Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, has announced that Thomas Industrial Network has selected the FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP) to power the search capabilities of its online resource for industry, ThomasNet.com. Powered by FAST ESP, ThomasNet.com offers an industrial-only resource of distributors, manufacturers, and service companies within detailed industrial categories. ThomasNet.com is intended to enable buyers to find, specify, and purchase their products and services online. FAST ESP is designed to provide organizations such as Thomas Industrial Network with a 360-degree view of relevant structured data stored in databases, as well as the unstructured data of documents, emails, presentations, Web pages, and more.
FAST ESP is offered through the FAST Data Search suite of enterprise search solutions, which includes FAST Data Search for Site Search; FAST Data Search for Compliance; FAST Data Search for eCommerce; FAST Data Search for Intranets; and FAST Data Search 360. The FAST Data Search product suite is designed to supply a complete information retrieval solution for vertical markets and applications including ecommerce and internet portals; financial services; government; life sciences; media and publishing; and telecom.