Search sitting on a gold mine is currently in discussion with several fund managers and IT investment vehicles about possible ventures involving the global sales of its intellectual property.

Production and marketing director Peter Collins said so far, the prognosis had been very positive.

“Our code is certainly valuable to the right players, and there is a strong projected demand for business in sales and development of our applications globally for the next two years,” Mr Collins said.

“As we said when we began, we are fairly much like the orbital engine of the IT world, and once we are accepted, adoption will be quick by some key industries.” (CIV Pty Ltd), a Leederville-based IT design company launched last year, has proved itself to be a stayer long after the tech stock crash.

It instantly created a buzz with a new computer information interface and an entirely new stream of Extensible Mark Up Language (XML), Protium XML.

CIV Pty Ltd is also the exclusive intellectual property and global master licence holder for its ‘n-th dimensional’ search engine-knowledge management architecture Civilisation 1.0.

The company’s flagship product, the Civilisation KME interface, is multi-language enabled and is able to work Japanese and English simultaneously.

The Japan External Trade Organisation, which lost patience with the WA market and closed its local branch on July 1, praised for the product and became one of its largest clients.

Former JETRO employee Robert Ristic recently joined the company as a consultant and has opened up strong links and opportunities in platform development, device compliance and sales to the Japanese market.

The small team also boasts a local hosting office and strong partner alliances in Japan.

International interest in the company continues, particularly from China and the UK.

“We’re on the up side of the ‘real IT industry’: necessary, vital and with state-of-the-art building blocks for applications of all style,” Mr Collins said.

“Protium-XML is being used in several beta-sites for online commerce, financial services and data delivery for both CIV Pty Ltd clients and as part of the company’s prototype development program for a new venture.

“An AusIndustry COMET grant has assisted this program.”

Mr Collins said the company had also commenced developing strategic open source programs, beginning with some web server tools free to students and not-for-profit organisations, and registerable shareware for commercial users.

It plans several more shareware releases in the next six months.

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