FAST signs reseller agreement with Tellus Software

Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, and Tellus Software AS, a developer of custom enterprise search applications, today announced a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement, making Tellus Software a reseller of FAST's search solutions.

Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, and Tellus Software AS, a developer of custom enterprise search applications, today announced a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement, making Tellus Software a reseller of FAST's search solutions.

With this agreement, FAST's Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP(TM)) technology will be marketed and resold by Tellus Software as a custom enterprise search application integrated with oil, gas, energy and shipping specific software solutions. FAST ESP offers customers and partners, such as Tellus Software, the most comprehensive combination of powerful real-time search technology, business search management tools, and information analysis capabilities. Tellus Software can now extend these capabilities and provide tailored solutions that address the needs of the European oil and energy industries. To date, Tellus Software has developed a solution for indexing and searching seismic data stored in SEG-Y format based on the FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP(TM)).  This solution will be coupled with additional connectors for industry specific data formats and standards, which are slated for release in the upcoming months.
 
"Within the oil, gas, energy and shipping markets there are massive quantities of data that are difficult to access quickly since they are in a multitude of locations and exist in a wide variety of formats," said Stig Johansen, chief executive officer, Tellus Software. "By partnering with FAST and providing custom enterprise search solutions based on FAST ESP, our customers will now be able to quickly find all relevant information from any accessible source and receive updates when targeted information changes - a capability that was missing prior to FAST ESP."
FAST is transforming enterprise search from a powerful, yet narrowly perceived function, into an enterprise-wide strategic and tactical capability of pivotal importance. FAST ESP and the FAST portfolio of enterprise search solutions are the latest in a line of FAST technology that marries a no-technical-boundaries approach with a clear understanding of real-world requirements, including extraordinary performance, precise accuracy, broad reach, and high return on investment.
 
"We have always envisioned that our partners would be able to create industry specific solutions based on our enterprise search platform. This relationship with Tellus clearly demonstrates the flexibility of our platform and its ability to help deliver clear business value," said Ali I. Riaz, FAST's chief operating officer. "FAST's relationship with Tellus is a key example of how companies can partner with FAST to address vertical markets, build a successful business, while helping FAST expand its footprint into new areas."
 
FAST ESP is offered through the FAST Data Search(TM) suite of enterprise search solutions, which supplies 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.