Ubiquiti Networks has announced FrontRow, a new camera technology enabling the effortless capture and sharing of life’s experiences.
FrontRow weighs just, 55 grams – less than a typical smart-watch. It was specifically designed to wear conveniently and operates fully autonomously – you can capture life’s experiences while completely staying in the moment.
Here’s what it can film:
FrontRow’s user experience is built around a custom two-inch (5cm) circular hi-resolution touch screen, which allows instant live streaming on social networks including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, as well as integration with a variety of popular applications like Dropbox and Spotify. Fast Bluetooth allows effortless connectivity to smartphones running the FrontRow App (iOS and Android compatible) and provides seamless captured media transfer along with powerful remote control capabilities. The device can also be accessed (even remotely) through the Internet using the web UI controller at frontrow.com.
An interlocking connector provides the flexibility to wear FrontRow using a lanyard or a multi-purpose magnetic clip. Upcoming accessories include a car window mount and flexible coil mount. FrontRow features cameras on both sides of the device. The primary camera features a 140 degree wide-view lens (which is roughly twice that of a typical smartphone) that, combined with FrontRow’s microphone, allows for more complete capturing of experiences.
The device features a speaker for local playback and an easy-access clickable media button that can be used to quickly start and stop many of FrontRow’s capture functions. FrontRow has a standby battery time of up to 48 hours and is capable of capturing in Story Mode (time-lapse capture of experiences) for up to 16 hours and in Live-Streaming Mode for up to two hours. It can be fully charged in about 20 minutes.
“It’s not just a device, it’s a new platform”
Although FrontRow’s user experience and graphical user interface are unique, its underlying operating system was designed to be Android-compatible in an effort to open up third-party application development.
Ubiquiti Labs is the consumer electronics division of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc, which currently focuses on three primary technologies: hi-capacity distributed Internet access, unified information technology, and next-gen consumer electronics for home and personal use. The company was founded by former Apple Engineer Robert Pera in 2005.
Here’s a video, showing how the camera works…