NCTech iSTAR Pulsar (NCT-09BUK)

$3,995.00

 

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RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE

iSTAR Pulsar is NCTech's ‘big data’ capture device developed in collaboration with Google, Intel and Sony for 360 degree virtualization. The iSTAR Pulsar can be mounted on top of a vehicle or backpack mounted (optional equipment required) to capture data. NCTech’s dedicated workflow pipeline for iSTAR Pulsar provides a completely autonomous, edge to cloud solution for capturing 11K 60.5 megapixel 360° panoramic images at up to 7 frames per second to maintain 13 foot (4 meter) interval capturing. This model is available for rent.

iSTAR Pulsar Plus includes the ability to save your data securely to USB‐C external drives using an encrypted format and perform optional offline processing and big data ingestion services offered by NCTech. Ideal for longer captures and where internet service coverage for upload is not possible.

ALL iSTAR's SHIP FROM US IN APPROX 2 WEEKS

 
 
  

BIG Data Capture Made Simpleistar-promo-1.png
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 anyone the opportunity to virtualize the world around them.

 

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Charles Armstrong, Product Manager, Google
“The iSTAR Pulsar is a remarkable feat—a serious product for valuable, machine learning-conducive data-sets 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.” 

 

Google Street View Ready
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. 

View iSTAR Pulsar data on Street View - click here
View sample iSTAR Pulsar data - click here

Ultimate Performance
Unparalleled "11K" spherical resolution defines iSTAR Pulsar at almost twice the resolution of the standard 8K spherical systems which have been used by Google. Pulsar delivers incredible 60.5 megapixel panoramic images at 7 frames per second.

Precision from Passion
Rugged design based on our original military grade specification iSTAR Fusion camera. Weather resistant and shockproof with built-in high accuracy GPS and IMU sensors ensures effortless direct integration to GIS systems.

Intelligent Design
Optimized for mobile platforms, iSTAR Pulsar dynamically adjusts capture rate to provide a consistent distance interval spacing, minimizing data storage and processing requirements. Weighted metering analysis ensures zones of high interest are correctly exposed.

Data Encryption as Standard.
Keeping your data safe is also a priority. So if the unit is lost, stolen, or falls into the wrong hands, it cannot be read without your dedicated license key. Ideal for police, military and governments running private data networks.

 

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In Control iSTAR Pulsar App
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. Android and iOS - Capture using the iSTAR Pulsar app and upload to the cloud for processing direct from the device.
 
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.
 
Dynamic Geospatial Capture
Whether hiking 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.

big.png

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 anyone the possibility to virtualize and encapsulate the world around them.

The Highest Resolution - 11K
High definition 60 megapixel images at 7 frames per second. Delivering a lossless upload without compression artifacts, iSTAR Pulsar provides the highest possible image quality at the press of a button.
 
 
 
Advanced Stabilization
Our fully automatic post processing pipeline includes an optional auto horizon stabilization feature to rectify any pitch and roll induced when capturing on foot via the NCTech ‘Explorer’’ backpack system.
 
 
Lock-down
The Pulsar quick release mount is the perfect solution for users. The lockable mount (shown above) ensures the camera is held safe and level with fast release and cable management. Suitable for most roof rack systems and NCTech Backpack Explorer.  The Pulsar mount allows the camera to be installed or removed in seconds, whilst the lock reduces the risk of theft. Includes integrated level and anti vibration. These mounts are not yet available. 
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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:

  • Storefronts, Restaurants, Events - update & overwrite current Google Street View data with higher resolution imagery.
  • Gated communities and areas previously not captured can now be added to Google Street Views.
  • Parks and recreation add walk-through experiences directly from the street.
  • Historic sites and large outdoor spaces can now be mapped and permanently archived.
  • Police, military and governments running private data networks.
  • General mapping services.

 

intel.pngJonathan Ballon, VP of IoT at Intel:
‘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’ 
 
 
iSTAR Pulsar processing costs  
iSTAR Pulsar requires data captured to be processed online via VR.World, incurring additional charges. For details of how data from iSTAR Pulsar is processed and what charges are applicable, please visit the VR.World website here.

2 Models
iSTAR Pulsar* - all data is securely stored on an inbuilt SSD (256GB) - $3995.00
iSTAR Pulsar Plus - includes the ability to save data securely to external USBc hard disks - $5995.00 (availability to be announce) 

*Important Note:
Internal file sizes can grow large quickly. It takes roughly about 4 hours to produce 256GB of data. This data, or a portion of, will then need to be uploaded and cleared before recording additional data. Depending on file size and internet upload speeds you will need to calculate the time required as camera will be unusable during the upload. Example - a 100GB file at 50Mbps upload speed would take approximately 5 hrs to upload. Check out this file transfer time calculator - click here.
Contact us about multiple unit discounts - click here.

