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Buffalo Business Week -Insights From the Founders

Buffalo Business Week -Insights From the Founders

We are thrilled to be part of this amazing entrepreneurship hub that exists between Syracuse - Rochester - Buffalo. Thank you, Bootsector - especially Kamal Patel, Kat Carter, Amy Gurske, and Jordan Walbesser for coordinating so many great speakers, investors,...

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Meet Advisor Dorrance Lamb

Meet Advisor Dorrance Lamb

Dorrance Lamb provides business consulting services including business strategy, management support and financial management to early-stage manufacturing and technology companies.  He previously served as CFO of Performance Technologies and has taken three...

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Legendary Inventor Garrett Brown

Legendary Inventor Garrett Brown

Garrett Brown is an American inventor, best known as the creator of the Steadicam™.  Brown's invention allows camera operators to film while walking or running without the normal shaking and jostles of a handheld camera. The Steadicam™  was first used on Bound for...

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DR. WAYNE KNOX: RESEARCH, INNOVATION & INSPIRATION

DR. WAYNE KNOX: RESEARCH, INNOVATION & INSPIRATION

Our Founder Zak Niazi was an optics student at the University of Rochester and was fortunate to have Dr. Wayne Knox as his Optics 101 Professor. Dr. Wayne Knox has over 50 patents in the United States and 150 globally in the areas of technology, telecommunications and...

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2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

2022 was a big year for Circle Optics! We grew in a lot of significant ways and made progress towards a number of our organizational goals.  Job Growth We added 4 new team members, 3 of which fit with our commitment to increasing DEI at the company. These new...

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Vendor Spotlight: Vertex Optics

Vendor Spotlight: Vertex Optics

Circle Optics culture is built on know-how | synergy | innovation. That is from the inside out and we apply the same filter with our customers, vendors and community at large. Vertex Optics has been an ideal vendor partner with Circle Optics We appreciate their Mission: Vertex Optics partners with its customers to build strong, mutually prosperous relationships while providing high quality vitreous components with expedited deliveries. “In spec and on time” is their mantra.

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Knowing the Forest and the Trees – Employee Spotlight Andrew Kurtz Circle Optics Chief Research Officer 

Knowing the Forest and the Trees – Employee Spotlight Andrew Kurtz Circle Optics Chief Research Officer 

We at Circle Optics are an eclectic group of interesting people who are deeply curious and want to make a difference through immersive experience. Meet Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Kurtz. Andrew was employee number three coming to Circle Optics with already over 110 patents from his work as Principal Scientist and Director of R & D at IMAX, after working for many years as a Scientist in the Kodak R&D Labs.

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ENHANCING SLAM CAPABILITY TO CIRCLE ~ AJIT MUTALIK

ENHANCING SLAM CAPABILITY TO CIRCLE ~ AJIT MUTALIK

We at Circle Optics are an eclectic group of interesting people who are deeply curious and want to make a difference through immersive experience in aerospace, robotics and entertainment. Meet Ajit Mutalik our Computer Vision Intern pursuing a Master’s of Computer Science at the University at Buffalo. He is contributing to our SLAM capabilities. SLAM stands for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, it a method used by autonomous systems to build maps of the environment while localizing in it. The map is used for navigation and obstacle avoidance. 

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Art, Perception and Technology

Art, Perception and Technology

Circle Optics physics first solution uses polygonal lenses that align along their edges without parallax distortion. Like our own technology, we love stories about innovation. One such story is by artist Mark Matthews who created a new method for designing glass objects – precision air entrapment.

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