Next-generation camera technology combines BIM models with 360° VR photography
EarthCam’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, Control Center 8.8, features valuable tools within a smart security dashboard. Project teams can easily analyze data, review recordings and share the high-quality content across their organization. Users can also integrate their content with a growing list of partners, such as Procore, PlanGrid, Aconex and Autodesk BIM 360, for a more lean and successful project management process. A standout feature, EarthCam’s new Broadway Media Player reinvents the way that construction camera content is presented to the public.
New AI-powered image analytics enable EarthCam to use intelligent video analysis with the learning capability of AI to process live video, archived recordings and still photos. The first product to include AI support was the EarthCam skill for Amazon Echo Show and recently EarthCam added AI-powered recognition technology for identifying obstructions and performing quality control for its premium time-lapse content. EarthCam is leveraging AI to make its webcam content more engaging and is constantly delivering a more valuable product at no additional cost to the customer.
Using its newly-developed AI algorithms, EarthCam is currently able to process over half a million high-resolution images a day to detect if camera images are obscured by foreign objects, dirt, fog or have the presence of rain droplets on the lens. The smart software looks for 16 different components in an image, both desirable and unwanted features, and then creatively re-edits the video. For example, when the algorithm detects images that are affected by adverse weather conditions or an interior camera that has been covered by a plastic sheet, they are automatically excluded from the AI-generated time-lapse movies. Cost savings are immediately realized with instant access to presentation-ready time-lapses, free of expensive editing processes and production wait times. Clients can download entertaining movies, complete with royalty-free music and on-screen graphics, to present informative updates to stakeholders and share social media-ready content for public outreach on-demand.
EarthCam has teamed up with numerous third party solution providers, including Procore, PlanGrid, Aconex, SharePoint and Autodesk BIM 360, to make all of the necessary content to manage a jobsite in one place, making the lives of construction professionals easier. With added support for the Procore platform, users can directly upload streaming video into Procore "Albums". For blue print management, integrate EarthCam's high-quality webcam imagery into PlanGrid. Link live images, archived photos and 360° interactive panoramas to site plans for an ongoing look at project progress. Aconex now delivers EarthCam's innovative construction camera content to its central platform for a streamlined project management process.
EarthCam’s software features support for Bentley Synchro 4D models and Autodesk BIM 360, where users will benefit from the ability to view their EarthCam cameras in relation to BIM, Navisworks and Revit models. Perform live comparisons and execute measurement functions between webcams, 360° VR photography and 2D, 3D or 4D models.
Control Center 8 offers full support for robotic and fixed position cameras and emerging technologies, such as ultra-high quality 4K streaming video. You can even pan, tilt, zoom and share your cameras from your mobile devices. EarthCam provides streamlined developer tools that produce custom HTML code for you to embed live video imagery into your public website.
EarthCam now features support for the new H.265 video streaming codec in its line of professional construction cameras. With support for H.265, EarthCam clients now have quicker access to significantly higher quality video streams, while utilizing substantially less data throughout the process. These efficiency advancements deliver immediate cost savings, especially for customers using 4G LTE plans for their video transmission.
EarthCam’s interior cameras and photography solutions now support additional onsite environmental data. An integrated sensor monitors temperature, humidity and dew point at the jobsite location. This critical information is important for worker safety and quality control purposes to alert contractors to specific environmental conditions that may affect the installation of certain materials. These data points are embedded into every image and provide a detailed historic record of the project from start to finish.
Capture detailed images of interior build-outs with ease and quickly share in a cost-effective way. Our VR Site Tour app allows users to wirelessly connect to a growing line of inexpensive 360° VR cameras from their mobile devices and instantly start sharing “street view” images, which are geo-tagged to site plans for a comprehensive view of progress. One 360° photo captures all four walls, floor and ceiling, providing as much information as 8 separate traditional photos. Photos are automatically assembled into a virtual reality guided tour, giving stakeholders the ability to remotely inspect each room and explore the jobsite in real-time every day via the click of a mouse or the tap of an Oculus VR headset.
EarthCam provides the most robust construction photo management software available, including a secure back end to upload images as well as an easy-to-use front end solution to view and manage your visual information. The simple, searchable library of images can be categorized by date, time, staff, trade, location on the jobsite and keyword tags. Document your interiors and create short-term time-lapse videos. EarthCam’s service automatically converts a day’s worth of progress into quick, easy-to-share 10-second time-lapse video bursts and syncs them directly to site plans and BIM 3D models.
