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EarthCam Releases New Webcam Software for Businesses


Control Center Software v4.0 Delivers Powerful Tools for IP Camera Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, August 26, 2003 -- ">EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), leaders in providing webcam software, technology and managed solutions, is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of its webcam software – Control Center 4.0. This new software includes an expanded feature set and enhanced administrative tools for companies to manage their webcam networks.

EarthCam’s proprietary Control Center Software helps users to manage, via the Internet, the high quality video streams produced by their IP based camera systems. Utilizing any standard Internet browser, users can log into their Control Center through EarthCam.net (www.earthcam.net), an ASP website dedicated solely to providing professional level webcam software and technology to businesses. The Control Center provides users with the ability to easily and cost effectively manage all aspects of any Internet camera network from controlling multiple cameras to video archival recording.

“With the release of our new version of software, we are continuing toward our goal of offering the highest quality webcam technology for our clients. Now faster and more powerful, our Control Center v4.0 offers executives a suite of administrative tools for effectively managing their webcam networks,” said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam. “Releasing 4.0 continues to enhance our position as leaders in the webcam software and managed solutions industry.”

EarthCam’s newest version of the Control Center Software includes additional features, as well as reporting and administrative tools to further assist corporations and government agencies with their project management. The new feature set includes panoramic functionality to create an instant panoramic image that can be emailed and saved, turbo camera controls with adjustable speed levels for fluid pan and tilt movements, customizable weather display and image quality settings to adjust the compression level of the camera images. The expanded reporting system now allows administrators to track users in real-time. The up to the minute tracking includes the time and date of the user’s session, the duration of time they have been on the camera and the IP address of the computer system they are using to access the camera.

The Control Center Software is webcam technology and management software deliverable as an online service and accessible by any browser connected to the Internet. By delivering this application over the web, EarthCam is able to include with the Control Center Software its proprietary maintenance infrastructure that provides a complete solution to monitor, serve and maintain video content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The maintenance infrastructure includes EarthCam’s proprietary image monitoring management program, emergency pager and e-mail notification to EarthCam technical support staff, and “self-healing” and corrective programming that is remotely applied to all systems. The around the clock communication between the Control Center Software and the EarthCam server farm has allowed EarthCam to customize the software, as an added feature set, with the real-time date, time, local weather at the location where the camera resides, as well as with a chat room to interact with other users.

High-resolution screenshots of EarthCam’s Control Center 4.0 are available for printing at www.earthcam.net/screenshots.php.

EarthCam is the recognized leader in providing live streaming video webcam software and technology solutions to businesses. Commencing in 1996, EarthCam began developing the proprietary software, network infrastructure and technical expertise that now allows it to deliver millions of live images to thousands of users each day. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its corporate clients. Clients include Kodak, Panasonic, Ford, Turner Construction, the Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, United Forming, Lockheed Martin, New York City Department of Transportation, City of Chicago, AOL/Time Warner, Verizon, Motorola and Toys “R” Us. 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. WebCamStore.com is EarthCam's full-service e-commerce site dedicated solely to providing webcam solutions. Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.net.

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