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What is the Virtualizer Programme?

You can help Virtualize the world using our pioneering iSTAR Pulsar imaging system. You’ll be at the forefront of the latest virtual technology, while receiving a highly competitive rate for every mile of data you deliver.

It’s simple – join the Virtualizer Programme and invest in an iSTAR Pulsar Virtualizer Kit at a discounted price of $3,995 (ex VAT & Shipping). By the end of your 4-month induction plan you will have recouped your initial investment and you will own an iSTAR Pulsar. Your journey begins here.

Become a Virtualizer

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How does the Virtualizer Programme work?

Month one

You’ll familiarise yourself with the iSTAR Pulsar, create your own imagery and process it on VR.World. To help you get up to speed with the app and hardware, we’ll pay for your first 100 miles of processing fees.

Month two to four

We’ll provide set routes for you to capture with a minimum number of miles to cover, typically ranging from 100 to 200 miles per month. Although rates vary by region, you’ll be paid per mile and will fully recoup your initial investment.

After four months

After completing your induction period, you will fully own your iSTAR Pulsar kit and be inducted into the Virtualizer Programme. Where possible, we will also continue to offer you paid capture routes as they become available in your area via the app.

Are you eligible?

To be accepted into the programme, we require you have:

  •  A car with a magnetic roof for the mount
  • The time to complete 100 to 200 miles of capture per month
  • A broadband internet connection
  • A bank account
  • An iOS or Android phone (Android 6.0/ iOS 8.0 or better)
  • An email address

What will you receive?

iSTAR Pulsar imaging system

Completely autonomous, edge to cloud solution, capable of 11K 360 degree panoramic capture.

Magnetic vehicle mounting system

Specially designed to allow data capture with the iSTAR Pulsar, to keep your device securely fastened at high speeds.

Access to VR.World cloud platform

A personalised login to our cloud platform VR.World, offering access to online training videos and our mobile app.

Frequently asked questions

  • Which countries can I virtualize?

    We are looking for Virtualizers in countries all over the world, however, there are a few countries where we are not recruiting. Contact us for more details.

  • Can I use any vehicle?

    Small to medium-sized vehicles are preferred and the vehicle must be capable of driving on public roads. If in any doubt please contact our support team prior to purchase. To ensure consistency of imaging throughout the world, NCTech provides a magnetic vehicle mounting system for the iSTAR Pulsar.

  • Who can become a NCTech Virtualizer?

    The opportunity is open to everyone who purchases an iSTAR Pulsar as part of the Virtualizer Programme, is legally able to work and drive in their area, has a valid bank account, agrees to the terms and conditions in the NCTech VR.World agreement and meets the eligibility criteria.

  • Will I be working for NCtech as an employee?

    No. Virtualizers are self‐employed, freelance or independent contractors who are looking to add additional income for themselves or their business. The availability of work can be affected by seasonality and demand and we, therefore, recommend you do this work in conjunction with other commercial opportunities.

  • Does the payment include tax?

    No. As a self‐employed contractor/worker you will be required to provide a self‐assessment tax return each year to ensure you pay the appropriate taxation for your country. We would advise that you seek advice on any self‐employment questions with your local tax office.

  • Can someone else use the iSTAR Pulsar?

    Yes. You can use the device as an individual, share as part of a group or even issue it to your own employees. The Virtualizer Programme is an opportunity to add additional income for yourself and/or your business.

  • How do I know which routes to drive?

    On purchasing the iSTAR Pulsar you will be sent a link to download the iSTAR Pulsar app. Requested routes in your area are pushed to you via the app. Through the app, you can also have access to training and support, which will allow you to access and choose available routes in your area.

  • When do I need to virtualize?

    Captures must be done in daylight hours. As long as captures are done in daylight, you can choose your own work pattern (be it a late or early start, weekdays or weekends) to suit your lifestyle. We would, however, recommend that you avoid rush hour in your capture area. We will provide you with a requested timescale for completing the capture. Typically, this will usually be within a two week window.

  • Can I take a break during the capture?

    You can take as many breaks as you want. Just make sure you return to the same point you stopped to take a break and then continue with your capture.

  • Can I capture using another kind of vehicle or on foot?

    There is an approved NCTech Explorer Backpack which is available from our store to allow you to capture on foot. The Explorer Backpack is for use on routes that are exclusive to pedestrianised areas. We do not advise that you use any other mode of capture other than a car, van or NCTech’s bespoke Explorer Backpack. Currently, our routes are focused on driving, so using the Explorer Backpack is not advised.

  • How do I get paid and when?

    Payment will be made after verification of completed routes, to the bank account of the registered iStar Pulsar owner on the last day of the following calendar month.

  • If I capture my own data for my own customers, how do I process this?

    Any data that you capture can be processed on the VR.World platform for a fee.