ADVANCED SEARCH SOLUTION NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH GSA
Cleveland, Oct. 7, 2004 -- Government agencies have a new solution for
searching their archives and internal networks. The Thunderstone
Search Appliance, a cost-effective, turn-key system, is now available
through the Federal Supply Service of the U.S. General Services
The Thunderstone Search Appliance is intended for organizations needing
sophisticated and accurate document retrieval while maintaining the
simplest possible software administration. The Appliance indexes most
document formats including Microsoft Office, other word processor
files, PDFs, presentations, and web sites. A business administrator
can easily customize the Appliance's operation via web-based menus.
The GSA Federal Supply Service provides government buyers a
pre-negotiated "best price." The Thunderstone Search Appliance is
listed on the GSA Information Technology Schedule, also known as
Schedule 70. Products available through Schedule 70 may be purchased
by government customers "off-the-shelf." These transactions satisfy
requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act and Federal
Acquisition Regulation. Some state and local governments also have
arrangements to purchase through GSA Schedule 70.
According to numerous studies, office workers spend large proportions
of their time--as much as 30%--trying to locate information. The
Thunderstone Search Appliance can dramatically reduce this figure and
have a direct positive impact on an organization's ability to
accomplish its mission.
The Thunderstone Search Appliance has received high marks from
independent reviewers. InfoWorld Magazine's Test Center gave it an
"Excellent" rating. EWeek Magazine said its search results were
"uniformly excellent." EWeek also noted that the Thunderstone Search
Appliance price "works out to less than half the starting price of...
rival Google Search Appliance."
Thunderstone's GSA contract number is GS-35F-0914P. GSA pricing for
the Search Appliance can be obtained directly from Thunderstone. For
more information, call 216-820-2200 or email .
ABOUT THUNDERSTONE SOFTWARE
Thunderstone Software LLC is a pioneer of search engine technology,
providing text retrieval products to industry, government, and
educational institutions since 1981. Applications of Thunderstone
technology include: publishing; catalogs; classified advertising;
document management; text mining; categorization; and intelligence.
Thunderstone's products are used on major web sites worldwide.
Customers include eBay, Corbis, QVC, About.com, and Associated Press.
Thunderstone's web site is http://www.thunderstone.com.