earthTV® is to introduce HD to its global camera network
Munich, August 1st, 2013 – earthTV® had initiated the development of a new heavy-duty environment HD camera end of 2012, the first camera was successfully upgraded to HD this spring, all other cameras should follow the next months.
Focused on highest quality
The HD upgrade is part of the new approach to focus earthTV® again on the highest possible broadcast quality, introduced by the young, dynamic media entrepreneurs, Nikolaus and Claudius Lohmann who took over the company from Telcast in 2012.
“Unlike other webcam companies who focus on low cost technology and large quantity camera networks, our focus is premium content. we want to offer the professional media industry the best possible image quality broadcasted over the internet from selected top locations” said Nikolaus Lohmann. “With our approach we want to connect the reach of the traditional TV world with the engagement of online media.”
In-house handcrafted technology
The new HD camera is fully developed, manufactured, assembled and serviced in earthTV‘s camera workshop in Germany. The HD camera consists of an outdoor camera head and an indoor camera server.
The camera head allows 20x optical zoom, 360-degree pans, and 1/1,000 degree positioning precision allowing full operations up to 200 km/h wind speeds. The camera head has an A/C build in operating temperature ranging from -30 degrees to +60 degrees celsius and humidity 5-95%. Other features include heavy duty all-weather housing and electromagnetic-wave sheltering.
The camera server is equipped with earthTV‘s proprietary camera control and video management software being able to work and operate automated once set up. Depending on the connectivity requirements of each camera locations, the HD camera can deliver up to full HD (1080) LIVE broadcasting signal.
100,000th program for 10 years anniversary
“We have a strong pedigree,” said Nikolaus. “This is the 10th anniversary of the earthTV® project and we are very proud our 100,000th program will come in full HD live – you can not connect better to the world.