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Australian Web Innovations Debut at IW Sydney

Several Australian companies have used the Internet World Australia 99 exhibition to launch new products.

Sydney-based startup Pure Commerce has introduced Pure Global Pay, a payment gateway service which can accept 32 different currencies without merchants needing to establish relationships with non-Australian banks.

E-commerce developer Creative Digital Technology is debuting two software applications: a wallet which supports the Secure Electronic Transactions (SET) standard for e-commerce transactions called ActiveWallet, and a solution for attempts by hackers to deface corporate Web sites called SecurePage.

The ActiveWallet client is an 850KB client-side applet which enables consumers to pay bills and buy products using credit cards in a drag and drop environment. The client is designed to support transactions using the SET-certified merchant server technology of US-based GlobeSet.

SecurePage attaches digital signatures to static Web pages and dynamically generated components so that they can be compared against an encrypted master version to check if they have been altered by malicious hackers.

Allaire has also used Internet World as its Australian launch for Spectra, its Web content management product.

The show has also coincided with the announcement that US-based analyst firm Jupiter Communications had filed preliminary documents for an IPO. Wednesday keynote speaker Gene De Rose, who is CEO and 21.8 per cent stake holder of Jupiter, is poised to become the next Internet multi-millionaire.

The Internet World 99 Best of Show product awards, judged by journalists at Internet World Australia magazine, will be announced on Wednesday.