FAST Partners with Content Management Software Company

    November 17, 2004

Fast Search & Transfer jointly announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership with CoreMedia.

CoreMedia is one of the leading providers of state-of-the-art software for Content Management Systems (CMS), Multi-Channel Delivery, and Digital Rights Management (DRM). With this agreement, FAST InStream, an OEM enterprise search solution specifically designed by FAST for ISVs, will be integrated with CoreMedia’s Smart Content Technology and modular Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions based on the open standards of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). The combination of these solutions will improve the usability and work speed for large content repositories to accelerate clients’ competitive advantage.

“The integration of FAST InStream with CoreMedia’s offerings provides our customers and prospects an opportunity to deploy a single solution that combines the highly scalable search functionality of FAST’s enterprise search solutions with CoreMedia’s powerful enterprise content management and digital rights management capabilities,” said Soren Stamer, CEO and Co-Founder of CoreMedia. “The clean, flexible architecture and rich set of functionality offered by FAST InStream, as well as its ability to scale, made our decision to integrate FAST InStream with our solutions an easy one. Through this partnership, we will be able to provide our customers with a more powerful search capability that seamlessly complements our solutions.”

FAST InStream is designed to increase the value of enterprise applications and boost ROI for the ISV’s customers by extending the power of the FAST Enterprise Search Platform technology within OEM environments. Supporting both structured and unstructured data, FAST InStream provides unique value across all types of software applications, including enterprise portals; Content and Document management systems; CRM solutions; ERP solutions; Business Intelligence (BI) suites and applications; as well as Storage and Archiving solutions. FAST’s open and modular architecture provides ISVs the utmost flexibility when selecting and deploying search solutions – from specialized search and alerting applications to complete multilingual enterprise search platforms supporting 77 languages.

CoreMedia Smart Content Technology is content management software for the creation and operation of high-performance multi-channel content services such as internet, intranet and extranet, knowledge management, product data publishing, media asset management, and digital rights management. CoreMedia covers the entire content value creation chain including the creation, management, delivery, and control of content. CoreMedia Digital Rights Management (DRM) enables companies to protect, monetize, and control the rights to digital content, setting the benchmark for interoperability, reliability, flexibility, and user-friendliness.

“CoreMedia has long been an innovator of Content Management and Digital Rights Management solutions,” commented Ali Riaz, FAST’s chief operating officer. “This partnership will benefit CoreMedia’s customers and prospects by allowing them to take advantage of FAST’s powerful and scalable search capabilities with CoreMedia’s best-in-class solutions for managing and protecting digital assets. We are pleased that CoreMedia has chosen to integrate FAST’s technology into their solutions, and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

FAST continues to provide best-in-class search technology to leading enterprise software vendors and integrators, such as CoreMedia. FAST InStream stays true to the flexible framework of the FAST ESP platform, and extends world class search capabilities to ISVs around the globe. FAST’s suite of enterprise search solutions supply a complete information retrieval solution ideal for key vertical markets and applications including e-Commerce and Internet Portals, Financial Services; Government; Life Sciences; Media and Publishing; and Telecom. For FAST, the search never stops.

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