PROVO, Utah – April 10, 2003 – Dynix has entered a strategic partnership with content navigation leader Groxis Inc. and has announced plans to integrate Grokker, a revolutionary graphical informational interface, with future editions of Horizon Information Portal. Dynix will resell Grokker as an optional product for library customers of Horizon Information Portal.
Grokker improves the way information is accessed and organized during search sequences by quickly converting data, documents, and search results into contextually relevant, graphical knowledge maps. Search results become a series of circles within circles, with each concentric circle representing a topic and subtopic that is sorted by size and color and based on relevancy. A user can then dig deeper into the results until the desired information is found.
Once integrated with Horizon Information Portal, Grokker will allow library users increased ease of access to a library's resources, including online subscription databases, by streamlining large collections of information into graphically based information maps. Users will also enjoy increased organization, provided by Grokker's ability to consolidate multiple data sources into a single body of information. They will be able to quickly save, edit, and share information maps for collaboration or future reference.
“Library information systems are an important market for Groxis, one that we have been focused on throughout our product development stages,” said Groxis President and CEO R.J. Pittman. “Dynix's leadership position in the industry dramatically accelerates our entrance into that market with great credibility and momentum.”
“The integration of Grokker to Horizon Information Portal will further strengthen our product as the most powerful library user tool available for content research,” said Jack Blount, president and CEO of Dynix. “Working with Groxis, we are changing the way students and other researchers glean vital information from disparate sources. This will be an invaluable tool for any library with a desire to better meet the diverse research demands of its users.”
Groxis is a pioneer and leading provider of visual information software technology, known as Grokker™. The Grokker platform defines a new breed of software called the Graphical Informational Interface (GII). The software transforms large collections of complex information into useful, graphical information maps. This new form information currency radically improves the way people discover, organize, and share large quantities of information. A privately held company backed by leading venture investors, Groxis is based in Sausalito, California. For more information, please visit www.groxis.com.
Celebrating its twentieth year of service to the library community, Dynix is the world's pioneer provider of library information management systems. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. With more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership, Dynix is focused on providing customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest industry standards and offer intuitive functionality. For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.