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SWAROVSKI OPTIK developer site
There are thousands of people enjoying birding and outdoor life with SWAROVSKI OPTIK devices. Do you have an idea, application or digital service that could be connected with a SWAROVSKI OPTIK product?
Then you are at the right place here. You can start building a solution fueled by SWAROVSKI OPTIK devices and benefitting passionate customers.
Swarovski Optik digital guide
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SWAROVSKI OPTIK digital guide
Thanks to our new product concept “digital guide”, we provide you with an API which enables you to access the system status information and camera parameters of the device.
Developed and provided by SWAROVSKI OPTIK, it is your fast access to a new technology hardware and software environment.
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Use Cases
Swarovski Optik App for Bird Watching
What is the digital guide and what does it offer?
The digital guide is a monocular with a built–in camera and dedicated mobile app. It allows you to seamlessly observe, live stream, and photograph (record) wildlife encounters. With the simple push of a button, the sightings are transferred to a mobile device. Thanks to its 8x magnification, recognizing details while observing is much easier with the digital guide than with a common mobile device.
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How does the system structure look like and what data will be available?
Conceptually, the system structure of the digital guide is based on a client–server architecture in which the device serves as the central server. As such, it allows multiple mobile device clients to establish concurrent communication sessions.

The digital guide provides two central service interfaces. The System API provides access to the integral system configuration and allows status information queries, whereas the Camera API provides access to all relevant camera parameters.

Additionally, the digital guide serves as a media streaming server that allows multiple clients to playback a live video stream simultaneous.
Swarovski Optik App for Bird Watching
What are the use cases for the digital guide?
There are a lot of different use cases for the digital guide that can be compared to the use of a smartphone camera. However, especially when you need a higher magnification than smartphones can offer, it would be wise to consider the digital guide for such use cases.

As an example, SWAROVSKI OPTIK has been working together with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to integrate the digital guide into the Merlin Bird ID app. Instead of using the smartphone camera, it will be possible to choose the digital guide as another photo source. The digital guide will be integrated in the existing Merlin Bird ID workflow. Users will be able to identify the observed bird and share the result afterwards.

Another possible use case might be to use the digital guide as source for e.g. peak finding or similar applications. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas and are happy to support you with the integration into your app.
What will happen after the registration?
After the registration, we will inform you as soon as the final API is available. We will also provide a Getting Started application, which includes all basic functions of the digital guide. Thus, you will not need to develop everything from scratch. As soon as you have all the documents and the Getting Started app, you can start integrating the digital guide into your application. Additionally, should you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
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About Us
Headquartered in Absam, Tyrol, is part of the Swarovski group of companies. Founded in 1949, the Austrian company specializes in the development and manufacturing of long–range optical instruments of the highest precision in the premium segment of the market.
The binoculars, spotting scopes, rifle scopes, and optronic instruments are products of choice for demanding users. The company’s success is based on its innovative strength, the quality and intrinsic value of its products and their functional and esthetic design.
The appreciation of nature is an essential part of its company philosophy and is reflected commendably in its environment–friendly production and its long–term commitment to selected nature conservation projects. The turnover in 2018 was 156,3 million euro (2017: 146 million euro) and the export ratio is 91%. The company has around 960 employees.
Swarovski Optik Headquarter
We think in a strategic way and operate in a businesslike manner so as to ensure the sustainable development and growth of our business. SWAROVSKI OPTIK manufactures products that encourage people to experience nature, to appreciate its value, to commune with it, and to ensure its continuity. In other words, our company’s business is about the long–term vision in every respect.
Swarovski Optik High Quality
We are leaders in terms of quality and innovation in the area of high–quality long–range optics, and strengthen this aspiration further. We see it as our duty to improve what is good, constantly surprise our customers, and exceed their expectations. Our love for beautiful products, precise manufacture, attention to detail, and compliance with the highest standards in all the company’s activities are all features of our culture.
Swarovski Optik Team Work
We understand what our customers need and endeavor to win their loyalty. The spirit of innovation and close relations with our customers, as well as our knowledge of their wishes and requirements ensure that we constantly update our product range. At SWAROVSKI OPTIK the courage the team shows in developing superior products matters.
Swarovski Optik Team Work
At SWAROVSKI OPTIK we treat each other with appreciation, tolerance, and respect. This is evident not only from our daily interactions with each other, but also from the way in which we take responsibility in our dealings with external partners and society. Our humane values are evident from the openness and respect we show to all people and cultures, and we recognize the dignity of every individual. We foster a culture of cooperation and trust.
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