NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - Oct. 9, 2013) - LTU technologies, a global leader in image recognition technology, today announced that Art.com Inc., the world's leading online destination dedicated to experiencing and buying art, has chosen LTU to provide a better visual search experience to its over 17 million customers in 120 countries.
Art.com will deploy LTU's patented image recognition technology across all of its web and mobile platforms, which include Art.com, as well as 25 localized e-commerce sites in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and South America.
LTU's technology will improve Art.com customers' ability to search millions of artworks based on color and image similarity - delivering more relevant and compelling results. LTU's technology will be seamlessly integrated into Art.com Inc.'s visual search features across its websites and mobile applications to enrich the online shopping experience.
"Art.com is a world leader in helping people discover art they love, and the company's commitment to provide the best visual search to its millions of customers is a testament to its vision to make art accessible to everyone," said Stephen Shepherd, managing director of LTU technologies. "We're thrilled Art.com selected LTU's image recognition technology to provide consumers with both a provocative and interactive art shopping experience on the web and mobile."
Art.com chose to implement LTU's technology based on the strength of its advanced algorithms that analyze petabytes of pixel-level data in real-time to reveal similarities between images based on colors, shading, shape, and textures.
"We looked at many image recognition technologies and concluded that LTU offers the best platform to deliver superior visual search capabilities to our millions of customers worldwide," said Roberto Mameli, vice president of engineering at Art.com Inc. "Integrating LTU's best-in-class technology allows us to give customers a visually inspiring way to discover art they love."
About LTU technologies
LTU technologies provides patented and proven image recognition technologies and services to global organizations such as Adidas, Kantar Media, and Ipsos. Several Fortune 500 corporations also use LTU to augment operational efficiencies for general merchandise marketplaces and branded media business workflows. LTU's technology platform, offered for license as on-premise software or SaaS, enables companies to effectively manage their visual assets, both internally and externally. The world is image-centric, and LTU brings 14 years expertise in back-office visual search and visual data management, visual media monitoring, e-commerce, brand intelligence, and mobile applications to companies looking to enhance visual interactive experiences.
About Art.com Inc.
Art.com Inc. is the world's largest online retailer of high-quality wall art. The company was founded in 1998 to make art widely accessible by transforming the way the world discovers, personalizes, shares and purchases art. Today, with more than 17 million customers in 120 countries worldwide, the company hosts four unique properties in the U.S. - Art.com, AllPosters.com, ArtistRising.com and Zenfolio.com - along with a significant international presence of 25 localized sites in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico and South America. Art.com and AllPosters.com offer custom framing, specialty printing and interactive visualization tools to help people find the perfect piece of wall décor for their space. ArtistRising.com and Zenfolio.com serve as hubs for burgeoning artists and photographers. Art.com Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., with facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands.