Day/night action camera chosen in the electronics category
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SiOnyx™, a leader in low light imaging technology – today announced that
the Aurora, a day/night action camera, has won the electronics category
of the 2019 Miami Boat Show Innovation Awards. The awards annually
recognize new, innovative products from the manufacturers and suppliers
of the marine industry.
“The electronics category of the Innovation Awards is difficult to
judge, with incredible technology presented to our panel each year,”
said Zuzana Prochazka, chair of the Innovation Awards and board member
of Boating Writers International. “This year the Aurora really impressed
us with its feature set including full color nighttime capabilities. The
size, weight and versatility of this unique camera won in what is always
a hotly-contested category.”
Designed for mariners and an active outdoor lifestyle, the
Aurora is the only HD action video camera with true day and night
color imaging. At just under eight ounces, it’s small and lightweight.
The camera is capable of capturing still, burst and 720p video with an
integrated HD OLED display for real-time color night vision.
“We’re delighted that the Aurora has enjoyed an enthusiastic reception
by the marine industry,” said SiOnyx CEO Stephen Saylor. “As an active
mariner, I’ve experienced firsthand the need for vision assistance while
navigating active water ways. Aurora enables boaters running at night to
identify navigation markers, explore dark anchorages, and imperatively,
spot small water craft operating without illumination. With the Aurora,
the fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down.”
at just $799, the Aurora is based on SiOnyx’s Ultra Low Light technology
that was previously only available in night vision devices costing
thousands of dollars. It is IP67 water resistant, as well as GPS-,
digital compass-, and WiFi-enabled. Free companion apps on iOS™ and
Android® enable real-time navigation or the ability to
control the Aurora directly from a smartphone.
The Innovation Awards are judged by the Boating
Writers International (BWI) and managed by the National
Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The 2019 award winners were
announced by BWI at the Innovation Awards breakfast, held February 15 as
a part of the Miami International Boat Show.
Founded in 2006 by Professor Eric Mazur and
Dr. James Carey of Harvard University, SiOnyx™ has commercialized a
patented semiconductor process that dramatically enhances the
sensitivity of silicon-based image sensors and cameras. SiOnyx products
deliver superior performance for demanding imaging and detection
applications. The company markets its lowlight technology under the XQE™
family of CMOS images sensors and has also entered the consumer
electronics market with the launch of the Aurora day/night action camera.
SiOnyx is a trademark of SiOnyx, Inc. All other trademarks and
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