Let's talk Unstructured Data! Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan, will be speaking at SWITCH 2017!

Babbobox CEO Alex Chan SWITCH 2017

Every one of us is bombarded with information through various media on a daily basis. Just how do we deal with all of it?

Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan, will be joined by Infini Video's Ken Lim to examine how data can be better managed such that users can navigate complex topics more easily.

Catch Ken and Alex at Campus Day as they share more on how we can use unstructured data efficiently!

Register here: http://eventregist.com/e/SWITCH-Pass-2017

#CPSG1 #CPDAY #SwitchSG17 #Babbobox

Announcement: Ricoh Asia partners Babbobox to build B2B Marketplace

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We are delighted to announce that Babbobox will be the technology partner for Ricoh Asia to revamp the Ricoh Asia Marketplace. Though it comes as no surprise since the same team had built the first marketplace, but it is still a honour for Ricoh Asia to continue this partnership with us for years to come.

Ricoh Asia (RA) Marketplace is a centralised B2B platform where Ricoh sales companies and distributors  place orders for numerous solution offerings from regional business partners. This B2B platforms serves more than 11 countries within the Asia Pacific region. 

"We are delighted to continue our partnership with Ricoh Asia for the RA Marketplace." says Alex Chan, CEO of Babbobox. "Futhermore, we are also working closely to explore how we can use technology to disrupt the current definition of Office Automation."

Watch out for this space for more updates about the Ricoh Asia and Babbobox partnership!

World's First Video-Search-as-a-Service (VSaaS)? #Part 2 - Searching Text

Think of VideoSpace Video-Search-as-a-Service as the Ultimate SEO Engine. That's because we are able to index and search videos in 6 areas: Speech, Text, Motion, Face, Emotion and Offensive Contention. We use Artificial Intelligence to automatically extract data from your videos so that you can make better sense of your videos. More importantly, this service is absolutely affordable! 

#PART 2 - SEARCHING TEXT

Search Engine today can only crawl video "Title" and "Metadata". However, the main problem is that this search is limited by the words that are manually entered into these fields. Many do not even have metadata which makes their videos virtually impossible to search. 

If you have a library of video PRESENTATIONS, this is exactly what you need!

Video-Search-as-a-Service does the following automatically:  

  • Video OCR text in the video (available in 26 languages1)
  • make the speech searchable
  • generates SEO for the video

If you can't find it, you can't use it!

It's as simple as that. Search is a fundamental human and organisational need. Video Content can be expensive to produce and maintain. What VSaaS really does is enhancing the video content that you or your organisational possess. 

We will be launching our Video-Search-as-a-Service (VSaaS) at the Singapore leg of the Microsoft Tech Summit held between March 13 to 14, 2017. This event has filled up quickly, so I encourage you to reserve a spot NOW! So click on the link below to register! 

World's First Video-Search-as-a-Service (VSaaS)? #Part 1 - Searching Speech

Think of VideoSpace Video-Search-as-a-Service as the Ultimate SEO Engine. That's because we are able to index and search videos in 6 areas: Speech, Text, Motion, Face, Emotion and Offensive Contention. We use Artificial Intelligence to automatically extract data from your videos so that you can make better sense of your videos. More importantly, this service is absolutely affordable! 

#Part 1 - Searching Speech

Search Engine today can only crawl video "Title" and "Metadata". However, the main problem is that this search is limited by the words that are manually entered into these fields. Many do not even have metadata which makes their videos virtually impossible to search. 

If you have a library of videos (and audio), this is exactly what you need!

In an hour, a person can say up to 9,000 words. Video-Search-as-a-Service does the following automatically:  

  • transcribe the speech in the video 
  • make the speech searchable 
  • brings the users to exactly where the search terms are in the video
  • generates SEO for the video
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If you can't find it, you can't use it!

It's as simple as that. Search is a fundamental human and organisational need. Video Content can be expensive to produce and maintain. What VSaaS really does is enhancing the video content that you or your organisational possess. 

