A five-minute interview with Ji Shen, founder and CEO of Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc., the San Diego, California-based manufacturer of the HoverCam, which can be seen in CES LVCC South Hall 4, Upper Level, booth 36828.
Q: Tell me about this Solo 5 that I have heard so much about. It looks kind of small.
SHEN: It is. It is really only about a foot tall. We imagine it as an unobtrusive office camera that can sit out on your desk all the time.
Q: Being so small, it must just be used to scan notes.
SHEN: You could but that is not the intention. The Solo scans A3 sized paper at 5 megapixel resolution. It also does 1080p full HD video.
Q: A3 sized paper? That’s nearly the same as two Letter-sized pages put together.
Q: That’s remarkable. Is there anything else we should know about it?
SHEN: Yes! It is a scanner, a fax machine, and a web conferencing tool. It allows you to perform digital signature. Built-in is integration with cloud services such as DropBox and EverNote. You can even annotate on your scans and videos.
Q: It sounds like it does everything.
SHEN: We like to call it the Swiss Army knife of document cameras.
Q: It certainly lives up to that title.
SHEN: We are hoping everyone stops by booth 36828 to see the device for themselves.
Q: I think they will. This is one of CES’ must-see products!