ELECTROGIG and Illustra Partnership Enhances Asset Management for the Multimedia Market.SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 1995--ELECTROGIG, a leading 3D animation and virtual set solution supplier, today announced a strategic co-development partnership with Illustra Information Technologies, the leading supplier of object-relational database A database that provides both relational and object database capabilities. See universal server. software for multimedia asset management and Internet applications. The companies will combine development resources to develop a Virtual Set Creation Management System.
The partnership with Illustra allows ELECTROGIG to move ahead quickly with its plans to integrate asset management with its line of 3D animation products and its virtual set technology: GIGTIME Reality Tracking. Product release dates that include asset management will be announced at a later date.
The Illustra Object-Relational DBMS A database management system (DBMS) that provides both relational and object database management capabilities. See universal server. , combined with Illustra's Visual Intelligence technology -- a powerful, content-based image retrieval Content-based image retrieval (CBIR), also known as query by image content (QBIC) and content-based visual information retrieval (CBVIR) is the application of computer vision to the image retrieval problem, that is, the problem of searching for system for retrieving images, animation and video from complex multimedia databases -- provides the foundation for building customized asset management solutions tailored to the unique needs of each organization.
Visual Intelligence enables users to retrieve any kind of image, including animation and video frames, based on the actual content of the image rather than on keywords. Illustra's Visual Intelligence system actually "looks" at the image and understands its features so users can ask the system to "find other images that look like this one." Competitive image browsers and management systems use keywords to find and retrieve images, which are useful but cumbersome, limiting and inefficient when addressing multidimensional data such as images. Illustra's Visual Intelligence system represents a new concept in image retrieval An image retrieval system is a computer system for browsing, searching and retrieving images from a large database of digital images. Most traditional and common methods of image retrieval utilize some method of adding metadata such as captioning, keywords, or descriptions to the and management that delivers significant productivity gains to customers while making the image database management task much easier and more intuitive.
"We have long since felt that asset management was crucial to the multimedia market. However, until Illustra released the first object-relational database, the solutions available have not accurately met the needs of the market," said Leen Zevenbergen, ELECTROGIG president and chief executive officer. "Asset management is an absolute requirement for companies to manage their digital assets. This will, in turn, allow the successful expansion of the use of 3D animation and virtual set technology. We are very pleased to partner with Illustra so that we may broaden the functionality our customers receive from ELECTROGIG products."
"Partnering with ELECTROGIG was a natural choice for us. We found their technology and business vision of the multimedia market to be in direct concert with ours," said Dick Williams
Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former player, manager, coach and front office consultant in Major League Baseball. , Illustra president and chief executive officer. "They clearly understand the inherent customer value and vast market opportunities that this combination of technology brings."
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