We will be launching our Video-Search-as-a-Service at the Singapore leg of the Microsoft Tech Summit held between March 13 to 14, 2017. This event has filled up quickly, so I encourage you to reserve a spot NOW! So click on the link below to register! 

See you at our booth!

 

Announcement: Babbobox and VideoSpace to launch a World's First at Microsoft Tech Summit in Singapore

Once a year, Microsoft runs a free, two-day training summit on cloud technologies in select cities. Along in this Summit, Microsoft would invite exclusive partners who are able to are on the leading edge of technology.

 
 

This year, we are proud to announce that Babbobox and VideoSpace will be part of the Singapore leg of the Tech Summit held between March 13 to 14, 2017. We will also be taking this opportunity to launch a World's First! So stay tune for upcoming news about this!

"We are excited about being invited to be part of this exclusive Tech Summit. It shows that Babbobox is right at the leading edge of technology." says Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan "We are also excited about the World's First that we will be launching during the Summit. There is no better platform than the Tech Summit"

Here's a little more about the Microsoft Tech Summit for those who has never been to one before. It is ran by top engineers from Microsoft’s own cloud teams. With more than 50 technical sessions, the summit covers a wide range of cloud topics across Azure and the hybrid platform, including security, networking, data, storage, identity, mobile, cloud infrastructure, management, devops, app platform, productivity, collaboration and more. And here’s where it’s really different: you’ll have direct access to the people who build and run the cloud services across Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10. All for FREE.

In the past, this event has filled up quickly, so I encourage you to reserve a spot NOW! So click on the link below to register!

While you are at the Summit, drop by our booth and say hello! I promise you that we'll blow you away with what we are officially launching! Moreover, it's a World's First! 

Announcement: VideoSpace to add Japanese Speech Recognition support to Video.Search and Video-Search-as-a-Service

VideoSpace is happy to announce the release of Japanese language speech recognition to its Video.Search capabilities. This release will also be added to Video-Search-as-a-Service (VSaaS). This release will increase the total number of languages supported to nine. These nine languages are:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Arabic (Egyptian)
  • Japanese

 "We are excited about this new release because this means Japanese enterprises can now benefit from VideoSpace's unique value proposition" says Babbobox CEO, Alex Chan. "Search is a fundamental need for humankind. Adding a new language means making more native knowledge discoverable via our Video Search. This explains our excitement every time a new language is added"

Japanese language support on VideoSpace is now available! For further enquiries, please write to contact us

BABBOBOX AND CLEVERTIME-CONSULTING ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO OFFER VIDEO SEARCH SERVICES AND INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE STORAGE SOLUTIONS TO EUROPEAN UNION (EU) CUSTOMERS

Babbobox and Clevertime-Consulting is announcing a strategic partnership that will make the general availability of Babbobox and VideoSpace Software and Services in the European Union region.

Since 1995, Clevertime-Consulting (www.clevertime-consulting.eu) has been specializing in helping European organizations to be more efficient in the execution of their business rules so that fixed costs are brought to a minimum. This is achieved by a strict control of documents and the data they carry as well as managing processes and intelligent searches in order to find the information that is necessary.

According to studies, by 2019, 80% of internet traffic will be video. However, there is still no cost-effective way of searching video content. This is where the market is waiting for a technology like Babbobox and VideoSpace to fulfill these demand for search. Babbobox is targeted specifically at the enterprise storage level and VideoSpace at the “Enterprise YouTube” market segment, especially since both software have European language capabilities (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese)

Babbobox (www.babbobox.com) is the next generation of intelligent enterprise storage with the most powerful Search Engine in the world. Babbobox Search is the only unified search engine in the world that enables enterprises to "Search Everything" - allowing enterprises to search INSIDE all their digital assets - documentsaudio and video files.

VideoSpace (www.videospace.co) is one of the most advanced video platform that allows customers stream, watch, search and translate video. Also included as part of VideoSpace Services, is the world's first Video-Search-as-a-Service (VSaaS) where customers can pick and choose one or more areas that customers would like us to analyze. Our Video Search service focuses on 6 main areas: Speech Recognition, Words or Text, Motion Detection, Face Detection, Emotion Detection and Offensive Content Detection.

“We are delighted to have Clevertime-Consulting as our first strategic partner for the EU market.” Says Alex Chan, Babbobox CEO “Clevertime-Consulting has a long and rich history in helping European enterprises, we are confident that this partnership will meet the increasing multimedia needs of European customers – in terms of video and enterprise storage.”

"This partnership is all a company like ours could wish for. I am still speechless with the expanded horizons Babbobox solutions will allow European customers, private and governmental, to achieve." stated Joao Penha-Lopes CEO of CleverTime-Consulting LLC

With this strategic partnership, European enterprises will have access to these ground-breaking, innovative video search and generation of intelligent enterprise storage services. With the exponential growth in video content, this partnership is poised to meet these increasing global media demands. 

What is a Video Search Engine?

Let's dissect this into 2 parts - "Video" and "Search Engine". 

Starting with "Search Engine" first. We are so used to using search engines today that we do not really bother with how a search engine really works. And perhaps you shouldn't... why should you as long as the results are good. We normally start questioning (or complain) when the results are not what we expect it to be. 

So a good search engine should do a couple of things. It should (let's get a bit technical) have:

  • A good Indexing engine
  • Phrase matching
  • Smart Search result Summary 
  • Keyword highlighting
  • Stemming/Lemmas (Word form variations are searched and ranked lower)
  • Complex expression support; nested groups, partial matching, NOT, OR and AND
  • Multiple Format indexing
  • Unicode and non English language support

It all the above these parameters are measurable, you will be able to figure out if one engine is better than another. 

So the format that we want to search is "Video". Today, typical search engines can only search "Title" and "Metadata". Even if both "title" and "metadata" are well defined and representative of the video itself, what is missing is the content. Imagine you have a thousand page document and you can only search the document title and it's summary. That's the current state of affairs for video search. 

So of course the next question is what do you want to search from a "Video"? That's like opening Paradox's Box. Unlike a piece of document, video is multi-dimensional and contains a lot more information. For example, speech, words, people, objects, movement, colours, etc. 

Currently, many of these search technologies still do not exist or are barely in their infancy. What is available now, is just scratching the tip of the iceberg. Therefore, the real definition of what is a video search engine is currently evolving. 

At VideoSpace, we would like to define our version of VIdeo Search Engine. Where our VIdeo Search Engine is able to search six key areas:

  • Speech Recognition
  • Words (or Text)
  • Motion Detection
  • Facial Detection
  • Emotion Detection
  • Offensive Content Detection

Numbers reports say the same thing. By 2017, videos will account for more than 70% of all internet traffic. Imagine you have the ability to search videos in future. 

The VideoSpace Video Search Engine is taking the leap now. 

Difference between VideoSpace's Video Search Engine vs. other search engines

We get quite a lot people asking us the same question... "What's the difference between VideoSpace Video Search Engine and other search engines?". And we thought the best way is to use icebergs to explain this. 

Typical search engine today can only search the tip of the iceberg, but we all know more than 90% of the real content is submerged underwater. That's the difference! 

Search engines today can only search "Title" and "Metadata". But VideoSpace's Video Search Engine can also search for:

  • "Title"
  • "Metadata"
  • "Speech" (spoken in the video) 
  • "Words" (appearing in the video)

In the example below, the "Title" and "Metadata" provides very little evidence of the actual discussion made in the panel session. Without VideoSpace Video Search Engine, we wouldn't know that the term "Arts Program" was mentioned 5 times. Or even "Japan" was mentioned during the panel discussion. 

With the VideoSpace Video Search Engine, we can even pinpoint exactly where the word "Japan" was spoken. 

This is something you need to see for yourself!

#1 Click on the image below
#2 Type "Japan" into the search box
#3 Click onto any of the resultant links

History made with National Arts Council (Singapore)!

The Arts in Eldercare Seminar is one of National Arts Council's annual marquee event in their calendar. The 2016 edition was held at The National Gallery Singapore and is graced by a Senior Minister of State, Dr Amy Khor. The Arts in Eldercare Seminar is an annual platform bringing together social and healthcare practitioners, aged care policymakers and artists, to explore how the arts can engage and empower our elderly for creative ageing.

National Gallery Singapore Auditorium

Broadcast to one of the overflow rooms

Broadcast using VideoSpace production kit (all from a backpack!)

VideoSpace broadcast this event 'live' out of the National Gallery's auditorium to large screens in two overflow rooms so that more can be accommodated for this event. Also, and for the first time in the event's history, this event is viewed in more than 5 countries, making this an international event! Apparently, another piece of history was made as this was also the first time an event is broadcast live outside of National Gallery Singapore! 

From the video analytics that was gathered, we found that approximately 50% who tuned in to this broadcast online watched it on a mobile device! This goes to show the importance of having the adaptive streaming to mobile devices. 

VideoSpace is proud to be doing its part for the Arts scene in Singapore and will be looking forward to next year's event in 2017!

VideoSpace to broadcast Arts in Eldercare Seminar 2016

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VideoSpace is proud to be live streaming partner for Arts in ElderCare Seminar 2016 organised by National Arts Council of Singapore. Broadcast details are as follows:

Date: 1 September, 2016
Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
Broadcast Link: videospace.co/artsineldercare

To find out more about this event, please go to https://www.artsineldercare.sg

ANNOUNCEMENT: VideoSpace to launch Video Translation service with 50+ supported languages

There are many translation services out there. Some of the best are even free. However, they are all text-to-text translation. However, what we offer is Video-to-Text translation service. 

In other words, what makes our Video Translation service unique is that we can take your video, machine-transcribe speech-to-text and then translate it to over 50+ languages. After which, we are able to use these translated text for Video Subtitles (Caption) in Multiple Languages.

Our Video.Translation Engine allows publishers to add subtitles in up to 50+ language to their web video delivering a rich contextual multimedia experience. We also allow your viewer to choose which  subtitle language to watch content directly from the video.

Video.Translation is ideal for:
- foreign language viewers and users who prefer to watch your videos without sound.
- enabling your content to reach for hard of hearing and the deaf community with the ability of subtitled content. 

"We are excited about this new development and service." said Alex Chan, Babbobox CEO "We believe that our Video.Translation service will deliver the cutting edge for VideoSpace. Most importantly, delivering value to clients whom may not be able to afford traditional professional services fees." 

VideoSpace to experiment with Video OCR (optical character recognition) technology

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In the hunt for added capabilities for indexing and search, VideoSpace is happy to announce that we are currently looking into adding Video OCR (optical character recognition) technology as part of our enterprise offering. 

Video OCR, is a lot more advanced than mere OCR in documents and even images, because it has to go through each individual frame of video. 

For VideoSpace, this means that we are looking into the possibilities to incorporate 2 state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to enable search - Video Indexing and Video OCR. 

As for today, the Video OCR engine that we are experimenting with can recognize and support the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian Cyrillic
  • Serbian Latin
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Watch this space for further updates!

6 New Languages to be added into Video.Search! (Preview)

Exciting news! In addition to English and Spanish, we will be able to index and search 6 NEW languages very soon. These 6 new languages are:

  • Chinese 
  • French 
  • German
  • Italian 
  • Portuguese 
  • Arabic (Egyptian)

They are currently still in preview mode, therefore, we are not able to officially accept jobs in these languages yet. However, if you would like to try them out using with short clip (less than 5 mins), please CONTACT US.

History is made! First time a DCD event is seen in more than 10 countries!

Speakers and audience of the DCD Converged Jakarta event could see the video crew and their gear. There were no drama. Nothing out of the ordinary. Despite the ordinariness of the event, history was made.

