Pompano Beach, FL – October 9, 2015 – At this year’s CEDIA Expo, IC Realtime’s 360-degree x 360-degree Virtual Reality video surveillance cameras will again be a big draw. Unprecedented in performance, the cameras deliver wholly-immersive fields-of-view – and in HD clarity. The technology enables integrators to present their clients with a fresh approach to monitoring and interacting with their homes. Two models are available: IC720 (MSRP $4,000) for professional installers, and ALLie Home (MSRP $599) for the DIY category. Both models are shipping now.
IC720 4K Virtual PTZ Indoor / Outdoor Camera
IC720 is a 24-megapixel dual-sensor 4K Virtual PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) camera designed for professional residential and commercial surveillance applications. Tough and rugged for the most demanding indoor and outdoor installations, the camera mounts to the ceiling or wall via a traditional Double-Gang J-Box and is hard-wired for power and communication.
The camera is used in conjunction with the company’s proprietary IC720 App (available as a free download at iTunes.com) which seamlessly stitches together the video from the front and rear sensors, capturing 360-degrees horizontally by 360-degrees vertically in high-definition in real-time. Until IC720, several cameras would be required to achieve all these fields-of-view.
Monitoring takes place via iPad, iPhone, Windows Surface, as well as virtual reality headsets like ZEISS and Oculus VR, with Apps for other display devices in development. Navigation is achieved by pointing the display device in the desired directions, or via finger control of the touch screen which also accesses zoom and freeze options.
For these reasons IC720 is revolutionary technology, offering integrators an alternative approach to surveillance system design and an exciting new monitoring experience for their clients. Recipient of the Security Industry Association’s prestigious New Product Showcase Judges’ Choice award this past April, the camera has also recently been declared a finalist in CEDIA’s Best New Product competition, the winners of which will be announced at Expo Friday, October 16.
The IC720 camera and software technology incorporate 23 unique aspects that the company has applied/received patent protection on.
ALLie (pronounced all-ee, a play on words of the social trend “selfie” for its ability to capture all-around views) is designed to sit atop a counter, table or mount to the ceiling, and like IC720, also surveil all the way around itself including from floor-to-ceiling. Boasting dual 8-megapixel sensors that stream video in 4K, the camera leverages the same IC720 Technology, delivering a seamless monitoring experience via iOS and Android devices and Virtual Reality headsets.
The compact, portable form factor of ALLie — which is about the size of a baseball — makes it suitable to easily move from room-to-room, or even take outside to capture events like sports, parties, concerts, etc. ALLie connects to display devices via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.0. The camera also integrates both a microphone and speaker for two-way communication.
Video can be recorded to ALLie’s built-in 8 GB memory chip (approximately 1 hour of recording time) or users can subscribe to the company’s optional cloud storage service available with the accompanying ALLie App. These many features make it ideal to create, play back and share personal Virtual Reality videos. In fact, earlier this year ALLie was endorsed by YouTube for its YouTube 360 initiative.
ALLie also received international acclaim by top consumer tech / gadget media outlets including TechCrunch, The Verge, Yahoo, AOL, MSN, ubergizmodo, Crowdfunding News and more. ALLie made Reuters’ Best of CES list, received the Consumer Electronics Associations Mark of Excellence award, and was honored in both the Digital Imaging and SmartHome sections of the CES Innovations Awards showcase.
The 360 x 360-degree spherical viewing capabilities of ALLie along with its vast feature set, also make the camera a radical step-up to the limited 130-degree+ field-of-view home monitoring video cameras that dominate the residential and DIY channels today.
ALLie is marketed under parent company’s IC Real Tech brand. Dealers can order the camera from their IC Realtime sales representatives. Retail partner announcements are forthcoming.