iSTAR Pulsar is a ‘big data’ capture device developed in collaboration with Google, Intel and Sony for 360 degree virtualization. The system can be vehicle or backpack mounted to capture data everywhere.
NCTech’s dedicated workflow pipeline for iSTAR Pulsar provides a completely autonomous, edge to cloud solution for capturing 11K 360 degree panoramic images at up to 7 frames per second.
Where you're going you don’t need roads
Professional ‘Big Data’ capture
“The iSTAR Pulsar is a remarkable feat—a serious product for valuable, machine learning-conducive datasets at an organization-friendly price point.
We have worked with NCTech for several years, and they continue to raise the bar in both camera performance and workflow simplicity.”
Charles Armstrong, Product Manager, Google
Developed for 360° street level virtualization with
‘We are thrilled that NCTech has adopted Intel with Google Cloud as the foundation to launch their new VR and IoT solutions, including 3D cameras for Street View. The Intel - Google Cloud strategic alliance has enabled NCTech to quickly leverage vast compute power to democratize VR with their new range of edge-to-cloud camera hardware and services’
Jonathan Ballon, VP of IoT at Intel
Big Data Capture Made Simple
Capture - Upload - Share. Pulsar is the world’s first professional Edge to Cloud ‘Big Data’ system certified for Google Street View. No photography experience or computer required, allowing everyone the possibility to virtualize the world around them.
Unparalleled 11K spherical resolution defines iSTAR Pulsar at almost twice the resolution of standard 8K spherical systems, delivering incredible 60.5 megapixel panoramic images at 7fps.
Precision from Passion
Rugged design based on our original military specification iSTAR Fusion camera. Weather resilient and shockproof with built-in high accuracy GPS and IMU sensors ensures effortless direct integration to GIS systems.
Optimised for mobile platforms, iSTAR Pulsar dynamically adjusts capture rate to provide a consistent distance interval spacing, minimising data storage and processing requirements. Weighted metering analysis ensures zones of high interest are perfectly exposed.
Data Encryption as Standard
Keeping your data safe is priority. So if it should be stolen or fall into the wrong hands, it cannot be read without your licence key. Ideal for police, military and governments running private data networks.
Fully Calibrated Ready to Go
Every Pulsar system is calibrated at NCTech to sub pixel level. This, combined with our own advanced depth stitching process allows capture speeds of up to 70mph. Unlike other stitch methods such as optical flow that suffer from double data, bending, flickering or blurring.
Why iSTAR Pulsar
The Highest Resolution
High definition 60 megapixel images at 7 frames per second. Delivering a lossless upload without compression artefacts, iSTAR Pulsar provides the highest possible image quality at the press of a button.
Dynamic Geospatial Capture
Whether hiking at 2mph across tough terrain with the Explorer Backpack or driving in heavy traffic, iSTAR Pulsar can dynamically reduce its capture rate to provide a consistent metered distance between shots. No more issues with unnecessary repeat data, upload size, processing times and costs.
No Computer Required
Capture using the iSTAR Pulsar app and upload to the cloud for processing direct from the device.
Our fully automatic post processing pipeline includes an optional auto horizon stabilisation feature to rectify any pitch and roll induced when capturing on foot via the NCTech ‘Explorer’’ backpack system.
The Pulsar app provides you with everything you need to control iSTAR Pulsar, plan your routes, turn by turn voice navigation, view and share your content privately on VR.World or publish publicly to Street View.
Safe and Secure
The Pulsar quick release mount is the perfect solution for regular users. The lockable mount ensures the camera is held safe and level with fast release and cable management. Suitable for most roof rack systems and NCTech Explorer.
The Pulsar mount allows the camera to be installed or removed in 5 seconds, whilst the lock reduces the risk of theft. Includes integrated level and anti vibration.
One device, many applications
iSTAR Pulsar is designed specifically for the task of capturing moving 360-degree data and was developed in association with Sony and Intel. The system can be used in a range of industrial and smart city applications, such as:
Assessing the impact of new builds in urban planning
Delivering transportation analytics to reduce congestion
Providing city documentation for asset management
Monitoring crowd flow to increase security
Step into Google Maps Street View
iSTAR Pulsar is now being used across the globe to capture 1000's of miles in the highest resolution Street View data with fully autonomous streamlined efficiency.
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