Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits™ today announced the general availability of Actuate 10 Service Pack 1. Service Pack 1 expands Actuate 10 with support for the latest Eclipse BIRT 2.3.2 release, includes Actuate Mobile and further solidifies the Actuate platform by introducing PDF output enhancements as well as usability, performance and Microsoft Excel compatibility enhancements. With these enhancements, Actuate customers are able to extend and adapt their user environment to meet the changing business needs of both ”in office” and “out of office” users.
“Actuate 10 Service Pack 1 represents a natural progression from the groundbreaking Actuate 10 release, which made it possible to deliver rich, highly interactive enterprise and customer-facing information applications,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of marketing at Actuate. “Clearly our customers continue to face increasing demands for immediate and accurate information in familiar formats and on modern devices. With Service Pack 1, Actuate Mobile better extends the rich internet application experience beyond the confines of an office or internet connection, making critical information available at the right moment.”
Service Pack 1 provides full commercial support for the latest Eclipse BIRT 2.3.2 release and expands the capabilities of Eclipse BIRT with support for dynamic, Adobe Flash-based content, rich user interactivity, rapid deployment and unparalleled scalability for the latest open source Eclipse BIRT release. In addition, Service Pack 1 brings improvements to e.Spreadsheet and e.Reports in their support for PDF output —e.Spreadsheet offers on-demand PDF and Microsoft Excel 2007 output, while e.Reports speeds up PDF generation times with enhancements in handling embedded graphics and international fonts. Further, e.Spreadsheet output can include Microsoft Excel form controls such as buttons and lists and can maintain custom pivot table formatting. e.Spreadsheet developers can now also control the order of query execution in the design and can cancel the execution of time-consuming spreadsheet preview operations. These enhancements allow Actuate customers to more efficiently address an even broader set of requirements.
Actuate Mobile with Service Pack 1 delivers improved functionality for BIRT and e.Spreadsheet in a consistent, compatible and reliable format to mobile devices including Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Simbian and others. The Actuate Mobile solution delivers benefits to everyone from individual to many thousands of mobile users. These offerings provide an initial Actuate Mobile implementation that will scale to accommodate expected exponential growth in the number of users. Actuate Mobile is compatible with versions 9 and 10 of Actuate and Performancesoft Views 7 and 8.