Web Summit, Partners with Hong Kong Startup ESCHR Again Bringing 'Miro' Visual Search to Europe

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LISBON, Portugal - Nov. 15, 2017 - PRLog -- Europe's Biggest Tech Conference, Web Summit, Partners with Hong Kong Startup ESCHR for the Second Time to Bring the Power of 'Miro' Visual Search to Europe

Lisbon November 15, 2017 –
Web Summit, Europe's largest tech conference, partnered for the second time with Hong-Kong based visual-search-as-a-service company ESCHR at its latest global conference in Lisbon from November 6-9. Following on from a successful collaboration with ESCHR at the Web Summit-hosted RISE event in Hong Kong in July, Web Summit once again chose to utilize ESCHR's Miro, a new web-based visual search application that allows users to quickly and easily locate photographs in which they appear at any event. Through the Miro app, Web Summit's 60,000 attendees were able to enjoy the same unique user experience that was showcased at RISE, helping them find each and every image of themselves from the thousands of pictures taken during the event at the push of a button.

Conference participants have their photograph taken hundreds of times during a multi-day event, often by professional photographers using the most advanced cameras. Currently, attendees generally resort to sharing low-quality images from these conferences and other events on their LinkedIn and other social media profiles as they are not able to access the high-quality images that capture their experiences and interactions.

ESCHR's Miro, however, gives attendees fast and convenient access to all the relevant high-resolution photographs from the event through the 'Search x Selfie' function. To use the software, attendees need only visit the Miro website and upload a selfie. Using this selfie as a visual reference, Miro then presents the user with every photograph from the event they appear in. They can then download their favorite images and share across social media. This in turn increases exposure of the event, speakers and sponsors.

For Web Summit, a new feature was added to the application allowing users to filter their results by match percentage, providing more flexibility in the search results.

"We were excited to deepen the partnership with Web Summit at their signature conference in 2017 and offer even more attendees an innovative way to share their moments from this world-class event," said Taylor Host, CEO of ESCHR. "With ESCHR's Miro, event attendees can find, download and share professional photos of themselves instantaneously."

In addition to serving conferences, corporate gatherings and commercial events with Miro, ESCHR provides the backbone of other computer-vision-enabled products including RunnerTag, the fastest and most accurate photo identification solution in the endurance sport industry. ESCHR will launch its visual search-as-a-service solution in Q1 2018.

About Web Summit
Web Summit is Europe's largest technology conference. In just six years of operation, it has become Europe's largest and most important technology marketplace, and an unrivalled global meeting place for the world's most disruptive technology companies and those interested in how that disruption can transform their businesses and their lives.

ESCHR builds AI-powered visual search products for images and video. Founded in 2016, ESCHR has branded and launched products in use by companies in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Currently, ESCHR's index holds more than 1.4 million searchable media objects and has serviced more than 3.8 million visual searches. In Q1 2018, ESCHR plans to launch Miro, the first-of-its-kind visual-search-as-a-service. Miro complements current app and site search with an expanded search surface and powerful search tools including reverse image, reverse face, color and embedded text discovery.

For more information on ESCHR and visual search, visit www.eschr.io, or contact:

Dan Harrison

Tel: (+852) 6207 9775
Email: dan.harrison@eschr.com

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