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AZ Tech Beat | June 18, 2019

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HoverCam redefines duo document camera and scanner

HoverCam redefines duo document camera and scanner
Ryan Loebe

Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc., the designer and manufacturer of HoverCam brand document cameras and scanners based in San Diego, announced it is has been awarded U.S. patent covering key imaging and scanning technologies that will have an impact on the document camera and scanning markets.

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The newly designed camera was unveiled at CES Showstoppers 2014 and can be used in places like school classrooms and office conference rooms. It has never been so easy for a teacher to project their class lecture or daily homework onto a screen for the whole class to see. A teacher could then scan a document and send it to their students. Even executive board meetings can flow more timely and efficiently by displaying presentations and company summaries in a more interactive way.

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In addition to real-time zooming and scanning capability, the patent also covers the unique method of recording a video stream using the HoverCam camera. The HoverCam camera is able to display live video zoom through the use of high-resolution CMOS sensors and software without the need of expensive optical lenses.

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The HoverCam has redefined scanning technology and camera technology into one unit. The device can scan, record video and be used in video conferencing, live presentations and training. Craig Justice, Vice President of Sales of Pathway Innovations, said, “We led the market in creating a brand new category of intelligent document cameras. This patent grant secures the key intellectual property for pathway, and will be the cornerstone as we continue to lead the innovation in document imaging technologies.”

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The title and description of the patent is, “Capturing Real-Time Video with Zooming Capability and Scanning High Resolution Still Images of Documents Using the Same Apparatus” and applies to the HoverCam products’ innovative way of displaying and scanning using a new type of camera design with USB connectivity. This patent is relevant to a class of products called document cameras and top down USB scanners, which are popular devices found in school classrooms and corporate training rooms.

 

  • Emmit Louise

    I own one of these nifty little gadgets and I must say it has saved me a lot of time and money over an expensive flatbed scanner.