Connect to the service by simply holding the smartphone up to the video and the still image.

Outline

"Digital Watermark*1" can be embedded in videos like TV and Digital Signage, and still images like brochures and signs with MagicFinder.
And being read by mobile devices, these embedded videos and still images become triggers for various services. Website Display, Map Display, Phone Calling and Sending email are available with ASP Service.

(*1) Digital Watermark is a technology to embed information in the entire image as some kind of a pattern. This product uses the technology developed by NTT Media Intelligence laboratories.

Features

Multilingual

MagicFinder can display the related information that corresponding to the language of the terminal.

Just turn the smartphone camera to the video or still image, digital watermark will be read and the service will start instantly.

Just turn the smartphone camera to the video or stil image, digital watermark will be read and the service such as Website Display will start instantly. Therefore end users don't need to input characters such as URL. Not only Website Display but also Map Display, Phone Calling and Sending email are available.

Multiple users can read the digital watermark and use the service simultaneously.

Digital Watermark can be read even from distant or slanting angle from the screen that provides information such as TV, Digital Signage, sill image. And Multiple users can use the service simultaneously at single screen.

Services matching with the scene of the video are available.

By embedding different digital watermark for each scene, Services matching with the scene of the video are available.

Water mark can be printed on a transparent film. That enables to stick a film with water mark on an existing sign.

Because a reading log is left, you can receive a linked service anytime and share the service by SNS.

Usage Scene

Tourist information

When smart phone and a tablet are turned to the digital signage of a tourist information and guideboard in a tourist spot, end users can see sightseeing information in season and a map. You are just sticking a clear watermark seat on the guideboard of existence, and without re-forming a guideboard newly.

TV Shopping

Just turn the smartphone or tablet devices camera to the video of TV shopping programs that introduce goods, you can move to the purchase site corresponding to the goods instantly and end user can purchase the goods.

Coupon Distribution

Just turn the smartphone or tablet devices camera to the video of Digital Signage, you can move to the coupon distribution site instantly and end user can download the coupon.

Store Location Guidance

Just turn the smartphone or tablet devices camera to the video of Digital Signage that introduce store, you can display the location of the store on a map instantly.

Store Reservation

Just turn the smartphone or tablet devices camera to the video of Digital Signage that introduce store, you can input the phone number or the email address of the store instantly and end users can immediately make a reservation.

* Also available as an option for "Hikari Signage", a network connection type Digital Signage solution provided by NTT operating companies.

Utilization Form/Environment

Digital watermark information converting server operated by NTT TechnoCross Corporation(NTT-TX) will be shared by users of this service.
The application which users use is common type for all services and provided as Android and iOS version. Users can download the application from GooglePlay and AppStore for free.
NTT-TX operates embedding digital watermark after receiving video files.

Environment of application for end user

Android iOS
OS version Android 4.4.4 or later iOS 9.2.1 or later
Hardware Requirements

- Camera capture size: 640*480 or more
- Possible to connect to Internet.

- iPhone / iPad
- Camera capture size: 640*480 or more
- Possible to connect to Internet.

Model and OS versions that was confirmed to operate
Tested Models : OS versions(*2)
  • AQUOS ZETA : 4.4.4
  • Zenfone2 : 5.0
  • Xperia Tab : 5.0.2
  • honor PE-TL10 : 5.1.1
  • ZenfoneGO : 5.1.1
  • arrows NX : 6.0.1
  • Galaxy S6 : 6.0.1
  • Galaxy S7 edge : 6.0.1
  • Xperia Z3 : 6.0.1
  • Xperia XZ : 6.0.1
  • Xperia X Compact : 6.0.1
  • iPhone6 : 9.2.1
  • iPadAir : 9.3.2
  • iPhone7 plus : 10.0.1
  • iPhone7 : 10.0.2
  • iPadAir2 : 10.0.2

(*2) We do not confirm the operation of a combination of models and OS versions that are not included in the table above.

Specification of Original Video for embedding digital watermark

  • Maximum resolution: 1920*1080
  • Video media should be processed on the PC.
  • Video format should be dealt with on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
  • Still image format should be 24bitRGB bitmap or 24bitRGB JPEG.
  • Maximum resolution of still image: 1500*1500.

Flow up to use MagicFinder

<Service Provider>

  1. 1. Service provider determines the scene where to embed digital watermark in order to cooperate with service such as Web Display among the video and the information that provides to end user.
  2. 2. Service provider sends video files and orders NTT-TX to embed digital watermark to the scene. And service provider also orders NTT-TX to register the cooperation information (such as URL, Location) corresponding to the scene to the digital watermark information converting server.
  3. 3. NTT-TX CORPORATION adds separate IDs to each scenes, and then sends back digital watermark embedded video.
  4. 4. Service provider plays the digital watermark embedded video on Digital Signage or TV.

<End user>

  1. 1. End user downloads "MagicFinder" application from GooglePlay or AppStore in advance.
  2. 2. End user starts "MagicFinder" application and turns the smartphone or tablet devices camera to the video that delivered by Digital Signage or TV or the still image.
  3. 3. The application read out digital watermark and end user can use the service such as Web Display instantly.
Flow of usage

The digital watermark embedded video is here

Download

Search for "MagicFinder" at GooglePlay or AppStore and download and install the application for end user.

We have published the digital watermark embedded video here. You can experience to read out digital watermark by using the installed application.

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