ERIE, PA 07/13/2017 /bluewireSMR/ — Erie Data Systems, LLC. releases a brand new business to business service not yet available anywhere else on the market: Exif-Search.
Exif-Search is a search engine that continuously crawls the internet (including the dark web) for image metadata relevant to business and professional needs. The service provides global results and allows users to filter their searches through several recently unsearchable categories found within an image’s exif metadata, including date, device, geolocation, digital fingerprint matching, and more.
“Our mission is to provide other businesses with critical image data to enhance their current services,” says EDS founder Craig J. Stadler. “We are excited to provide this critical image data to organizations that are currently unable to access it.”
Exif-Search’s efficient model makes the service of great value to markets such as digital forensics and law enforcement. But there are plenty of benefits for other businesses as well, including (but not limited to) private investigation research, legal and case research, digital piracy and counterfeit protection, reputation management, and brand abuse protection.
According to Stadler, the design of Exif-Search came from a direct market need.
“When researching whether services that searched image metadata were even available, we found that they simply didn’t exist,” says Stadler. “We decided to make it our mission to create this resource for the businesses and organizations that need it.”
Recently, the service was fitted with OCR (optical character recognition), meaning it will recognize text within images to help determine whether the image is relevant to any given search.
Exif-Search continues to grow daily, currently having indexed over one billion images and counting. The system also allows users to upload and search their in-house image and case collections and even searches and analyzes images within compressed archives.
Erie Data Systems, LLC. offers full support to their users, recognizing that not only is Exif-Search both efficient and exclusive, but perhaps most importantly, it is the future of professional image data search.