ELV is a leading online retailer in Europe in the field of Consumer Electronic. HitEngine will help their users to pinpoint exactly the information they desire. It lists search results as they type their query. Dynamically, fault tolerant and in real-time. It saves time and lets users browse while searching. HitEngine will allow ELV to provide consumers with a new interactive platform to increase conversion rate and revenues.
About ELV Elektronik AG
ELV began 1979 with the publication of electronics magazines with building guidances. Today the company produces and develops predominantly electronic devices, kits and plates and is one of the leading online retailers in Europe.
About Weitkamper Technology
Weitkamper Technology (weitkamper.com ) delivers solutions for Intelligent Search, Navigation and Classification. XSEARCH Software helps to unlock the power of information. It helps users to find exactly the information they need. In a new, intuitive way. The HitEngine offers all hits while typing. The underlying worldwide unique technology changes the user behavior with its amazing speed.
Customers include Babcock, BMW, Bosch, Electrolux, Ministry of Finance, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ, Beck, Wolters Kluwer and many more.
Forget the Return key
The HitEngine uses its speed to initiate search while the terms are being typed. With the HitEngine, hitting the Return key to run a search is no longer required. By providing a list of choices as the letters are entered, it shortens the repetitive search process. The underlying worldwide unique technology changes the user behavior with its amazing speed. Word completions, results and categories are listed simultaneously. Breathtaking Performance: from zero to 1,000,000 in 0.001 seconds
The brand new index structure lists all hits within milliseconds. This unique technology makes the HitEngine incredibly fast for this completion task.
Changing of User Behavior
By providing the result list while typing, our HitEngine is changing the user behavior and shortens the search process efficiently. Let's consider an average eCommerce application as an example: You are looking for the Eidos game "Tomb Raider" for the Nintendo Wii.
While typing the first letters "NIN", you will already get all results of entries containing words starting with "NIN". When you refine this search by typing "WII" and "TOMB" as next keywords the relevant hits will be on your screen. Categories for faceted navigation are also provided dynamically, so you can choose in these categories immediately the best price, a favorite seller etc.
Suggestions in Realtime
All relevant words are provided dynamically in real-time.
All Categories in Realtime.
"Drill down" selection is the most powerful way of viewing relationships within information sets. You can easily filter out irrelevant information, and maybe even discover aspects you wouldn't have spotted at all using a regular search engine.
The HitEngine provides all these categories for faceted navigation dynamically while typing.
HitEngine integrates our successfull approximate search technology to offer hits even on misspelled words. It combines intelligent algorithms with linguistic resources into one unique technology. It maps language phonologically and generates the matching sound patterns for every word. Instead of only using mathematical approximations, terms of similar pronounciation are also returned. As a result, hits are concise and accurate.
Synonyms and Thesauri
Synonyms or thesauri can also be easily added.
We provide our XSEARCH Linguistic Engine as an option, to enhance entries with their flexions, compounds or synonyms.