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Unveiling Orion: Behind the Scenes with Amani Loutfy

Amani Loutfy’s road to her position as Orion’s Operations Manager is an interesting one. From running an art collective, to working in local government and helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina get temporary shelters, she’s accumulated a wealth of great experiences helping businesses and charities deal with transitions. We recently sat down with her for […]

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Sweat, Mud and Snow: Cyclist Matt Roy Puts Onyx to Work

Matt Roy and his wife Mo Bruno Roy are competitive cyclists. He specializes in long distance events, known as ultracycling. She participates in cyclocross. Although the two disciplines are very different, there are several areas where they overlap. Chiefly, both require a team of people behind the scenes working together to make sure that Matt and […]

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Uncloaking Orion: Behind the Scenes with Chayna Girling

Did you know that Orion’s Lead Hardware Engineer Chayna Girling was also the company’s first employee? When she isn’t building the latest hardware for voice communication, Chayna can be found behind the lens of her camera or traveling to new corners of the world. We sat down with them to hear how they found their […]

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OnBeep is now Orion!

As of today, OnBeep is Orion. When you look up at the night sky, there are countless stars spread out across the expanse. Some may shine brighter than others, but they all come together to form unique constellations. These shapes in the sky have captivated the imagination as long as we have had history, inspiring […]

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Hitting the Slopes with Onyx

Over the last few weeks, people all around the United States have been putting their brand new Onyx devices to use. One of the best stories we’ve heard so far? Using Onyx to keep in touch with family on a ski trip. Meet Andy. He spent his holidays skiing in Lake Tahoe with his family. Before […]

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Onyx is Shipping!

You’ve seen the pictures and heard us talk about it for weeks. Now, the time has finally come…the initial group of Onyx devices are officially out the door and on their way. Our team was there to cheer the very first Onyx package as it made its way onto a FedEx truck. It is a […]

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Introducing Onyx

We’re thrilled to share the result of a year of sleepless nights, countless cups of coffee and dozens of lengthy brainstorming sessions — our debut product, Onyx. The idea behind Onyx was born from Greg & my experiences as emergency responders. During an incident, an emergency responder needs to be able to communicate with the […]

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Welcome to Our New Home

After getting our start at Heavybit, we’ve now moved out on own to our first official headquarters. The building, an old factory located in San Francisco’s Mission district, embraces both OnBeep’s industrial background and its design focus. We’re very excited about our new home, so we wanted to share a sneak peek with you! Aura and […]

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Uncloaking OnBeep: Behind the Scenes with Ellen Juhlin

Meet Ellen Juhlin, a product developer (and employee #5!) at Orion. She’s a sound and product pro who, in her spare time, puts together interactive puzzle hunts around San Francisco. We sat down with her to talk about her favorite things and what she loves about being part of the Orion team. HOW DID FIND […]

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