Finding files on large file server volumes should be fast and easy. Reality is different – a file system search of a large storage system can easily take hours. A HELIOS Spotlight search though, returns search results in seconds. The HELIOS Index Server search system indexes file attributes, text content, and metadata of server files. This Apple Spotlight compatible search technology enables Mac, Windows, Web, and mobile users to quickly find server files.
Full-text searches of PDF files, Office documents, text files, and Adobe InDesign preview files are fully supported. Even searches based upon image attributes, document metadata, XMP metadata of images, WebShare annotation information and PDF form fields can be performed. The simple yet powerful search syntax allows well defined searches to find just the desired files.
This unique HELIOS cross-platform search support overcomes the platform-specific limits of other server search systems. With the HELIOS Spotlight search:
With the HELIOS file server solutions, customers receive very powerful search capabilities for all major client platforms. This changes how file server data can be found, and has great potential for every business.
The Spotlight search is included in all HELIOS file server products: EtherShare, PCShare, WebShare, and also in Base and Document Hub.
Cross-platform Spotlight search from different clients:
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The WebShare integrated Spotlight search help pane allows quick look-ups of search attributes and their aliases:
The following table shows the indexed file formats:
|Files and folders||All file and folder names including dates|
|Comments||Mac, Windows, and WebShare file and folder comments|
|Images||All major image formats (color space, resolution, pixels, …)|
|IPTC||IPTC metadata fields|
|EXIF||Image information from EXIF records|
|XMP||XMP metadata fields as well as custom XMP fields|
|ICC||ICC profile names that are included within images|
|Text||Regular text files (ASCII, Unicode, etc.)|
|Word||Word files (old and new formats)|
|Excel||Excel files (old and new formats)|
|PowerPoint||PowerPoint files (old and new formats)|
|PDF metadata and form fields|
|PDF text||PDF full-text extraction|
|Xpress/InDesign||Full-text extraction via ImageServer add-on (XPV files)|
|Media||wav, mp3, avi, mov file metadata|
|Zip||Zip archive files|