TMM, Inc. (OTC PNK: TMMI) ("TMMI") is a technology company headquartered in the US, specializing in digital video compression and image management. Founded in 1990, the company is dedicated to improving bandwidth utilization and video image quality.
TMMI develops digital video compression and scaling technologies that provide end-to-end workflow and distribution solutions for digital cinema; streaming media; cable TV; sports; mobile; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; defense; security; medical imaging; space exploration; video game applications; training and distance learning.
TRUDEF is TMMI's proprietary digital video compression technology. TRUDEF offers users enhanced image quality, reduced bandwidth utilization and digital media storage requirements.
TMMI owns outright VDK SoftVideo fractal compression technology that utilizes fractal video compression and decompression algorithms originally licensed from Iterated System Inc..
The term fractal was coined by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975, "the Latin verb frangere means to break to create irregular fragments." Credit for the first practical fractal compression system goes to Dr. Alan Sloan & Dr. Michael Barnsley, both mathematicians, who patented the technology in 1987.
Using the image itself as the codebook, fractal compression reduces irrelevant and redundant image data so less bandwidth and storage space is needed to manage high quality video.
TMMI is currently integrating this technology with its own TRUDEF suite of products.
The company’s technology development is in advanced research mode and private demonstrations of TRUDEF are being scheduled for prospective strategic partners and potential customers.