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iStar Pulsar Plus

iSTAR Pulsar+ compact mobile mapping system builds on the success of the groundbreaking iSTAR Pulsar, providing industry-leading 11K Panoramic imaging in an accessible form. This flagship solution adds a number of significant new features that give the user total data control from capture to delivery.

Geo-referenced Image output

The JPG file format embeds GPS coordinates and orientation within every image, ensuring effortless, automatic image positioning within GIS and other location-based processing applications. The corresponding frame positioning file enables accurate image positioning within alternative workflows, expanding the potential for compatibility. Advanced users benefit from access to raw IMU and GPS records for custom data processing.

Local processing

Copy iSTAR Pulsar+ encrypted data via USB into Immersive Studio for local batch processing, bypassing cloud dependency and ensuring total data control from capture to delivery. Featuring an Intuitive UI and our most advanced stitching algorithms, Immersive Studio outputs the highest quality panoramic imagery with zero manual processing.

NCTech SDK

Harness the power of Immersive Studio within existing workflows and applications. Integrating the NCTech Immersive Studio SDK guarantees the highest levels of data portability, ensuring streamlined processing of iSTAR Pulsar+ RAW output directly within your own solutions.

Enabling Integration

iSTAR Pulsar+ allows for post-processed accurate time synchronisation with external GPS and IMU sensors to provide the highest level of positional accuracy, adding further value to existing hardware without physical connectivity constraints for powerful integrations.

Key applications and market sectors

Road condition surveys

High resolution output imagery allows road conditions to be assessed, i.e potholes, Cracks. Geotagged imagery gives approximate locations of problem areas. iSTAR Pulsar+ 7fps capture rate ensures consistent data density at highway speeds.

Waterways documentation

The ruggedized, IP64 rated exterior of the device ensures confidence for use on waterways, where infrastructure conditions can be documented.

Railway documentation

Visual documentation of rail networks, improving maintenance efficiency. Rugged and robust mounting options offer users a flexible solution to suit their operational preferences.

Construction progress documentation

Increase documentation efficiency by monitoring the construction progress of sites of any scale, inside and out.

Disaster response documentation

Document the effects of disasters for identifying the most damaged areas for targeted investment of resources. Use captured data for improving best practice in relief efforts.

Integrated solutions

Integration into our solution allows for the capabilities of the iSTAR Pulsar+ to be utilised and enhanced for specialised use-cases. iSTAR Pulsar+ allows automated synch with external devices such as GPS, IMU and LiDAR to provide the highest level of positional accuracy.

Machine learning and AI

High resolution output imagery enables ML/AI tools for uses in advanced fields like smart cities, autonomous vehicle learning, intelligent capture and automated asset management.

High resolution output

The impressive 60.5MP 360 degree output from iSTAR Pulsar+ resolves huge levels of detail in every captured image, perfect for feature interrogation and object detection applications.

Under the hood

  • Width 118mm
  • Height 118mm
    (191mm with antenna)
  • Width 118mm
  • Height 118mm
    (191mm with antenna)
  • Width 118mm
  • Height 118mm
  • Width 118mm
  • Height 118mm
  • Integrated IMU
    and GPS sensors
  • 60.5 MP
    (11000 x 5500px — 2:1 ratio)
  • Ruggedised alloy housing
  • Internal SSD
  • Integrated IMU
    and GPS sensors
  • 60.5 MP
    (11000 x 5500px — 2:1 ratio)
  • Ruggedised alloy housing
  • Internal SSD
  • Power button
  • 12v DC power socket
  • LED status indicators
  • Mode selector switch
  • USB-C Data transfer port
  • Power button
  • 12v DC power socket
  • LED status indicators
  • Mode selector switch
  • USB-C Data transfer port
  • Serial number
  • M4 Mount holes
    (7 holes in total)
  • 3/8 inch threaded mount hole
  • Serial number
  • M4 Mount holes
    (7 holes in total)
  • 3/8 inch threaded mount hole
Dimensions
118 x 118 x 143mm (191mm with antenna)
Weight
2.1Kg
360 Resolution
60.5MP (11000 x 5500px — 2:1 ratio)
Storage
256GB – 1TB SSD
System
Extended OSC API
Image Recording Format
.onctd Proprietary Encrypted File Format
Output File Formats
.mp4, .png, .jpg, .csv, .txt
Frame Rate
Up to 7fps
Sensor
4 x Sony Exmor RS
Sensor Size
4 x 12.3MP (3042 x 4062)
Lens
4 x f/2.6 fisheye lenses
FOV
360 x 145° +/‐ 5 deg
Power
12v DC
Wireless Connectivity
802.11 b/g/n/ac (2T2R)
GPS
U‐BLOX Neo M8N (up to 3 GNSS)
GPS Antenna
Multi GNSS Helicore
IMU
6‐axis
Magnetometer
3‐axis
CPUs
2 x Apollo Lake
Casing
CNC Hard Anodised Aluminium
IP Rating
IP64
Regulatory Compliance
CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating Temperature
0 – 50 Celsius
Shipping Box Size and Weight
33 x 21 x 26cm – 3.6Kg

Immersive Studio is our processing software, built for speed and bulk stitching. Make sure to download the latest version to get the most out of your iSTAR Pulsar+.

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Which product’s for you?

Features

Capture method
360 image resolution
Shutter speed
IP rating
Maximum Frame Rate
Storage
GPS Receiver
Online processing via VR.World
Publish to Google Street View
Geospatial Capture Spacing
Transfer data via USB‐C
Offline processing (requires DFL)
Sync to external GPS/IMU
SDK

iStar Pulsar Plus

View in store
Mobile
60.5MP (11000×5500)
1- 1/16000
IP64
7 fps
SSD (256GB-1TB)
U-BLOX Neo M8N
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

iStar Pulsar

View in store
Mobile
60.5MP (11000×5500)
1- 1/16000
IP64
7 fps
SSD (256GB)
U-BLOX Neo M8N
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No

What’s in the box?

iStar Pulsar+ camera

AC adaptor

Car adaptor

Quick start guide

Lens cleaning cloth

Warranty Certificate