Pocket Phojo for Windows Mobile in conjunction with the Eye-Fi Pro card provides a cost effective wireless solution for acquiring high quality photos, associating data with each photo, then securely transmitting the photos directly to where they are needed via 3G. Many industries need data associated with each image otherwise they can't be processed automatically. For example, a news photographer needs to associate captions and keywords before sending a photo to the news desk via email or FTP, a photo from a car auction would need to be associated with the vehicle's VIN for it to be useful, a photo of some storm damage would need to be associated with a customer's insurance policy and so on. Pocket Phojo also has barcode scanner support for associating data with photos, and support for transmitting photos via Secure FTP for customers needing encryption.
The photographer inserts the Eye-Fi card into their camera, and images are automatically transmitted via WiFi to the Windows Mobile phone. The photographer can choose between transmitting every image they shoot, or just the ones they select using the protect button on their camera. Actions can be configured so that once on the phone, the photos automatically have industry standard IPTC captions and keywords added, are renamed according to the event being photographed, then transmitted via email, FTP, or Secure FTP over the phone's 3G connection. The photographer can also individually edit each image if needed, with support for cropping, resizing, levels, and sharpening.
For fast breaking events where real time coverage is desired, Pocket Phojo can receive images from the Eye-Fi Pro card via WiFi while connected to an Idruna Remote Editing System (IRES) server via 3G. Cell phone networks simply can't keep up with the gigabytes of data a photographer generates, so IRES makes intelligent use of the available bandwidth by displaying thumbnails in the editor's web browser in real time. The editor can then zoom in on the photos they are interested in, and select the best photos to download at full resolution. This allows the photographer to concentrate on taking photos, while allowing the editor to publish photos on the web within moments of them being taken.
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Pocket Phojo is used by police forces for covert surveillance and has been successfully used in hostage rescue situations to gather intelligence. The Eye-Fi Pro card makes Pocket Phojo even more effective as photos can be transmitted back to headquarters via encrypted connections and shared with team members without the card having to be removed from the camera. By using common equipment such as point and shoot cameras and Windows Mobile phones, rather than conspicuous DSLRs and laptops, the officer is able to perform their job with much greater efficiency and covertness.
For our USMC and British Army customers, Pocket Phojo supports ruggedized Pocket PCs with CompactFlash slots, and tethering the DSLR directly to the Pocket PC via USB. VIRIN support allows images to be automatically renamed as they are shot, so IMG_0123.JPG would be renamed to today's date, and have the soldiers' service branch and last 4 digits of the SSN added. Military style captions are also supported, e.g. "Headline" becomes "Op/Ex Name" and so on. For Pocket PCs with built-in GPS, images can automatically be geo-tagged. For transmitting images, the BGAN sat modem is supported via the use of a CompactFlash Ethernet card. 256bit AES encryption is supported via Secure FTP, and our own IRES protocol. DoD compliant encrypted emails are also supported.
Pocket Phojo supports running in the background as part of a custom application. Other useful features include automating tasks via the use of Watch Folders, and barcode scanner support. Idruna also performs extensive customizations for customers on a regular basis.
Pocket Phojo is available now priced at $499, with significant discounts available for individuals or businesses placing quantity orders of 50 or more licenses. The software can be downloaded at http://www.idruna.com/downloads.html and evaluated free of charge for 30 days, plus Idruna has a 30 day money back guarantee policy. The software is delivered via a download link for same day delivery. Existing Pocket Phojo customers can upgrade to Phojo 6.0 for only $99.