ImmersiFind Inc.

ImmersiFind Inc.

November 04, 2009 09:30 ET

Gonzales, Louisiana Based EATEL Selects ImmersiFind to Power Its Next Generation of Local Search Platforms for Its Sunshine Pages and Bayou Pages Publishing Divisions

METAIRIE, LOUISIANA and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 4, 2009) - ImmersiFind Inc., the leading enabler of multi-platform local search solutions for the local search publisher community, announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement to license its full suite of local search platforms to Sunshine Pages and Bayou Pages, a division of EATEL and publisher of print and online local search directories which serve the States of Louisiana and Mississippi with the www.sunshinepages.com and www.bayoupages.com URL's.

ImmersiFindTM offers the most powerful and intuitive local search options available to consumers, making it an easy and powerful way to find local businesses and services as well as individuals. The platform is based on three underlying experiences: Search, Select & Share, with award winning product features in each of these experiences. They include:

  • Search: Powerful search options including searching via rich mapping partners, advanced keywords, neighborhoods of interest as well as by proximity to preselected locations. SMS/text based search as well as WAP search are also key platform features. Hyper local mini-browsers make search refinements only a click away.
  • Select: Rich and relevant local content, which sets the ImmersiFindTM platform apart from other platform providers, including the ability to seamlessly upload photos, videos and other immersive media.
  • Share: Sophisticated text messaging, e-mail forwarding, and Facebook social media referral widgets make sharing the search results a snap.

The addition of local search enhancements, including weather forecasts, local news and local traffic maps enhance the user experience, making it unique in the Local search platform industry.

In addition to the ImmersiFindTM online platform, the company has recently unveiled leading edge mobile and voice activated local search platforms addressing the SMS/Text & Smartphone (iPhone and BlackBerry) mobile segments. All platforms offer leading edge technology and are designed to facilitate the publisher's entry into the multi-platform world.

"I have admired the Sunshine Pages team from afar for many years. They have a quality operation, great brand identity and have a tremendous history in the region. We are absolutely thrilled to help them achieve phenomenal results in both the online and mobile local search arenas and they have quickly demonstrated to us that they are ready do succeed in this exciting new growth area and to extol the virtues of local search to their impressive advertiser community. They have a phenomenal management team and they are first class people. We look forward a long standing and successful relationship with them," said David Charron, Vice-President and General Manager of ImmersiFind Inc. (www.immersifind.com).

Pemmie Sheasby, General Manager of Sunshine Pages & Bayou Pages, added, "We were immediately impressed with the ImmersiFind product suite when we first saw what their platforms were capable of. When you also take into account their vast experience within the publishing industry, the decision was an easy one. They were clearly aligned with the direction Sunshine Pages is heading. We are excited about our future together and will leverage not only all of the progressive technologies they will be providing to us both on the online and mobile sides of our business but their vast digital publishing knowledge as well. Simply put, we can't wait to get started!"

About ImmersiFind
ImmersiFindTM and www.immersifind.com is a technology company launched by Canpages Inc. (www.canpages.ca) & owned by HM Capital Partners of Dallas, Texas. The founders of ImmersiFindTM have more than 150 years experience within the directory business and have been pioneers in the local search platform development. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

About EATEL
Founded when the telecommunications industry was still in its infancy, EATEL today is one of the fastest-growing telecommunications companies in the Gulf South. EATEL provides local phone service, long distance, television and Internet solutions to more than 30,000 customers in Louisiana. The company also offers telephone directory services through its subsidiary company The SunShine Pages.

About Sunshine Pages and Bayou Pages
Sunshine Pages is a leading local yellow pages publisher of 16 directories distributing to more than 1.7 million homes and businesses throughout the Southeast. Sunshine Pages focuses on connecting the community to local businesses by being your Complete Local Source. Sunshine Pages is division of EATEL, a privately owned and operated telecommunications provider since 1935.

Contact Information

  • ImmersiFind Inc.
    David Charron
    Vice-President General Manager
    (604) 422-7809
    www.immersifind.com