NCTech, a reality imaging systems developer, has launched a set of new reality capture products designed to put professional-grade reality capture into the hands of technical and non-technical users.

The LASiris VR is a 3D reality capture camera that combines vivid 120-megapixel HDR imagery with a 100-meter-range LiDAR scanner, blending 360 imaging with colorized point cloud output for 3D visualization.

“The democratization of virtual reality comes from being able to visualize and dimension your own real-world space. We have created the LASiris VR to provide a long-range, high-quality solution to capture real-world spaces for 3D visualization,” says Neil Tocher, CTO, NCTech. “With this new camera, we are offering 3D capture capability with high visual quality, and suitable for providing a good understanding of scale and dimension.”

LASiris VR is useful in applications already using terrestrial laser scanning technology, such as surveying, engineering and construction. It is also intended for those looking for simple and economical access to reality capture, particularly those involving virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.

Easily controlled via an app from any smartphone or tablet, LASiris VR is suitable for:

  • Facilities management, where asset owners, facilities and project managers can easily collect their own realistic, as-built visualizations of a site.
  • Stockpile measurement, where its simple operation means in-house staff can capture their own point cloud and calculate volume.
  • Security, policing and public safety, where timely data collection of a scene can be highly beneficial for crime and accident scene documentation and fire or disaster documentation.

The company is also introducing the latest version of its 360-degree camera — the iris360 Pro. It is NCTech’s highest resolution one-shot system to date, using precision optics to capture 10 bit true HDR panoramic images at a resolution of 90 megapixels.

With a new alloy interlocked cage internal structure, iris360 Pro features a rigid core with a unique anti-slip outer skin, offering full protection for companies that incorporate 360-degree imaging into their business. iris360 Pro incorporates the Open Spherical Camera API, giving developers complete control of the system.

In support of its new VR cameras, NCTech is also launching a new cloud-based platform for backing-up, processing, and sharing VR  harnesses the processing power of Google Compute Engine’s infrastructure capabilities, combined with Intel’s advanced hardware. Using, point cloud data and images uploaded to the cloud are automatically mapped precisely to the depth data, delivering automatically colorized point clouds.

About NCTech

NCTech designs and manufactures 360-degree reality imaging systems that automate and streamline the workflow of image documentation and can be used repeatedly, accurately and consistently by anyone anywhere. NCTech is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is funded by Archangel Investors Ltd and the Scottish Co-Investment Fund.