DENVER, July 2 -- Broadening the scope of its information retrieval solutions, ISYS/Odyssey Development Inc. ( www.isysusa.com ) today announced the release of ISYS 6.02, which supports full-text searches of Macromedia Flash files. Based on the .swf file format, the popular multimedia development software is frequently used to develop visually rich Web sites and presentations, often including animated components.
Available for its core solutions -- ISYS:desktop, ISYS:web and ISYS:spider -- ISYS 6.02 indexes text held in Flash files and also navigates through the files to index HTML or other document formats to which Flash files point. Additionally, ISYS can index and retrieve Flash files held on local file servers, or via ISYS:spider, which can capture and index Flash files found on external Web sites.
"People understand there`s no point in having a fabulous looking site if users can`t find what they`re looking for," said Ian Davies, founder and managing director of ISYS. "Now with ISYS, Web site owners can have the best of both worlds. What`s more, this capability enables businesses that use Flash on their Web sites to offer full-text retrieval across every page on their sites, whether the requested information is contained in a Flash file, HTML document or another common format."
While Flash technology can be used to produce superior graphics and design elements for Web sites, usability is often a casualty as information is locked away in graphical components. Many of the Web site search engines currently available search only standard Web file formats such as HTML; any key information contained in a Flash file is thus unavailable to users via the Web site search function. With the new ISYS 6.02 release, designers using Flash can now create graphically enhanced Web sites that also offer superior search capabilities.
ISYS supports 125 file formats and 30 languages, and offers natural- language search capabilities, as well as sophisticated query searching for advanced searches. The technology provides seamless searching of structured, unstructured and semi-structured information in a single query, and provides polymorphic functionality across diverse formats, including XML, HTML, Word, Flash, PDF, email and OEM-defined formats.
About ISYS/Odyssey Development Inc.
Established in 1988, ISYS/Odyssey Development Inc., is a global supplier of search software for business and government. The company`s award-winning product suite offers comprehensive search solutions designed to meet the diverse information retrieval and knowledge management needs of organizations operating in a variety of industries, including government, legal, law enforcement, financial services and recruitment.
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, ISYS/Odyssey Development also maintains offices in Denver and the UK. The company`s customers include the USDA, Boeing, Perkins Coie, Management Recruiters International (MRI), the US Department of Justice, the Miami Police Department, QANTAS and the IRS. Additional information can be obtained by phone at 800.992.4797 and via the Web at http://www.isysusa.com/.
ISYS/Odyssey Development Inc.
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