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RayShaper’s BeeHive modular compound computational system aims to change the way people stream events such as live concerts or sport events. Unveiled at CES 2020, the system uses a highly modular design to allow professionals and end users to set the resolution, lens, spectrum, and other configurations of the system to meet their specific needs. Behind the camera hardware is a very powerful family of algorithms for enhancement, AI, computer vision, and other advanced low-latency signal processing that is very efficiently scheduled to achieve real time processing of ultra-high resolution with low latency. The modularity, spectral flexibility, the low latency and real-time processing of ultra-high definition image and vision information, and the broad range of potential applications, from sports broadcast to environmental monitoring to industrial automation and disaster relief really sets BeeHive apart. Driven by an expert founding team Although new to the market, the Swiss startup can count on the expertise of a highly experienced team. The founders are veterans of the signal processing and multimedia industry, including EPFL Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi who works with Quantum Integrity, a Swiss startup developing a novel deep fake detector. Among the other founders are Prof. Yuxing Han, and Gene Wen, all Ph.D.’s and two IEEE Fellows with decades of track record of conducting cutting edge research and leading international standardization in related areas. They have developed technologies and products that are currently used by hundreds of millions of users worldwide today.
Third generation of digital imaging RayShaper's BeeHive is not their first project, or startup together explains the company’s CEO Gene Wen. In the past they have done work that make handheld ubiquitious multimedia communication and videography possible. RayShaper is the out-growth of years’ of research and self-funded development aimed at the next step. The startup is confident that compound computational vision and imaging will be the 3rd generation of digital imaging, after CCD and CMOS.
Tested at high profile events Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the system is not yet on sale in the general market. But the Valais based startup already leases beta systems for projects. As Gene Wen explains, RayShaper has already deployed the system at several high profile events this year, including the FIS Women’s Alpine World Cup in February in Crans-Montana and achieved very good results. Present also at the Cirque au Sommet in Valais this summer, the startup was set to record content at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2020 but the event got cancelled because of the pandemia.
Rayshaper’s Bee Hive Intelligent Camera Array just won “Best of the Best” Red Dot Design, joining past awardees such as Apple, Leica or Porsche. As the CEO explains the startup is deeply honored to be recognized as a “Best of the Best” along such industrial-design legends. Currently employing a team of 4 people in Crans-Montana, the Swiss startup is raising capital, while remaining focused on a few high priority applications such as enhanced intelligent broadcast of sports, live-events such as performances, concerts, to name a few. The team is also looking into using the system to improve life after Covid-19, for example in privacy preserving touches POS or remote virtual hands-on training.