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Subject: OASIS Member News: Hermes MSH and ebMail Professional Support by CECID

CECID Provides Professional Support Services for Hermes and ebMail

Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China - December 16, 2004 - Center for
E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID), University of Hong Kong
(HKU), the core developer of Hermes and ebMail, announced that it will
provide support and training services for these two open-source ebXML
software. Since their release to FreebXML.org (http://www.freebxml.org),
Hermes and ebMail have been downloaded by developers from over 80 economies,
and many installations have been successfully deployed in production in
public and private sectors. From time to time, CECID has received requests
for technical support on installation and enhancements as well as training

Besides the present channels of the active mailing lists, technical
professionals of end-user organizations can now also contact CECID directly
when they need help with deployment of Hermes or ebMail. OEM/ISVs who need
assistance with incorporation of these open-source software into their
products can readily access CECID developers of Hermes and ebMail. Different
support packages covering installation, connectivity, integration,
enhancement and plug-ins development are available to cater to different
needs. Visit http://www.cecid.hku.hk/open-source/ to learn more about the

Hermes is an electronic document exchanging server based on an open
e-business messaging standard (OASIS ebXML Messaging Service v.2.0). It
provides a standardized, reliable, and secure infrastructure for enterprises
to exchange business data traditionally provided by EDI (electronic data
interchange) but on the Internet and at a low cost affordable by small and
medium enterprises. Awards won by Hermes include Merit of Certificate of the
6th HK Computer Society IT Excellence Awards 2004 and Merit of Certificate
of the Asia-Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards (APICTA
2004). Certified by the ebXML Asia Committee for its interoperability,
Hermes is donated to the ebXML development community, FreebXML.org and
released under the Academic Free License.

ebMail is a desktop e-mail client which helps organizations,
small-and-medium-sized  enterprises (SME) in particular, to engage in B2B
e-commerce activities. This lightweight toolkit enables trading partners to
exchange business documents cost-effectively through email, or ebXML Message
Service (ebMS) over Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP). ebMail is a
trimmed-down ebMS handler which does not require any application server
software and dedicated Internet connection to use ebXML. It allows a user to
compose electronic documents offline through graphical user interface (GUI),
and send and receive documents when the user is connected to the Internet.
ebMail is available also at FreebXML.org and released under the Academic
Free License.

About CECID (www.cecid.hku.hk)
Established in January 2002, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure
Development (CECID) at the University of Hong Kong conducts e-commerce
research and development with the vision of helping organizations increase
their competitiveness in the global economy. CECID develops e-commerce
enabling technologies, participates in important international e-commerce
initiatives, supports e-commerce standardization for Hong Kong and the Asia
Pacific Region, and transfers e-commerce technology and skills to the
community. With projects primarily funded by the Hong Kong Government's
Innovation and Technology Commission, CECID is an active member of OASIS and
the ebXML Asia Committee. The Center also collaborates with a number of lead
technology users in the Asia-Pacific Region on turning R&D results into
real-life business applications. CECID's contributions to the community
include its code donation of Hermes and ebMail to freebXML
(http://www.freebxml.org) and the production of an in-depth design and
management guide on XML Schemas for the Hong Kong Government. CECID is
currently developing a plug-and-play Internet appliance for secure and
reliable transmission of electronic documents based on ebXML / Web Services.

PR Contacts for Press and Analysts:
Dorris Tai (cwtai@cecid.hku.hk)
Business Manager
Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID) Dept. of Computer
Science The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2859 2818
Fax: +852 2547 4611
URL: http://www.cecid.hku.hk

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