whether located in a Web application inside the firewall, in a data cloud, or from across the Web. Kapow empowers IT and line of business users to modernize their critical information applications and save significant time and resources in the process.

“The proliferation of Web-based data, both inside and outside the company, continues to explode, providing enterprises with remarkable potential to leverage Web data services for market insights and analytics,” said Stefan Andreasen, CTO of Kapow Technologies. “Kapow Web Data Server 7.2 delivers unprecedented ease and power while completely eliminating the need to recode applications for agile, real-time data access.”

Significant new features in Kapow Web Data Server 7.2 include:

  • Design Studio—Provides a single integrated development environment (IDE) for users to easily develop, test, deploy and manage their Web data services robots
  • Data Viewer—Allows users to instantly see collected data within Design Studio and even load directly in Microsoft Excel
  • Native XML Support—Supports any XML based data source such as RSS, REST or custom XML data feeds
  • FTP and File System Interaction—Provides direct access and integration to secure FTP directories

Additional enhancements in 7.2 include new converters to XML, JSON and CSV formats, improved database functionality, enhanced production monitoring and more than 50 additional improvements that significantly enhance the robot development, deployment and management experience.

Usability
Kapow’s new Design Studio significantly enhances the robot development and testing experience by combining all Kapow functions into a single, intuitive “point and click” IDE. Now, enterprise users can do more in less time, even when handling the most complex AJAX and Flash-based Web data sources.

Unmatched Web Data Access Capabilities
Kapow Web Data Server 7.2 includes updates to Kapow’s browser and Javascript engine to handle the most complex, dynamic web sources driven by AJAX, Google Web Toolkit and more. Kapow’s 100 percent browser engine compliance also ensures users can achieve the most accurate and surgical data extraction through intuitive point-and-click actions.

Manageability & Enterprise Compatibility
Improvements in the browser-based management and scheduling console include production monitoring and notifications, and new logging functionality for databases, Log4J and e-mail.  Directing robots’ output into databases and other formats is now even more convenient including exporting into Excel, XML and CSV. FTP integration also provides users with direct access to secure FTP, eliminating barriers to data access and simplifying integration with enterprise tools.

Availability and Pricing
Kapow Web Data Server 7.2 is available immediately. To inquire about how Kapow Web Data Server can best serve your application and data integration needs, please contact

. For more information on the emerging market for Web data services, visit Kapow’s Web Data Services blog http://kapowtech.com/blog/.  

About Kapow Technologies
The leader in web data services, Kapow Technologies arms Fortune 1000 companies with the real-time web intelligence needed to be more competitive and profitable. The company’s patented Kapow Web Data Server extends and modernizes business applications by automatically integrating enterprise and public web data from any source with no coding required. Kapow currently has more than 400 customers, including AT&T, Walt Disney, Morgan Stanley, Intel, Vodafone and Audi. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. with additional offices in Denmark, Germany and the U.K. For more information, visit www.kapowtech.com or call toll-free at 1-800-805-0828.