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Boeing's EFB embeds dtSearch as a part of Its solution.
Boeing's EFB embeds dtSearch as a part of Its solution.
Boeing offers airlines e-enabled solutions that put innovative, valuable information technology on board airplanes. A prime example is Boeing's Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).  The EFB is a major step toward e-enabling the entire air transport system — from the flight deck to the cabin, maintenance, and the airport.  The e-documents application allows flight crew members to view and search current electronic documents on the flight deck.  Available documents include the flight crew operating manual, U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations, and the Aeronautical Information Manual.  dtSearch is proud to be a part of the EFB search solution.


Spar Aerospace enlists dtSearch for aircraft contract
Spar Aerospace enlists dtSearch for aircraft contract.
Spar Aerospace, a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, is a leading aviation services company. Spar had a contract to update the maintenance publications for an aircraft fleet, both on the Web and on laptop replications in the field. “Search requirements for this project were extensive and stringent. We investigated most of the ‘high end’ search engines out there. We decided to use dtSearch ... I have been very impressed by the dtSearch support organization ... Answers are always appropriate, straight forward, clear and unambiguous.”

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From Computerworld Canada: “Aviation firm earns wings with new text search ... Spar chose dtSearch Corp.’s text-search product, dtSearch Web, to serve the information up in an easily indexed manner online.” For “‘a requirement that we have to run this thing on stand-alone PCs,’ ... Spar signed on for dtSearch Publish.” 
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General Dynamics DEVCOR delivers with dtSearch
General Dynamics DEVCOR delivers with dtSearch.
DEVCOR was tasked to develop an automotive information delivery system. dtSearch “worked fast” with “highly effective on-the-fly searching” and “excellent technical support.”
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Expert Publishing
Expert Publishing adds dtSearch to comprehensive chemical data resource for the EH&S community.
Expert Publishing (ExPub) provides chemical hazard information, including nearly half a million unique chemical substances, for the global environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) community. “What we’ve done is use dtSearch to expand searching so that all benzene documents are found using not only the exact word ‘benzene,’ but also all 30 synonyms as well. We really liked the speed of indexing and searching. The flexibility that dtSearch provides with respect to incremental index updates was critical in light of the very large volume of data we maintain, and the speed at which we integrate new information ... With dtSearch, we were able to maintain the same data security in our portable media applications as we were on the Web.”
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RAM Associates picks dtSearch for transportation industry site
RAM Associates picks dtSearch for transportation industry site.
RAM Associates’ products and services include Web site hosting, store front development, subscription gateways, and database development. One of RAM Associates projects was to develop and maintain a large content-rich Web site for a major transportation industry trade association. “We’ve been very pleased with dtSearch product performance. We especially liked dtSearch’s flexibility under different media. Search speed is perfect and is virtually instantaneous. We also liked the faster reindexing speeds ... dtSearch scalability is an important factor.”
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ContractIQ adds dtSearch to their contract management solution in support of the commercial industry and IC clients.
ContractIQ adds dtSearch to their contract management solution in support of the commercial industry and IC clients.
ContractIQ is a web-based contract management solution that manages all transactions and contract data within a single, shared data repository. Enterprise management teams can access the same data in real time, generate reports based on aggregated funding actions, segregate data access by role, and track changes by user throughout the system. ContractIQ builds contract management solutions for government customers like the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as well as commercial clients. “dtSearch provides ContractIQ with a much more efficient method of key word searching/matching than traditional database row and column approaches.” With the integration of dtSearch we have been able to further enhance our service capabilities. ContractIQ allows clients to not just be more efficient, but to win.”

