Why use a Common Source Database for producing content?
Using a Content Management System, like the R4i CSDB, is essential when working with complex technical documentation that has a huge mass of data elements, links and versions.
The R4i CSDB enables users to carefully handle and control information, particularly in an environment where there is usually more than one person involved in the development of content (such as technical authors, illustrators and publication managers).
Users gain a wealth of benefits from using the R4i CSDB, including having information that is able to:
comply with industry specifications (eg ASD S1000D, ATA, 5629A, MILSPEC)
be re-used across multiple platforms or projects
be consistent and up-to-date, out in the field
be delivered to multiple devices or formats, including paper, web, CD, and in-vehicle
Five powerful tools
The five key tools included with the R4i CSDB Server are:
R4i Data Module Manager - an integrated tool to create base Data Modules and manageDML, DMRL and CSL reports
R4i Cross-Reference Manager - to integrate the authoring environment into the Common Source Database
R4i Fault Code Manager - for recording fault information about the equipment or system, that can be accessed within an electronic publication when using the R4i Viewer
R4i Common Specification Manager - for recording information about the equipment or system, that can be referenced within Data Modules
R4i Viewer - a royalty-free viewer providing a dynamic interactive multimedia experience.
Easy to install
Our customers tell us that other CSDBs are difficult or time-consuming to install and configure. But that's not the case with ADG's R4i CSDB. It's fast and simple, as you'll see in this live demonstration: