Company Overview – Evixar Inc.
Deep-Tech Expert in Innovative Acoustic Technologies with various solution services.
President, CEO of Evixar Inc.
Profile and Message
We Evixar are the engineer groups who work in research and development in the acoustic engineering field.
We provide an Automatic Content Recognition technology “Evixar ACR” that identifies and analyzes sound content.
It offers ACR technology and systems are provided in a software development kit form that provides access to a library of software that helps the users to develop content recognition applications and utilities. Our technology is applied second screen services, interactive TV systems, broadcast monitoring, subtitle casting, audience measurement, copyright filtering.
And we provide an Acoustic Communication solution “Another Track(R)” that is acoustic communication technology making use of “watermark” audio signals in a frequency range inaudible to the human ear. Emanating from speakers in stadiums, theaters and other such venues, these signals are recognized by smart devices, such as smartphones or wearables. They control the output of the multi-language text or AR display on the devices, timed to the progress of the play or other event taking place in the venue.
The text or AR display occurs within 0.1 seconds, enabling real-time distribution in theaters or other live venues. Since data can be delivered even in an environment lacking electric waves, or to devices in airplane mode, and without the need for special audio equipment, the technology is readily implemented in theaters. Adding, our technologies have been successfully applied to television, motion pictures, theaters, and disaster prevention/mitigation, among other fields.
Another Track(R)” is a proprietary acoustic communication solution developed by Evixar and is comprised of several patents, both granted and pending.
PRESS RELEASE: Evixar Obtains Patent for Subtitle Guide for Theater and Performing Arts in U.S. and Korea – Patent acquired following U.S.-China patent for audio and subtitle guides for movie theaters, driving the development of international de facto standards, July 20, 2022
HELLO! MOVIE – The De Facto Standard in the Japanese Theatrical Market –
In 2015, the PoC (Proof of Concept) project to study the ideal viewing environment for low vision and hearing-impaired audiences at the movie theatres was launched. The PoC was funded and conducted by the various Japanese government ministries (the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry among others) along with the major theatrical distributors.
In the study, the following technical requirements were identified:
– The app must work properly in any movie theatre environment across the nation “as is” (meaning with no investment of any additional infrastructure, equipment, staffing, etc.)
– The system must work with consumer smartphones.
– The app must be user-friendly.
– The app must function properly when the smartphones are in airplane mode, with all signal transmissions disabled (not capable to receive calls or text messages)
The parties involved in the study found Evixar’s technology (acoustic synchronization system) met their published criteria and in 2020, the commercial use of Evixar’s app HELLO! MOVIE began. The app has become the only format in the country and is now a de facto standard of accessibility devices.
Today, all major film distributors in Japan (Shochiku, Toho, Toei and Kadokawa) as well as the nation’s trade associations, such as MPAJ (equivalent of MPAA) and NATO-JAPAN have adopted Evixar’s HELLO! MOVIE app (coupled with special caption projection glasses) as their official device for low vision and hearing-impaired audiences. As for Hollywood studios, Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures have adopted Evixar’s system for the titles acquired in Japan.
We are now applying HELLO! MOVIE to the global market, as the new standard for visual and hearing accessibility experience.
PRESS RELEASE: Patent Obtained for Audio Guide and Subtitle Guide for Movie Theaters in U.S. and China, Becoming the International De Facto Standard, February 14, 2022
NOTICE: Evixar Inc. has received the the Zero Project Award 2023, organized by the Essl Foundation., December 2, 2022
Download: HELLO! MOVIE – Accessibility Service leaflet
We Evixar leverages its expertise in acoustic signal processing technology to develop and deliver original solutions, which allow various existing microphones and speakers in society to be used as readily available infrastructure. This approach enables Evixar to cater to different sets of values and needs in this ever-diversifying and aging society, help people deal with highly uncertain environmental changes such as COVID-19 and other natural disasters, and adapt to and coexist in the autonomous, machinery-driven society of the future, by upgrading humans’ five senses.
Why do we delve into the field of “Acoustic”? It is because no matter how much time passes, Acoustic always is a part of our five senses, and that it is our social mission to develop technology in the field of acoustics and uncover the needs for better use of “Acoustic Tech”.
We aim to benefit a wide range of users can make use of our technology which benefit only to a limited number of people by pursuing convenience and an easy-to-use function.
Our goal is to provide technology and a solution which can build ties among people and link people with resources in an effective and flexibly.
|Company Name||Evixar Inc.
|Capital||JPY613.600 million ( including Capital Reserve of JPY276.800 million )|
|Company Type||Company with Audit and Supervisory Committee|
|Establishment||March 12, 2004|
1F Matsui Bldg., 1-17-22 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-5542-5855, Fax: +81-3-5542-5856
R&D and Sales of ACR ( Automatic Content Recognition ) Technology, such as Audio Fingerprint, Audio Watermark
R&D and Sales of Acoustic Communication and Sensing, Bioacoustic Sensing
Tokyo Stock Exchange
TOKYO PRO Market, Securities Code: 4257
Atsushi TAKIGAWA (President, CEO of Evixar)
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Nagoya Grampus x Startup Pitch 2021 in Messe Nagoya Pitch Contest Winner
The Tokyo Venture Excellent Technology Prize, 2017 Going-Global Innovations Competition by Tokyo Metropolitan Government
The Special Prize, MCPC award 2017 by Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium
The Excellent Technology Prize, The New Excellent Technology and Product Award 2017 by The Resona Foundation For Small And Medium Enterprise Promotion
IAC Award 2015, Great Works Tokyo Wins 2015 Best Advertising Interactive Application Internet Advertising Award
Yahoo!JAPAN Internet Creative Award 2014, Smart Device App Division GOLD
CODE Award 2014, GOOD USE OF MEDIA
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