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Robotics applies dtSearch to technical documents
Robotics applies dtSearch to technical documents.
A robotics company needed to distribute technical documentation in PDF, HTML, XML, etc., on a corporate Web site, as well as mirrored on CD. “With dtSearch, we were able to quickly replicate the same searchable technical documentation on CD as on the Web site. Search time on the CD and the corporate site was instant.”
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Contegra Systems online parts catalog swaps in dtSearch
Contegra Systems online parts catalog swaps in dtSearch.
Contegra Systems offers solutions for manufacturers, scientific, medical, and reference and journal publishers. “The dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine was the best choice to support our XML structure ... dtSearch makes it possible for our customers to perform extensive searches on specific parameters and fields. It also makes finding information extremely accurate and fast.”
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American Technology Services creates custom Web solutions with dtSearch
American Technology Services creates custom Web solutions with dtSearch.
A client of American Technology Services or ATS needed a comprehensive search engine for a multifaceted online energy industry site. “Search time over even a very large database was instantaneous ... None of the other search engines we tried searched with the same accuracy.”
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Contegra Systems succeeds in “boosting support and service with better search and navigation” through dtSearch web-based implementation for Otis Elevator
dtSearch helps MEGA customers gain instant access to vital information.
MEGA International provides leading software solutions and consulting services for enterprise governance designed to help organizations improve their operational performance while managing corporate governance. By bringing together proven practices in enterprise architecture (EA), and governance, risk and compliance (GRC), MEGA is the first software vendor to help businesses ensure consistency among all enterprise governance components. “‘As businesses become more complex, and especially as governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements and operations change, organizations must store and access additional documents, such as regulations, control reports, procedures, libraries and more in the MEGA repository.’” “MEGA asked dtSearch to provide its powerful search engine to help customers instantly explore this large quantity of unstructured textual information. The dtSearch Engine will provide users with a ranked list of hits based on their search terms, helping them find information faster. This is an especially important capability as businesses engage in transformation programs to improve performance and profitability, and connect with customers in new ways.” 

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Lucas Valley Technologies solves major oil company puzzle with dtSearch
ImageSite document management system engineered with dtSearch for full-text search. 
Organizations that rely on engineering content need a better way to securely and reliably manage engineering documents, including complex CAD drawings like AutoCAD, Microstation, and SolidWorks.  Whether you are a product engineer, facilities manager or IT executive, eQuorum’s ImageSite helps you improve version control, enhance collaboration and generate more efficient and timely work processes.  ImageSite is known for its easy to use and intuitive interface – and that extends to full-text searching.  Using dtSearch as a full-text search engine has enabled ImageSite the ability to offer fast and secure full-text searching for our engineering and other technical documentation customers.”
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Automated Graphic Systems
AGS publishes scientific documents with dtSearch.
Automated Graphic Systems (AGS), a Consolidated Graphics Company, is a leading multimedia solutions provider. AGS services a large customer base, including Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, universities, healthcare organizations and the US Government. “We selected dtSearch to compile and streamline search abilities.” dtSearch provided “a more robust search for navigation and viewing ease. The feedback has been wonderful from the client and end-users of the product.”

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Ademero extends dtSearch into technological documentation-rich industries.
Ademero extends dtSearch into technological documentation-rich industries.
From Processor: Ademero is now in “about every industry you can think of:  oil and gas, medical ... We utilize dtSearch in conjunction with SQL to basically expand the flexibility of what users can do.”  dtSearch “‘was the fastest there was ... Looking at just database performance, Microsoft SQL couldn’t do that on its own. dtSearch provided that performance level.’” “dtSearch’s technology has also proven superior ... the dtSearch product is incredibly stable.”
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Docupoint
Docupoint’s Web-based AutoCAD solution adds dtSearch.
Docupoint DrawingSearcher provides a 21st century solution to solving the challenges of managing a large archive of AutoCAD drawings. “It quickly became apparent that the dtSearch Engine provided the highest level of functionality for our application.”
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JAMIA
See Information Management for excerpts from “Integrating Query of Relational and Textual Data in Clinical Databases: A Case Study” published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Click here for the full article.


RadioGraphics article describes use of dtSearch in an online searchable radiology study repository.
RadioGraphics article describes use of dtSearch in an online searchable radiology study repository.
From RadioGraphics “Informatics in Radiology — Render: An Online Searchable Radiology Study Repository”: dtSearch is “the search engine used in our application.” “The index generated from our database is based on the indexing scheme inherent in the commercial software used, and the fields present in the XML file are retained in the index.”  dtSearch “provides several mechanisms for controlling how documents are scored for relevance during a search.”


