Why Choose Kakadu?

Efficient and faithful implementation of the JPEG2000 standard is a challenging task, which can consume years of a competent individual’s time. The Kakadu Software system provides a very broad and solid foundation from which to build applications using JPEG2000. Kakadu Software bears relatively few resemblances to the VM. The VM plays quite a different role to Kakadu Software, implementing Part 2 technologies, as well as experimental technologies which may never be included in any part of the JPEG2000 standard. As an implementation of Part 1, Kakadu Software offers higher processing throughput, lower memory consumption and many more features than the VM. Implementation of the new JPIP standard for interactive remote browsing of highly scalable imagery is another very challenging task, requiring a thorough understanding of JPEG2000, the JPIP protocol and networking principles. Again, Kakadu Software provides a solution which could save many years of development and effort. Kakadu Software is almost certainly the only implementation which currently supports the extensive features offered by the JPX file format. Well over 200 organisations have taken out full Commercial and Public Service licences to build and sell applications based on Kakadu Software. Visit our Partners Page for more information.