POMPANO BEACH, Fla. & OBERKOCHEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IC Real Tech, a leader in disruptive video hardware and software solutions for enterprise and consumer applications, and Carl Zeiss AG, the Germany-based optics and opto-electronics giant, are announcing a Virtual Reality partnership that will make it easy for end-users to create and experience Virtual Reality videos.
IC Real Tech’s dual-sensor video camera technology captures from floor-to-ceiling and completely around itself. Via tablets or Smartphones the megapixel camera and its proprietary IC720 software App deliver 360-degree x 360-degree viewing that is monitored in real-time or recorded to a separate recorder or cloud for viewing later. When used with a Virtual Reality (VR) headset, the camera and App deliver a fully-immersive VR view that gives the user the sensation of experiencing an entire environment from the camera’s perspective.
Later this year IC Real Tech will bring to market its first 360x360 cameras - a 4K version for professional applications (IC720, MSRP $3,000) and a portable version for the mainstream consumer market (ALLie, MSRP $400). ALLie is one of 4 cameras selected to be compatible with the new YouTube 360 video channel that grants end-users the ability to create and share their own self-created immersive VR content.
The ZEISS VR ONE is the premium open platform VR headset on the market. It is also the first and only VR product to utilize ZEISS’ leading-edge optical design and precision optics which delivers an outstanding VR experience. The Smartphone is inserted into the VR ONE to display a sharp, vibrant image with a large 100-degree field-of-view. The VR ONE takes full advantage of the smartphone’s built-in accelerometer to smoothly change point-of-view within the VR environment as the wearer’s head is moved.
The VR ONE’s unique precision tray system accommodates Smartphones with screen sizes ranging from 4.7 to 5.2-inches. Trays and free CAD data for 3D tray printing are currently available for popular Smartphones including Apple iPhone 6, LG G3, Google Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and S6, with trays for other phones in the works. The VR ONE headset ($120 MSRP) and VR ONE trays (start at $9.90 MSRP) are currently available from ZEISS www.vrone.us, and through authorized resellers.
Last month in Las Vegas both companies impressed attendees by demonstrating their new technologies together at their respective exhibits during ISC West and NAB tradeshows.
“Immersive Virtual Reality video is rapidly becoming recognized as an exciting new medium that’s widely expected to become the cornerstone of a mass market for movies, concerts, sports, special events and personal user-made VR videos,” says IC Real Tech CEO Matt Sailor. “Together our 360x360 camera and the ZEISS VR ONE headset deliver a deeply-engaging experience like those depicted in futuristic Science Fiction movies. We are committed to working with ZEISS to bring the products to the masses.”
“`VR For Everyone’ is the ZEISS tagline for the VR ONE, an affordable VR headset designed to work with multiple platforms, brands and models of smartphones,” says ZEISS Multimedia Devices Director, Andreas Klavehn. “We’re excited to partner with IC Real Tech, exploring ways to deliver an easy-to-use, high-performance VR eco-system that will allow enterprises and consumers to create, share and experience immersive VR video content.”
About IC Real Tech
IC Real Tech, LLC is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly-advanced video surveillance solutions. The Company provides its customers with superior video, installed at over 100,000 customer sites in over 10 countries around the world including such countries as Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Mexico, Qatar, Spain, United States, among others. IC Real Tech also has unique strategic relationships with leading global firms such as Verizon, Qualcomm and others. The Company’s technology is ideally suited for and has been deployed for use in business enterprises, residences, public infrastructures, schools, military basis, airports, ports, rail networks, stadiums, retailers and casinos, as well as other applications. www.icrealtech.com
Carl Zeiss AG
The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and opto-electronics. With 24,000 employees, Carl Zeiss has contributed to technological progress all over the world for more than 160 years through innovative technologies and leading-edge solutions in the areas of semiconductor manufacturing technology, industrial metrology, microscopy, medical technology, vision care and consumer optics/optronics. The company was founded in 1846 in Jena, Germany, and is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.zeiss.com/corporate/en_us/zeiss-vr-one.html.