Keywords: IQeye, NetVision360, Remote Reality, network camera,
surveillance, immerse monitoring system
These pictures show the different modalities, that you can see an image, using
Remote Reality's Omnicam. The Omnicam is an spherical lens that provides
you with a 360o field of view. It can be attached to many network
cameras like the IQeye3, PanasonicWJ-NT, among others. For this tutorial we will
be using an IQeye3 network camera. The great advantage of using the Omnicam is
that it allow you to monitor 360o of a given area. The software that
comes with the lens, NetVision360, allows you to view an image in three
different modalities: panoramic, single, and quad (four in one picture). This
tutorial will help you setting up the Omnicam to work with the IQeye3. The
tutorial would take you approximately 30 minutes if you are already familiar
with the IQeye camera.
Motivation and Audience
This tutorial is intended for people interested on Immerse monitoring
systems. This tutorial is highly oriented for surveillance purposes. The
reader should have the following background and interest.
- Be familiar with network configuration
- Have some background about
- Show desire to learn
about 360o surveillance
- Learn how to send alerts when certain
The rest of the tutorial is presented as follows:
Parts List and Sources
US-based vendors to obtain material to complete this tutorial include
To complete this tutorial, you'll need the following items
This section gives step-by-step instructions along with photos on how
to setup an IQeye3 with the Omnicam attached.
Verify that the camera is turn off so that the lens can be changed. Remove
the original lens from the camera and replace it with the Omnicam (Fig.1)
Figure 1. Remote Reality's NetVision360-B
Turn on the camera, and go to the NetVision360 utility program. You will
see the following screen.
3. From the Camera Type drop down menu you will choose IQeye3
4. Enter the IP
Address on the corresponding field
On the Optical Attachment drop down menu, choose
Select the orientation of the camera, and select refresh. You will see the
following image appear.
7. If the circle is not centered, like it is shown in the picture, drag
the circle by clicking on it.
8. Now you will select where to store the files necessary to view the
unfolded image. On the location field select the folder where you want to
put the files, enter the name of the file, and than press update. A
confirmation message will appear.
9. Go to the folder were you saved the information and open the
name_of_file.html file that was created. The following screen would appear.
10. You can view the image in any of the three modes shown above.
Unfortunately, there is no straight forward programming capabilities
For the Omnicam. You will have to develop an algorithm that would take the
image of from the IQeye and modify it based on some mathematical
equations, which are derived based on the shape of the spherical lens.
Remote Reality does not offer an SDK for the Omnicam.
The objective of this tutorial was to introduce you to immerse
monitoring systems such as the Omnicam. If you encounter any problems
refer to the user's
manual. To learn more about the
capabilities of the IQeye visit the
How to make the IQeye3 work
Resolution of IQeye compared to today's cameras
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