Kolor

Kolor, the company

Kolor is a world reference in the development and sale of image stitching and virtual tour solutions.

Mission

Kolor is committed to the development and supply of the best technologies and solutions for image stitching and virtual tours, while promoting to the public at large and in many different spheres of activity the art and possible applications of the panoramic format.

Vision

Kolor reaffirms its wish to become the world reference for the development and sale of panoramic imaging solutions, while attaching the utmost importance to innovation, quality, accessibility and service.

Values

Innovation and Progress

Kolor, a pioneer in accessible image stitching solutions, was the first, a few years later, to make the creation of interactive virtual tours accessible and simple. To maintain its position as market leader, the Kolor company's heavy investment in research and development affirms its ongoing quest for product enhancement.

Quality of Service and Customer Satisfaction

Kolor attaches great importance to the concept of quality, whether in the development of its software, in its customer relations, or in the attention it pays to end-users. So, the views expressed on forums or at annual users' meetings are taken into account when upgrading its solution proposals.

Team Work

The members of the Kolor team have very varied professional background, and it is these differences that enable the generation of original ideas for enhancement of corporate solution proposals to achieve the best possible level of compatibility with the needs of the users.

Our history

Kolor, world reference model for image stitching solutions and virtual tour creation, is a small enterprise located in the Savoie region of France. It has a total staff of 26 employees.

Founded in October, 2004, by Alexandre Jenny and Lionel Laissus, the Kolor company was the first to perceive the potential of SIFT technology for the identification of interest points in an image. The following year, this enabled Kolor to obtain its user license for this technology, issued by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Designated by the Savoie Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a Young Innovating Enterprise, and recipient of several prizes including the SFR Award for Photographic Innovation, Kolor is showing a rapid, annual growth rate of about 50%. Its products are sold worldwide via its website (www.kolor.com) and reselling network.

Kolor, still wholly owned by its founders, has no debts and is proud to announce an excellent profitability rating that supports it continued growth activity and keeps it on the technological cutting edge. Its technology partners, Intel and nVidia, are world leaders in the processors and graphics card markets.

The Team

Alexandre Jenny
Mining engineer, DEA graduate in Material Physics, with 5 years of expertise in the development of video games and member of the Georges Mélies Photo Club, Alexandre Jenny is passionate about photography. It is this passion that led him to develop the Autopano software.

Lionel Laissus
INSA engineer, Lionel Laissus has 10 years of experience in video game development, including 3 years in the United States.

The Kolor team includes 26 employees: engineers dedicated to research and development, a sales and communications team, a technical support team, web developers, and a team dedicated to accounting and administration.