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IFA 2017 | Acer showcases 360-degree cameras with LTE connectivity

Acer Holo360 (left) and Acer Vision360 (right) LTE enabled 360-degree cameras. (Source: Acer)
Acer Holo360 (left) and Acer Vision360 (right) LTE enabled 360-degree cameras. (Source: Acer)
Acer has showcased two LTE enabled 360-degree cameras, the Holo360 and Vision360, at its IFA press conference. The Holo360 is a one-stop device for all things concerned with video recording, editing and sharing while the Vision360 is an in-car camera designed to augment driving safety.

Acer had a lot to reveal during its [email protected] press conference and one of the announcements to come out of it was about the LTE connected Holo360 and Vision360 cameras. Both seem to serve different use cases so lets have a more closer look at each of them.

Acer Holo360

The Holo360 camera integrates LTE connectivity with the help of Qualcomm's Connected Camera Platform and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC that allows the camera to record 360-degree 4K videos.The Holo360 can record and stitch videos in real-time and comes with a 3-inch touchscreen. It can livestream the recorded videos as well. The optics are panamorphic and certified by ImmerVision for consistent high-resolution image capture without distortions. Apart from recording 4K videos, it can take still photos at 6.9K resolution. The Holo360 runs on Android 7.1, which enables the user to perform most of functions without needing a smartphone or a PC. Acer says the camera will be available in North America bundled with a water-resistant case, from November for US$429 and in EMEA from Q4 2017 with prices starting from €349. 

Acer Holo360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Holo360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Holo360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Holo360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Holo360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Holo360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Holo360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Holo360 (Source: Acer)

Acer Vision360

Acer bills the Vision360 camera as a cloud-connected driving experience. The Vision360 comprises of two ultra-high quality cameras that together provide a 360-degree coverage in full 4K. The camera has a built-in GPS that is triggered when a car meets with a collision. The GPS coordinate data is stored securely in the camera and also uploaded to the cloud. The Vision360 is mounted on the car windshield and aligned with the driver's line of sight. The camera also displays the current speed of the vehicle. It can also record videos when the car is parked and send a notification to the user's smartphone in the event of a parking collision. The placing of the camera also affords recording of driving experiences in action-cam quality that can can be played back on a VR headset. Pricing and availability of the Vision360 are yet to be disclosed.

Acer Vision360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Vision360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Vision360 (Source: Acer)
Acer Vision360 (Source: Acer)

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Acer Press Release

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-08-31 (Update: 2017-08-31)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.