What's in the Box
iSTAR Pulsar systems come with the following items included as standard:

  • iSTAR Pulsar or Pulsar Plus
  • 12V Car Adapter
  • AC Adapter
  • 120V Power Cable
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Quick start Guide
  • Warranty Certificate
  • 12 month manufacturers warranty

Case not included

 

 

Key Technical Specificationstech.jpg
Dimensions: 118 x 118 x 143mm (191mm with antenna)
Weight: 2.1Kg
360 Resolution: 60.5MP (11000 x 5500px — 2:1 ratio)
Storage: 256GB SSD
System: Extended OSC API
Image Recording Format: Proprietary Encrypted File Format
Output File Formats: MP4, PNG, CAMM
Frame Rate: Up to 7fps
Sensor: 4 x Sony Exmor RS
Sensor Size: 4 x 12.3MP (3042 x 4062)
Lens: 4 x f/2.6 fisheye lenses
FOV: 360 x 145° +/- 5 deg
Power: 12v DC
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2T2R)
GPS: U-BLOX Neo M8N (up to 3 GNSS)
GPS Antenna: Multi GNSS Helicore
IMU: 6-axis
Magnetometer: 3-axis
CPUs: 2 x Apollo Lake
Casing: CNC Hard Anodized Aluminum
IP Rating: IP64

Regulatory Compliance: CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating Temperature: 32F (0 Celsius) — 106F (41 Celsius) 
Pulsar Weight: 4lb 10oz / 2.1kg

iSTAR Pulsar Plus includes the ability to save your data securely to external USB-C hard disks using an encrypted format and perform optional offline processing and big data ingestion services offered by NCTech. Ideal for longer captures and where uploading over the internet is not possible. Note: iSTAR Pulsar and iSTAR Pulsar Plus requires data captured to be processed online via VR.World, incurring additional charges. For details of how data from iSTAR Pulsar is processed and what charges are applicable, please visit the VR.World website here.

Features and specifications subject to change without notice

Return Policy
15 days - 15% restocking fee

We only ship orders inside the USA. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery FREE UPS Ground shipping on all orders.
 
RENTAL RATES
1 WEEK = $500
2 WEEKS = $750
 
Comparison showing iSTAR Pulsar imagery on the left against the InstaPro 360 in the right.
 
istar pulsar compared against instaPro 360
 
 
 
 
Made in the UK
Full Description

 

i-1.jpg

RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE

iSTAR Pulsar is NCTech's ‘big data’ capture device developed in collaboration with Google, Intel and Sony for 360 degree virtualization. The iSTAR Pulsar can be mounted on top of a vehicle or backpack mounted (optional equipment required) to capture data. NCTech’s dedicated workflow pipeline for iSTAR Pulsar provides a completely autonomous, edge to cloud solution for capturing 11K 60.5 megapixel 360° panoramic images at up to 7 frames per second to maintain 13 foot (4 meter) interval capturing. This model is available for rent.

iSTAR Pulsar Plus includes the ability to save your data securely to USB‐C external drives using an encrypted format and perform optional offline processing and big data ingestion services offered by NCTech. Ideal for longer captures and where internet service coverage for upload is not possible.

ALL iSTAR's SHIP FROM US IN APPROX 2 WEEKS

 
 
  

BIG Data Capture Made Simpleistar-promo-1.png
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 anyone the opportunity to virtualize the world around them.

 

streetview.png

Charles Armstrong, Product Manager, Google
“The iSTAR Pulsar is a remarkable feat—a serious product for valuable, machine learning-conducive data-sets 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.” 

 

Google Street View Ready
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. 

View iSTAR Pulsar data on Street View - click here
View sample iSTAR Pulsar data - click here

Ultimate Performance
Unparalleled "11K" spherical resolution defines iSTAR Pulsar at almost twice the resolution of the standard 8K spherical systems which have been used by Google. Pulsar delivers incredible 60.5 megapixel panoramic images at 7 frames per second.

Precision from Passion
Rugged design based on our original military grade specification iSTAR Fusion camera. Weather resistant and shockproof with built-in high accuracy GPS and IMU sensors ensures effortless direct integration to GIS systems.

Intelligent Design
Optimized for mobile platforms, iSTAR Pulsar dynamically adjusts capture rate to provide a consistent distance interval spacing, minimizing data storage and processing requirements. Weighted metering analysis ensures zones of high interest are correctly exposed.

Data Encryption as Standard.
Keeping your data safe is also a priority. So if the unit is lost, stolen, or falls into the wrong hands, it cannot be read without your dedicated license key. Ideal for police, military and governments running private data networks.

 

app.jpg
 
In Control iSTAR Pulsar App
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. Android and iOS - Capture using the iSTAR Pulsar app and upload to the cloud for processing direct from the device.
 
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.
 
