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Pro CD Introduces New Discs

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Pro CD Introduces New Discs

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Two new discs from Pro CD have just been made available for purchase.

Geographic Searching Made Easy

Pro CD, Inc. has announced that Select Phone, the CD-ROM directory of published business and residential white and yellow page listings, has been updated to include more listings (over 100 million) and new features, including GeoTarget, a geographic search capability that enables users to locate the closest listings to any designated geopoint up to a 1,000-mile radius. So now, for example, a user can specify a location, then immediately view on his or her screen all the banks in a state, by name, address, and telephone number, and then narrow the search to a three-block area.

With Select Phone's geocoded listings--listings assigned with latitude (north/south) and longitude (east/west) information--SOHO users can swiftly develop accurate and targeted lists for direct response, telemarketing, sales lead generation, market research, and surveys. That data can then be exported to file formats with compatible software programs to literally map out the exact location of targeted prospects.

"We are thrilled to be introducing such a vital new search capability to the reference directory market," said Jim Bryant, president and CEO of Pro CD.

Other new features for Select Phone include:

* NCOA: Identified listings with a "notified change of address" status

* ZIP Sort: Enables users to sort listings by ZIP code when downloading data

* See Also: Suggests alternative spellings to thousands of last names

* More Info: Shows address, SIC code, publication date, GeoTarget, and NCOA information on a selected listing

* Web Connect: using a Web browser will automatically access the World Wide Web

Find Registered Domain Names

Pro CD has also announced the availability of the Pro CD Internet Directory, a CD-ROM that includes more than 200,000 registered Internet domain names (Web sites). …

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