EarthCam Opens New Personal Webcam Chat Community On Valentine's Day
Free Webcam Software Allows Consumers To Broadcast Video From Home To Friends and Lovers
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New York, February 6, 2003 -- a, Arial">EarthCam (http://www.earthcam.com), the Internet's premier webcam network and leader in webcasting technology, announced today that on Valentine's Day, it will officially launch an improved and redesigned EarthCamTV (http://tv.earthcam.com) connecting people worldwide via an online webcam chat community.
EarthCamTV currently has 600,000 registered members and continues to add thousands more each week. Anyone can access EarthCamTV from his or her desktop and members can create their own EarthCamTV channel to broadcast video and text chat on the Internet from any inexpensive camera. EarthCamTV, originally launched in 2000, is EarthCam's personal communications portal for live webcasting and video chatting on the Internet. As one of the top webcam directories on the Internet, as dictated by top search engine Google, EarthCamTV has become one of the most popular sites for people to view and chat with others on the Internet.
"When we originally launched EarthCamTV, our goal was to create a website that provided users with the tools to communicate visually with one another using an economical web based format," said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam. "Now, thousands of people from around the world meet each day and our members have dated, got engaged and even married. For this reason, we have chosen Valentine's Day as our official launch date."
EarthCamTV has been newly designed to provide numerous functions and a more user-friendly experience. Equipped with more features, a faster Broadcaster Software v3.0, and an enhanced chat, EarthCamTV now offers two levels of membership - a Basic service for free and a Premium service for $5 per month. EarthCam has aimed at creating a superior service for its EarthCamTV members and has added a variety of new features available for Premium members including setting content broadcast and browse levels, blocking non-members from viewing broadcasts, advanced search capabilities, premium channel listings in search results, the luxury of not seeing banners displayed and an enhanced chat that has been outfitted with more user functionality.
In conjunction with the launch of EarthCamTV, EarthCam's proprietary Broadcaster Software v3.0 will also be released with an all-new feature set. This latest version of the webcam software now produces faster updates to the video and allows users to throttle their settings to enable up to 100 viewers to simultaneously watch their video. Additional features and settings include the ability to choose from up to 3 different skins, adjust delay time settings, adjust bandwidth settings and adjust the image compression level for better quality images.
EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and, as the premier webcam portal, offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for it's corporate clients. Clients include MSN, Yahoo!, Intel, AOL/Time Warner, ESPN, Panasonic, Ford, NASA, Kodak, Toys "R" Us, This Old House and Discovery.com. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as the Daytona 500, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve in Times Square and the Super Bowl for the NFL. EarthCamTV (http://tv.earthcam.com) is a live personal broadcasting and video chat site. WebCamStore.com is EarthCam's full-service e-commerce site dedicated solely to providing webcam solutions. Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com