Serveball has invented the world's first intelligent throwable camera, a ball capable of full spherical 360° panoramic photography and stabilized, high-speed video capture.

Today, as this fledgling space takes flight, we're engineering state-of-the-art technology for the decade ahead. Simply put, cameras and sensors are going airborne.

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Squito prototype camera ball, US Patent 8237787

First generation prototype of Squito throwable camera ball. Equipped with embedded
cameras and position sensors,
Squito is being developed to capture images and video over the course of its airborne trajectory.

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Serveball is leading the development of throwable cameras capable of processing stitched landscapes, stabilized video panoramas and full 360° spherical panoramas for reconnaissance and recreation.

Our patented Squito™ and Darkball™ cameras, in development for manufacture and license, are equipped with embedded orientation sensors, position sensors and high-speed, wide-angle optics.

Applications for throwable cameras include action sports, search-and-rescue, inspections, aerial photography, cartography and Steadicam-free filmmaking. And much more.

For night, dark, smoke and fog, Darkball™ reconnaissance cameras add wireless transmission of panoramic infrared (IR) video. Darkball™ architecture is designed for plug-and-play integration with thermal imagers, CO level processors and other atmospheric/environmental sensors.

Early prototype throwable
wireless color video cameras (raw).
Near-zero latency 30 fps.
Est. MSRP: $299 (vis) to $599 (IR)

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Aerfire™ throwable/projectible light sources (visible/IR) and sensors for first responders are in development with Tektite Industries Inc. (Trenton, NJ).

Because throwable cameras for work and play, and for saving lives.

Squito prototype camera ball, US Patent 8237787

Early working prototype
"trajectory trigger"
employs a 6 DOF IMU
for position sensing and
target tracking.

Darkball 1st gen prototype, US Patent 8237787, 8477184, patents pending.

Darkball™ 1st generation prototype.

Throwable camera technology has unparalleled potential, from stitching full spherical Google Street View photo spheres to generating imagery for immersive fly-through and flyover FPV VR and VFZ/CG environment mapping.

As a reconnaissance tool, we're developing throwable camera and sensor tech to meet critical operational and performance standards, performing reliably when airborne and at the front lines of search and rescue, first responder and tactical operations.

The world's first throwable camera network.

Squito 360 degree camera

360° Panoramic Video

In defining this new generation of devices, we've been designing the world's first throwable camera network, in which a deployed camera shares data, not only with a remote receiver or cloud-based processor, but with network devices — including other thrown cameras.

Imagine a network of throwable devices, collaborating to stitch together complex geometries, gluing together bits of imagery and sensor data from a large landscape. Our plug-and-play approach to architecture is scaleable, providing tremendous opportunity for sensor customization across the network. As we envision the future of throwable tech, SLAM, cloud computing and big data aren't buzzwords.

Squito prototype camera ball, US Patent 8237787

Our online Serveball IP portfolio describes a broad range of thrown or projected cameras capable of using real time location, orientation and sensor information available over the course of an airborne trajectory. We're interested in working with IP partners to catalyze innovation, growth and collaboration.

Serveball technology is developed in the USA. As such, we believe we are uniquely positioned to ensure compliance with USA-based procurement regulations, import/export restrictions as well as anticipated state and federal UAV/UAS legislation regulating wireless airborne imaging applications and collection of privacy-sensitive data.

We've been pioneering new markets for 25 years, leading with world-class brands, top-selling consumer products and custom solutions. Please contact us for more info about our Squito™, Darkball™ and Aerfire™ products, IP licensing and partnership opportunities.

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Squito prototype camera ball, US Patent 8237787

Squito prototype camera ball, US Patent 8237787
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