Internet Pictures Corporation (iPIX) International, which provides mission-critical imaging solutions to facilitate commerce, communication, security and entertainment, has chosen Dubai’s technology hub as the location for its international headquarters.
iPIX International is a joint venture between Internet Pictures Corporation of the USA and Soroof International, a Saudi Arabia-based group of companies that focuses on core technology/industry investment and technology transfer. The shareholders of the company chose Dubai as its international base to market and distribute its patented technology in more than 160 countries across the world.
His Highness Prince Bander Bin Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al-Saud, President and CEO of Soroof International, is chairman of iPIX International, and Tim Brookes, previously Senior Vice President of Internet Pictures Corporation, is President and CEO.
“We are happy that iPIX International has joined the rapidly growing information and communication technology community at DIC. I am confident that this headquarters will allow iPIX to tap into emerging markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Dubai Internet City is keen to promote the spread of new technologies like advanced multimedia imaging in this region. Multimedia imaging is one of the most innovative and fastest growing areas in information technology. Today it is revolutionizing communications in a variety of fields,” said Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, CEO of Dubai Internet City.
iPIX International will develop and manage the iPIX business outside North America, Japan and China through the exclusive distribution for iPIX Immersive Still Products, including the iPIX GPS Mapping System.
Through a five-year royalty agreement with iPIX, this new global enterprise will develop integrated solutions for markets including real estate, travel and tourism, and other markets in which online marketing is critical. iPIX technology delivers the most effective applications available using full 360-degree-by-360-degree (“Virtual Tour”) imaging technology and services that enable customers to create and manage dynamic visual imaging content to achieve a competitive advantage.
“iPIX has the edge in the field of imaging solutions. Our expertise allows companies to successfully exploit avenues to further their business through the Internet in a way they never realized,” said Roger Swann, Regional Director, iPIX International.
iPIX is the holder of 17 patents and its imaging products are used on 10,000 web sites around the world. Over a million images are uploaded to its local servers and over 200 million image views are managed each day.
Its imaging solutions are revolutionizing businesses, enabling them to exploit the dynamic, interactive nature of the Internet. International clients include Disney, CNN, British Airways, the BBC, Manchester United, General Motors, Toyota and other major car marques, Sheraton, Hilton, Royal Caribbean and National Geographic. The company’s imaging technology is utilized in the Middle East with Jumeirah International, Dubai Municipality and Dubai World Cup.
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