Lineage Labs’ Bevy gives families a permanent visual record of their lives

With billions of photos taken every day, most are lost or forgotten. Bevy gives them life

BOSTON, MA – Feb. 18, 2015 — / — Lineage Labs, a Boston based firm, today introduced Bevy, the only product designed to solve the digital disorder that exists for today’s families. Bevy is a small in-home connected device that collects, organizes and protects digital photos and videos taken by any family member on a mobile phone, tablet or digital camera. Bevy collects photos and videos the moment they are taken or on-demand. All family members connect to their Bevy via the free Bevy mobile app. With Bevy, all of a family’s digital memories can be effortlessly enjoyed and shared anytime, from anywhere.

Bevy was designed to provide a seamless digital photo and video experience for an entire extended family. There are no limitations on number of users; any number of family members can be associated with a single Bevy. Through the Bevy mobile app, each family member can use Bevy based on their personal preferences, without the hassle of having to log into separate online accounts. In addition, Bevy is not limited to wireless devices; the Bevy in-home device can store and protect content from many sources including digital cameras, SD cards, computers, and USB flash drives.

With all content stored in Bevy and readily available to share and enjoy, families no longer need to incur data charges by sharing content with one another, or waste valuable storage space on their mobile devices. Today’s digital files are often scattered throughout devices, on old computers, hard drives and elsewhere. And families face the risk of a loss, through malfunction or destruction or simple misplacement. With Bevy, all photos and videos are in a single place, secured either with in-home USB backup (at no additional charge) or secure cloud backup (for an additional fee).

Bevy was developed by Lineage Labs, a Boston-based firm founded in 2014. Bevy is available for pre-order beginning today at Lineage Labs expects to begin shipping to pre-order customers in October 2015.

“In families today almost everyone takes countless photos and video on multiple devices – yet there is no simple solution designed with the family in mind that enables you to collect, organize, protect and enjoy these precious memories,” said Firdaus Bhathena, chief executive officer, Lineage Labs. “Unfortunately, most of these photos stay scattered all over the place and are lost to time, forgotten, or worse, destroyed. And the process of managing them is haphazard and frustrating. Bevy was invented to solve this, to give families a rich, complete visual record of their lives, with no hassle, so they can spend more time sharing and enjoying their memories.”

The in-home Bevy device is sleek, with a brushed aluminum exterior and a black glass top. All content is stored within Bevy, inside the family home. This creates a safe barrier against large-scale internet security threats, while mitigating the privacy concerns associated with web or cloud-based storage services.

The Bevy app gives each family member a personalized experience, with individual profiles and customized privacy settings. Teenagers – prolific content creators who often prioritize privacy – can set their profile to their comfort level. Grandparents can watch images and videos of their children and grandchildren to their heart’s content. Moms and dads can relieve themselves of the hassle of capturing and sorting the family’s visual content. Bevy handles everything.

How Bevy Works
Lineage Labs designed the Bevy experience to be easy and effortless. Setup takes a few minutes and includes these steps:

  • Plug in Bevy
  • Install the Bevy app on a smartphone or tablet
  • Follow the simple steps in the app to connect wirelessly to Bevy
  • Give Bevy permission to upload photos/videos
  • Enjoy

Bevy automatically organizes photos and videos based on the metadata (date, location, source and more) attached to each file. Bevy also integrates an intuitive labeling system that makes it simple for non-techie users to create personalized, easily sortable photo/video collections.

Bevy can also be connected to the home television via an HDMI cable included in the box. Photos can instantly be viewed on the big screen by simply swiping up on the photo in the Bevy app.

Each Bevy contains 1TB storage capacity, which equates to approximately 400,000 high res photos or 62 hours of HD video. Additional capacity options will be available over time.

Pre-Ordering / Referral Program
Customers who pre-order Bevy before May 1 can save $100 off of Bevy’s $349 retail price, as well as receive free shipping. Those who pay a $50 deposit to reserve their Bevy will receive a unique referral code, which can be shared with friends and family. Any friends or family members who use the code to pre-order Bevy will receive a discount of $25, as will the original referrer. This program makes it fairly simple to receive a Bevy for nothing more than their $50 deposit.

About Lineage Labs
Lineage Labs was formed to ease digital friction for families by creating simpler, better ways for people to tell stories through their photos and videos. Lineage Labs is headquartered in Boston, and is part of the Blade Consumer Tech Foundry.

Nancy Smith
Co-founder and CMO
Toll-free: 1-844-588-2389 (LUV-BEVY)

250 Summer St. Boston, MA
USA, 02210

Source: Lineage Labs


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