By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
DEVONtechnologies announces new server software
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), Feb 17, 2012 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC announces DEVONsphere Server, a new server software that raises Intranet and website search to a new level and makes it possible to build specialized search engines on standard hardware for an unseen price/performance ratio.
DEVONsphere Server, the second product in the new DEVONsphere product line next to DEVONsphere Express, indexes local file systems, the Intranet, or external websites, and provides users with a fast and powerful search function that delivers relevant results empowered with unique smart features.
“DEVONsphere Server brings the unique technology behind DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and many of our other products, finally also to the server level. Now researchers can build their own, specialized search engines concentrating the data from relevant websites, attorneys search their huge document collections, and publishers provide powerful search functions allowing their readers to find articles, books, blog posts, and white papers with yet unseen power. All on standard hardware, easy to integrate, and with super-flexible output options that accommodate even advanced integration needs,” comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.
For searching the indexed data the server application supports advanced Boolean operators known only from high-end scientific databases (e.g. NEAR, BEFORE, AFTER, and OPT), wildcards, ranges, and an unlimited complexity of search terms. Fuzzy technology finds also words with typos. In addition DEVONsphere Server identifies, extracts, and indexes linked or embedded objects such as documents, PDF files, programming code snippets, email addresses, or RSS news feeds, and lets the user search and directly access them, too.
In addition DEVONsphere Server always delivers all search results (and not only the first few hundred), allows the user to sort and filter them in a number of ways, e.g. by language, and features DEVONtechnologies’ unique artificial intelligence technology. DEVONsphere Server lists e.g. more documents or pages content-wise related to already found results, like DEVONthink does on the desktop.
DEVONsphere Server supports HTML pages, plain and rich text files, Office documents, PDF, PostScript, RSS/RDF/RSD/Atom news feeds and, for local files, all file formats supported by Spotlight. So-called “scanners” recognize a wide range of logical content types such as linked audio or video files, embedded multimedia, thumbnail galleries, wallpapers, webcams, downloadable files, Office documents, TeX files, contacts (vCard), RSS feeds, and email addresses. DEVONsphere Server’s flexible and extensive plugin architecture allows to add more scanners without updating the main application.
DEVONsphere Server runs on standard Mac desktop hardware and is easy to integrate in existing systems. It offers flexible output options from HTML over RSS and XML/XSLT to JSON, supports Bonjour (ZeroConf), and uses up to 16 available CPUs for maximum performance on any hardware. The underlying technology maintains a small and lean index by weeding out all superfluous data and storing only essential data in a clever way. On a current Mac Pro with 32 GB of RAM DEVONsphere Server is able to index up to 2 million documents.
Availability and pricing
DEVONsphere Server is available only to pilot customers at the moment. Interested customers can contact DEVONtechnologies for details. Pricing is yet to be announced.
Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website.
DEVONtechnologies LLC creates end-user and server applications for the Mac and iOS platforms that enhance productivity, organization, and user experience with unique artificial intelligence technology. All applications are focused on both ease of use and satisfying the needs of even the most savvy users. The underlying DEVONtechnology is a flexible and versatile foundation that can be used for a large range of purposes from databases, data mining, and information retrieval to human-computer interfaces. DEVONtechnologies LLC was founded 2002 and incorporated 2004, and is today headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA.
More information on: www.devontechnologies.com.
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