Startup iryx Launches, Led by Ex-Arecont and FLIR Executives

By: John Honovich, Published on Apr 04, 2019

Suddenly, the video surveillance industry is witnessing a new wave of startups.

Now launching is iryx, a startup led by veterans of 2 of the industry's first wave of megapixel camera companies, Ian Johnston, most recently VP of Engineering at FLIR, earlier CTO of IQinVision, and Raul Calderon, most recently President at Arecont Vision.

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iryx describes their upcoming offerings as 'machine learning camera products that offer sensor fusion.' We spoke with the executives about the company's launch and analyze their outlook and positioning.

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Comments (4)

This could be a game changer for the remote video (intruder detection) and monitoring solution providers.  I assume they are using LiDAR sensor data and analytics at the edge.  Any other camera manufacturers (in the security industry) currently doing that? 

Who is funding this start-up?

Multispectral and polarimetric vision is widely used for aerial photography. E.g. send a drone out to spot patches of sick crop or calculate amount of dry matter. Making it work for security is a different matter. Given the b/g of the founders I envisage a pricey high end device that is hard to scale for the mass market.

Iryx now has a full website including more details about their planned applications:

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