Rent 1 week = $200 or 2 weeks for $350 (2 week maximum rental period)
Includes Camtree G 51 Suction Mount
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.
Requires account setup at vr.world (processing fees apply)
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 opportunity to virtualize the world around them.
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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
‘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* - 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)
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.
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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 Specifications
Dimensions: 118 x 118 x 143mm (191mm with antenna)
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
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
Comparison showing iSTAR Pulsar imagery on the left against the InstaPro 360 in the right.
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