Acer introduces two connected 360-degree cameras
Acer announced two LTE-connected 360-degree cameras. The Holo360 all-in-one camera is designed to allow users to capture, view, edit, and share with just one device, and the company says the Vision360 cloud-connected in-car camera “is designed for peace-of-mind and fun driving experiences.”
The Acer Holo360 uses the Qualcomm Connected Camera Platform with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile processor. It is reportedly able to stitch videos in real-time, has integrated LTE connectivity, and has a 3-inch touchscreen for operation. Panomorph optics certified by ImmerVision are designed to capture consistent high-resolution images across the field of view without distortion in order to deliver high-quality photos in 6.9K resolution and videos in 4K. Compatibility with a virtual reality headset is also available. The Holo360 runs on Android 7.1.
The Acer Vision360 uses two ultra-high quality cameras working together to record a 360-degree field of view in 4K-quality video around a user's vehicle. When an object collides with the vehicle while it is in motion, the device is designed to trigger a recording that includes GPS coordinates of where the incident occurred, which is not only saved in a secure area on the device's internal storage, but also uploaded to the cloud for evidence preservation. For safety, the Vision360 is mounted on the windshield, aligned with the driver's eyes. The unit also displays the vehicle's current speed.
Through the Vision360's cloud-connected service, collisions with the car while it is parked will activate the device to record a video clip, send a notification to the user's smartphone, and upload the video to the cloud. The Vision360 also provides users with on-demand remote viewing and location-tracking from the device.