Point piXserve to a repository of image files to automatically index their contents. No manual intervention or data entry required. piXserve “sees” what is in the image and automatically creates records that describe the discernible objects in the image, whether they are automatically recognized (auto-tagged) or not. Whatever is in the image is automatically indexed. This includes faces and text strings in a variety of languages.
When piXserve detects/recognizes a particular object class, a searchable keyword (a "tag") is automatically added to the set of records that describe the item in that image. The list of automatically recognized objects is in the thousands, and it continues to grow. Even if the item is not recognized, users can still search for it based on visual similarity criteria. If the image contains embedded information (EXIF or IPTC records), that information is also captured and can be searched.
piXserve can process over 90 image formats and most standard video formats. piXserve can also process images posted on web-sites directly. Simply create an input file with a list of URLs and piXserve-S will read those images remotely, create index records, and maintain pointers to the URL for the individual images. For convenience, piXserve-S also includes a web-crawler, so an administrator can supply piXserve with a list of websites to process, how many levels deep to go, and how often to refresh that index.
piXserve utilizes all the compute resources available on the server (the CPUs, the cores on each CPU, and those in attached GPU cards). piXserve-S can also leverage compute resources of other piXserve instances available on the network. The work (both indexing and searching) can thus be spread across all the nodes that piXserve-S is connected to. This provides for significant scalability, achieved by simply adding worker nodes to the configuration.
In order to support system integration/workflow integration, a A REST-based Web Services API package is also available for the Standard Edition (sold separately). For more information on that, please click here.
Through a web browser interface, users login to piXserve, connect to available databases and formulate search queries to retrieve images and specific segments of video files:
Users can prune and save search results for future reference. Links to search results can be saved as XML and exported for ingest by other applications. Users can interact with the software to improve searches, assign names to recognized individuals, provide examples of specific named objects to keep track of, and many more features designed to help the productivity of your work.