PicScout Technology Enables Image Recognition for the PLUS Registry
October 15, 2009 - Silicon Valley and Pasadena, Calif - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services and enabler of client image monetization and identification activities, and PLUS Coalition, the international non-profit standards body to the image licensing industries, today announce that PicScout will be the exclusive image recognition services provider to the PLUS Registry, utilizing the PicScout ImageIRC.
As a service of the Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS), the non-profit PLUS Registry will allow image users to easily and quickly identify the rights holder and license information associated with any image. The PLUS Registry will serve as a secure online hub, linking registries, companies, license information and images using PicScout’s proprietary image recognition technology and unique PLUS-IDs, which are similar in concept to identification systems used in other industries, such as UPC codes and ISBN numbers.
“We selected PicScout technology after conducting a thorough competitive review of image recognition solution providers,” says Jeff Sedlik, President and CEO of the PLUS Coalition. “PicScout is a proven market leader, with cutting edge technology and an extensive list of major corporate clients. Integration of PicScout technology adds tremendous value to the PLUS Registry in support of the PLUS mission -- to simplify and facilitate the communication and management of image rights.”
“PicScout welcomes the PLUS Coalition to our growing group of alliances,“ says Offir Gutelzon, PicScout CEO. “We recognize the significant role the PLUS Coalition plays in our industry and applaud them in their mission. It is our honor to be chosen as their exclusive provider and look forward to serving an instrumental role in the success of such an important initiative – which connects directly to our commitment to the industry that every image gets its credit.”
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