Acer announced two LTE-connected 360-degree cameras including the aVision360 cloud-connected in-car camera, designed for peace-of-mind, and fun driving experiences and the Holo360 all-in-one camera that allows users to capture, view, edit and share with just one device, The devices were unveiled at IFA in Germany.
Acer Vision360 – A Cloud-Connected Driving Experience
With two ultra-high quality cameras working together to provide 360-degree coverage, the Acer Vision360 makes sure that every angle around the user’s car is completely recorded in crisp, 4K-quality video. When an object collides with the vehicle when it is in motion; the device will 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 and 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 for peace-of-mind. For a bit of fun, users can record family outings or memorable road trips in action cam-quality, and relive the experience in the driver’s seat with a virtual reality headset.
The Acer Holo360 is powered by the Qualcomm Connected Camera Platform with a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 625 mobile processor. Combining the power to stitch videos in real-time, integrated LTE connectivity, and a 3-inch touchscreen for operation, the Acer Holo360 provides an all-in-one solution to livestream 360-degree videos. Panomorph optics certified by ImmerVision capture consistent high-resolution images across the field of view without distortion, allowing the Holo360 to deliver high-quality photos in 6.9K resolution and videos in 4K. Users can also relive captured moments with a virtual reality headset, immersing themselves with memories across space and time.
The Holo360 runs on Android 7.1, which allows users to share 360-degree photos and videos directly to social networks of their choice, and also preview videos directly on the device without the need to pair and sync with a smartphone or PC.
The Acer Holo360 connected camera will be available in North America in November at $429 bundled with a water-resistant case;.