SAN DIEGO, Nov. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc., the designer and manufacturer of HoverCam brand document cameras and scanners, announced today it has been awarded a 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 title of U.S. Patent No. 8,508,751 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.
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.
The HoverCam is the first device to redefine 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."
Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc., based in San Diego, CA, is the designer and manufacturer of HoverCam document cameras and scan cameras. The HoverCam is the first device to redefine the features of a camera and a scanner into a new form factor. The company develops innovative products that enhance learning, improve communication and help customers save time. The company's goals are to have a positive impact on classroom learning, create a pathway to the paperless office and be one of San Diego's best places to work. To find out more, please visit, www.thehovercam.com.
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