Cugate developed a patented technology to watermark music and video in a non-audible way. This allows everyone to completely identify music by the watermark instead of untrusted and easy manipulable metadata (as ID3). Cugates database stores trusted metadata for every watermarked media, which allows specific software to display correct metadata and even unlimited additional information (as artist links, buy links, tour dates, etc.).
Cugate developed a patented technology to extract unique footprints from audio and video material, which will be used to identify music. This technique is used for media, which are not proceeded by Cugates watermark technology to provide the same features as for watermarked media. The extracted footprint information can even be used to find similar music based on several parameters like speed, bass, etc. - the search is fully based on generated values, no human data mining is needed.
Cugate has developed the first uniform global usable database standard for media, which additionally can be fully owner controlled. This means every owner can administrate the information related to his content.