EarthCam and DSI Launch Broadcast Quality Robotic IP Based Camera System
New BroadcastCam, Introduced at NAB, is a Cost-effective On Air Alternative for News
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New York, April 8, 2003 -- a, Arial">EarthCam (http://www.earthcam.com), the leader in providing streaming video webcam software and technology solutions, announced today that it has partnered with DSI RF Systems (http://www.dsirf.com), an industry leader in remote-control camera and RF systems, to introduce a broadcast quality Internet camera for remote locations. The BroadcastCam (www.earthcam.net/broadcastcam.php) allows for a cost-effective digital transmission over standard T-1, DSL or cable modem in addition to full NTSC transmission over fiber or RF microwave.
"In partnering with DSI, we have created an 850 line broadcast webcam system to offer our clients. The BroadcastCam answers industry requests for a broadcast quality system that can be managed over the Internet," said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam. "DSI's knowledge of the broadcast industry has helped us create a unique product with superior functionality currently unavailable in the market place."
"Through our working relationship with EarthCam, we now can offer our clients an alternative control option to the 2300 remote camera system," said Tim Carroll, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of DSI RF Systems, Inc. "Our remote broadcast systems have been on the market for nearly ten years, and now we can address new requests from some of our clients for an IP control solution."
The BroadcastCam offers broadcasters the ability to monitor, manage and promote their video feeds from anywhere in the world. Broadcast executives, directors and producers can view and control their camera via a customized and secure password-protected web page or handheld mobile devices. The BroadcastCam is a heavy-duty outdoor robotic camera controllable by a reliable Linux operating system. The camera includes a powerful zoom, fast pan/tilt controls, auto/manual iris, auto/manual white balance, pedestal, and multiple time-scheduled camera presets.
Through EarthCam's proprietary Control Center Software, the BroadcastCam creates a complete end-to-end solution and helps users to manage, via the Internet, the high quality video streams produced by their IP based camera system. The Control Center offers expanded controls, management and maintenance functionality for administrators. 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 their Internet camera network from pan/tilt/zoom control to video archival recording.
Additionally, EarthCam's proprietary Monitoring and Maintenance software provides a complete infrastructure solution to monitor, serve and maintain the high quality video stream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Monitoring and Maintenance software includes EarthCam's proprietary image maintenance program that monitors each camera feed, 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 software's interactive feature set comes customized with the local weather and time where the camera resides, a chat room to interact with other users, plus archival and time lapse functionality. Management can also utilize the software to email freeze-frames with notes to technical directors and producers.
High-resolution screenshots of EarthCam's Control Center 3.5 are available for printing at www.earthcam.net/screenshots.php.
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