Dynamic Geospatial Capture
Whether hiking 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.

big.png

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 anyone the possibility to virtualize and encapsulate the world around them.

The Highest Resolution - 11K
High definition 60 megapixel images at 7 frames per second. Delivering a lossless upload without compression artifacts, iSTAR Pulsar provides the highest possible image quality at the press of a button.
 
 
 
Advanced Stabilization
Our fully automatic post processing pipeline includes an optional auto horizon stabilization feature to rectify any pitch and roll induced when capturing on foot via the NCTech ‘Explorer’’ backpack system.
 
 
Lock-down
The Pulsar quick release mount is the perfect solution for users. The lockable mount (shown above) ensures the camera is held safe and level with fast release and cable management. Suitable for most roof rack systems and NCTech Backpack Explorer.  The Pulsar mount allows the camera to be installed or removed in seconds, whilst the lock reduces the risk of theft. Includes integrated level and anti vibration. These mounts are not yet available. 
istar-2.jpg
 
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:

  • Storefronts, Restaurants, Events - update & overwrite current Google Street View data with higher resolution imagery.
  • Gated communities and areas previously not captured can now be added to Google Street Views.
  • Parks and recreation add walk-through experiences directly from the street.
  • Historic sites and large outdoor spaces can now be mapped and permanently archived.
  • Police, military and governments running private data networks.
  • General mapping services.

 

intel.pngJonathan Ballon, VP of IoT at Intel:
‘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’ 
 
 
iSTAR Pulsar processing costs  
iSTAR Pulsar requires data captured to be processed online via VR.World, incurring additional charges. For details of how data from iSTAR Pulsar is processed and what charges are applicable, please visit the VR.World website here.

2 Models
iSTAR Pulsar* - all data is securely stored on an inbuilt SSD (256GB) - $3995.00
iSTAR Pulsar Plus - includes the ability to save data securely to external USBc hard disks - $5995.00 (availability to be announce) 

*Important Note:
Internal file sizes can grow large quickly. It takes roughly about 4 hours to produce 256GB of data. This data, or a portion of, will then need to be uploaded and cleared before recording additional data. Depending on file size and internet upload speeds you will need to calculate the time required as camera will be unusable during the upload. Example - a 100GB file at 50Mbps upload speed would take approximately 5 hrs to upload. Check out this file transfer time calculator - click here.
Contact us about multiple unit discounts - click here.

What's in the Box
iSTAR Pulsar systems come with the following items included as standard:

  • iSTAR Pulsar or Pulsar Plus
  • 12V Car Adapter
  • AC Adapter
  • 120V Power Cable
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Quick start Guide
  • Warranty Certificate
  • 12 month manufacturers warranty

Case not included

 

 

Key Technical Specificationstech.jpg
Dimensions: 118 x 118 x 143mm (191mm with antenna)
Weight: 2.1Kg
360 Resolution: 60.5MP (11000 x 5500px — 2:1 ratio)
Storage: 256GB SSD
System: Extended OSC API
Image Recording Format: Proprietary Encrypted File Format
Output File Formats: MP4, PNG, CAMM
Frame Rate: Up to 7fps
Sensor: 4 x Sony Exmor RS
Sensor Size: 4 x 12.3MP (3042 x 4062)
Lens: 4 x f/2.6 fisheye lenses
FOV: 360 x 145° +/- 5 deg
Power: 12v DC
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2T2R)
GPS: U-BLOX Neo M8N (up to 3 GNSS)
GPS Antenna: Multi GNSS Helicore
IMU: 6-axis
Magnetometer: 3-axis
CPUs: 2 x Apollo Lake
Casing: CNC Hard Anodized Aluminum
IP Rating: IP64

Regulatory Compliance: CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating Temperature: 32F (0 Celsius) — 106F (41 Celsius) 
Pulsar Weight: 4lb 10oz / 2.1kg

iSTAR Pulsar Plus includes the ability to save your data securely to external USB-C hard disks using an encrypted format and perform optional offline processing and big data ingestion services offered by NCTech. Ideal for longer captures and where uploading over the internet is not possible. Note: iSTAR Pulsar and iSTAR Pulsar Plus requires data captured to be processed online via VR.World, incurring additional charges. For details of how data from iSTAR Pulsar is processed and what charges are applicable, please visit the VR.World website here.

Features and specifications subject to change without notice

Return Policy
15 days - 15% restocking fee

We only ship orders inside the USA. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery FREE UPS Ground shipping on all orders.
 
RENTAL RATES
1 WEEK = $500
2 WEEKS = $750
 
Comparison showing iSTAR Pulsar imagery on the left against the InstaPro 360 in the right.
 
istar pulsar compared against instaPro 360
 
 
 
 
Made in the UK
Current Stock:
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Height: 10.00
Depth: 12.00
SKU: NCT-09BUK

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