EarthCam Introduces New Software Suite & Services for Advancing Construction Camera Technology
Today, EarthCam is launching Control Center 8 to serve the evolving demands of the building industry, meeting expectations both today and in the future. This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) suite has many new features, including a smart, responsive HTML5 design, optimized to be viewed cross-platform. The updated format complements the ongoing development process, allowing EarthCam to continually innovate and add new, valuable features.
Since EarthCam believes webcam technology providers should offer more than just documenting projects with still imagery, Control Center 8 delivers progressive live streaming video, megapixel time-lapse archives and cinematic panoramas. This all-in-one jobsite documentation package has unique features designed to manage and control multiple construction camera networks simultaneously, including the latest 4K streaming video systems.
EarthCam has completely transformed the way clients can access, view and promote the ever-popular time-lapse movies. The new software service increases the daily images by 50%, ensuring the movies play more fluidly and deliver greater production value. Fresh time-lapses are created daily and are easily managed within the Control Center software. One of the most innovative features is the ability to access date-stamped progress bookmarks and a selection of royalty-free music. When the client is ready to promote, they can take their impressive time-lapse and instantly share it with the world by directly uploading it to YouTube, complete with a company-branded logo overlay.
In today’s social media-driven world, companies have to constantly reinvent the way they communicate with the public and that’s why EarthCam has created a robust package of sharing tools. All project images and detailed jobsite information can instantly be compiled into a comprehensive report for internal presentations, enabling team members to communicate more effectively and efficiently. New markup tools include image filters, where brightness and contrast can be adjusted to see additional project details on cloudy days or even at night. Any image can be “starred” so it is added to the special Hall of Fame, which acts as a visual feed of the best images during the life of any project. Users also have the ability to post photos directly to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for wide-scale public promotions, such as a sports team looking to keep fans engaged throughout construction of a new stadium or arena.
“After 20 years serving the industry, we’ve learned what is most important to project teams and ensured that Control Center 8 was built upon these specific principles. Like anything else, construction cameras have evolved over time and customers can expect outstanding benefits from our innovative products and services,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “Users will have access to data-rich information, not available with any other construction camera software. It really opens your eyes to the endless opportunities for sharing unique webcam content with the public.”
Part of the Control Center 8 suite is new mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices. Designed exclusively for EarthCam.net clients, remote management of any jobsite is a simple and streamlined process. View jobsite progress in real-time, share images with team members and take advantage of instant access to vital information about essential network and camera systems.
EarthCam is also launching a new companion website, which allows users the same seamless experience across multiple platforms. With the reimagined design, information about the right construction camera solution for any project is now easier to find.
To learn more about Control Center 8 and how you can become part of the largest network of cameras in the industry, visit www.earthcam.net.
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution cameras available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. In 2014, EarthCam documented $151 billion of construction projects. The company is headquartered in Northern New Jersey and maintains 12 additional offices worldwide.
Projects documented by EarthCam include: 9/11 Memorial Museum, Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Barclays Center, Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument Restorations, New NY Bridge, LaGuardia Airport, The Kingdom Tower, Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, Brickell City Centre, Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, San Diego New Central Library, Qatar Rail, Whitney Museum of American Art, Louvre in Abu Dhabi, Levi’s Stadium and National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Learn more about EarthCam’s innovative solutions at http://www.earthcam.net/.