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The simple way to capture and publish directly to Google Street View

iSTAR Pulsar makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to capture the world around them in high resolution panoramic imagery. Requiring no photography experience or even a computer, this ground-breaking device allows you to effortlessly capture, upload and publish your world to Google Street View.

Designed in collaboration with Google, iSTAR Pulsar is the world’s first professional edge-to-cloud imaging system certified for the Google Street View platform.

iSTAR Pulsar gives you…

High resolution output

iSTAR Pulsar’s unparalleled 11K 360-degree resolution offers almost four times the resolution of standard 8K spherical systems, delivering incredible 60.5 megapixel panoramic images at up to 7fps.

Intelligent design

Optimised for mobile platforms, iSTAR Pulsar dynamically adjusts capture rate to provide consistent distance interval spacing, minimising data storage and processing requirements. Weighted metering analysis ensures zones of high interest are always perfectly exposed.

Ready-to-go calibration

Every iSTAR Pulsar system is fully calibrated to sub-pixel level. Combined with our own advanced depth stitching process, this allows capture speeds of up to 70mph. Unlike other stitching methods such as optical flow, our process does not suffer from double data, bending, flickering or blurring.

Edge-to-cloud processing with VR.World

Your captured data is conveniently uploaded directly from the device to our VR.World platform via a Wifi connection. Using powerful cloud computing tools, VR.World image processing is automated and efficient, freeing-up your local computer resources and saving time and money.

Key applications and market sectors

Destination marketing

  • Capture your destination in immersive panoramic imagery for visitors to explore on Google Street View
  • Enjoy greater control of conditions compared with routine GSV captures
  • Add branding to your capture to enhance your presence on the platform

Home developer capture

  • Get new developments onto GSV as soon as you’re ready without waiting for routine captures
  • Control the date, time and route of capture for optimum appeal
  • Add branding to your capture to enhance your presence on the platform

Business showcasing

  • Ensure the most up-to-date imagery of your site or business on GSV
  • iSTAR Pulsar offers the highest resolution imagery for GSV

Explore example captures

Alex Wrigglesworth

Alpe D’Huez, France

We’re able to map with not a 4K, or an 8K but with an 11K spherical camera.

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Mike Vorce

Gainesville, Florida, USA

The ability to efficiently collect large volumes of geo-referenced image data is a relatively new development, and has only been made possible by technology like iSTAR Pulsar.

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Harry Lalli

Cayman Islands, Caribbean

Google Street View (GSV) had not been captured on all three Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman). Using iSTAR Pulsar, with the app and VR.World has allowed me to conveniently capture the Islands and publish directly to the GSV platform.

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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 GNSS sensors
  • 60.5 MP
    (11000 x 5500px — 2:1 ratio)
  • Ruggedised alloy housing
  • Internal 256GB SSD
  • Integrated IMU
    and GNSS sensors
  • 60.5 MP
    (11000 x 5500px — 2:1 ratio)
  • Ruggedised alloy housing
  • Internal 256GB SSD
  • Power button
  • 12v DC power socket
  • LED status indicators
  • Mode selector switch
  • iSTAR Pulsar+ transfer port
  • Power button
  • 12v DC power socket
  • LED status indicators
  • Mode selector switch
  • iSTAR Pulsar+ 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
System
Extended OSC API
Image Recording Format
.onctd Proprietary Encrypted File Format
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

Our powerful cloud processing platform, VR.World, is designed to process, manage and share captured data from iSTAR Pulsar imaging systems. It gives you access to all the tools you’ll need to process, analyse and distribute your content from one platform, anywhere, anytime.

More about VR.World

Which iSTAR Pulsar is 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

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

iStar Pulsar Plus

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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

What’s in the box?

iStar Pulsar camera

AC adaptor

Car adaptor

Quick start guide

Lens cleaning cloth

Warranty Certificate