The word panoramic originated in the late 18th century as a portmanteau of the words ‘pan’ (all) and the Greek ‘hórāma’, roughly translated to ‘see’. Together they effectively mean ‘all seeing’, which in the case of panoramic cameras, could not be more apt. Panoramic cameras are designed to give a much wider field of view […]
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Thousands of fires are recorded by fire and rescue services every year. These can have wide ranging causes, but the effect is always devastating if not immediately halted. The 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as the Black Summer is the perfect example, with over 18 million hectares destroyed. Fire is not a problem contained […]
When a crisis event occurs in any kind of public or crowded environment – be that a stadium, train station or city street – the risk posed by the emergency itself is often compounded by the risk of the ensuing panic in the crowd. In many cases it is a lack of information or direction […]
When hazardous environments are part of your organization, it is vital that safety and security are one of your main priorities. Often in these settings, there will be few to no workers regularly on the ground, so it is of paramount importance that there is a way to observe what is going on on-site, from […]
Last year’s ISC West was packed with thousands of industry professionals who converged on the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. With the largest show floor and most exhibits to date, the event continued to grow in size and variety. This year, we’re also expecting a host of innovative solutions, engaging workshops and […]
The world’s highest lookout tower made out of wood, the Pyramidenkogel in Carinthia, Austria, now has the world’s first weather panoramic camera with virtual reality. Based on two smartly-combined cameras from Axis, the PanoCloud service from the Austrian company WMS WebMediaSolutions automatically creates a high resolution 360° panoramic image from hundreds of single images several […]