NCTech Announces ColourCloud Processing Now Hosted on Google Cloud Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —

ColourCloud to harness Intel Skylake processing power for 3D depth and image data 

NCTech, the developer of reality imaging systems, today announced that its ColourCloud® software is being hosted on Google Cloud Platform.

At the Google Cloud Next '17 conference, Intel announced that the next generation Intel® Xeon® processor family (codename Skylake), is now available on Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform is the first to offer cloud services based on Skylake. The Intel Xeon processor supports Intel AVX-512 instructions to more efficiently run compute-intensive workloads, such as high-performance computing, video processing and data analytics.

This development provides powerful support for the capture and processing of 3D imaging. With ColourCloud now hosted on Google Cloud Platform, NCTech is able to provide a secure, end-to-end capture, process, and delivery workflow for its customers.

"With the upcoming launch of our new range of VR cameras we've migrated our 3D visualizing software ColourCloud to Google Cloud Platform, said Neil Tocher, CTO at NCTech. "This allows us to leverage Google Compute Engine to process vast amounts of high-resolution depth and image data, making VR capture and delivery a speedy process for professionals and consumers."

Jonathan Ballon, VP of IoT at Intel said, "We are thrilled that NCTech has adopted Intel with Google Cloud as the foundation to launch their new VR and IoT solutions, including 3D cameras for Google StreetView. The Intel - Google Cloud strategic alliance has enabled NCTech to quickly leverage vast compute power to democratize VR with their new range of edge-to-cloud camera hardware and services".

NCTech will launch two new VR cameras in 2017:

The LASiris VR is a 3D reality capture camera that combines vivid 120 Megapixel HDR imagery with a 100-meter range LiDAR scanner. The data from the calibrated optics and lasers is combined using NCTech's built-in ColourCloud® technology to produce a colourised point cloud.

The iris360 Pro is the latest version of the iris360 product line and is NCTech's highest resolution one-shot system to date, using precision optics to capture 10 bit true HDR images.

In support of its new VR cameras, NCTech will also launch a new cloud-based platform for backing-up, processing, and sharing VR data. OnestopVR harnesses the pure processing power of Google Compute Engine's exceptional infrastructure capabilities, combined with Intel's advanced hardware. Using OnestopVR, point cloud data and images uploaded to the cloud are automatically mapped precisely to the depth data, delivering automatically colourised point clouds.

Google Cloud Next '17 is an immersive event that brings together executives, customers, partners, developers, IT decision makers, and Google Engineers to build the future of the cloud.

Read more about ColourCloud here:

About NCTech 

NCTech designs and manufactures leading 360 degree reality imaging systems that automate and streamline the workflow of image documentation and can be used repeatedly, accurately, consistently by anyone anywhere. NCTech is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland and is funded by Archangel Investors Ltd and the Scottish Co-Investment Fund. For more information, visit

Notes to editors 

Full product information, video, images and sample panoramas available at:


Media Contacts: NCTech Limited, Danny Sullivan
Phone: +44-772-497-4255
Email Contact

Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Latest Blog Posts
Bob Smith, Executive DirectorBridging the Frontier
by Bob Smith, Executive Director
Invitation to Participate in VSDOpen2020
Anupam BakshiAgnisys Automation Review
by Anupam Bakshi
The Next Generation of Register, Sequence, and SoC Automation
Colin WallsEmbedded Software
by Colin Walls
Spotting the difference – subtleties of C
Senior Application Engineer Formal Verification for EDA Careers at San Jose and Austin, California
Upcoming Events
SEMICON Taiwan 2020 Goes Hybrid! at United States - Sep 23 - 25, 2020
Robotics Summit & Expo at Hynes convention center Boston MA - Sep 24 - 25, 2020

© 2020 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise