Published on 28 June, 2013
|Wavestore installed AMG Panogenics 360 degree panoramic cameras in the Greaves Motorsport’s pit area
Wavestore’s True 360 video recording and management solution contributed to the success of Greaves Motorsport at 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Wavestore True 360 solution was put through its paces at the Official Le Mans Test days from 18th to 20th June and was on duty during the whole of the 24 hour race which started at 15.00 CET on Saturday 22nd June.
Wavestore was commissioned to install AMG Panogenics 360 degree panoramic cameras in the Greaves Motorsport’s pit area to allow the company’s senior operations and technical personnel to analyse the team’s performance when its cars stopped for refuelling, tyre changes or repairs. The video captured by the 360-degree cameras was recorded and stored on a Wavestore recording system to allow the extraction of individual video clips showing activity during each pit stop.
Greaves Motorsport and their new partner, Caterham Motorsport, recently revealed their new livery for the #41 Nissan powered Zytek LM P2 prototype. The car is now in the Caterham Motorsport corporate colours of green and yellow, reflecting the extent of the new partnership with Caterham Technology.
The use of 360 degree technology can significantly reduce the number of cameras needed to monitor an area without any blind spots. The ability to create a unique video clip of a moving object, an individual or a group of people is one of the most powerful features provided by Wavestore’s 360 recording and de-warping capability. Operators can view de-warped images created from the recorded images and control a ‘virtual’ PTZ function to track activity and save video clips of an unlimited number of individual events captured in the camera’s entire field of view.
“This is an excellent example of two market leading technology providers working in harmony to provide a highly effective video monitoring and recording solution,” said Chris Williams, Director of Wavestore. “With the support of our technology partners AMG Panogenics, we are delighted to have been able to provide the Greaves Motorsport team with a highly effective method of monitoring activity in the Le Mans 24 Hours pit area.”
In one of the most closely contested races in the 90 year history of the Le Mans 24 Hours Greaves Motorsport maintained their exemplary finishing record in the LM P2 class with their Nissan powered Zytek prototypes. The weather conditions during the 24 Hours ranged from the heights of summer to the depths of winter, adding another element of uncertainty to the already emotionally charged competition.
The Nissan GT Academy sponsored #42 entry, driven by Michael Krumm, Jann Mardenborough and Lucas Ordonez, finished a fantastic tenth overall, and fourth in class, clocking up 327 laps of the 8.469 mile Circuit de la Sarthe, a total of 2,769 miles. The #41 sister car, entered in partnership with Caterham Motorsport, ran as high as third in the first hours of the race. A number of minor issues delayed the progress of the car driven by Tom Kimber-Smith, Eric Lux and Alexander Rossi. The trio completed 307 laps on their way to eleventh in class, a successful debut for Caterham at Le Mans on their 40th birthday.