Quanta Computer and ImmerVision Launch First 360-Degree Live VR Streaming Camera
When the news about Quanta Computer and ImmerVision collaborating to launch the world’s first 360-degree live VR streaming camera broke out, enthusiasts from all around the world were overcome with excitement.
Quanta Computers Inc, a Fortune Global 500 Company and a renowned manufacturer of notebook computers and other innovative products, was founded in Taipei Taiwan in 1988 by Barry Lam. From being a small-name company, Quanta has grown to become one of the most successful, and now it is big enough to be working with reputable corporations such as Apple Inc, Dell, HP, Alienware, Cisco, and several more, cementing it as one of the front-runners in the industry.
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It was estimated that Quanta had a 31 percent worldwide market share of notebook computers in the first quarter of 2008. The company currently has over 120,000 employees based in their major operation facilities set up in Asia, Canada, Europe, North America, and South America. Quanta Computer’s consolidated revenues exceeded $30 billion for fiscal year 2014.
ImmerVision, on one hand, was founded in the year 2000 in France and has the leading innovation in 360-degree panoramic imaging. The company owns worldwide patents on panomorph optics and image correction (dewarping), which is licensed to software developers, product manufacturers, and global lens producers. The ImmerVision Enables is touted to be the recognized standard for 360-degree solutions and applications.
The Quanta Computer and ImmerVision Collaboration
Considering how successful each of these companies are on their own, it definitely came as a huge announcement when Quanta Computer Inc and ImmerVision revealed they were partnering to produce the world’s first 360-degree live virtual reality streaming add-on camera.
The world waited for its release, and in May, the camera was finally introduced to the world. And true enough, it was all worth the wait.
Alessandro Gasparini, executive VP and chief commercial officer at ImmerVision, said of the collaboration, “We are honored and excited that Quanta, with its long standing expertise in the international consumer electronics space, chose ImmerVision panomorph technology to create the very first VR add-on 360 degrees camera for mobile devices.
“Our goal is to offer brand customers and millions of smartphone users around the world unprecedented access to the most advanced panomorph lens technology, giving them the ability to create, share, and experience crystal-clear, high-definition 360-degree view of their day-to-day experiences.”
Chief technology officer and VP of Quanta Computer, Ted Chang, added, “Thanks to their high resolution super wide-angle panomorph lens and advanced deworming algorithms, ImmerVision’s optical technology was the go-to choice for our new 360 VR camera add on. We are very proud to be able to provide to end users, through our strong global partners, with an accessible but sophisticated 360 VR camera that they can use to capture, share, and fully enjoy life’s special moments. We are excited to be catalyzing widespread VR content capture and sharing.”
The camera can be used as a high-resolution 360 camera, or it can become a wearable immersive action camera for the adventurous.
The camera is multi functional—it can be used as a personal surveillance camera to help you keep a watchful eye on your treasures, human and material, even when you are not there.
It can be conveniently used on drones or unmanned aerial vehicles to get a panoramic view of events or festivals. It cal also be used to capture sports activities like how it can be attached to a bike to record one’s biking progress.
It’s not every day that we see two big companies choose to work together to creative more impressive products. But just because it doesn’t happen often does not mean it’s impossible. This project of Quanta Computer and ImmerVision only proves that bigger things happen when the biggest forces unite.
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