SOURCE: Misafes


March 08, 2016 14:56 ET

Misafes Showcases Panoporter, First 360-Degree Live Chat Video Camera, on Kickstarter

Part Security Camera, Part Video Conferencing, Part Virtual Reality Capturing Google Street View-Esque Panorama Pics and Video -- All at an Affordable Price

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 8, 2016) - Misafes, designer and creator of wireless accessories for mobile devices, announced that it has launched the world's first 360-degree live chat video and panoramic camera, Panoporter, on Kickstarter. Designed for videoconferencing and home security applications, Panoporter gives users live streaming, video chat and recording in a 360-degree HD view. Thanks to its unique lens technology, Panoporter enables users to capture panorama pictures and videos all around, essentially putting Google Street View-esque technology in the user's hand -- all at an affordable price. 

Misafes Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise $30,000 to begin production on Panoporter. Misafes will ship Panoporters to their "Early Birds" campaign backers at the price of $109, an attractive 45% discount off of its $199 retail price.

"The future of affordable 360-degree camera technology is here," said Sophia Du, marketing manager at Misafes. "Panoporter -- our equipment and app -- provides added security, vastly shortens the distance between you and your colleagues, friends and loved ones, and also transforms your perception of the world around you. Unlike expensive traditional 360-degree cameras requiring multiple cameras, we're proud to offer you our breakthrough single lens technology to give you Google Street View-esque video in the palm of your hand for less than $200."

When used for videoconferencing, the Panoporter lets users see the whole room, the conference table and business colleagues from anywhere. Users can add multiple cameras for every room in the house -- making it perfect for home security applications. Users can also use the camera to stay in touch with family and friends or keep an eye on pets from anywhere in the world through the companion iOS app.

A Breakthrough in Lens Technology for Indoor Cameras
The Panoporter uses revolutionary lens technology. Normally, 360-degree cameras require a few different pictures to be mashed together to form a panoramic image, resulting in high hardware costs. Newer single lens solutions require the use of a mirror concept, resulting in resolution loss. But Panoporter keeps it to one lens without sacrificing resolution loss or cost. Users can digitally zoom in four times, detect motion, and screenshot with just one click.

Panoporter's key benefits Include:

  • High quality video and images -- capable of recording at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps and supports MPEG/H.264 video encoding, providing excellent video and image quality
  • No blind spots -- get 180-degree or 360-degree views of the surroundings, left, right, top, and bottom without any blind spots
  • Easy to install, goes anywhere -- the single lens captures content without excessive components or installation. Its small size enables it to be placed almost anywhere, put it on the tabletop or mount it on the wall
  • Works as an autonomous monitoring device -- when a 64GB microSD card is inserted, the Panoporter can record footage for up to two weeks.

Panoporter's Kickstarter Campaign
In order to scale our production and offer Panoporter to users at affordable prices, we are seeking your support on Kickstarter. In addition to the early bird perks, contributors can receive a variety of other perks at deep discounts. This includes 2 Panoporter cameras for $199, a discount of 50% off the retail price of $398 or four cameras for $349, a 56% discount off retail. All perks will ship in May 2016. Check out the Panoporter campaign page and video here.

About Misafes
Founded in 2011, Misafes is a brand of Irvine Mobility, Inc., a young and dynamic organization founded to revolutionize a change in consumer products value, lifestyle and innovation. With the market saturated with overpriced products and over-promised quality that often disappoint consumers, Misafes aims to bring innovative and high quality products at value that make users happy. The company also makes wireless accessories for mobile devices such as wireless portable speakers, Bluetooth headsets, wearable technologies gadgets, wireless cameras and many others.

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