Convera Corporation provides vertical search services to trade publishers in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company offers hosted white-label search technology and services to publishers for generating additional Web traffic and online revenues by creating customized search applications. Its search platform enables publishers to combine site search, publisher proprietary content, and an editorially vetted best of the Web into a vertical search application, providing an authoritative and comprehensive search experience for specialist audiences. The company's offerings include a Web Search Platform, which incorporates multimedia search of Adobe Systems Portable Document Format, image files, and other data formats; Publisher Control Panel, a self-service application that provides the publisher with the ability to control and tailor the Convera Web Search Platform and the Convera Ad Service for each vertical search site from a single interface; and Convera Ad Service that allows publishers to directly manage and pursue search-based advertising revenues for their vertical search Web sites. Convera Corporation also provides various professional services, including Web site customization; search engine optimization, marketing services, and training; and advertising sales kit development and training. It works with large publishers to extend publishers' brands and build loyal online professional communities. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia.