Vvid

Vvid is an end-to-end audio and video fingerprinting system for the deployment of interactive TV content using ACR technology. It enables cost effective content identification for consumer electronics devices with linear and time shifted TV programs, commercials and movies.

The Vvid system is available in a variety of configurations for network broadcasters, programmers, distributors and CE manufacturers. It can be deployed with audio and/or video fingerprinting and is supported by managed back-end search services or a direct technology licensing model. It is field tested to provide accuracy and performance that scales to large databases and millions of active clients.

At the core of this system is a highly scalable and robust video content identification technology developed by a world-class team of computer vision and large-scale data mining experts.

Content Identification - System View

Vvid Client

  • Client deployed on TV, Smart Phone, Tablet, or PC

The client software runs on embedded processors in mobile phones, TVs, STBs and PCs. It communicates with a remote search library located on the Internet. Clients can generate multiple types of audio and/or video signatures. This software uses Zeitera standard APIs to integrate with a customer's application. The client software can also be configured for light (e.g. broadcast) or heavy (e.g. ambient noise) distortions. Local caching of signatures is available for dedicated identification applications and reducing network load and latency.

Vvid Ingest

  • Broadcast quality signature creation and analysis software

The ingestion software can run as a library inside a workflow or as a stand-alone system with Intel multi-core servers. This software uses Zeitera standard APIs to integrate with customer's content management systems and workflows to add and remove signatures from the database. The Ingestion software can generate multiple types of audio and/or video signatures at speeds up to 150 x times faster than real time. Both file-based and streaming systems are supported.

Vvid Search

  • Search infrastructure for storing and matching signatures

The Search software is a custom made, high-performance, in-memory database that runs on stand-alone Intel multi-core servers. The Search system is highly-scalable allowing large reference libraries (100K+ hours) to be built while supporting millions of active clients. The software features advanced search space reduction techniques that allow low-latency search performance with peak loading. It also supports real time (i.e. live) workflows to add and remove signatures from the database. The Search software is available as a managed service through Zeitera or as a technology license.