About Our Company

Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc., is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California that develops innovative products that enhance learning, improve communication and help people save time.

The company is the designer and manufacturer of HoverCam software and document cameras - a product that combines the features of a digital camera and a scanner into a new form factor. A technology leader in USB document cameras, Pathway Innovations and Technologies has a strong track record for developing disruptive products, especially for the education market. Key accomplishments include: the first 3 MegaPixel USB document camera priced under $200 for schools (2010); the first document camera to incorporate two cameras (2011); the world’s fastest 5 MegaPixel USB document camera (2011); the world’s first pocket-size document camera (2013); the world’s first 12 MegaPixel USB 3.0 document camera (2014); and the GuruBook, the world’s first integrated Android tablet document camera (2014). HoverCam document cameras are already used in over 100,000 North American classrooms. The company holds several patents and U.S. Patents Pending covering key imaging technologies.

Key Accomplishments

  • First 3-MegaPixel USB 2.0 document camera priced under $200 for schools (2010, T3)
  • First document camera to incorporate two cameras (2010, Kudos and 2011 Neo 3)
  • World’s fastest 5-MegaPixel USB 2.0 document camera (2011, Solo 5)
  • World’s first pocket-size document camera and scanner (2013, Mini 5)
  • Easily record HD video with annotation
  • World’s first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 document camera with 8-MegaPixel resolution, 4K clarity and a 30 frame per second refresh rate (2014, Solo 8)
  • Product and app demonstrations
  • World’s first Android document camera, an Android tablet with a document camera seamlessly integrated (2014, GuruBook).

HoverCam document cameras are used in over 150,000 classrooms. The company holds several patents and U.S. Patents Pending covering key imaging technologies.

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Our Vision

The company believes education should be a highly engaging and interactive process and that technology needs to be affordable for every classroom, every teacher and every student.

The vision for teachers is to equip them with a dashboard tool at their fingertips, showing a clear picture anytime of how students in the class are doing: homework results, gradebooks, class participation records, and an itemized analysis of where each student has the most difficulty in learning. Having a dashboard tool will allow teachers to quickly intervene to make improvements and to communicate recommendations timely with parents through email sharing not only scores but also images of their student’s work. The GuruBook is the company’s first product towards that vision, a full-fledged Android tablet and document camera tool that can be used not only for instruction but also to capture, grade, analyze and share students’ work.

For students, the company envisions each will have a digital portfolio archiving images of all their homework, tests, classwork, blogs, and other items related to student life in an education focused social media environment. The portfolio will also include a dashboard showing where they stand in terms of grades, teachers’ comments, and where their performance can be improved through itemized analysis and recommendations for enrichment materials and exercises.

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Company Officers

  • Ji Shen, CEO
  • Craig Justice, Vice President of Sales