Offers Content Feeds

RSS Feeds Allow Engineering Professionals Greater Flexibility in Tapping in to Diverse Sources of Information

BETHESDA, Md., February 23, 2004 -™, the leading information site for the MCAD, AEC, Plant, GIS, and EDA industries, today launched a set of targeted content feeds available direct to the public.

“Although we’ve offered XML-based feeds to selected web sites for over four years now, RSS-based feeds make our information available directly to the engineer’s desktop for the first time.” stated Rick Stavanja, Cyon Research Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of “Our goal is ultimately to make it as easy as possible for engineers to anonymously track the world of CAD. These feeds are a great leap forward in that direction.”

Content syndication technologies such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) are rapidly becoming the preferred method for professionals needing to efficiently digest the vast amount of information bombarding them each day without the privacy concerns and distractions such as spam and viruses. Using a simple news aggregator tool, users can remain in complete control of what information they monitor, without the hassles associated with more traditional email and web-based options.

“There's no easier way for a company to stay in touch with their audience. Building a Web site is merely the first step; even those who bookmark it are bound to forget to revisit after any length of time.” said Chris Pirillo, industry luminary and operator of Lockergnome's RSS Resource, a site devoted to RSS information. “And what of e-mail newsletters? Too many are lost amid the flood of spam filters and flurry of forwarded jokes that everybody receives but rarely reads. By choosing a technology like RSS, you're choosing success.”

All feeds are available at, along with an FAQ and a listing of RSS resources. is free to all and can be found at is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the CAD/PLM Pavilion at the 2004 National Design Engineering Show held during National Manufacturing Week. will be exhibiting at the event at booth # 4023.

Founded in 1999,™ is a centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary., produced by Cyon Research Corporation, uses state-of-the-art technology to locate, organize, display, disseminate, and archive CAD information. Cyon Research is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report™, A-E-C Automation Newsletter™ and EXTRANET NEWS. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, is Cyon Research's premier event, for the engineering software community. and its CADwire Insight newsletter are available at no charge..

For more information, please visit, Engineering Automation Report, A-E-C Automation Newsletter, Extranet News and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation.

Press Contact:
Ken Feitz
Strategic Reach

Published: Monday, February 23, 2004


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