Information Today
Volume17, Number 2 • February 2000
Sea Change Corp. Releases WebClarity

Sea Change Corp. has announced WebClarity, its new Web gateway to information databases. According to the company, it allows any Web browser to access any Internet-based information database that supports the popular Z39.50 access standard. WebClarity’s features allow organizations to provide seamless searching of multiple large databases or “virtual” union catalogs. Sea Change says WebClarity is ideal for libraries, resource centers, and information publishers of all kinds as a tool to facilitate access to their data.

WebClarity provides seamless and integrated access to both local and remote Z39.50 accessible resources. The gateway runs in the Windows NT environment, and features the same user interface and search capabilities that the company’s BookWhere product uses. WebClarity servers can be easily configured to reflect the user’s specific environment and access requirements.

“WebClarity responds to the needs of Internet users by providing one of the first out-of-the-box examples of server software that supports true distributed, standards-based, distributed indexing capabilities. By combining our leading BookWhere search technology with an easy-to-use server architecture, we have made finding materials on the Internet even easier. With WebClarity, Sea Change hopes to further accelerate the deployment of standards-based (Z39.50) indexing technology for the Internet,” said Richard Earle, president of Sea Change Corp.

Source: Sea Change Corp., Mississauga, ON, Canada, 905/542-9484; Fax: 905/542-9479;

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