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SozoTek Clario mobile imaging technology
Jasper Huitink : September 28th 2005 - 22:20 CET
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SozoTekSozoTek Clario mobile imaging technology : Advanced Image Enhancement Technology Automatically Corrects the Visible Deficiencies in Camera Phone Images, Providing Better Looking Photos and Higher Customer Satisfaction via a Fully-Automated System. SozoTek is the first company to resolve image quality deficiencies unique to wireless camera phones. SozoTek's patent Clario enhancement technology automatically corrects the deficiencies in camera phone images, instantly upgrading image quality by correcting color, shadows, distortion and detail loss, as well as the defects introduced during compression of images for wireless transmission. The technology involves no human intervention and does not require any changes to wireless devices.
SozoTek Clario mobile imaging technologySozoTek Clario - Embeddable file
"We have had increasing calls to release SozoTek Clario as an embeddable library for today's mobile data platform providers, who want to offer Clario image enhancement as a core feature of their transport or application systems. With the release of the SozoTek Clario Image Library, we are now giving wireless providers the opportunity to dramatically increase the quality of images and drive increased usage and revenues from their mobile imaging customers," said Redmond of SozoTek.

SozoTek image technology - Instant image quality
SozoTek, the leading developer of innovative image quality advancement technologies, announced today its Clario image enhancement software is now available as an embeddable library for mobile network platform and application service providers. Clario provides instant image quality improvement to camera phone images as they pass through the transport process. Clario delivers the automated quality improvement needed to accelerate mobile imaging use and revenues, for all camera phone products, regardless of device cost or resolution.

Clario image quality - Correction technology
"The number one limiting factor for increased mobile imaging revenues is continued poor and inconsistent image quality from camera phones, preventing users from fully taking advantage of the convergence of voice and visual communications," said Gail Redmond, President and CEO of SozoTek. "Clario image correction technology instantly improves image quality through an automated and cost-effective network-based process. This quality transformation is device-agnostic and thus backwards-compatible with existing handsets in the market, giving operators the ability to immediately raise image quality, increase customer satisfaction, and drive higher wireless imaging revenues."

SozoTek Clario - 400 million digital cameras
Of the 400 million digital cameras expected to be sold in 2005, 300 million units will be embedded in mobile phones, providing unprecedented convergence between voice and visual communications platforms. Consumer and corporate adoption of visual communications via wireless networks has been hampered by the poor quality images generated by todays camera phones, thus limiting the market's true potential. Clario provides the industry the quickly and automatically enhance images, leading to increased network usage and great opportunities.

IgillottResearch - Camera phone image quality
"Image quality is the difference between users keeping and printing camera phone images or sending them to others, or simply deleting them," said Iain Gillott, chief executive, iGillottResearch. "Image quality is a critical determinant of wireless imaging revenue for a carrier. Every deleted camera phone image means zero revenue for wireless carriers and imaging industry players." Image quality from camera phones is determined by the attributes of the lens, sensor, image processing software, platform and user interface. "Achieving consistent camera quality performance in a cost-effective mobile device is a tremendous challenge," said Redmond. SozoTek technologies deliver the advanced science to elevate the performance of even today's basic camera phones, and because SozoTek science is highly adaptable, the technology takes advantage of improvements in the imaging chain to deliver better, consistent photos from tomorrow's advanced camera phone systems. "Clario improves images even as mega pixel size increases and camera module and lens quality improve. The platform fixes hardware and many of the user-originated errors inherent in today's products," continued Redmond.

SozoTek image technology - Optimize the image
SozoTek's Clario imaging technology utilizes remarkable advances in imaging science to uniquely and accurately determine and correct image problems inherent in wireless images. A controllable output process can then further optimize the image for final use requirements, including sharing or printing. The result is camera phone photos that are instantly and accurately enhanced, with no loss to the originating image. Noise and artifact distractions are automatically reduced. The tone and color of the photo is improved, with previously hidden details and colors brought to life.

Clario image science - Wireless
SozoTek combines powerful imaging science, innovative applied mathematics and its wireless network and service expertise to offer unrivaled advancement for the wireless imaging industry. The company, currently at work with wireless and imaging leaders to deploy its technology across a broad spectrum of systems and applications, anticipates initial product deployments of its Clario imaging enhancement library in early 2006.

About SozoTek
SozoTek is a privately funded company delivering unrivaled image quality advancement technologies for the wireless and mobile imaging industries. SozoTek patent-pending technologies address a fundamental problem with wireless imaging: poor, inconsistent image quality. SozoTek's advanced science and solutions are used in software-delivered systems or are embedded into handsets and camera module/systems. SozoTek solutions improve the performance of mobile devices, components, mobile networks, applications and print systems. SozoTek delivers the much-needed quality advancement to accelerate product performance, increase revenues, launch innovative new services and applications, and drive the acceptance of imaging as a core function of mobile communications.

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