Surveyor Corporation is a leading developer of small robots and robot controllers for research and education.
The company was founded in 1998 by Howard Gordon, also founder of
Network Research Corporation (1982) and Xing Technology
Corporation (1990, acquired by Real Networks in 1999). Gordon
developed the first commercial software-only JPEG codec (licensed to
Microsoft), co-developed the first software-only MPEG codec, and led the
teams that pioneered the technology for first Internet music archive
(IUMA), first private network video distribution system (NBC PFN), and
first live streaming radio and TV stations on the Internet.