Welcome!

News Feed Item

World’s Smallest 360° Lens Literally Revolutionizes Selfies, Video Calls, and Action Videos

In a single move, North American panoramic imaging innovator, ImmerVision (www.ImmerVisionEnables.com), has made distorted fish-eye views and camera accessories obsolete and enabled every mobile and wearable device in the world to deliver an unprecedented 360° user experience.

ImmerVision’s new 3.8 mm panomorph (patented wide-angle panoramic) lens is the world’s smallest and is designed to be fully integrated into the most compact mobile phone or wearable device. Yet it is capable of doing what no other lens can: deliver a distortion-free 360° x 182° view without having to pan the camera.

“If Ellen DeGeneres had a phone with this technology, her famous Oscars selfie would have captured a much wider, clearer, and more natural shot — without any distortion or need to extend the mobile phone more than a few inches from her body,” says company president and CEO, Pascale Nini. “Imagine the implications for upgrading the world’s visual communication habits and ability to visualize life, such as capturing travel landscapes, events on the go, video-chat, house hunting, conferencing and much more. The proprietary technology automatically captures an immersive experience — regardless of media type or platform on which it is captured or published,” she says.

First-Of-Its-Kind Technology.
ImmerVision’s game-changing new technology includes the panomorph lens and the embedded state-of-the-art 360° viewing functionality. Using advanced, patented optics and specialized algorithms, it maximizes the view on virtually any mobile or portable device to a full 360°, moreover it offers full compatibility with ImmerVision Enables© standard, which other wide-angle and fish-eye lenses suffer from.

This innovative solution enables manufacturers to upgrade devices with the ability to offer realistic panoramic views, truly giving back the freedom of movement to mobile devices. Further, viewers on the other end can interact with the visuals in unprecedented ways. Using standard touch-screen gestures, they can change views, rotate images and angles, see more than one view at once, and even interact with multiple friends or colleagues on different devices at the same time from a single screen.

Universal Compatibility.
ImmerVision’s immersive 360° viewing and lens technology takes compatibility to a whole new level. ImmerVision Enables Certified devices, apps, and accessories will offer seamless intercommunications and will work together flawlessly. That includes compatibility, with any ImmerVision Enables Certified devices and software, as well as major platforms including iOS, Android, and Microsoft. This 360° viewing functionality is available to developers and manufacturers who are interested in integrating the panomorph technology into their products and solutions.

Manufacturing Under Way; To Be Integrated By Major Electronics Manufacturers.
Lens and module manufacturer, Kolen (http://www.kolen.com), recently was the first to be licensed by ImmerVision to produce this world’s smallest lens. According to its president, Mr. Jong Jing Lee, Kolen plans product availability by the end of summer 2014.

“ImmerVision technology is the most exciting, innovative optical technology we have seen in recent years,” states Lee. “As a state-of-the-art leader in manufacturing lenses for mobile phones and other portable devices, Kolen is excited to be among the first to bring this ground-breaking technology to market and offer it for immediate delivery to all its clients. Moreover, Kolen believes this is a game changer, capable of revolutionizing our communication habits and furthering the communications experience across multiple platforms.”

ImmerVision’s Nini shares this enthusiasm regarding the production of this cutting-edge lens. “Kolen’s depth of experience and high end technological manufacturing facilities ensure a supply of quality lenses for cell phones, tablets, computers, and wearable devices,” she says.

The door is open for any product manufacturer and software developer to integrate the technology and offer breakthrough immersive communications capability in their products.

About ImmerVision
Leading innovation in 360-degree panoramic imaging, ImmerVision licenses its patented panomorph optical and software technology to global lens producers, product manufacturers, and software developers. Panomorph lenses are the only ones that can be adapted to any camera, any sensor, and any consumer, commercial, and government market. ImmerVision Enables is the recognized standard for 360-degree solutions and applications. www.immervisionenables.com

About Kolen
Founded in 1999, Kolen (www.kolen.com) has established itself as a leading developer and manufacturer of digital camera lenses and various optics applications, holding numerous intellectual properties in the optics field. Focused on pioneering the world’s smallest and ultra-slim optics, Kolen works alongside its customers to produce quality and innovative products for mobile phones and other consumer-related products and applications.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
When applications are hosted on servers, they produce immense quantities of logging data. Quality engineers should verify that apps are producing log data that is existent, correct, consumable, and complete. Otherwise, apps in production are not easily monitored, have issues that are difficult to detect, and cannot be corrected quickly. Tom Chavez presents the four steps that quality engineers should include in every test plan for apps that produce log output or other machine data. Learn the ste...
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will d...
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and G...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
"DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at @DevOpsSUMMIT and CloudEXPO tell the world how they can leverage this emerging disruptive trend."
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...