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Internet Products Win Top BCS Awards

Internet products developed by UK companies are among the top awards given this year by the British Computer Society.

The two Internet-related products chosen for awards were ShopCreator e-commerce software from Shopcreator Developments and N-XEC enabling technology for the Internet, from Insigma Technologies. A third award was given to MathEngine for its 3D development kit.

The software from ShopCreator allows businesses to set up and manage a fully featured e-commerce trading site without technical knowledge. Using it, traders can quickly establish an online presence, and -- according to the vendor -- begin taking revenue on the same day. It provides hosting, security, search engine registration and optional credit card clearance.

A very different kind of product, N-XEC enables web designers to include sophisticated audio-visual content with control over timing and delivery for automatic reception by users. The vendor claims it offers a completely new advertising standard for the Internet and provides a solution to the problems of remote learning.

N-XEC also enjoys "Millennium Product" status, having been among only a handful of Internet products selected for this honour. The Millennium Products, details of which can be found at millennium-products.org.uk came about after Prime Minister Tony Blair asked businesses to demonstrate the best of current British designs.

This year's awards by the 37,000-member strong British Computer Society are the 27th to be held -- the longest running IT awards in the UK.