70+ additional upgrades for Control Center software facilitate construction documentation
Upper Saddle River, NJ – EarthCam, the leader in webcam technology and services, announced a major upgrade for Control Center 8, its software-as-a-service (SaaS) for visual collaboration, available to all EarthCam clients. A new AI Media Dashboard simplifies the complex task of organizing, navigating, analyzing and sharing imagery and data in relation to construction projects.
Today’s jobsites generate massive amounts of imagery, from mobile devices, webcams, UAVs, 360° reality capture and BIM. The new AI Media Dashboard creates a destination for information to be automatically uploaded and shared to a centralized, secure, asset database which places all visual information at stakeholders’ fingertips. Data extracted from imagery is presented in powerful 4D visualizations drawing from millions of data-points to give a new level of insight and search ability, helping owners, contractors and clients to drive productivity.
“When we started EarthCam 25 years ago, it was all about creating impressive images,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “Now it’s also about generating and organizing powerful data embedded within imagery. We’ve created an efficient, intuitive way for our enterprise clients to manage all their visual assets – not just from webcams – but from all sources, to help keep projects on track and on budget.”
The AI Media Dashboard is a major feature of EarthCam’s latest release of its Control Center platform, (version 8.8), which includes 70+ upgrades. Images, video and other file types are automatically geo-tagged, filtered and connected with floor plans. EarthCam’s AI-powered object recognition enables equipment and proximity tracking, PPE auditing, activity heat-mapping and real-time alerts. Uploads to the Dashboard are viewed by category, object or event type, empowering project managers to – for example – easily find all the moments where a lift was operated with a spotter to supervise, or summarize when deliveries were made, or not made on schedule.
Seamless integrations with project management platforms provide new ways to accelerate collaborative decision making. Procore, Autodesk Build, Infotech, InEight and PlanGrid make it simple to deliver actionable visual data. New single sign-on (SSO) integration with Azure and Okta streamlines user administration and delegation.
With Control Center 8.8, customers can centrally manage multi-client access by inviting and verifying users on a per-project basis to enhance cooperation. ‘Favorite’ projects can be chosen for inclusion in specific dashboards for quick access. Control Center also adds support for Amazon Fire Tablet devices in addition to Android and Apple iOS platforms. Screen reader compatibility is also introduced for visually impaired users, delivering ADA compliance when embedding EarthCam’s media player on public sites.
Further upgrades include expanded weather reporting capabilities, a new timeline interface to quickly scrub through 24 hours of video, and faster access to video clips activated by object detection in the Edge Video Recorder.
EarthCam’s Control Center has long been the software of choice among industry leaders for smart project documentation, promotion, safety and security. EarthCam provides camera rentals, same-day delivery and professional installation, working with industry leaders around the globe to make construction project management less costly and more efficient using powerful visual data.
To learn more about Control Center 8.8 and the new AI Media Dashboard, visit www.earthcam.net/software.