London, UK (PRWEB) December 9, 2006
New search technology, Trexy.com, was awarded a British Computer society (BCS) IT Professional award in the Services category last night.
The annual award encompasses excellence and innovation in computing within the context of business value and social benefit. The British Computer Society is the leading industry body for those working in Information Technology.
The award was judged on originality including developments of novel approaches to systems, addressing social issues, the level of exploitability and the usage level.
Trexy's CEO and inventor, Nigel Hamilton accepted the award at the ceremony. "I am honoured to win the services award from the BCS for Trexy's technical novelty and inventiveness."
"I faced an ambitious technical challenge when taking a simple idea and applying it to Internet searching - universally. This award is great recognition of Trexy's unique approach to information retrieval which harnesses the collective effort of online searchers," he said.
Trexy.com is the first search engine to interoperate with thousands of other search engines to remember and share individual search discoveries - Trails.
Search trails are the paths users create while searching on engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN and over 3000 topic specific databases. Trexy aims to save time and searching effort. Users can also follow in the footsteps of other searchers around the world.
Other nominees in the Services award category included: The Royal Bank of Scotland, Cosmic, and Alliance & Leicester PLC.
The winners of the BCS IT Professional Awards were announced at the BCS Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on the 7th of December 2006.
Trexy also recently won the Best Specialist Search Product Award in the International Information Industry Awards 2006.
British Computer Society Awards
The awards recognize, promote and acclaim excellence, professionalism, innovation and the outstanding achievements to which individuals and groups contribute.
UK based, Trexy.com is a unique search technology that allows users to remember and share their searches and the web pages they visit by creating search trails. Trexy.com is inspired by scientist and visionary, Dr. Vannevar Bush, who in the 1940's shared his vision of creating a collective memory by recording peoples' trails through information. Bush dreamt of a device called a "Memex" - an enhanced supplement to personal and community memory created by trailblazers: "those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record." Free to use, Trexy's toolbar called the TrailBar, works with Firefox and IE browsers.
Online Trexy Media Kit: http://trexy.com/mediakit.html
For further information contact:
Megan Hamilton, Director
Tel: +44 (0)20 7232 1733
Fax: +44 (0)20 7232 4867
# # #