To see ISYS in action with Flash, type "President Clinton"
into the search field of this website (in the top right hand
corner of your screen). You will see a Flash movie returned,
which you can view in plain text, or launch as a Flash movie.
ISYS now supports the searching of Macromedia Flash movies (SWF).
ISYS is a full-text enterprise search engine available as a web-based,
desktop or network solution. ISYS is used to provide search functionality
for websites, portals and intranets, searching over 125 different
file formats including PDF, text, HTML, SQL and many more - now
including Flash movies. ISYS displays search results in sub-second
time frames, ensuring that your website users can find exactly what
they're looking for quickly.
Find out more about the ISYS product range here.
ISYS can search all text placed within the Flash movie, the movie
file name and all HTML links on the stage. Using ISYS:spider,
ISYS can also follow those HTML links through and search the destination
contents as well.
At this stage of development, ISYS is not able to search ActionScript,
text pulled in through ActionScript, HTML links created in ActionScript
or text rendered as an illustration.
ISYS allows you to have one search engine searching your entire
website, including HTML and Flash movies. It is not necessary to
replicate your Flash website in HTML in order for your users to
search its contents.
You can use Flash movies as an integral part of your website without
being concerned that they won't be searchable by your users. This
provides a more flexible environment for Web site developers, designers,
marketers and customers.
- To provide search of rich media tutorials, demonstrations or
advertisements on your website. For example, if you have a special
offer being advertised on your website, a customer could enter
"special offer" into the search field and find that
- If your company keeps Flash movies in a central location such
as on a network, ISYS can provide an easy way for staff or customers
to find particular files. For example, you may have an intranet
where staff could type "learn typing" into the search
field on the intranet and this would then find the typing tutorial
SWF file. The user can then view the contents of the file in plain
text via the ISYS window without loading Flash, or choose to launch
the movie in Flash.
ISYS works by creating an index of all the files that you nominate
to be searched. You can set the index to be updated at defined intervals.
Once the index is created, ISYS returns search results extremely
quickly. The amount of time required to create the index depends
on the amount of data to be searched.
You can request a trial version of ISYS:web for your website, intranet
or portal here. Or, you
can download a free trial of ISYS:desktop for your PC here.
If you'd like to speak to a sales representative
click here for contact details.
Operating System: One of: Windows 95, 98, Windows NT 4 SP4 and
above, Windows 2000, Windows ME or XP
Required hard disk space: 82Mb
Required RAM: 16Mb
Additional hardware: CD-ROM drive for installation
Network requirements: Will run on all Windows networks
Flash indexing is only available in version 6.02 or higher of the
ISYS Search Software range.