Canto, a supplier of digital asset management products and services, and
eVision, a company that specializes in visual search technology, will announce today that eVision’s proprietary eVe technology has been fully integrated into Cumulus 5.
Through the integration of the eVe technology, Canto customers will be able to distill images into their representative visual features, based on object, color, texture and shape, company spokesperson Jason Taylor told MacCentral. The algorithms employed automatically segment each image into distinct object regions, and generate scale-and rotation-independent descriptions of the regions, known as visual signatures.
These visual signatures are then organized into a proprietary indexing scheme for rapid and accurate retrievals. The algorithms can be applied to index image content, video content, audio content and any other digital patterns.
The eVe Lite version of eVision’s technology will be included in the Enterprise Edition of Cumulus 5. In the future, eVe Lite will also be available for the Workgroup Edition of Cumulus 5, according to Jennifer Neumann, Canto’s CEO. The integrated product will be available in November.
In August, Canto rolled out Cumulus 5 for Mac OS X. Billed as “the ultimate metadata machine,” Cumulus 5 is a flexible database system developed to manage any kind of media asset — images, layouts, presentation, video, audio and text. Cumulus incorporates search functionality, extensive customization capabilities and much more.
Canto said that Cumulus 5 Workgroup Server, Cumulus 5 Enterprise Server, Cumulus 5 Web Publisher, Cumulus 5 Vault, Cumulus 5 URL Asset Store and the Cumulus 5 Browser Option are all now built for Mac OS X. Client applications still require Classic to run in Mac OS X, however.
Canto noted that Cumulus 5 products are not compatible with the first version of Mac OS X Server — the company advises current Cumulus 4 users intending to upgrade to first update to the new Mac OS X Server and then to Cumulus 5.