EarthCam Air combines EarthCam’s powerful construction camera solutions with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) geospatial imagery services for an insightful documentation process. Control Center 8 provides the necessary tools to integrate and transform UAV data derived from computer-guided flight patterns over jobsites into 3D models faster and more efficiently.
EarthCam will design, build and host your public webcam page to showcase your project and organization. Control Center 8.5 now provides more premier public website features and gives you everything you need to create your own public web page quickly and easily. Choose from dozens of different design templates and add your company logo, graphics, project rendering and even YouTube videos that promote your project. Promote one specific project camera or share a dashboard of your jobsite webcams.
Fresh time-lapses are created daily. View date-specific segments on your time-lapse movies, ideal for quick progress reports and team updates. Extended play features 500% more images per day for fluid playback. Using AI-powered image analytics, under and overexposed and weather-compromised imagery is removed, ensuring presentation-ready movie at any time. Perfect to share on social media by instantly uploading your time-lapse complete with royalty-free music and your company-branded logo overlay directly to YouTube.
Combine greater jobsite visibility and imaginative content creation. With 10 billion pixel capability, view your project with greater detail and create crisp content for marketing use.
Markup tools include image filters, where brightness and contrast can be adjusted to see additional project detail on cloudy days and even at night. EarthCam's software has an easy to use, click and drag method of highlighting, adding text and sharing jobsite observations on captured images. Integrate Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents with your videos and images.
EarthCam's professional level archiving services protect your valuable visual information long after your project is complete. Archives are easy to access with our exclusive timeline feature. A simple click and drag along the project timeline bar allows team members to locate any jobsite image. Around the clock coverage provides you with a complete online database of recorded images from your camera system.
The image comparison tool provides a customized, virtual "x-ray" of a job in progress. Using the sophisticated timeline navigation bar, an image of a section marked on the jobsite may be superimposed hours or months apart. The resulting images accurately verify construction stages from foundation to completion, allowing you to isolate critical events during your project. Share with colleagues directly or include in PowerPoint or PDF progress reports.
Our free iOS and Android applications designed exclusively for EarthCam.net clients allows viewing, controlling and marketing of your EarthCam cameras easier than ever before. You have real-time control of your camera’s pan, tilt, and even wiper functions all from your mobile device. Snap a live photo and share it within seconds. Post your favorite pictures to the Hall of Fame and receive critical up-to-date weather, solar and network connection data.
EarthCam’s exclusive Hall of Fame, now available for Control Center 8, showcases the best jobsite images during the life of any project, creating a custom Instagram-like visual feed. Post your favorite jobsite images privately for internal communications and share publicly through social media to promote your organization and generate excitement for your projects.
With a growing number of workers taking jobsite photos, it’s increasingly difficult to keep track of each projects’ photographs. EarthCam has a solution. Included with every project is a central communication area to record and share project events, photos, videos and documents. Control Center 8 records broadcast-quality streaming video and archives video clips on-demand.
Share your observations and project milestones with clients and coworkers through professional auto-generated weekly progress reports. Another EarthCam exclusive feature, The Project Management Service automatically generates professional reports available to share as a PDF or PowerPoint presentation complete with photos, panoramas, and videos.
Like an EKG for your camera network, which checks essential system performance information 24/7, you will find this feature invaluable. The Data Dashboard offers instant access to vital data about your camera’s power source, network connection and location. This important information provides insight for our Technical Support Team, aiding in pinpointing issues and resolving them quickly.
Check current or historical weather data instantly, count rain days and view a 48-hour forecast. View local conditions with the continuously updating National Weather Service satellite, radar mapping and severe weather warnings. Receive email alerts when wind speed reaches a certain threshold. Download important data into an Excel spreadsheet. Only EarthCam offers such detailed reporting.
Take full advantage of direct access to faster navigation and customization on our interactive map feature. Pinpoint multiple project cameras and add custom overlays such as site plans, photographs or 3D models. Add an updating aerial or satellite image to review and inspect progress effectively.
Enjoy powerful tools for administration controls, content integration and detailed real-time report generation. Easily create and edit user access with multiple levels of security. The Message Center will keep you informed of the latest updates on important security information, your account status and exclusive EarthCam promotions.
Every EarthCam client receives a comprehensive archive package once their project is complete. The package includes all images, historical weather data, computer-generated time-lapse movies and a royalty-free web-based version of our software. Users have easy access to all of their project content and the online software features the same smart, interactive tools that you enjoyed throughout the construction process.