S1000D Arbortext Product Suite

Software to comply with defense requirements.

There are several options for Defense customers. Some only need the Arbortext Editor to author content for their customers. Those who need to support S1000D should consider Arbortext for S1000D.

What is Arbortext for S1000D?

Arbortext provides an integral solution for XML technical publishing solutions compliant with Specification S1000D and S2000M. This solution is fully compatible with the industry leading authoring and technical illustrations products, Arbortext Editor and Arbortext IsoDraw to further automate the entire technical publishing process.

Should I be using S1000D?

Here are several questions that can help you determine whether you should be using S1000D.

Are you required to submit S1000D content to your customer?
If you answered yes, you should be using S1000D. If you are just providing content (documentation) to your customer, then chances are you only need a part of the full suite.
Is your product being sold to a military force or agency? Do your hope to sell your product to a military force or agency?
If you answered yes; you should consider using S1000D. This specification is required by all European military agencies and increasingly by the military other countries.
Is your product being sold to a government agency?
If you answered yes, you should consider using S1000D. This specification is required by all European military agencies and increasingly by the military other countries.
Does you product have an especially extended life with a frequent need to update the publications?
If you answered yes, you should consider using S1000D. S1000D is based on international standards it provides for a secure investment in the future.
Is your customer a Commercial Aerospace company or agency?
If you answered yes, you should be using S1000D. ATA has adopted the S1000D specification for its future. Boeing and Airbus have already chosen S1000D as the specification to use with their new aircraft.
Is your product being sold into an industry with extensive government regulation?
If you answered yes, you should consider using S1000D. The high level of standardization of publications and the control over publication process and content often facilitates the record keeping requirements in such industries.
Are you involved in extensive collaboration with other companies or agencies especially across national borders or across languages?
If you answered yes, you should consider using S1000D. The high level of standardization of publications and the control over publication process and content help ease the difficulties of multi-national requirements and communication barriers due to distance and language.

After answering these questions, you should have a place to start and a good indication about whether or not to use S1000D. Where the recommendation is to consider using S1000D, consideration should also be given to the SMA solution from PTC.

What Does Arbortext S1000D Support?

For S2000M, Arbortext Provisioning Manager complies with the Aerospace & Defense Specification Standard S2000M, Chapter 1, Issues 2.1 through 4.0 using a single, out-of-the box solution.

How to Buy Arbortext for Defense

Arbortext S1000D products are licensed on a node-locked, concurrent, and server basis depending on the application. For specific Arbortext packaging and pricing questions, e-mail: sales@single-sourcing.com

Get Help Getting Started

Arbortext Software can be hard to set up correctly. We have a strong track record with government contractors and subcontractors who have taken on new XML and SGML authoring and publishing projects for the first time. We offer a special service to help get you started. If you want help making sure you’re buying the right software for your government contract, contact sales@single-sourcing.com.

If you’re ready to get started but have some questions about making everything work (using Arbortext, using the government DTD and publishing stylesheets, how to work with graphics, and how to package your deliverable to your customer) you can book time with one of our specialists to review your environment and answer your specific questions.

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In 30-minutes, our Arbortext experts can evaluate your system and let you know how you stack up with customers who are making the most of their Arbortext toolset and recommend a plan of action that will get you running quickly and efficiently, if you need it.