Transcript Checker
Transcript Checker saves time and effort for doctors and other transcript authors.
As a Microsoft MVP, AppsPlus specializes in Windows and web-based programming. For a client in the medical industry, AppsPlus used dtSearch in the development of a transcript checking system. “The Transcript Checker was written in C# using XML and SQL Server, and of course taking advantage of the power of the dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine.”

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Contegra transplants dtSearch into physicians’ reference sites.
Contegra Systems is a leading provider of data integration services, specializing in the design and implementation of text retrieval, taxonomies and classification systems. dtSearch “works better with the XML environment that we set up for maintaining our clients’ sites.” Even with “smart XML” overhead, “dtSearch search response time is great.”

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dtSearch assists in environmental research.
From Postmedia Breaking News: A recent paper published in the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada included a mention of dtSearch in its coverage of researchers’ collection and study of “data from two local beaches to figure out what other non-water-sample information, such as wind direction and water temperature, could be used to determine if the water was safe.”

Contegra Systems succeeds in “boosting support and service with better search and navigation” through dtSearch web-based implementation for Otis Elevator
Contegra embeds dtSearch in technical database for Carrier Corporation.
From KMWorld “Specialized Search: Strategies Yield Results”: “Search applications with complex data models pose special challenges. One such example was a search application Contegra built for Carrier Corporation ... ‘There are hierarchical taxonomies, model numbers and serial numbers ... We want to be sure that when the users do a keyword search, the information is presented in a meaningful context, so they can narrow it down to the exact part and the nature of the document, whether it is a technical publication, leaflet or catalog ... A good content model enables both the field service staff and external customers to access information in a self-service mode, which cuts costs for the company.’” dtSearch “‘is a mature product with a very stable API ... dtSearch is able to search across SQL databases and PDF documents, and then search parts referenced within documents. It sounds like a simple task to recognize parts numbers, but when you have 50,000 of them with complex relationships and want to do the search quickly, using the right search tool is very important.’”

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Contegra Systems succeeds in “boosting support and service with better search and navigation” through dtSearch web-based implementation for Otis Elevator
Contegra Systems succeeds in boosting support and service with better search and navigation through dtSearch web-based implementation for Otis Elevator.
From “Custom dtSearch Implementation for Otis Elevator” (a United Technologies Company), as presented by Contegra Systems at the Gilbane Boston conference: the project was to “enable field service engineers and customer service personnel to quickly retrieve relevant information from spare parts leaflets, technical repair bulletins, and newsletters” through a web site designed by Contegra “with intuitive search and navigation.”  “Why dtSearch Is A Winning Solution:  * Very extensible .NET API * Highly reliable and scalable * Proven record of excellent support.”

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ARINC, the leading provider of solutions for aviation, airports, defense, government and transportation, adds dtSearch to digital library
VY Components relies on dtSearch to search engineering component data sheets.
VY Components Engineering provides component engineering services to the technology sector in Israel, including electrical/electronics manufacturing. “We use dtSearch Web with Spider for a publicly available online demo including data specification sheets from well-known component manufacturers ... dtSearch not only works in European languages, but also importantly for Israel, Hebrew and Arabic.”
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IQMS helps meet medical device manufacturers’ ERP needs with dtSearch.
Medical device manufacturers operate in one of the world’s most competitive and highly regulated industries where success can hinge on time-to-market and traceability. IQMS’ EnterpriseIQ offers a powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution tailored to meet the unique challenges of the medical device manufacturing industry. “With documentation being a critical aspect for our customers, searching quickly and accurately is key. The speed with which dtSearch enables our customers to scan text files as well as PDFs is fabulous.”

