AND EVISION PARTNER TO PROVIDE CLIENTS WITH PREMIERE VISUAL SEARCH
Strategic Collaboration Will Emphasize Key
Vertical Applications For Major Retailers, Government Security
and Enterprise Brand Management Users
SEYBOLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA December
4, 2001 - WebWare Corporation, the leading Brand Resource
Management (BRM) technology company, and eVision, the leader
in visual search technology, today announced that the two companies
will collaborate to offer clients enterprise level visual search,
analysis and distribution solutions. Together they will focus
first on applying their technology solution to help global retailers
verify proper implementation of point-of-sale (POS), to enable
certain image verification functions for government security
organizations and to aid enterprise leaders in streamlining
their brand compliance systems.
WebWare will integrate eVision's eVe™ 3 Professional
visual search solution into the current 3.0 release of its WebWare
MAMBO™ BRM software. Using eVision's technology, WebWare MAMBO
users will be able to search for and manage their brand assets
using visual content in addition to text metadata. By selecting
an example "query image," users will rapidly search across their
WebWare MAMBO asset repository and return a set of sorted images
and videos based on visual similarity to the query image
The new functionality will provide clients with
another powerful and effective way to ensure consistent global
branding, a critical component of Brand Resource Management.
WebWare will offer eVision's eVe 3 Professional as a value-added
component available with its installed technology products.
"We are very excited about working with WebWare
to incorporate our visual search solution into their WebWare
MAMBO technology," said Dr. Mat Malladi, eVision co-founder
and CEO. "Our search technology raises the bar for a new, more
efficient way to search for critical brand assets -- visually."
"This partnership is another example of our dedication
to meeting client needs and the extensibility of our BRM platform,"
said Lauren Flanagan, Chairman, President and CEO of WebWare
Corporation. "Several of our clients expressed interest in having
a visual search facility. The WebWare MAMBO platform allows
us to readily integrate best of breed components such as eVision's
eVe 3 Professional in order to offer a complete solution to
ever changing client needs."
WebWare provides strategic value and personalized
service to industry leading clients including Amgen, Boeing,
Dupont, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, NFL, NTT, PentaMark
Worldwide and The Jim Henson Company.
eVision's eVe 3 Professional employs unique Visual
Vocabularies to search across media collections. Visual Vocabularies
let users initiate searches using text or with a visual query
that may be captured, scanned or imported from a file. eVe 3
Professional then searches for visual content based on color,
texture, shape and object type faster than any other visual
search technology on the market.
rich media brand assets across global markets
using the Web. WebWare provides its clients with numerous ways
to collaborate around brand assets with customers, vendors and
partners creating a seamless, global, wired branding supply
chain. Complete BRM from WebWare also includes a comprehensive
set of Best Practices that optimize the creation, safeguarding,
distribution and profitable reuse of brand assets.
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:
About WebWare Corporation
WebWare wires the global branding supply chain, transforming
the way companies approach, implement and manage brand assets.
WebWare has cracked the code on global Brand Resource Management
by providing organizations with solutions to organize, secure,
publish, distribute, share and store brand assets over the Web.
Users can now account for and disseminate brand assets more
efficiently, eliminating the redundancy that consumes up to
35% of marketing dollars. * WebWare's technology frees companies
to focus on what really counts: creating consistent and powerful
communications that build brand equity, loyalty, sales and profits.
WebWare's flagship product, WebWare MAMBO™ , works
in any language and is fully Unicode-compliant, supporting double-byte
languages such as Japanese. Distinguished by its scalability,
object-oriented architecture, multi-platform and database compatibility,
WebWare MAMBO is available as an Installed software product
and as an Outsourced solution for those looking to gain BRM
profit without the pain of IT expense and maintenance.
Founded in 1996, WebWare is a venture-backed,
privately held company based in Sausalito, California, with
additional domestic offices in Boston and Los Angeles, and international
offices in Dublin, London and Jerusalem. For further information
or a demonstration, please visit www.webwarecorp.com
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.