TRACE develops Immersive 360-Degree Video Applications for use in both Commercial and Consumer Quadcopter Product Line with the collaboration of ImmerVision
VENICE, CALIFORNIA & TORONTO, ONTARIO – Jan. 5, 2016
TRACE Intelligent Systems, developer of The TRACEr1 – a visually intelligent camera capable of following its owner almost anywhere and live-streaming captured footage to the internet – announced today, a partnership with the leader in 360-degree panoramic imaging, ImmerVision.
Shareable Captured Video Made Truly ‘Immersive’
TRACE will integrate 360-degree panomorph optics and ImmerVision Enables 2.0 fully immersive content navigation functionalities and cross-platform compatibility into a selection of its visually intelligent auto-follow FLYr drones in order to unlock truly next-generation immersive content.
By combining the FLYr’s auto-follow capability and live streaming network with ImmerVision Enables 2.0, TRACE will position to become the first drone manufacturer to allow viewers of action footage to truly experience what their friends, idols and favorite athletes are experiencing via virtual reality, as they’re being autonomously followed and filmed.
Remote viewers of live-streamed footage will be able to immerse themselves, like never before, in experiences such as chasing an all-star running back down field as he takes the ball across the goal line or “flying” behind a snowboarder as she carves her way down a steep mountain slope, and be able to look in any direction and take in the surrounding scene simply by tilting their mobile device or moving their line of sight within a virtual reality headset.
Commercial Use of ImmerVision Technology in Draganflyer Drones
TRACE will also integrate ImmerVision Enables technology with its commercial Draganflyer quadcopters. In addition, panomorph lens technology will be offered on Draganflyer quadcopters. Draganflyer pilots will benefit from the amplified wide-angle sense of scope enabling increased data collection and fully immersive navigation within live or recorded 360° imagery captured during flight.
Commercial drone use-cases will see the time required to perform an aerial scan of any area significantly reduced through the ability of the panomorph lens to capture exceptionally wide fields of view. Users will have the ability to fully immerse themselves in live or captured footage, navigating without distortion, and on any computing device, using digital pan-tilt-zoom actions, ensuring nothing important is ever missed.
TRACE Intelligent Systems & ImmerVision will be showcasing their integrated solution during January’s CES 2016 event in Las Vegas.
Due to the expanded commercial and consumer services being delivered by the company, TRACE Live Network has been formally renamed TRACE Intelligent Systems.
TRACE.com is a live-action content platform aggregating and distributing streamed footage from globally activated TRACEr devices. The TRACEr is a visually intelligent SmartCamera that autonomously operates a selection of auto-follow devices and live-streams captured user footage directly to the Internet. TRACEr enabled devices allow people to be ‘in’ their greatest moments and have those moments captured and shared.
Wholly owned TRACE Intelligent Systems subsidiary, Draganfly Innovations, is a recognized technology and industry leader within the commercial UAV industry. Its devices have helped establish the commercial market and adoption of multi-rotor helicopters for aerial imaging and public safety. Combining this with TRACE visual intelligence is paving the way for the next generation of commercial and consumer applications.
Further information on TRACE Intelligent Systems can be found at www.TRACE.com.
For further information and images, please go to the TRACE Media Kit.
Leading innovation in 360-degree panoramic imaging, ImmerVision licenses its patented panomorph optical and software technology to global lens producers, product manufacturers and software developers. Panomorph lenses are the only ones that can be adapted to any camera, any sensor, and any consumer, commercial and government market. ImmerVision Enables is the recognized standard for 360-degree solutions and applications.