IC Real Tech to Unveil World's First 720-degree Immersive Video Camera
IC Real Tech is tapping the 2015 ICES to show the world ALLIE – its 720-degree video monitoring camera. So revolutionary in its functionality, ALLIE (formerly called IC720) has already been named an honoree of the 2015 CES Innovations Awards in both the Digital Imaging and SmartHome categories. The camera can be experienced live at IC Real Tech’s ICES exhibit, located in the Sands Expo @ Tech West, booth #70223 from January 6 - 9, as well as the CES Unveiled press preview event taking place January 4th at Mandalay Bay.
ALLIE (pronounced all-ee, like “selfie”) is a dual-lens camera that gets placed on a countertop (or mounted to the ceiling) and easily connects to the Wi-Fi network. With an immersive field-of-view that’s 360-degrees horizontally and 360-degrees vertically, the camera -- in conjunction with its integrated, proprietary software App -- delivers an unprecedented remote-monitoring experience wherein the user can panoramically scan from floor-to-ceiling and completely around the camera itself -- even zoom and freeze images – all in a smooth, unrestricted fashion without any blind spots or distortion.
Monitoring is achieved via any of a wide variety of wireless mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android devices and more. Recording is made possible via the camera’s integrated SD card (stores up to about 2 hours) as well as an optional cloud recording service that the company will offer.
For enhanced functionality into the SmartHome, incorporated are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular technologies, as well as proprietary video analytics, which make possible home automation control via such gestures as the wave of a user’s hand.
Because ALLIE is a portable camera and has a built-in rechargeable battery, users can make immersive videos anywhere they want, for example sporting and musical events, family gatherings and so forth.
IC Real Tech is showcasing several different versions of ALLIE at the 2015 ICES: the 26-megapixel ALLIE Pro - a sleek-looking camera for the professional security market that takes the place of multiple security cameras; the ALLIE Home - an elegantly-designed camera for the DIY homeowner, and the ALLIE Play - a playful-looking version shaped like a rocket ship. The first of the models, the ALLIE Pro, is targeted to reach the market beginning March 2015 at an MSRP of $3,000. The ALLIE Home and ALLIE Play are targeted to reach the market later in 2015, and for under $500 MSRP each.
“The immersive navigating experience, SmartHome features and portability all come together to make ALLIE a one-of-a-kind offering,” said IC Real Tech Senior VP of Retail IP Development and Sales Dominic Sharlette. “We are quite confident that it will quickly become the ‘go-to’ video monitoring choice for the DIY market.”
See pics of the ALLIE Home and ALLIE Play on Twitter @MutoCommPR.