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eVe™ 3 Professional Extends Versatility and Functionality to Visual Search API

SEYBOLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 24, 2001 - eVision, a leader in visual search technology, today announced the world's first true visual search solution, its eVe™ (eVision Visual Engine) 3 Professional software development kit (SDK). The eVe 3 Professional SDK is a powerful suite of Java development tools that enables developers to build, test, and publish custom eVe-powered, visual search applications. This new toolkit supports format conversions, image analysis, automatic segmentation and clustering indexes for high-speed search and retrieval.

"eVision is proud to deliver this breakthrough technology that revolutionizes the way people search for media and products," said Dr. Mat Malladi, eVision co-founder and CEO. "Our partners are looking for solutions that save time and money, are accurate, and benefit the consumer or end-user. We are committed to developing innovative solutions that maximize the value of multimedia while minimizing the time associated with organizing, finding, reusing, and re-purposing images and videos."

How eVe 3 Professional works: images are distilled into their representative visual characteristics, based on color, shape, texture and object. 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. These algorithms can be applied to index image content, video content, audio content, and any other digital patterns.

From creative professionals to the average consumer using mainstream search sites, eVe 3 Professional enables the user to rapidly find desired target products or brand assets using visual media and fewer clicks. Specifically, eVision's technology increases search precision by enabling initiation and search for products based on desired visual features and Visual Vocabulary - a new paradigm in search technology.

eVe 3 Professional integrates seamlessly with existing search mechanisms. Companies can use eVe 3 Professional to create Visual Vocabularies (representative samples of the images in the database). The technology enables users to initiate search in five different ways; text, or an image that's captured, scanned or imported from a file, or by using a Visual Vocabulary item. eVe is written in pure Java, is database independent, and will run on any platform that supports a Java Virtual Machine. With its small footprint, eVe can be integrated into any operating system, toolset, or application.

About eVision
eVision was founded in 1999 by a group of experts who have dedicated more than ten years of research to visual search technology. eVision's exclusive technology is the culmination of extensive research in the signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision fields. The proprietary technology distills images into their representative visual characteristics based on object, color, texture, and shape. eVision's revolutionary solution meets the needs of the $11 billion visual search technology market, including the Web-based search engine, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), media asset management, and high-margin vertical market segments. For more information on eVision the Company or technology inquiries please visit our Web site at: