Talking Pictures: C-Hear to Reveal More About its ‘Internet Disruptor’ Image & Sound Tech

C-Hear's technology—launched at SXSW—creates unfakable documents, produces unstealable images, and allows a user to imbed audio into an image file without saving it as a video.


After unveiling its unique software at SXSW that creates “unfakable documents, unbreakable contracts, unstealable images, and the advent of secure, portable, talking pictures,” Dallas-based tech startup C-Hear will reveal more about the product this week at Dallas Startup Week.

At SXSW, C-Hear said its technology—which allows the user to imbed audio into an image file without saving it as a video—was called an internet disruptor “destined to change how consumers hear pictures and transfer data.”

C-Hear’ said that its proprietary Codec allows images to include audio annotation, deleting the need for long, slow-loading video files or insufficient static photos.

Also, contracts and wills sealed verbally, images containing audio watermarking, and friends simply sharing images with sound—eliminating additional texting—are some of the C-Hear benefits to be highlighted, the company said.

C-Hear founder to be on Dallas Startup Week panel

At Dallas Startup Week, C-Hear founder and CEO Adena Harmon will speak from noon-12:45 p.m. Thursday at Basecamp on the 14th floor of Ross Tower, during the “Startups That Change Our Lives” panel.

The panel also is scheduled to include renowned Ob-Gyn Dr. Lyndsey M. Harper, MyndVR CEO Chris Brickler, and Dr. Lara Ashmore of the University of Texas at Dallas.

“After years of development and sweat equity, we’re proud and excited to showcase C-Hear at prestigious events like Dallas Startup Week,” Harmon said in a release. “We started with a simple idea and a single destination: Provide an image with sound in a single file, without the need for a big, cumbersome video. We’re confident the reaction to our software will be enthusiastically positive.”

C-Hear, which was launched in 2015, said its services will benefit not only the estimated 7 million visually impaired Americans who use the internet, but also clinical workflows in the healthcare industry, teachers, lawyers, and anyone who has sent separate video, audio and photo files.

C-Hear said the company was founded for the purpose of delivering a small digital footprint file containing both image and sound. 

The company said that is developing a WordPress plugin set of widgets and templates to benefit the more than 30 percent of all websites that use WordPress as their primary method of content management.

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