EarthCam has announced the GigapixelCam X2 robotic camera, a solution for jobsite monitoring, live streaming visualization and continuous security recording. EarthCam’s camera is mounted on a pan/tilt/zoom base and responsive control over 4G wireless networks. Construction professionals will enjoy a balance of 4K picture quality, ease of use and affordability. The GigapixelCam X2 creates detailed 360 degree five gigapixel multilayered panoramas.
The GigapixelCam X2 is a multitasking camera, starting with 4K live video captured with a wide angle Canon Zoom lens and streamed to multiple platforms, along with unlimited video clips that can be shared on-demand. Secondly, the X2 is unparalleled for still image capture, from five gigapixel panoramas that are automatically stitched together and multilayered from hundreds of images, to quick-shot 10 megapixel photographs that can be annotated and shared with stakeholders immediately. Thirdly, for security recording, up to 120 days can be continuously archived with the Edge Video Recorder. Intelligent monitoring and motion detection alerts make the GigapixelCam X2 like a 24hr onsite security guard.
The still and video output from the GigapixelCam X2 also lends itself to a myriad of artificial intelligence (AI) analytic applications that are already being used, for example, to track jobsite activity, worker safety or to flag environmentally unfriendly waste in dumpsters.
For virtual design and construction teams, the GigapixelCam X2 integrates with leading building information modelling (BIM) software. EarthCam provides the capability to control live camera movement in sync with model navigation – when the camera moves, the model follows, and vice-versa, using bi-directional model navigation. Additionally, weather logs and daily reports can automatically be updated with sequential images within project management platforms such as Autodesk, PlanGrid and Procore.
All this content from multiple tasks can be recalled at any time using Broadway Media Player, EarthCam’s browser-based interface capable of displaying nine different types of media, making public outreach for every project milestone effortless.
The GigapixelCam X2 enclosure is IP66/IP67 rated for use in all weather, and an optional wiper can be installed to deliver clear, maintenance free images. Solar power can be used making it a versatile system that can be installed in difficult locations. Unlike dome cameras which have limited vertical viewing capability, the X2 captures full vertical views of the largest scale construction projects, such as skyscrapers, bridges and stadiums.
Whatever the application for the GigapixelCam X2, its camera technology and software is supported by EarthCam’s onsite installation teams and customer support.