Quaero – research program to develop tools to search, categorize and manage multimedia content
Quaero is a collaborative research and development program, centered at developing multimedia and multilingual indexing and management tools for professional and general public applications such as the automatic analysis, classification, extraction and exploitation of information. The research aims to facilitate the extraction of information in unlimited quantities of multimedia and multilingual documents, including written texts, speech and music audio files, and images and videos
LTU’s multimedia content control solutions will be leveraged in two application projects within the Quaero initiative. LTU will provide image-recognition technology for project MMSE, led by online portal, France Telecom Orange, to develop enhanced multimedia user services for online platforms. Additionally, LTU will contribute its image-based technology to the CMSE project led by Exalead, a global Internet search engine provider, in order to create a state-of-the-art multimedia search engine.
Exalead – enterprise search partner
The company’s Exalead CloudView platform is the industry’s most sophisticated and scalable infrastructure for Search-Based Applications (SBAs), with over 30,000 business decision makers, half a million enterprise search users, and 110 million Internet users relying on Exalead to make their information universe accessible and meaningful.
Exalead CloudView enables organizations to reveal the hidden information intelligence in today’s distributed, diverse big data – whether internal or external, structured or unstructured, simple or complex – and to deliver that information intelligence in a way that makes instant sense to users in their own context, anywhere, anytime.
Exalead clients include over 320 leading organizations, such as Faurecia, GEFCO, Jaspersoft, Manpower, PSA Peugeot Citroën, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Randstad, Sanofi Aventis R&D, Thomson Reuters , the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Defense and the World Bank.
Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA)
INRIA is a French national research institution focusing on computer science, control theory and applied mathematics- a public research body dedicated to digital science and technology. It is a Public Scientific and Technical Research Establishment (EPST) under the double supervision of the French Ministry of National Education, Advanced Instruction and Research and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry.
Bull – integrator of LTU engine
Bull is a major provider of consulting, integration and facilities management services, but also one of European leading providers of Open-Source-based integration services. In over 50 countries worldwide, hundreds of organizations depend on Bull’s products, solutions and services to support their business activities and critical processes.
Bull, as “Architect of an Open World”, is committed to helping the most demanding of public and private organizations to grow in an open world with absolute confidence, while respecting the environment.
Jastec – exclusive reseller and integrator in Japan
JASTEC Co., Ltd. (“JASTEC”) is one of the leading high profile custom software development companies in the Japanese archipel. Jastec’s high profile staff has a very advanced knowledge of LTU’s software. Jastec is our exclusive reseller in Japan and works very closely with LTU on a number of cutting edge projects ranging from law enforcement to search engine.
Jastec was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1971 by a young entrepreneurial systems engineer named Shigeru Kamiyama and his colleagues. Their mission was to create a company that would offer services and solutions to remedy the needs of the chaotic software industry in Japan. Since that time, JASTEC has grown into Japan’s leading place to go for custom application development. JASTEC has been listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo stock exchange since May 1, 2003, and leads the Japanese application development industry in terms of capital, total sales and profitability.
Specializing in custom software development and systems integration, JASTEC has a wide range of software products and leading-edge software development expertise, employing only the best and most sought after software engineers. JASTEC achieved CMMI level-5 for the entire organization in 2003.
Reply – innovative solutions for law enforcement and web enterprises
Technology Reply is the company of Reply Group specialized in innovative solutions for the Italian Central Government. Reply Group also integrates solutions for enterprises in diverse sectors.
The Reply Group was founded in 1996 as an answer to a very quick technological evolution that brought a new way of doing business and communication. YH Reply integrates culture, competence and proactiveness, applying new information and communications technologies and paradigms to excel in software integration and the development of innovative, flexible, successful e-government solutions.
Steria – delivering advanced systems for international law enforcement that feature image recognition
The leading end-to-end IT services provider in Europe for companies that consider new technologies a vital part of their business strategy, Steria focuses on setting up strategic partnerships with its customers in each of its key markets: the public sector,finance, telecommunications, utilities and transport.
Steria offers customers integrated services including consulting in core business processes as well as the development and operation of their information systems. In October 2007, Steria acquired the British firm Xansa.
The new group employs over 19,000 staff in 16 countries, including 5,000 in India. On December 31, 2007, Steria revenue amounted to 1.4 billion (1.9 billion pro-forma). The Group, headquartered in Paris, is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
AccessData – delivering enhanced search tools using image recognition for digital investigations
AccessData has pioneered digital investigations for more than twenty years, providing the technology and training that empower law enforcement, government agencies and corporations to perform thorough computer investigations of any kind with speed and efficiency. Recognized throughout the world as an industry leader, AccessData delivers state-of-the-art computer forensic, network forensic, password cracking and decryption solutions.
Its Forensic Toolkit® and network-enabled enterprise solutions allow organizations to preview, search for, forensically preserve, process and analyze electronic evidence. AccessData’s solutions address criminal and internal investigations, incident response, eDiscovery and information assurance. In addition, AccessData is a leading provider of digital forensics training and certification with its much sought after AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) program.
WiMO Reality – mobile visual search integrated into WiMO app
The WiMO Solution allows brands to enable real-world clicking of their products and marketing.
WiMO offers the unique solution to scan multiple code formats including the image itself with LTU’s image matching technology:
- UPC/ Bar Codes- The WiMO App is the only app that allows a targeted brand message via a UPC code
- WiMO Marker- Unique identifier especially valuable for proof of purchase, SKU specific content, etc. where standard codes and image recognition will not work
- Image Recognition- Makes any of your current and past marketing image “clickable” without modification
Creative Barcode – Upholding the Value of Creativity Worldwide
Endorsed by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Creative Barcode® is a not for profit organisation with members in more than 24 Countries who use its digital system to attribute their work, protect IP and safely disclose concepts to third parties or communicate IP rights reserved in completed works displayed on and offline.
Trust, Ethics, Etiquette, Authenticity, Integrity and Fair Trading are the Creative Barcode® and its members guiding principles.
The Creative Barcode® product is easy to use, non-complex, low cost, and involves no in-depth paperwork. It is ideally suited to creative industries; inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, micro-sized and SME firms, Universities and their students and graduates.
Since launch in September 2010 not a single breach has occurred despite attracting users from more than 24 Countries across five continents.