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

By John Honovich, Published Apr 04, 2019, 01:56pm EDT

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.

iryx exec

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 (5)

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:

Hi John,

Thanks for the write up. As a slight update to what was written above, I am now wholly focused now with iryx.

Cognize remains a very close partner, and I am very excited about their future. They have built up a solution that I'm very proud to have been involved with, and I can't wait to celebrate their successes.

I am still a technical advisor, but I have resigned my duties as their CTO in order to focus solely on growing iryx.

Cheers,

Ian.

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