dtSearch Announces the Addition of dtSearch(R) Text Search and Retrieval to Sharp Electronics Corp.'s Sharpdesk Software

Sharpdesk 3.0 Document Management Software Now Supports Full-Text Searching

Across Business Documents

Apr 08, 2003, 01:00 ET from dtSearch Corp.

    BETHESDA, Md., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- dtSearch, a leading provider of
 Web-based, end-user, enterprise and developer text search products, and Sharp
 Electronics Corp., a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing office
 equipment, today announced the integration of the dtSearch Text Retrieval
 Engine's full-text searching into the latest Sharpdesk release.   Sharpdesk
 3.0 personal document management software enables users to manage and now
 search for their business documents, regardless of whether the files are
 scanned from hardcopy or created electronically.
     Through one intuitive interface, Sharpdesk users can streamline workflow
 with a collection of easy-to-use, integrated tools.  Documents can be viewed,
 edited, organized, filed, printed or distributed through a simple drag-and-
 drop interface.  Using the Composer feature, users can produce, print or email
 integrated reports and proposals composed of different file types.
     Ten licenses of Sharpdesk are included with Sharp's Scanning option for
 the full range of Sharp network-connected multifunctional
 copier/printer/scanners/faxes.  A single user version of Sharpdesk is also
 bundled with some entry level Sharp MFPs shipped through retail channels.
 This enables Sharp to provide a comprehensive industry leading scanning
     The latest version of Sharpdesk incorporates the dtSearch Text Retrieval
 Engine for file search and retrieval.  The dtSearch Engine provides instant
 full-text and fielded text search options for maximum precision searching of
 all major files types, including 'Office' formats, HTML, and PDF.  Through
 integration with the Sharpdesk OCR engine, users can also perform full-text
 searches on scanned TIFF files.  A user simply enters a keyword and/or other
 file property and the dtSearch Engine enables Sharpdesk to retrieve all
 relevant images and links, displaying the documents in either thumbnail or
 summary views.
     Sharp Laboratories of America is the Sharp R&D organization that develops
 Sharpdesk.  Jack Van Oosterhout, Vice President of Digital Imaging Systems,
 said, "Sharpdesk users asked us to incorporate a reliable, easy-to-use search
 function within the application.  We carefully evaluated potential suppliers
 and have been extremely pleased by the quality and capabilities of the
 dtSearch engine."
     "We are very excited about this integration," said David Thede, President
 of dtSearch Corp.  "The latest release of Sharpdesk will be a major boon for
 any company setting up a paperless office.   For companies that already have a
 paperless office started, this will result in even greater workflow
     For additional information on Sharp Electronics Corp. or Sharp
 Laboratories, please visit www.sharp-usa.com or www.sharplabs.com .  For
 additional information about dtSearch, please visit www.dtsearch.com , email
 sales@dtsearch.com , or call 1-800-IT-FINDS.
     About Sharp Electronics Corp.
     Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and
 sales subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the
 core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home
 entertainment products, appliances, networked, multi-functional office
 solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands
 include AQUOS(TM) Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit(TM) audio products, the
 SharpVision(R) line of projection products, Viewcam(R) camcorders, Sharp
 Carousel(R) microwaves, Imager(tm) digital multi-functional systems, the
 Notevision(R) line of multi-media projectors, and the Zaurus(TM) Personal
 Mobile Tool. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people
 throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines
     About Sharp Laboratories of America
     Sharp Laboratories of America focuses on leading-edge information
 processing technology, such as the fusion of images, telecommunications and
 data to provide personal, interactive access to information.  Departments
 center on Digital Video, Digital Imaging, Multimedia Communications,
 Information Systems Technologies, IC Process Technology and LCD Process
 Technology, supported by Liaison and Business Development functions.
     About dtSearch Corp.
     The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval(R) since 1991, the dtSearch product
 line consists of dtSearch Desktop, Spider, Network, Web, Publish, and Text
 Retrieval Engine.  The products instantly search gigabytes of text across a
 desktop, network, Internet or Intranet site.  The products also serve as tools
 for publishing, with instant searching, large document collections to Web
 sites or CD/DVDs.

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