US firm Q-SYS acquires Seervision
13 June 2023 10:55
Q-SYS, a division of the technology company QSC LLC from Costa Mesa in the US State of California, has acquired the Zurich-based firm Seervision. Following the transaction, both the founders and team at Seervision, which was established as a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), will make the switch to Q-SYS, further details of which can be found in a press release. The takeover is expected to be concluded within the next 30 days, subject to regulatory approval and the customary closing conditions.
The robotics start-up uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the automation of high-quality video productions. This allows cameras to track and follow live action, for example in broadcasting and at events, to deliver “a seamless viewing experience that rivals human-operated camera”.
Seervision’s camera automation software combines years of research in multi-camera control with expertise in real-time optimization, machine learning and predictive motion models.
Q-SYS is a cloud-based audio, video and control (AV&C) platform. It offers businesses, event organizers, cinema operators and other customers both software and hardware for “personalized, connected and engaging AV experiences”.
The founders and team at Seervision will move over to Q-SYS as part of the transaction. “Q-SYS acquiring Seervision signifies a pivotal moment in the AV industry’s evolution towards intelligent and scalable AV software platforms”, explains Nikos Kariotoglou, co-founder and CEO of Seervision, in the press release.
In this context, the Seervision team will bring “unmatched expertise in strategic technology areas such as video, computer vision, AI/ML, motion prediction, and real-time control”, as Jatan Shah, President and COO of QSC, comments in the press release. ce/ko