Tuesday, November 03, 2015

IRLYNX Raises €2M in Series A Funding

IRLYNX, the CMOS-based infrared sensors company, has completed a €2M Series A round of financing. This investment will help IRLYNX accelerate and broaden product development, start the industrialization phase as well as expand its sales and marketing efforts. IRLYNX’s first product is an innovative sensor able to detect human activity, like true human presence and absence, counting, localization, movement analysis. With this €2M series A funding, IRLYNX will be able deliver to its customers its first development kits and new generation sensors at the end of this year.

Sébastien FABRE, IRLYNX CEO, says: “IRLYNX’s offering is well-timed with the increasing demand for solutions that can increase the level of information at an affordable price. This fundraising will accelerate our strategic plan, especially our time-to-market. We welcome DEMETER, PHITRUST and the others investors. For 18 months, we have been developing our savoir-faire and are recognized as experts in infrared sensors. Additionally supported by BPI France, we believe the company will continue to develop powerful infrared sensing solutions to fulfil new market requirements."

6 comments:

  1. without or with chopper??

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    1. Hello,
      Chopper is an option.
      Keep in mind that we give high level information (such as numbers, moving vectors, gravity centers, ...) and not thermal images. We provide functions directly usable by the integrator for smartbuilding applications.

      Feel free to contact us for more details.

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  2. any similitude with this one:
    http://www.systemplus.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/S+C_RM127_IRISYS_REDEYE-6A_Thermal-Sensor_Flyer1.pdf

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    1. Hello,
      Our position is crystal clear. We do think that there are a lot of key players in smart building, smart city, smart object, assisted living and security markets that need an all-in-one and ready-to-use solution to detect and analyze human activity (true presence, people counting, human/animal distinction, position & movement analysis, fall detection, ...) at an affordable price.

      For all manufacturers that have internally skills :
      - to select the right low cost optic,
      - to integrate the right med-res (in between 32x32 to 128x128) & low cost sensor
      - and to develop the right embedded software for their applications,
      our offer may be less interesting but so far all the manufacturers that we have contacted reply unanimously that we are on the right tracks:
      it makes sense to offer an all-in-one and ready-to-integrate module that gives the right level of information needed by the system integrator.

      Do not hesitate to contact us to have more information. We are definitely open minded and we will be glad to listen to your needs for your particular applications.

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  3. Pyroelectric sensors are not necessarly using a chopper, the Irisys camera Gazelle does not have one, this is only if a viewable image is needed (and little processing power available). Pyroelectric sensors provide differential images pretty much like the human eye, this approach is very interesting for Machine Vision, there is a CIS startup exploring this approach in the visible range Chronocam http://www.chronocam.com/

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  4. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP1002425A1.pdf

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