Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 72
iBEAM'S CAMERAS AND SERVICES MAKE CONSTRUCTION SITE MONITORING EASY. BY JIM HARRIS
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provides cameras to
accommodate the budgets and
needs of all types of projects.
uring his years working as an
architect, iBEAM Construction
Cameras co-founder Tom Allen,
AIA, often found himself in situations where the presence of a camera on a
jobsite could have made a huge difference.
"Tom would get a call from a project
manager trying to describe an issue with a
column at the jobsite. He would stop what
he was doing and drive to the site, only to
find out that there was a miscommunication and the PM was talking about a different column than he thought," says Vicki
Robertson, vice president for the Boise,
Idaho-based camera provider.
"He recognized that if he could see site
conditions he could reduce trips to the jobsite, stay updated on the project and have
better information about what was going
on at the site," she adds.
iBEAM Construction Cameras
Tom and his wife Jane Allen founded
iBEAM in 2001 with the goal of making visual communication from the jobsite a reality.
Today, iBEAM offers three types of camera
solutions for construction site monitoring:
* The Time-Lapse Pro, a proprietary
high resolution camera that captures
detailed high megapixel photos and
creates 4K Ultra HD time-lapse movies;
* The OnSite Fixed 4K camera, which
provides live jobsite video with the
widest field of view in the industry, as
well as photo archives and 4K Ultra HD
time-lapse movies; and
* The OnSite PTZ 4K, a live-feed video
camera with user-controlled pan, tilt
and zoom functions, photo archives and
4K Ultra HD video. The camera's optical
zoom ensures no loss of clarity as users
zoom in on areas of interest. This cam-
* Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
* Specia y: Cameras and ervices
"iBEAM was tarted to fill a
real-world need, and every ing
we have done along e way is
based on at.
- Vicki Robertson, vice president
era also has the ability to archive photos
of multiple views.
"We provide a selection of cameras for
rent or purchase to accommodate the
budgets and needs of all types of projects,"
Robertson says. "Our cost-effective rental
program is ideal for shorter projects and for
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