At OrionsWave, our team’s pivotal role in developing the Emmy-award winning “Streaming Media Architecture” at Microsoft began with our involvement in the startup Vxtreme, later acquired by Microsoft. As founding members of the Windows Media product and services, we helped revolutionize the digital media landscape.
In 2000, another company we founded, funded, and led as CEO was also acquired by Microsoft, recognizing its importance in the emerging AI landscape. Our experiences with Vxtreme and this subsequent acquisition highlight our dedication to creating impactful, cutting-edge solutions.
Trust OrionsWave to harness these achievements and deliver exceptional results in both the digital media and AI arenas for our clients.
OrionsWave, co-founded and built Synergy Sports Technologies from the ground up, through our internal incubation development process and the dedication of our team during the first five years. Nils Lahr, our industry leader, played a crucial role in this effort. Under our guidance, Synergy Sports Technologies developed and owns the world’s first high-volume, real-time, video-indexing statistical engine and online retrieval platform. Our team’s dedication and expertise were essential in developing a service used by professional sports teams, broadcasters, and Fortune 500 businesses worldwide. We helped grow the development team to over 30 engineers and worked to spin it out from OrionsWave. We believe that our experience and internal development process are vital to delivering innovative and valuable solutions to our clients.
OrionsWave’s CEO was a co-founder, CTO, and architect of iBEAM Broadcasting, the first distributed ‘Edge’ Internet delivery service. With iBEAM’s groundbreaking technology and strategic vision, the company raised over 400 million dollars in funding and was responsible for 80% of all the streaming media on the Internet in 2000. iBEAM went public in 2001 and reached a market cap of just over 2 billion dollars, cementing its status as a trailblazer in the industry. Our team member’s experience and knowledge in creating iBEAM’s groundbreaking technology and vision are invaluable to OrionsWave
We take pride in our team’s expertise in digital media, and we have played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the industry. Our team has helped architect the first digital studio in the world and worked with Avid systems and Apple to create the first real-time digital editing systems. We also implemented the first 15-minute delayed ticker on the web and TV, and deployed and designed the publishing system used by CNN and CNNfn for managing and maintaining their public websites. Moreover, our team has built the first ad insertion system for banners on the Internet. Our experience and knowledge are invaluable in delivering innovative and valuable solutions to our clients, and we believe that our team’s expertise sets us apart from the competition.
Broadcast & Movies
At OrionsWave, we collaborated with David Caruso to influence Hollywood’s perspective on advanced digital media applications for both broadcast and movies. Our innovative ideas were presented to elite Hollywood producers, shaping the industry’s initial transformation in generating stories before releasing movies or TV shows.
As thought leaders, we were invited to key technology events and interviewed for our groundbreaking concepts. Our expertise and vision helped revolutionize the way entertainment stories were developed and promoted, solidifying our position as pioneers in the digital media landscape.
At OrionsWave, we have a strong history of collaborating with leading venture capital firms, such as Matrix Partners and Accel Partners. We are proud to have worked with both firms, providing valuable consulting services for numerous large investments. Nils Lahr, our resident advisor and technologist, played a pivotal role in advising these firms on aligning business goals with technology, focusing on technical aspects and maximizing investment returns. Nils’ extensive knowledge of technology and business was instrumental in shaping the vision for new ventures, and we are proud to have him on our team at OrionsWave. With our experience and expertise, we will continue to deliver innovative and valuable solutions to our clients, leveraging our collaboration with leading venture capital firms.
OrionsWave proudly founded and funded Orions Systems, a key innovator in the machine learning and digital technology industry. Incubated by OrionsWave, Orions Systems developed 8+ patents in technologies like machine learning and human-in-the-loop over a decade. Our expertise and collaboration with the US Airforce, NGA, and Pentagon fueled machine learning innovation within the US Government.
Orions Systems catalyzed billion-dollar projects and partnerships with industry giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and Palantir. In 2020, Microsoft acquired Orions Systems, recognizing its strategic value for the AI revolution. OrionsWave’s experience was crucial to this deal, and we remain dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to our clients. Our history of leadership and commitment to staying at technology’s forefront will drive our continued success.
We are honored to have had the opportunity to collaborate with James Cameron, a renowned filmmaker, and his brother John Cameron, who became a dear friend and wan an amazing brilliant person. Our team provided expertise on the continual satellite delivery of video from the Bismarck boat to James and John’s home and office, as well as supporting the Earth Ship streaming media efforts. With decades of experience in R&D, media consulting, and product development, we have helped James, John, and their family develop over four different companies. We believe that our experience and knowledge are invaluable to delivering innovative and valuable solutions to our clients, and we are committed to leveraging our expertise to continue driving innovation in the industry.
At OrionsWave, our work in protocol development contributed to the dawn of a new era in streaming media. All major internet solutions now utilize a version of Smooth Media, a methodology we significantly influenced. These systems eventually converged to create the widely adopted industry standard, Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) format. Our expertise and innovative approach to streaming media played a crucial role in shaping the online streaming landscape we know today.
Helped the Olympics, for the first time, stream their events live; In the last 5 years, Mr. Lahr has provided the US Basketball team with tools to analyze the competitors using video statistics.
At OrionsWave, we are proud to have played a key role in co-founding and incubating Neurolearning, a revolutionary app that has transformed the way individuals with learning differences are assessed and helped. Developed in partnership with world-renowned experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, Neurolearning was built on the foundation of two decades of experience and research in their Neurolearning Clinic in Seattle, Washington. The Dyslexia Screening Test App, the first result of this partnership, has become a global example of how technology can help kids and adults with learning differences. Our team’s expertise and dedication were essential in incubating and developing this groundbreaking app, and we remain committed to leveraging our experience to continue delivering innovative and valuable solutions for our clients.
We take pride in our role in launching the first online streaming for MTV in the late 1990s, and we had to invent groundbreaking concepts like edge delivery, global traffic management, and satellite delivery for precaching. Our team’s expertise in digital media and technology were essential in making this project a reality, and it was one of the largest and most successful examples of how media on the Internet would reshape the world.
We have a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions for our clients, including our work with Microsoft around Silverlight. Our team played a critical role in returning years before the 2008 Olympics to help Microsoft handle the event at scale. We helped develop the technology to enable “Smooth Media” by modifying the codec to allow multiple bitrates to have identical iframes at specific points in time. This revolutionary approach to media delivery allowed our client to implement buffering heuristics and remove the burden from the media server. Our team’s expertise in digital media and technology were essential in developing this groundbreaking technology, and we believe that our experience and knowledge are invaluable in delivering innovative and valuable solutions to our clients. We remain committed to leveraging our expertise to continue driving innovation in the industry and staying at the forefront of digital media and technology.
In the late 1990s, Disney invested over 40 million in our startup iBeam Broadcasting, and we launched their first streaming features on the Internet. This groundbreaking project was a pivotal moment in the history of digital media, and it was made possible by our team’s expertise in technology and digital media.
In the 2010s, we had the opportunity to work with Disney executives and security experts to explore the art of the possible using video analytics and human-in-the-loop methods. Our team’s expertise in these cutting-edge technologies allowed us to increase security, find issues in the park, upgrade ride safety, and better understand events that require special attention. We are proud to have collaborated with Disney on these projects, and we believe that our experience and knowledge are invaluable to delivering innovative and valuable solutions to our clients. We remain committed to leveraging our expertise to continue driving innovation in the industry and staying at the forefront of digital media and technology.