Our Products

Excire Foto 2024

Excire’s flagship program boasts dazzling new features and enhanced AI technology. All-new tools offer AI-powered free-text search, GPS-search, and intelligent aesthetics assessment of individual photos. Additionally, AI upgrades ensure better results in facial recognition, similarity search, and automatic keywording.

Excire Search 2024

The latest version of Excire’s powerful Lightroom plugin is here! Harnessing cutting-edge AI, Excire Search 2024 introduces revolutionary new features to streamline your Lightroom workflow, including free-text search and intelligent aesthetic assessments. Plus, dive deep into your photo library with state-of-the-art facial-recognition software, enjoy the ease of (improved!) automatic keywording, and effortlessly tidy up your catalog with next-gen deduplication algorithms. Enhanced photo-analysis capabilities ensure remarkably accurate and refined search results every time.

Our Services

Software Development
Based on your requirements, our experts deliver high-performance and easy-to-integrate AI software.

We employ our technical expertise to help you plan the use of AI in your company and to solve your problems.

Feasibility Studies & Prototyping

Based on a detailed analysis of your problem we develop a solution and implement a prototype.

R&D cooperations

Take advantage of our AI expertise for your future innovations and be one step ahead of your competitors.

Benefit from our


Our team has years of extensive experience in the professional development of AI solutions in industry and medicine, and of AI products for consumers.


Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and computer vision are at the core of our daily work and we are happy to support you with our extensive know-how.


The efficient combination of AI know-how and professional software development has led to the development of numerous high-performance systems.

Our AI Application Examples

Industry, Medicine and Photography

About Us

The Pattern Recognition Company started 2005 as a spin-off of the University of Lübeck and develops AI products and applications for automated image analysis. Our expertise is based on many years of experience in Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Computer Vision.

Based on our expertise and excellent contacts to leading research institutions, we have brought the latest technologies, such as Deep Learning, to the market. One example is the Excire technology: Excire recognizes image content using AI and has already become a useful tool for many photographers.

Prof. Erhardt Barth,
Founder and Managing Director

Erhardt holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich and worked at NASA Ames. He is an internationally recognized expert in computer vision. Together with Thomas Martinetz, and Sascha Klement, he started the gestigon GmbH which was sold in an exit to Valeo.

Mathias Martinetz,
Managing Director

Mathias worked for IBM in different project executive positions in the information technology and services units. He graduated from the TU Berlin (Wirtschaftsingenieur) and has extensive experience in team management, IT strategy, shared services and software as a service (SaaS). 

Dr. Thomas Käster,

Thomas holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bielefeld. He is an expert in machine learning and computer vision and has a deep understanding of deep-learning technologies and professional software development.

Prof. Thomas Martinetz,

Thomas is co-founder of PRC and director of the Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics at the University of Lübeck. He holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an internationally recognized expert in machine learning and Neural Networks.