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Contour Announces Partnership with Recon Instruments, Launching First Camera and Goggle Connectivity App at SIA

Partnership Connects Contour Cameras to MOD Live Technology for Use as a Viewfinder.

Matt “Rodrez” Rodriguez
Jan 26, 2012
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Contour, (www.contour.com) a leader in making it easy to capture and share epic moments with hands-free video, and Recon Instruments, award winning innovator of Micro Optics Display (MOD) technology for action sport athletes, today announced a partnership to launch the Contour Camera Connectivity App for MOD Live, turning Recon-ready goggles into a viewfinder for Contour+ and ContourGPS cameras. MOD Live provides skiers and riders with instant information useful for both novices on beginner slopes or experts carving up the backcountry, including speed, location, jump analytics, temperature, altitude and more. These unique solutions can be seen live at Contour’s SIA booth #4528 or ISPO booth A1.225 (Hall A 1).

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“Contour is excited to partner with Recon Instruments, expanding our connectivity offerings,” said Contour CEO, Marc Barros. “Now, Contour and Recon users can use their MOD Live-enabled goggles making it easier than ever to capture epic moments from the mountain. Our continued efforts to merge video, data and Bluetooth connectivity show our ongoing commitment to innovation and to helping people of all skill levels share highlights from their adventures.”

The Contour Camera Connectivity app is a free app users can download on their computer, allowing them to view what their Contour camera sees on MOD Live’s virtual 14 inch display. The remote control uses Bluetooth technology to connect a Contour+ or ContourGPS camera to the MOD Live unit. Now, with the touch of button, MOD Live can easily connect to Contour Bluetooth enabled cameras for easy accessibility to changing camera settings, starting/stopping the camera from up to 10 yards away, and viewing battery life on-the-go. In order to get started, download the app at HQOnline.reconinstruments.com, plug in MOD Live to a computer, pair a Contour+ or ContourGPS camera via Bluetooth with the remote control, and your MOD Live turns into a viewfinder.

“The Camera Connectivity app transforms our display into a view finder, allowing skiers and riders to setup shots without taking off their goggles and gloves,” said Darcy Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer Recon Instruments. “We are thrilled to be launching with Contour and their Bluetooth enabled, high definition video cameras.”

Contour’s award winning, hands-free HD video cameras let people shoot quality video from anywhere and everywhere, and with MOD Live technology, users can connect their camera and Recon-ready goggles. MOD Live and Contour connectivity gives ski and snowboarding enthusiasts one device that displays their ski/snowboarding analytics, elevation, temperature, camera display, adjust camera settings and more.

The MOD Live currently ships with several industry first applications including: Jump, Buddy Tracking, Smartphone Connectivity, a Navigation app pre-loaded with the largest database of trail maps in the world, and Music Playlist Mode.

The Contour Camera Connectivity App will be available to download at HQOnline.reconinstruments.com. For additional information about Contour+ and ContourGPS cameras, please visit www.contour.com, Facebook.com/Contour or follow us at @Contour_cam. For additional information about Recon Instruments and MOD Live, please visit www.reconinstruments.com or follow us at @Reconinstrument and facebook.com/reconinstruments.

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Contour and Travis Rice team up to create, capture and share epic snowboard adventures.

A Leader in Point of View Video, Contour Continues Commitment to Snow Sports and Active Living through Partnership with World-Renowned Athlete

Contour (www.contour.com) a market leader in making it easy to share epic moments, today announced a long-term partnership with professional snowboarder, Travis Rice. Rice becomes an official Contour partner and team athlete, using the company’s cameras and easy to use creation tools to capture and share his most stunning snowboarding experiences. Rice will support Contour through marketing and promotional activities.

“Travis Rice is considered by many to be one of the most progressive snowboarders in the world,” said Contour CEO, Marc Barros. “Travis is using Contour cameras to capture experiences in his career that inspire fans and snow sports enthusiasts around the globe to share their own epic moments. We are proud to welcome Travis to the Contour family and look forward to the contributions he will make to our continuous product innovation and reel of exciting footage.”

Rice, also known as “TRice,” has won numerous global slopestyle, big air and backcountry events, including two X Games gold medals. The Jackson, WY native continues to push the envelope in establishing benchmarks in big-mountain audacity and was the winner of the 2005 and 2009 TransWorld and Snowboarder ‘Rider of the Year.” With his upcoming brainchild, the Red Bull Supernatural – a first-of-its kind backcountry competition taking place in Baldface, B.C., Rice plans to crown the best all-around snowboarder on the planet. For a look at some of TRice’s most stunning moments caught using Contour cameras please visit: http://youtu.be/BgQFNgLtyCU?hd=1.

“I chose Contour’s cameras amongst any others in the market out of pure necessity,” said Travis Rice. “Seeking out the best image in the category and a sleek profile just makes more sense. With a new arsenal of attachments, getting one-of-a-kind footage is only limited by your creativity. I am proud to be a part of the future of Contour!”

Known for its versatile, hands-free cameras and snow-specific mounts, Contour is a natural choice for snow sports adventurers who want to film and share point-of-view (POV) footage - in any terrain and any weather conditions. The range of cameras make it possible for anyone – from beginners to advanced – to capture and share POV video whether its of a first tumble-free run, or unbelievable back-country dominance.

  • ContourRoam - Simplest, hands-free camera with an Instant On-Record switch that allows you to simultaneously power and record with the touch of a button, along with capturing HD video up to 1080p using a 170 degree wide-angle rotating lens (fish-eye view without the distortion); waterproof up to 1 meter.

  • ContourGPS - Captures HD video up to 1080p with a 135 degree wide-angle rotating lens and includes built-in GPS to track speed, elevation and location, along with Bluetooth functionality to use a smartphone (iOS and Android) as a viewfinder to change setting, start/stop recording while on-the-go.

  • Contour+ - Prosumer, hands-free connected camera that shoots quality HD video up to 1080p with a 170 wide-angle rotating professional lens and includes built-in GPS to track speed, elevation and location, along with Bluetooth functionality to use a smartphone (iOS and Android) as a viewfinder to change setting, start/stop recording while on-the-go. It also has an HDMI output and external microphone jack for more advanced uses.

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