Leatherhead Information Technology Ltd. (LIT), suppliers of the market-leading CAIRS Text and Library Management software, have launched CAIRS-TMS Client-Server for Windows, bringing multimedia and large scale text management together.
Almost 100 customers, journalists and senior managers from banks, the media, legal, scientific, defense and other areas joined the LIT team on board the Mississippi stern-wheeler Elizabethan" for the product launch and cruise on the Thames on Thursday 6th July.
CAIRS-TMS (Text & Multimedia System) is an ultra-fast full-text retrieval system capable of searching databases with millions of records in a couple of seconds. Retrieval time is non-linear, so search speed remains fast however large the database.
Core strengths of the CAIRS-TMS system include its wide range of highly sophisticated indexing techniques, including automatic indexing. This enables effective searching to be carried out on structured data and large-volume free-format text.
The Client-Server version introduces many new features to CAIRS-TMS. These include an attractive interface on a Windows client and integration with other Windows applications via Microsoft's OLE (Object Linking & Embedding) technology. This allows access to images, picture viewing, presentation graphics, video playing, word processing, spreadsheets, music, Sound clips, financial packages, workflow and imaging technologies.
CAIRS-TMS is scaleable and can be used for small applications (single-user and small networked systems) up to large enterprise-wide systems over international networks. A version of the Client-Server system for CD-ROM publication and distribution is currently under test.
CAIRS-TMS applications can include any collection of documents, maps, visual materials or sound - however large or complex. The system is highly configurable and LIT Consultants can assist in developing the application.