At Photokina, Oblò Multimedia, the leading developer of advanced multimedia kiosk systems for retailers, is introducing our FaceMatic, the proprietary technology that automatically detects human faces in consumer’s images and greatly improves their experience at kiosk.
Faces are the utmost important objects in a picture and the first detail to be looked for by people when viewing their images. Oblò’s unique face detection technology allows users to quickly create a photo book or photo-calendar with their images positioned correctly and without the need to manually position them. FaceMatic saves up to 50% of the time generally needed to manually fit images into photo books or calendars! With regular photos FaceMatic can correctly detect and position single or multiple faces present in different areas of the digital picture with an accuracy of more than 90%.
Other special services offered by Oblò kiosks which benefit from FaceMatic face detection technology: single- and multi- page calendars, portrait-posters and Youontv, our patented DVD slideshow system.
The regular print service can also benefit from FaceMatic technology to better adjust the digital image to the size of the print, avoiding unpleasant cropping of faces!
"FaceMatic advanced capabilities are an integral part of fulfilling Oblò’s mission to be an innovative provider of leading edge products and software to the retail market," says Dr. Eni Scodellaro, President Industrial. "This is supported by ongoing research and development of concepts that uses sophisticated technology to simplify the process for consumers".
During Photokina, FaceMatic will be installed in the new MOVO multimedia kiosk on display at Oblò booth (Hall 10.2, Stand B20 / C21).
Market availability of FaceMatic is expected to be during October 2006.
Oblò FaceMatic technology is also available for OEM licensing applications.
About Oblò Multimedia
Oblò Multimedia srl, based in Spilimbergo, Italy, is an innovative imaging company that specializes in multimedia digital photo kiosks, designed for retailers. Oblò’s mission is to provide leading edge products and software to the Info-Imaging market, supported by ongoing research and development of concepts that combine technology, creativity, and ergonomic design.