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EarthCam Introduces Cost-Effective Internet Camera For the Construction Industry


New Series of Webcams Targets Home Builders and Small Office Construction

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New York, April 25, 2003 -- ">– EarthCam (www.earthcam.net), the leader in providing webcam software and technology solutions, is proud to announce the launch of the EarthCam ConstructionCam Lite. The ConstructionCam Lite (www.earthcam.net/prod_217.php) is a versatile and affordable, all-in-one robotic network camera system. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the ConstructionCam Lite is fully assembled in a durable, all weather dome housing. The ConstructionCam Lite features IP based server technology and offers users the ability to pan, tilt or zoom the camera from any computer connected to the Internet.

“As our webcam technologies evolve, we continue to discover new marketplaces that embrace our solutions. Encouraging prime and subcontractors’ input has contributed to EarthCam’s introduction of many new products designed for their industry,” said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam. “We feel introducing an affordable Lite line will appeal to the newly emerging middle tier of construction companies and home builders looking to monitor their jobsites and instantly gain important visual information.”

Starting at just $1,995, the EarthCam ConstructionCam Lite is a lower-cost alternative to EarthCam’s high-end ConstructionCam. The new Lite system is easy and quick to install and is designed for monitoring and managing homebuilder projects, small office construction, renovations, and construction projects under $5 million. The ConstructionCam Lite offers construction and related companies an excellent solution for recording and archiving short-termed projects and promoting their construction jobs from anywhere in the world. Construction management, architects and engineers, can control the camera via a customized password-protected web page from a PC or handheld mobile device. With the ability to store multiple presets, this leading edge webcam system offers streaming video for private monitoring or live embedded images for the company’s public website.

EarthCam’s proprietary Control Center Software, coupled with the ConstructionCam Lite, 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. Construction management can also utilize the software to email freeze-frames with notes to co-workers and business associates.

High-resolution screenshots of EarthCam’s Control Center 3.5 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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