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IQMS adds dtSearch to its leading EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP solution.
IQMS adds dtSearch to its leading EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP solution.
IQMS provides a feature-rich manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) single-source software solution for business and plant management. The company’s EnterpriseIQ application combines real-time manufacturing, accounting, and supply chain management. “Our SQL database has tens of thousands of fields. Being able to do quick and accurate SQL searches is a fantastic feature. Knowing it works, and other customers agree, is impressive.”
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Web-based technical help desk and knowledge repository gets its own help with dtSearch
Web-based technical help desk and knowledge repository gets its own help with dtSearch.
Premirus has Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. Consultants now working for Premirus used a Web-based integrated document solutions approach when setting up a combination knowledge base and technical help desk for a large enterprise IT shop. “We went with the dtSearch Engine after benchmarking it over a number of other products. On sheer processing, dtSearch pulled ahead ... In fact, in the final analysis, dtSearch was so good, and so much better than the competing products, benchmarking was cut short by a final decision by the developers to move ahead with dtSearch ... Search time was half-second or less ... The daily dtSearch index rebuild would take just a couple of minutes.”
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Consultant to pharmaceutical and health care industries prescribes dtSearch.
“A consultancy that specializes in FDA-regulated industries needs to take great care in choosing the software that it recommends ... dtSearch meets the exacting requirements of my practice.” dtSearch “was quick to index, even quicker to update, and virtually instant to search. dtSearch also has a lot of customization options built-in ... rich with potential.”
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“I am taking this rare opportunity to totally endorse a software product ... dtSearch that is the answer to my dreams. I am a self employed inventor and generally file everything under “S” as in somewhere. That makes the filing easy but the retrieval was a nightmare. Your better than expected product has relocated all of my numerous missing data snippets and has put the organized “snag/hook” on my missing data. Well done indeed to all.” — Executive, Perma-Hull International, Inc.

“I am very happy with this product, especially with its ability to search PDF files. I download a lot of scientific publications as PDF files to read and then create a database of information from them and dtSearch helps me keep track of the content of those papers. The bottom line is that this search engine does what these folks say it will do and it doesn’t waste my time in the process.” — Professor, Animal Sciences, University of Missouri

“I must say that I am very impressed by the search capabilities, very powerful and easy to use and quick! I say that from an Information Retrieval specialist perspective (via Librarianship).” — Manager, ExpertNet, AACM International


 
“I am a writer, working on a three-year book project. I’ve accumulated 1000 pages of typed notes — so much that I wouldn’t be able to find what I’m looking for without dtSearch to help. The “w/5 words” and “w/25 words” feature is especially useful; if I’m trying to remember what Dr. So-and-so said about gene therapy, for instance, I can search for “so-and-so” and “gene,” and presto, I’ve got the quote. I’m recommending dtSearch to my fellow writers and listserv correspondents.” — Author of The Genome War, a behind-the-scenes account of the race between the federal government and a private company to complete the complete human genetic code. Link to this book at Amazon.com

“The fastest, easiest, most reliable, manipulable, multiple-index, user-friendly search engine I have ever seen for Windows users ... dtSearch is a terrific solution for anyone who needs to search a lot of files. I am most pleased with it, and with the time it has saved me in locating information in the 20+ gigabytes of data” — D.P.M., J.D.

“I am very happy with the product, by the way. I am a translator and I use it mainly to search for terminology in earlier translations, original documents, glossaries in all sorts of formats and documents downloaded from the Internet. I quickly realised, however, that it is also useful for pulling administrative information out of invoices, address books, databases and so on.
You can be sure that I will recommend dtSearch to my colleagues.”
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dtSearch was featured at a Northwest Ohio .Net User Group, www.nwnug.com, meeting.

“dtSearch allows me to index all the records for the last 10 years and call up any one in an instant ... Its a great program.”
— MD, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Washington, D.C.

“I don’t think I have ever written a ‘fanmail’ letter like this before, because I’ve never been so impressed by a utility; until I came upon dtSearch.” — Physician

“The thing that I like most about dtSearch is the simplicity of searching an originally complex database by using simple English. No complex commands or logical sentences other than simple “AND,” “OR” and “NOT” are needed. The ability to generate a search report facilitates the initiation of clinical research.” — Specialist in Positron Emission Tomography

“A Review of Trends and Demands for PET Imaging ... PET data are extracted from the NUC-NET database using dtSearch.” — Newsline, Commentary, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine



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