Audible Magic Launches Video Fingerprint ACR Technology

24.06.2013 14:14

Audible Magic Launches Video Fingerprint ACR Technology

Technology Works in Synergy With Company’s Audio Fingerprint Platform

LOS GATOS, CA, June 24, 2013Audible Magic, the leading innovator in automated content recognition (ACR) technology for “smart” consumer electronics (CE) and other applications, today introduced a new, video fingerprint-based ACR technology, called SmartID Video With over a decade of ACR experience, this new technology takes full advantage of the company’s existing investments with its SmartID audio fingerprint technology, including inventions embodied in a number of its awarded patents.

The new video fingerprint technology was designed to leverage the existing technological and operational infrastructure Audible Magic has in place today. It integrates seamlessly with the company’s current SmartID SDK/API enabling developers to easily use either its video or audio fingerprint technology, either individually or in a combined fashion. Because it also takes advantage of much of the same architecture as the company’s audio fingerprinting technology, the new video fingerprint technology gains the immediate benefits of the full operational scalability Audible Magic has in place today, which currently supports millions of searches every single day. These issues are critically important to CE device manufacturer’s who ship tens of millions of devices with ACR technology embedded. This ability to scale sets Audible Magic apart from competitors.

Audible Magic’s new video fingerprint technology is based on an image processing algorithm enabling very fast identification requiring just a few video frames from an unknown video clip. Just like its audio technology, the SmartID video fingerprinting technology scales both horizontally and vertically. It is optimized to work well in embedded environments such as with TV sets and set-top boxes. Unique to these video-based CE devices, the new video fingerprint technology was designed to be sensitive to GUI elements added to the video signal by upstream devices.

“In addition to offering these very tangible benefits, our new video solution is a technology you can trust,” noted Jim Schrempp, Audible Magic’s VP of Core Engineering. “Not only does it work seamlessly with Audible Magic’s proven audio technology, but it is also a result of 14 years of innovative leadership in fingerprint-based ACR solutions. There’s a deep reservoir of resources behind it.”

On June 25 and 26, the new video ACR technology will be available for demo at the Audible Magic table at the seventh annual TV of Tomorrow Show, which will be held once again at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Customers interested in testing the new video fingerprint solutions should contact the company at


About Audible Magic

Audible Magic® Audible Magic is the trusted leader in digital fingerprinting for recognizing content in all forms across radio and television broadcasts, Internet streams, cable and satellite transmissions, stored digital files, and on consumer devices such as smart TVs, set-top boxes, smart phones, tablets, and other appliances. Since its founding in 1999, the company has been awarded more than 20 patents in the U.S. and in Europe. Currently, Audible Magic works with more than 200 customers and partners, including A+E, CBS, CBC, Dailymotion, Discovery Communications, Facebook, FOX, Metacafe, MySpace, NBC, SlingMedia, Sony, Soundcloud, TVplus, Univision, Universal Music, Verizon, Viacom, and Warner Music.