Fast Search & Transfer ASA

CoreMedia Embeds FAST InStream Into its Content Management and Digital Rights Management Solutions

    Oslo, Norway and Hamburg, Germany, November 17 (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - CoreMedia Expands Product Offering for ECMS and DRM With Best-Ranked Search Technology

    Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, today jointly announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership with CoreMedia, one of the leading providers of state-of-the-art software for Content Management Systems (CMS), Multi-Channel Delivery, and Digital Rights Management (DRM). With this agreement, FAST InStream(TM), an OEM enterprise search solution specifically designed by FAST for ISVs, will be integrated with CoreMedia's Smart Content Technology and modular Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions based on the open standards of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). The combination of these solutions will improve the usability and work speed for large content repositories to accelerate clients' competitive advantage.

    "The integration of FAST InStream with CoreMedia's offerings provides our customers and prospects an opportunity to deploy a single solution that combines the highly scalable search functionality of FAST's enterprise search solutions with CoreMedia's powerful enterprise content management and digital rights management capabilities," said Soren Stamer, CEO and Co-Founder of CoreMedia. "The clean, flexible architecture and rich set of functionality offered by FAST InStream, as well as its ability to scale, made our decision to integrate FAST InStream with our solutions an easy one. Through this partnership, we will be able to provide our customers with a more powerful search capability that seamlessly complements our solutions."

    FAST InStream is designed to increase the value of enterprise applications and boost ROI for the ISV's customers by extending the power of the FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP(TM)) technology within OEM environments. Supporting both structured and unstructured data, FAST InStream provides unique value across all types of software applications, including enterprise portals; Content and Document management systems; Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions; Business Intelligence (BI) suites and applications; as well as Storage and Archiving solutions. FAST's open and modular architecture provides ISVs the utmost flexibility when selecting and deploying search solutions - from specialized search and alerting applications to complete multilingual enterprise search platforms supporting 77 languages.

    CoreMedia Smart Content Technology is content management software for the creation and operation of high-performance multi-channel content services such as internet, intranet and extranet, knowledge management, product data publishing, media asset management, and digital rights management. CoreMedia covers the entire content value creation chain including the creation, management, delivery, and control of content. CoreMedia Digital Rights Management (DRM) enables companies to protect, monetize, and control the rights to digital content, setting the benchmark for interoperability, reliability, flexibility, and user-friendliness.

    "CoreMedia has long been an innovator of Content Management and Digital Rights Management solutions," commented Ali Riaz, FAST's chief operating officer. "This partnership will benefit CoreMedia's customers and prospects by allowing them to take advantage of FAST's powerful and scalable search capabilities with CoreMedia's best-in-class solutions for managing and protecting digital assets. We are pleased that CoreMedia has chosen to integrate FAST's technology into their solutions, and look forward to a long and successful partnership."

    FAST continues to provide best-in-class search technology to leading enterprise software vendors and integrators, such as CoreMedia. FAST InStream stays true to the flexible framework of the FAST ESP platform, and extends world class search capabilities to ISVs around the globe. FAST's suite of enterprise search solutions supply a complete information retrieval solution ideal for key vertical markets and applications including e-Commerce and Internet Portals, Financial Services; Government; Life Sciences; Media and Publishing; and Telecom. For FAST, the search never stops.

    About CoreMedia - The Content Technology Experts

    CoreMedia AG is a leading provider of state-of-the-art standard software for content management systems (CMS), digital rights management (DRM) and multi-channel delivery. Specializing on the high-end market for demanding content technology, including mobile service delivery, CoreMedia is an active member of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and a leading mobile DRM provider.

    Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, CoreMedia employs over 120 employees and maintains a global network of partners that includes 500 professional consultants. CoreMedia combines the innovative power of a university spin-off with the sustainability of a founder-operated business and the stability of Deutsche Telekom as main shareholder.

    Since its launch, CoreMedia has enjoyed outstanding market success, selling over 1,000 licenses. In 2004, the company was named by Deloitte as the fastest-growing software company in Germany (Fast 50) and won ATKearney's "Best Innovator" award for medium-sized enterprises in Germany. Leading enterprises have implemented CoreMedia Smart Content Technology for sophisticated service delivery and integrated information management. Over 100 of the foremost companies in 20 countries within the telecommunications, media, industrial, financial and public service sectors have successfully employed CoreMedia's technology, among them industry leaders such as Bertelsmann, Continental, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Telekom, Debitel, O2, EPCOS, NEC/Mitsubishi, Nokia, SEAT, T-Mobile, T-Online, Vodafone, SEAT, RWE, Wincor Nixdorf, and the German government.

    About FAST

    FAST creates the real-time search and filter technology solutions that are behind the scenes at the world's best known companies with the most demanding search problems. FAST's flexible and scalable integrated technology platform elevates the search capabilities of enterprise customers and connects people to the relevant information they seek regardless of medium. This drives revenues and reduces total cost of ownership by effectively leveraging IT infrastructure. FAST's powerful enterprise search technology solutions are used by a wide range of global customers and partners, including AT&T, Cardinal Health, CareerBuilder.com, Chordiant, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Fidelity Investments, Findexa, FirstGov.gov (GSA), IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis, Nordstrom, Overture, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, Tenet Healthcare, Thomas Industrial Networks, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio (Telecom Italia), Vodafone, and Wanadoo.

    FAST is headquartered in Norway and is publicly traded under the ticker symbol 'FAST' on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The FAST Group operates globally with presence in Europe, the United States, and Japan. Additionally, the FAST Group has business partners and customers in a number of other locations, such as Brazil, Canada and Australia. For further information about FAST, please visit www.fastsearch.com.

    (c) 2004 Fast Search & Transfer ASA - Fast Search & Transfer, FAST, FAST ESP, FAST Data Search, FAST MarkeTrac, FAST AdVisor, FAST InStream, FAST ImPulse and the FAST four-colored logo are trademarks of Fast Search & Transfer ASA. All rights reserved. FAST disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:
CoreMedia, Tina Kulow, tel +49(0)40-432-77005,  Mobile:
+49-171-8065496, tina.kulow@coremedia.com or FAST Search & Transfer,
Peter Gorman (U.S.), tel +1-781-304-2495, pr@fastsearch.com or Lin
Hurlen Kvifte (Europe), tel +47-23-01-12-08



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