June 25, 2008

Vivisimo Customer USASearch.Gov Expands Search Capability to All Government Websites

PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivisimo ( vivisimo.com ), a leader in enterprise search, today announced that its customer, USASearch.gov, launched a new program for all federal, state, local, tribal and territorial government websites.

The expanded "search affiliate" program of USASearch.gov, offers a free search engine for all government websites that indexes more than 50 million federal, state, local, tribal and territorial government documents.

USASearch.gov is among numerous government users of Vivisimo's award-winning search technology. Others include the National Library of Medicine, Womenshealth.gov, and the governments of New Zealand and Israel.

"Using Vivisimo's superior search technology, and the expanded search affiliate program, anybody can easily access the vast amounts of information collected and generated by the U.S. government," said Raul Valdes-Perez, CEO and co-founder of Vivisimo. "Vivisimo's intuitive user-interface turns complexity into simplicity -- and will help millions of people to get quick, authoritative answers to their questions."

The expanded search affiliate program allows managers of any government-related web site to add new features to their sites, increasing their usefulness to users:

-- A free search engine that searches USASearch.gov's 50 million indexed government documents;

   -- News, Image, and FAQ search results;   -- Local weather forecasts from the National Weather Service;   -- Mapping and localization;  

-- Access to Congressional contact information; federal government forms; and information about federal government job openings and federal aid and benefits; and

-- Spotlight features on the most popular and relevant searches.

A core benefit of searching with the Vivisimo Velocity(TM) Platform is that even ambiguous search terms deliver good answers, presented in a clean interface that is easy to understand and navigate, allowing users to quickly sort through thousands or millions of possibilities.

In the expanded affiliate search program, governments using USASearch.gov receive are ad-free results of their searches, from trusted government resources managed by government search editors. Easy online management and customizable look and features allow government website managers flexibility in incorporating the USASearch.gov search engine into their websites. USASearch.gov is driven by Vivisimo industry-leading, award-winning search technology, delivering the most relevant results for users.

Government website managers interested in utilizing USA.gov's free search engine can find more information and sign up to use this service at http://www.usaservices.gov/search

About the Vivisimo Velocity Platform

The Vivisimo Velocity platform provides enterprises with innovative search solutions that allow users to access, extract and manipulate all available content, regardless of location. The latest version of Velocity is the first major enterprise search platform to bring business-ready Web 2.0 functionalities, such as social tagging, social bookmarking, social networking and mash-ups to the market. By combining the simplicity of consumer search with the flexibility and control of enterprise software, organizations can reap the benefits of increased user adoption and satisfaction without compromising performance, scalability, security or the ability to configure a solution specific to its business environment. Based on a service-oriented architecture that enables rapid deployment, Vivisimo Velocity can be up and running in just weeks.

About Vivisimo, Inc.

Vivisimo does search right by combining the simplicity and innovation of consumer search with the flexibility and control of enterprise software. The company works with customers to understand their goals and quickly deploy solutions that maximize the business value of information -- with an interface users love. Vivisimo serves its global client base through its headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, and partners throughout the world. Please visit Vivisimo.com to or our Search Done Right Blog to learn more about enterprise search.

    Geof Becker    Vivisimo    (412) 422-2499 X166    [email protected]  

Vivisimo, Inc.

CONTACT: Geof Becker of Vivisimo, Inc., +1-412-422-2499, ext. 166,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.vivisimo.com/http://www.usasearch.gov/http://www.usa.gov/http://www.usaservices.gov/search