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PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Technology Ships In More Than Half Of Digital Cameras Sold In 2007
Red-Eye and FaceTrackerTM Lead in Industry Adoption
Burlingame, CA, September 11, 2007 - FotoNation, Inc. (www.fotonation.com), a world leading embedded imaging solutions provider for the digital photography industry, announced today that its award-winning Red-Eye and FaceTracker advanced imaging technologies are installed in more than one out of every two digital cameras sold today.
FotoNation Red-Eye Technology creates perfect red-eye free photos every time. The technology finds and corrects red-eye artifacts in digital images caused by a reflection of the camera's flash off the retina of the eye when photographing in low-light. With FotoNation's automatic Red-Eye Technology, the flaw is instantly fixed in-camera, with no software required.
In addition, FotoNation is also a major supplier of consumer based FaceTracker face detection and tracking technology, with 21 out of 48 new compact digital camera models introduced in the first half of 2007 using the technology. FaceTracker automatically tracks the presence of a subject's face in the camera's viewfinder to assure properly exposed portrait photos that in are in focus every time. The technology uses a radically new approach to identify, lock, and track up to 10 human faces in an image as they move within the camera preview frame. Boxes are drawn around each face to provide feedback of correct detection. Exposure settings are instantly applied, so that faces are never dark, even in poor lighting.
FotoNation's innovative technology has won many accolades and awards, including the DIMA 2006 and 2007 and International IST Awards. The company holds more than 180 pending and granted patents worldwide related to embedded imaging technology.
FotoNation is a world-leading independent provider of embedded imaging solutions for the digital camera industry. The company's extensive portfolio of patented innovations includes in-camera red-eye removal technology, dust detection and removal, face tracking, and face identification. FotoNation develops innovative solutions, patents, and products to enhance, extend, and simplify the picture taking and sharing experience. Clients include AOL, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Microsoft, Minton, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Samsung, Sanyo, and Sony, among others. FotoNation has won numerous awards, including the DIMA 2006 Innovative Product Award and the prestigious 2006 European IST award for its Red-Eye Detection and Correction Technology. Over half of digital cameras sold today, contain FotoNation Technology.
For more information, see http://www.fotonation.com.
FotoNation® is a registered trademark of FotoNation Inc. FaceTracker and Red are trademarks of FotoNation Inc.
(First posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 11:42 EDT)