CITY OF ANNA, Texas, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Image Vision Labs, the pioneer in the automated Content Moderation and Compliance industry, today announced Comstar Media, the leader in family friendly entertainment, is poised to deploy the world's first automated video moderation solution for their global media network.
The volume of user-generated and professional video is exploding and web publishers, mobile operators and advertising networks have few choices to eliminate nudity, child sexual abuse images, objectionable images or gestures. Just a few quick seconds of non-compliant video next to a display ad can cost millions in lost advertising or legal exposure. This new addition to the iGuardian suite is the first automated solution that can quickly and cost-effectively identify these elements not only within images and text, but also under commercial scale video loads, blocking them before transmission occurs.
"It is important for us to review thousands of videos a day and ensure our customers are not the ones who alert us to objectionable material," said Mark Harwell, CIO/CTO of Comstar Media. "iGuardian's video solution allows our team to quickly review materials it has flagged and keep our site running clean."
Each month, there are over 1 billion minutes of video shared on the Internet. By 2014, Cisco projects video traffic to exceed 91 percent of global consumer Internet traffic. Until now, web publishers or mobile operators had to choose between no content moderation and expensive human moderation. Without a moderation solution, inappropriate content can persist for extended periods before being reported, exposing brand advertisers to significant embarrassment and resulting in loss of revenue. To date, human moderation has been used in limited scale for still images and has proved expensive, slow and less accurate than Image Vision Labs solutions. A single iGuardian server can analyze over 50,000 minutes of video per hour.
Image Vision Labs' iGuardian solution suite utilizes a proprietary technology to assess videos for nudity, offensive imagery, and obscene motions/gestures and scores it based upon geographical and country standards. In addition, iGuardian™ is capable of analyzing an image or video in milliseconds with selectable degrees of sensitivities and then flagging or quarantining the content for further operator-specified action.
"We are glad to help a company such as Comstar Media to ensure their brand and help alleviate time consuming and costly processes of manual user generated content moderation, "said Steven White, founder and CEO of Image Vision Labs. "We are working with the leading names in web publishing, mobile and digital media, to address a clear and growing need to enforce compliance standards for video."
About Image Vision Labs, Inc.
Image Vision Labs, based in Anna, Texas, is the pioneer in the automated content moderation and compliance industry. Our visual recognition and detection solutions help enterprises, web publishers, advertisers and mobile operators who deal with large quantities of video, photo, and text content. Our iGuardian™ suite handles a full array of content moderation and compliance solutions across Internet and mobile environments and minimizes risk in use of inappropriate content such as or sexting, violations of acceptable usage policies, and infringement of government regulations. Our iRecognize™ suite maximizes revenue for ad serving networks needing to quickly select, serve and monetize the most relevant and targeted ads. Our automated solutions are based on our patent-pending visual recognition and detection technology that provides greater precision, accuracy, and speed than human-based moderation solutions alone can provide.
SOURCE Image Vision Labs