The ICE specification provides a DTD and reference material for developing ICE-compliant applications.
Andromedia uses ICE to syndicate visitor events from its customer behavior monitors to its high-traffic Web behavior analysis and personalization software. Partner vendors and customers can interoperate with Andromedia products by syndicating or subscribing to different types of customer behavior.
Arcadia provides syndication software called webExpress primarily for business-to-business parts and product catalog syndication. The company intends to integrate its software with major application servers to provide seamless syndication regardless of the content-management platform.
iSyndicate is a prominent online content syndication service. Individual artisans submit their work to iSyndicate, then iSyndicate handles royalties, distribution, and advertising. iSyndicate offers over 3000 sources of information.
National Semiconductor is one of the first companies to use ICE for catalog syndication. It uses Vignette VSS. National rolled out its ICE syndicator in under two weeks. There are currently 12 distributors in National's syndication network. National claims it can enroll a new ICE subscriber in less than 30 minutes.
ShiftKey provides Pure Java syndication software (including an ICE syndicator), and subscriber and Web-based subscription and site management.
Vignette initiated the ICE standardization effort, and provides an ICE-compliant syndication system, Vignette Syndication Server. VSS allows Vignette StoryServer sites to syndicate content. VSS can manage subscriber groups, offering different subscription catalogs to different subscribers, and can monitor subscriber usage.
Xenosys provides Java frameworks and Enterprise JavaBeans for financial and business transactions on the Internet. It provides an ICE-complaint Java API, called JICE, allowing customers to easily create applications that use the ICE protocol.--DG