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TECH INCUBATOR PROGRAM FOR STARTUP

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캐치플로우

지향성 스피커를 활용하여 주변 소음 저감 효과 기대 및 스마트시티의 다양한 분야(광고, 공공, 교통, 안전)에 지향성 스피커를 적용 가능하도록 IoT 기반의 고출력 고성능 초지향성 스피커를 개발하고자 합니다.
사업분야 전기전자
설립일 2018.06.21
대표자 김태영
사이트 https://catchflow.co.kr
TIPS 선정 2019.10
운영기관 현대자동차

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Headphone-Replacing Directional Speakers

By 2019 MEDIA

The ‘SRAY’ Directional Speaker Has a Fine-Tuned Design

The ‘SRAY’ directional speaker is a compact audio solution that seeks to replace traditional headphones in favor of a more ear-friendly device. Positioned as the smallest speaker of its kind, the unit works to create an “audio spotlight,” which will focus the sounds being played in one direction instead of across an entire area. This will provide users with a private listening experience that won’t disturb those around them to make it ideal for use in almost any space desired.

The ‘SRAY’ directional speaker is the design work of Tae-Young Kim of CatchFlow and could help users to stave off the long-term effects of constant headphone use. This will come as welcome news to those who listen to music for extended periods and who are looking for a more hearing health-conscious alternative.

THESE DIRECTIONAL SPEAKERS THROW SOUND IN FOCUSED BEAMS LIKE A SPOTLIGHT

By 2019 MEDIA

Remember when you wanted to blast music on your speaker at home but your dad kept yelling at you to keep it down? How about if I told you there were speakers that could channel their sound in a tight beam, so you can only hear the music if the speaker is pointed at you. If you move out of the speaker’s audio beam, you hear nothing. Sounds pretty neat, doesn’t it?

The SRAY speakers are the equivalent of headphones but they don’t sit in your ears. They throw audio in a beam, like a flashlight focuses light in a beam, illuminating only what you point it at. The SRAY work similarly with sound. Using ultrasonic propagation, these small speakers can bind audio in a unidirectional channel. Point the speakers at yourself and you hear the music. Point them even slightly away and its complete silence.

Sound spotlights, as the technology is often labeled, have been in development for a few years now. I remember seeing a video where someone used these unidirectional speakers to listen to music in a library. You could practically focus the audio towards a single line of people in a crowd, making the technology useful in places like roads and railways, where only people near the train tracks hear the train’s siren, or only the cars in front of you hear you horning, but not the cars beside or behind you.

While this technology is still pretty nascent, the guys at CatchFlow figured out how to shrink it down to a handy size, and democratize it so anyone can access the technology. You can use the SRAY speakers to listen to podcasts, music, driving instructions, or practically any audio without disturbing the person right beside you.

The SRAY is the world’s smallest commercially available ‘sound spotlight’ speaker. It’s practically small enough to fit in your palm, which says a lot for a technology that’s relatively new, and challenging to shrink. The SRAY is capable of providing a uniquely private listening experience by focusing the audio in a thin beam using ultrasonic vibrations.

This allows only the people in the path of the audio beam to listen to the audio, making it great for public services, museums, libraries, transportation, or even at home when you’re around other people who don’t necessarily want to listen to the football game. The SRAY comes with its own stand, allowing you to easily position it in the direction you want, and uses low power too, allowing you to hook it to a power bank for endless hours of use.

That doesn’t stop the SRAY from being a regular speaker. A simple switch allows you to turn the unidirectional speaker into an omnidirectional one. A second audio driver within the SRAY lets it work like a regular speaker, throwing sound in all directions and allowing everyone to hear what’s playing on your phone, the radio, or any device connected to it.

This ability is truly what makes the SRAY such a remarkable speaker. Its unique technology allows it to give you the oomph of a Bluetooth speaker, but also the privacy of a pair of headphones without damaging your ears… And with the ability to seriously impress and shock the people who experience its magic!

Designer: Tae-Young Kim of CatchFlow

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SRAY: World’s Smallest Directional Speaker

A headphone-replacing speaker, that generates sounds only you can hear. It is the smallest directional speaker that creates fields of sound which spread less than most traditional speakers by ultrasonic waves.

SRAY generates ultrasonic waves modulated with audio signal and as they pass through the air they modulated and sound can be.

How SRAY Works

SRAY produces a directional beam of sound, sort of like a spot light for sound. This means if you are standing in front of SRAY when it’s on, you will hear the sound it produces. If you step to the side, you won’t hear anything produced by SRAY. In comparison, the speakers we are used to tend to emit sound radially, filling an entire space around it with sound.

