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World’s Smallest 360° Lens Literally Revolutionizes Selfies, Video Calls, and Action Videos
|By Business Wire
|July 11, 2014 04:09 PM EDT
In a single move, North American panoramic imaging innovator,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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