Prodiance Corporation announced Prodiance Search, a new productivity solution that helps business users find critical information through federated searches across disparate content sources. Prodiance Search can search peer PCs, network shared drives, content and document management repositories, and other enterprise applications. Although it installs on a user’s desktop, it leverages a federated search broker that issues search queries to local indexes running on other PCs. Prodiance Search will ship to customers in both stand-alone (e.g. single-user desktop) and federated (e.g. enterprise) configurations in late October 2005. A 30-day free evaluation version of the stand-alone configuration can be downloaded immediately. The cost for a single user license will be $49.95, and a single federated server license will be $2,500.