All of The Sound, None of The Noise

Earbuds Raise Your Risk of Hearing Loss

Earbuds or headphones enable you to listen with disturbing nobody. However, headphones and earbuds cause damage to your ears the same way other loud noises too, resulting in what audiologists call ‘noise-induced hearing loss (A.K.A NHL)’. Over time the sounds from your headphones cause the hair cells in the cochlea to bend down too much or too severely. If they don’t get time to recover, the damage can be permanent.

So here is the solution, SRAY, headphone-replacing sound generator.

Features of SRAY

Private Area – SRAY brings focused audio to target audiences without disturbing anyone. By user experience, the existence of different sounds can be possible.

Miniaturization – Up to now (present), the directional speakers on the market, cannot be user-friendly due to the size and weight matters. Currently SRAY is the smallest directional speaker in the world and super light. Via SRAY, directional sound is now for everyone.

Dual Mode [Parametric/Hybrid/Normal] – Do you want to share what you hear with people around you? SRAY can assure you. Convertible modes are available depending on the situations or environments.

Low Power – SRAY fits in everywhere due to low energy consumption. Indoor, outdoor, even in the car.

Sleek Design – Modern and simple design are suitable for anywhere displayed.

Click Here to Buy Now: $209 $320 (34% off). Hurry, only 60/100 left!

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ZER01NE DAY 2019

By 2019 MEDIA

캐치플로우

특정 영역에 원하는 소리와 정보를 제공하여 사운드스케이프 디자인을 하는 스타트업

캐치플로우(Catchflow)는 ‘어떻게 하면 원하는 소리와 원하지 않는 소리를 구분하여 전달할 수 있을까?‘라는 고민을 바탕으로 새로운 기술과 사용자 감성, 경험적 가치를 분석하여 소리를 원하는 방향으로 전달할 수 있는 새로운 개념의 스피커 제품으로 사운드스케이프 디자인을 하는 스타트업이다. ‘SRAY‘는 특정 방향으로만 소리를 전달할 수 있는 초소형 지향성 스피커이다. 삼성전자의 사내 벤처로 출발한 캐치플로우는 원하는 곳에만 소리를 보내는 지향성 스피커의 소형화에 성공하였으며. SRAY는 2018년 세계 최대 가전 박람회 CES에서 그 기술력 덕분에 호평을 받았다. 개인 또는 아웃도어, 보안, 매장 등에 활용 가능. 답답하게 귀를 막지 않고도 혼자만의 음악을 즐기는 방법! SRAY와 함께라면 당신이 있는 곳이 곧 개인 음향 공간이다.

http://zer01neday.com/2019/863/

출처 : ZER01NE

[ZER01NE Accelerator – 스타트업 포커스_#9]

By 2019 MEDIA
휴대용 지향성 스피커 개발 스타트업 캐치플로우(Catchflow)를 소개합니다.
캐치플로우의 SRAY(에스레이)는 특정 방향으로만 소리를 전달할 수 있는 초소형 지향성 스피커입니다.
삼성전자의 사내 벤처로 출발한 캐치플로우는 원하는 곳에만 소리를 보내는 지향성 스피커의 소형화에 성공했습니다.
SRAY는 2018년 세계 최대 가전 박람회 CES에 참가, 그 기술력을 호평 받기도 했습니다.
개인용 스피커, 매장용 스피커, 아웃도어 용품, 보안용품 등에 활용 가능합니다.
답답하게 귀를 막지 않고도 혼자만의 음악을 즐기는 방법을 찾으시나요?
SRAY와 함께라면 당신이 있는 곳이 곧 개인 음향 공간입니다.
“특정 영역 안에서 원하는 소리와 정보를 제공하는 *사운드스케이프 디자인을 하고자 합니다.”
– 캐치플로우 대표 김태영
(*사운드스케이프 디자인:
소리(Sound)와 풍경(Landscape)의 합성어. 음악, 자동차 소리, 기계 소리 등 물리적인 인공음부터 자연의 소리, 인간의 목소리, 발걸음 소리 등 각양각색의 소리와 조경 또는 공간을 조화롭게 구성하는 솔루션)
✔ SRAY에 대해 더 자세히 알고 싶다면 홈페이지를 방문해보세요. https://catchflow.co.kr/
**ZER01NEAccelerator는 새로운 미래를 제시하고자 하는 스타트업의 비전을 함께 현실로 만들어 가는 파트너입니다. 홈페이지를 방문해 자세한 내용을 알아보세요.
ZER01NE

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