SOURCE: VSN Mobil

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April 09, 2015 15:27 ET

V.360™ Receives Prestigious A' Design Award

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - April 09, 2015) - VSN Mobil is proud to announce that its groundbreaking V.360°™ camera has been granted a Silver A' Design Award in the Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category by the grand jury panel of the A' Design Award & Competition.

The Silver A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to products that have delivered an exemplary level of quality in design. The panel consists of internationally influential press members, established designers, leading academics and prominent entrepreneurs.

The designs are evaluated with score normalization to remove any biases and are voted on aspects such as functionality, ergonomics, engineering, presentation, innovation, usability, fun details and technology.

The V.360°™ from VSN Mobil captures 360 degrees of video or still images seamlessly and without stitching or distortion and has already been generating shock waves through the worlds of imaging and technology. The device went on sale this winter and is available now for $449 from www.v360life.com or Amazon.com.

"It is a true honor to be recognized by the A' Design jury for the design of the V.360°," explained Peter Aloumanis, President of VSN Mobil. "From the beginning, our goal has been to create a device that is just as beautiful and eye-catching as the remarkable footage it can capture, and it is incredibly gratifying that the voters recognized the achievement of VSN Mobil's talented team of designers."

With the V.360° camera, shooting video or images in just one direction at once is officially obsolete. The V.360° camera is the first device to capture seamless 360 degrees of video or still images with a 4K/16 Megapixel imager in full 1080p high definition. Whether hurtling down a ski slope, snorkeling or on a jungle safari, the V.360° camera can capture the experience from every angle at once and let others feel like they are right in the middle of the action.

Response from the media has been extraordinary:

Computerworld - "There's the old way of snapping panoramic images -- click, pivot, click, pivot, repeat ad nauseam -- and there's the new, cool way: VSN Mobil's V.360° camera."

Maxim - "We've had the V.360° screwed into our ski helmet for a month and the footage it's grabbed is beyond impressive, with the stretching, panoramic perspective nabbing not only the rider but also the full-width of the slope from tree-line-to-tree line."

Imaging Resource - "Forget your GoPro -- VSN.Mobil's V.360° camera will shoot immersive 360-degree video of the action!"

Sound + Vision - "This utterly unconventional action camera uses patented optics to capture 1080p high-definition video from all angles at once, providing a seamless 360-degree view."

Fox News - "Waterproof, shock proof, dust resistant, goes anywhere you can... one of the cool cameras on the market. It really caught my eye."

Gear Junkie - "After a week of testing we're happy to report that the unit is a solid and capable camera that can add one-of-a-kind footage to any shoot."

Geek Beat - "VSN Mobil has gotten into the camera space in a big way with the V.360°. This camera isn't just a clever name, it shoots in every direction in 16MP and 1080p."

Ubergizmo - "If you are the type who would love to push your boundaries, how about settling for something that will be able to do a whole lot more -- all without having to break the bank? This is where the 360-degree HD video camera from VSN Mobil comes in."

Chip Chick - "Definitely the most technically proficient [360-degree camera] we've seen."

The brilliant video captured by the V.360° camera is recorded onto a microSDHC memory card and can be viewed live or played back through a free companion app for Android and iOS phones and tablets. The companion app lets the user pan through a 360-degree video or image to see every angle -- or lay it flat, resulting in a very detailed panoramic view. The camera can act as a WiFi hotspot, so up to five mobile devices on the local network can connect simultaneously through the companion app and view a live stream of the recorded action. 

The V.360° camera is an entirely self-contained device -- not an accessory. It utilizes a very high quality, 4K/16 Megapixel imager capable of capturing 360 degree video in full HD (6480 x 1080 pixels) -- comparable to three full 1080p images laid side by side. The combination of imager and the unique and patent-pending optics means the days of stitching images together to get a complete 360-degree picture are over. V.360° can also be operated entirely with the bundled handheld remote control -- perfect for use on the water or in environments where a mobile device cannot go.

The V.360° camera is the perfect travel companion for any adventure. Its durable housing construction is certified to military standards and has an IP67 rating. It is shock, vibration, dust, blowing rain, salt and fog resistant as well as water immersion resistant to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. The V.360° camera is compatible with the standard mount used by GoPro and other cameras, so it can be attached to available helmet mounts, tripods and a variety of other accessories.

The V.360° camera supports simultaneous video and still pictures and includes built-in GPS sensor to tag locations, a barometer/altimeter and an advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon 800 processor running Android 4.4 KitKat. The Snapdragon 800 processor's combination of integrated image signal processor (ISP), 2.3GHz quad-core Krait CPU, Qualcomm® Adreno 330 GPU and video processor enable the V.360° camera to capture, de-warp and encode 360 degree images at higher frames per second and lower latency because all of this work is done right on the camera, not off in the app. This means that consumers can enjoy fast, consistently high quality 360 degree images.

Limited quantities of review samples are available now upon request. For more information visit www.v360life.com.

V.360 Camera Specifications: 

Durability

• Meets Military Standards for durability including shock, vibration, dust, blowing rain, salt and fog out of the box.

• No additional accessories necessary Meets IP67 requirements for  water immersion resistance (1 meter depth for 30 minutes)  



Image Quality

• Up to 6480 x 1080 HD video resolution

• Up to 30fps

• Up to 8MP still photo image capture



Advanced Processor

• Qualcomm® Snapdragon 800 processor featuring up to 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU



Viewing Angle

• 360 degree, > 60 FOV, Fixed f/3.0 aperture



Memory

• Micro SD card slot (Class 10, UHS 1 or higher)



Wireless Connectivity

• Supports 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

• Bluetooth 4.0



Connectors

• Compatible with accessories made for GoPro mounts

• HDMI v1.4a with support for 4K UHD displays

• Micro USB 3.0 with Super Speed support



Camera OS

• Android 4.4 KitKat


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About VSN Mobil

VSN Mobil's founders set out to do something groundbreakingly simple: deliver consumer electronic devices that meet the needs of everyday life. Excitement for this concept attracted a team of some of the most accomplished executives from the most elite companies in the world - Motorola, Samsung, General Dynamics and Pininfarina, among others. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company was founded in July 2013 and designs and manufactures devices that are unique in their durability, affordability and design. For information about VSN Mobil and its products, visit www.VSNMobil.com.

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