Agency to Leverage ISYS' Departmental Solution to Enable Rapid Search
and Retrieval Across Large Documentation Knowledge Base
DENVER, Jan. 12, 2004 - ISYS Search Software Inc. (www.isysusa.com),
a global supplier of enterprise search solutions for business and government,
today announced the Department of Homeland Security's Border Patrol Unit
has selected ISYS:desktop to enable advanced search capabilities for its
internal data stores.
The Department will initially implement ISYS on a one-terabyte server
to index three years of documentation from the Public Information Office,
as well as seven years of legal data. The solution is designed to provide
staff with an intuitive tool for quickly locating relevant information
contained across disparate data sources and file types, yielding a higher
level of efficiency and accuracy in the process.
"Now more than ever, the ability to easily manage and access information
in an automated and reliable fashion is paramount," said Steve Hiatt,
information technology specialist, US Border Patrol. "Our selection
of ISYS was designed to instill this capability in our department and
ensure our employees have an efficient system for maintaining and instantly
searching a massive amount of critical data."
The Department is also planning to leverage ISYS for a future paperless
documentation system that is currently in the early planning stages. This
system will reside on a 25-terabyte server and will house thousands of
documents scanned and OCR'ed by the Public Information Office. ISYS will
serve as the primary tool for enabling staff members to rapidly access
information contained across this vast knowledge base.
"Over the course of our 15-year history, we've built a solid reputation
for successfully delivering advanced search solutions to government organizations
all over the world," said Ian Davies, founder and managing director,
ISYS. "Nationally, our capabilities have been well established through
hundreds of US government deployments, which include an enterprise-class
install with the US Department of Agriculture and a 5000-person intranet
solution for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We're confident in our ability
to bring the same benefits to the Department of Homeland Security today
and in the future."
As the company's network-based departmental search solution, ISYS:desktop
offers sixth-generation retrieval technology and supports 125 file formats
and 30 languages. ISYS:desktop indexes an organization's data wherever
it resides, thus eliminating the need to devote resources to data preparation
and relocation. It is also one of the only search solutions that offers
a standard Windows® client interface.
Established in 1988, ISYS Search Software is a global supplier
of search solutions for business and government. The company's award-winning
software suite offers a broad range of products 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, healthcare and recruitment.
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, ISYS 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, BlueCross BlueShield and the IRS.
Additional information can be obtained by phone at 800.992.4797
ISYS Search Software