Serveball has invented the world's first intelligent throwable camera, a ball capable of stabilized, full spherical 360° panoramic photography and 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 video with potential for integration with thermal imagers.

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

Darkball™ 1st generation prototype.

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

Our Serveball IP portfolio, including utility and design patents issued and pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 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.

Throwable cameras for work and play, and for saving lives.



Squito prototype camera ball, US Patent 8237787

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

Throwable camera technology has unparalleled potential for pros and recreational users alike, 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.

Serveball is research-driven,
because SLAM, cloud computing and big data aren't buzzwords.


Squito 360 degree camera

360° Panoramic Video

In defining this new generation of devices, we're at work building 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.



Squito prototype camera ball, US Patent 8237787

Plug-and-play architecture provides tremendous opportunity for sensor customization, whether an application requires IR, audio or onboard atmospheric sensors.

Serveball imaging technology is developed in the USA. We are uniquely positioned to ensure compliance with existing procurement regulations as well as anticipated state and federal UAV legislation regulating wireless airborne imaging applications and collection of privacy-sensitive data.

We've been pioneering new markets for 25 years, always 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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