Digital Railroad and PicScout Technology Services to Enable Members to Manage and Track Their Valuable Images
New York, NY, and Herzeliya, Israel, Oct. 20, 2005. Digital Railroad and PicScout today announced an alliance to provide PicScout’s proprietary Image Tracker Technology for image-rights management. This premium service for Digital Railroad’s members will enhance Digital Railroad’s application services with PicScout’s image-recognition and web-crawling technology, providing Digital Railroad’s members the ability to upload their images, while simultaneously submitting the content for rights-management tracking via PicScout Services. At the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from Oct. 20-22, the companies will be co-located at booth #259.
PicScout applies the most sophisticated web-crawling and image-recognition technology in the world to find copyright infringements in print and on websites, and is capable of detecting images even if they have been altered or distorted. Its Image Tracker™ Service enables photographers to compare their Rights-Managed images with individual images on commercial websites and on major stock photography markets throughout Europe and North America.
Digital Railroad is an application services company that is dedicated to solving the critical technical problems facing the creators and buyers of digital imagery. Digital Railroad’s unique, comprehensive suite of online services transforms the way photographers and agencies manage, market and sell images to photo buyers worldwide.
“We are constantly expanding our application services, as well as our technology partnerships, to minimize production and help our members solve their business challenges,” said Evan Nisselson, Founder and CEO of Digital Railroad. “The PicScout Image Tracker™ Service is a unique premium service that we believe will become a valuable asset to give more control to our photographer and agency members.”
“This alliance will enhance the Digital Railroad services platform and help photographers to focus on making great pictures -- developing their core business rather than managing technology,” added Eyal Gura, CEO of PicScout.
About Digital Railroad
Digital Railroad is an application services company that is dedicated to solving the critical technical problems facing the creators and buyers of digital imagery. Members presently span 40 countries and across subject categories including Sports, News, Commercial, Nature and Stock. Digital Railroad’s unique, comprehensive suite of online services transforms the way photographers and agencies manage, market and sell images to photo buyers worldwide. For more information, visit www.digitalrailroad.net.
PicScout is a leading technology and services provider to the digital-c ontent industry. The company offers soluti ons for visual assets owners to c ontrol and protect their intellectual property across all media. PicScout image-recogniti on soluti ons enable the comparis on of image databases to individual images, which are being used on various media. These services enable stock photography agencies, photographers and enterprises to better c ontrol their assets, enforce copyrights and increase their customer base. PicScout m onitors over 4 milli on images for the world's most prestigious image libraries. For more information, visit www.picscout.com.