Protect and track visual assets |
In addition to the technology licensing and development agreements, the companies also signed a reselling agreement allowing both companies to resell their joint products. "By combining two leading technologies of watermarks and image recognition we truly streng-then the ability to protect and track visual assets. We are excited about the opportunity to work with Digimarc and expand our offering to current and future ImageBridge customers," said Eyal Gura, PicScout's CEO.
PicScout welcomed by Digimarc
"We welcome PicScout as a key ImageBridge partner. The addition of PicScout's image matching capability to ImageBridge means we will be able to find more of our customer's images on more Web sites," added Scott Carr, President of Digimarc's Watermarking
PicScout is a leading technology provider to the stock photography industry. The company offers solutions for image owners to control and protect their images in the information age. PicScout's image recognition solution enables the comparison of image databases to individual images that are being used on commercial Web sites. Based on this technology, PicScout provides a number of services to the stock photography industry. These services enable stock photography agencies and photographers to better control their assets, enforce copyrights, develop new billing methods and increase their customer base. PicScout monitors over 3 million images for the world's most prestigious image libraries.
Digimarc Corporation, based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading supplier of secure media solutions used in a wide range of security, identification and digital media content applications. Digimarc provides products and services that enable the production of more than 60 million personal identification documents, including two-thirds of U.S. driver licenses and IDs for more than 20 countries. Digimarc's digital watermarking technology provides a persistent digital identity for various media content and is used to enhance the security of financial documents, identity documents and digital images, and support other media rights management applications. Digimarc has an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with 189 issued U.S. patents with more than 4,000 claims, and more than 400 pending patent applications in digital watermarking, personal identification and related technologies.