Data compression experts
have announced a new image archive and search software product that utilize Piranha’s compression technology. The product will be released as a multi-platform solution later this year.
Piranha indicates that the new database product will incorporate JJT, Inc.’s search and retrieval software — the company was recently acquired by Piranha. The database will sport a Java-based interface and will be suitable for archival for print and publishing, financial, medical and entertainment industries, and for e-commerce as well, according to Piranha.
Piranha president Larry E. Greybill indicates that his company’s new database will reduce storage requirements compared with other methods.
“The ability to provide several different versions of the same image without storing various resolutions of that image is another space saver. And this solution also allows users to work with compressed files that require less bandwidth as images are retrieved from across a room or across the globe,” said Greybill.
Piranha indicates that the client software will be available either as a Web-based Java applet or as a standalone Java application. Windows, Mac OS, Sun and Linux versions of the client are expected to be released later this year.