On 7 March 2016, for the first time, DatacenterDynamics live streamed an event to an audience from more than 10 countries across 3 continents. Numbers watching wasn't in the millions. In fact, the live stream was hardly 'marketed'. So much so that It was almost a non-event. But everyone involved knew and felt the impact it made. 

Like many things invisible but yet immersely powerful, we believe that this will path a new era for DatacenterDynamics. 

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VideoSpace is proud to be DCD's live streaming partner for this historic event. 

VideoSpace going to Jakarta to stream DataCentre Conference

VideoSpace is partnering DataCenter Dynamics to stream their DataCenter Conference in Jakarta. 

About this Conference

With an estimated population of more than 250m and its people adopting social media fast, it is no surprise that the data center industry is set for high CAGR to 2020 for assets (9.54%) and investment (15.96%). Despite this, the market is holding back; facing resource limitations of energy reliability, natural risks, build quality, lack of deregulation of telco and electricity markets, and skills shortage. - DCD Intelligence

Join 450 top data center and IT professionals to network and learn from expert panels, keynote presentations, and an expo showcasing the latest technologies. Be at the forefront of the industry to prepare Indonesia's data center infrastructure for the soaring demand.

VideoSpace is proud to be part of this exclusive event!

VideoSpace to live stream Nobel Prize Winner!

VideoSpace is proud to announce that we will be live streaming Nobel Prize Laureate Sir Andre Geim in an exclusive event hosted by University of Manchester.

This exclusive event titled "‘In conversation’ with the President & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell and Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Andre Geim" will be held at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore on 4th April 2016. 

Professor Sir Andre Geim won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for the ground-breaking discovery of wonder material Graphene. He was also awarded the Copley Medal in 2013 for “numerous scientific contributions and, in particular, for initiating research on two-dimensional atomic crystals and their artificial heterostructures” and the Niels Bohr Medal in 2011 for “outstanding contributions to the development of physics”, among many other awards. He holds Kinghthoods from the Netherlands (C.N.L. 2010) and the UK (Kt 2012).

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell has been President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester since 2010. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in June 2004 and made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in June 2005, in recognition of her services to science. She also co-Chairs the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and is a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester.

We will make another announcement once events arrangements are finalised as to which VideoSpace channel will be broadcasting the live stream. 

VideoSpace is a new video platform that enables everyone to live stream, enable video on-demand and perform video search. VideoSpace is proud to be part of this exclusive event. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Soft Launch of VideoSpace - A Live Streaming and Video Platform

 
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VideoSpace is about enabling everyone to have their own private space for their videos needs. Be it live streaming, video on-demand or even searching inside the video, VideoSpace allows your event to be streamed live. Allows the chef to have his own Video On-Demand channel, allows a student to search keywords spoken in videos for research. The possibilities are endless. That's the power of Video. 

The difference between you and a rock star is a million people. We cannot promise that we can make you a rock star, but VideoSpace is THAT bridge between you and that million people. 

VideoSpace does 3 things and we believe that do them well. 

STREAM . ON-DEMAND . SEARCH

VideoSpace is a suite of solutions by Babbobox Pte Ltd. Situated in Singapore, Babbobox is a Premium Microsoft Partner that is currently enrolled in two invitation-only Microsoft Partner Program. Namely, the Red Carpet Partner Program and Cloud Storage Partner Program. 

"We are honoured to be approached by Microsoft to be part of these two exclusive club." said Alex Chan, Babbobox's CEO, "To be invited into this program shows that Microsoft recognises the huge potential in the things that we are doing, that Babbobox is in the forefront of a transformation that will change the way we work and interact."

Our Solutions (Video.StreamVideo.On-Demand and Video.Search) are built on Microsoft Azure. The technology behind Live Streaming is provided by Live Arena was used at more than 30,000 live events annually in US and Europe. 

VideoSpace is about bringing the Power of Live, On-Demand and Video Search to Asia.