coolux to Present ID Tags for Tracking Applications at LDI 2013
Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
coolux GmbH, the creators of the award-winning Pandoras Box product family, will present a new product for real-time tracking and projection-mapping applications at this year’s LDI, to be held November 22-24 in Las Vegas. coolux will exhibit in booth 1825.
According to the company, the new coolux ID Tags will make real-time tracking scenarios not only easier to set up, but also more reliable, more versatile, and more cost-effective.
Interactive projections, camera automation, stage tracking, and lighting control are just some of the areas in which this new product will offer great benefits and unprecedented flexibility.
Each of the tags can be addressed with a unique ID, which opens up the possibility of up to 256 different unique IDs being tracked in real-time within a single setup.
One individual tag has two LEDs onboard and can have between one to three additional infrared LEDs attached to it.
Tracking people or objects this way is achieved using a purely optical transmission system, thus avoiding the many pitfalls of radio control based setups.
The coin sized ID Tags can be easily attached to set pieces, costumes or any other part of a tracking setup.
The tiny gadgets can be fitted with button cell batteries with enough power to last over 10 hours.
Alternatively, a micro USB port can be used for connecting additional power sources.
2D Tracking setups can be realized with as little as one camera, 3D XYZ tracking will require a minimum of three or more cameras.
Using the coolux Widget Designer Software for creating the actual control setup, users can choose between different modes, depending on each individual setting and lighting situation.
Two types of cameras can be used for ID Tag tracking setups: USB cameras with 100 fps, and network-power-via-Ethernet cameras with up to 250fps.
coolux Pandoras Box software and hardware products are fully compatible with the new ID Tags and are the natural choice for project solutions that feature real-time media rendering up to 4K and beyond.