Monthly Archives: November 2013

Amped Authenticate launched today… and they lived happily ever after

Today I will tell you a story…

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Once upon a time there was a land far, far away where people used to believe in Photo. It was a land where a picture was worth a thousand words. From time to time, a bad photo editor used to tamper with Photo for politicians, generals, and celebrities.

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Then the age of digital came along and the Image Editing Software was available to all of the inhabitants. First, there was only One Big Bad Software, but soon a lot of smaller Apps came along. These were not only available on computers but also on any camera and smartphone that could easily modify, and often for free, all the Photos in the land.

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Meet Amped at Milipol Paris 2013

We are happy to announce that we will be at Milipol Paris 2013 event from 19-22 November.

Milipol is an international exhibition of internal state security held at Paris Nord Villepinte. Milipol Paris 2013 will welcome some 1,000 exhibitors from 50 countries and is expecting 30,000 visitors.

You can find us in the exhibition hall; stand 5 S 160, together with our French partner Tracip. Come learn about our complete and unique solutions specifically designed for investigative, forensic and security applications. Demos of our products FIVE, Authenticate and DVRx will be held every day in our stand. Come and see for yourself how powerful and easy-to-use our software is!

We would be happy to meet you! You will find us at stand 5 S160 or contact us to schedule a personal one-on-one meeting.

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Amped presents Authenticate at the Digital Doctoring workshop from REWIND European Project

Next week there will be in Milan, Italy, a very interesting workshop, titled “Digital Doctoring: hot to tell the real from the fake”.

The workshop is organized by the partners of the European Project REWIND (which stands for REVerse engineering of audio-VIsual coNtent Data).

From the REWIND homepage:

With the rapid proliferation of inexpensive acquisition and storage devices, multimedia objects can be easily created, stored, transmitted, modified and tampered with by anyone. During its lifetime, a digital object might go through several processing stages, including multiple analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) conversions, coding and decoding, transmission, editing (either aimed at enhancing the quality, creating new content, mixing pre-existing material, or tampering with the content). 

The REWIND project (funded within the FP7 ICT FET-Open funding scheme) starts from the fact that each of these processing steps necessarily leaves a characteristic footprint, which can be potentially detected and analyzed to trace back the past history of the available multimedia object in a blind fashion, i.e. without having access to the original content.

The REWIND projects tries to push forward the state-of-the-art of several topics closely related to the media authentication technologies, and in this workshop they tried to face the problem from different points of view, through the voice of specialized groups of law enforcement, public prosecutors offices, university, research centers and companies.

The image forensics field is a very hot topic in the research now (I often joke saying that, for what regards image processing groups, “forensics is the new black”) but there are not many companies working in this specific field and offering off-the-shelf products.

We were honored to be invited as speakers to the workshop: at the event we will introduce Amped Authenticate, our new software for image authentication and forgery detection. We will show that techniques usually applicable only by few  world recognized researchers in their labs are now accessible by an easy to use and complete software tool.

If you want to join, these are the coordinates for the workshop:

Tuesday November 12, 2013
Università degli Studi di Milano
Sala Napoleonica di Palazzo Greppi
Via Sant’Antonio 12, Milano

The participation to the event is free of charge. Please send an email to info@rewindproject.eu to
confirm your participation before November 7 2013

You can download the full program of the workshop in Italian or English.

See you in Milan!