Press Release

EarthCam Releases Advanced Webcam Software

Control Center Software v5.8 Empowers Businesses with Improved IP Camera Management Tools


New York, December 9, 2005 -- EarthCam (, the leader in providing webcam software, technology and managed services to businesses, is pleased to announce the release of Control Center 5.8 - the latest version of its premiere webcam software. This software version includes advanced features, added services and support for EarthCam's new MegapixelCam Robotic System.

"This latest release of EarthCam's premier camera network software is another step forward in the continuing evolution of this product line," said Brian Cury, CEO and founder of EarthCam. "We have also introduced complimentary software for our revolutionary MegapixelCam Robotic system which takes full advantage of all the system's advanced features."

Control Center 5.8 Software includes new Archive Player features for improved search functions. Search now has 3 modes: the ability to go to any archived image by date and time and playback or transition between a series of images between 2 dates and times. Clients can also jump to the First archived project image as well as the Most Recent.

For demanding monitoring applications, EarthCam now offers a new Remote Surveillance Archiving Service featuring increased archiving with rapid image capture at speeds of up to one frame per second for a period of up to 5 continuous days. A Patrol Mode will create special after-hours camera presets focusing on a client's location hot spots to monitor intrusion, vandalism and theft.

Control Center 5.8 now supports MPEG-4 to deliver high-quality streaming video over bandwidths ranging from cell phone to broadband. This scalable video technology ensures the best quality video for EarthCam customers. EarthCam recently introduced the MegapixelCam Robotic System, the world's first network camera offering streaming video, user controllable robotics, HD images and multiple archive presets. Integrated with EarthCam's Megapixel Robotic Control Center software, clients can now view live streaming video both online and on their mobile devices. They can supervise critical events from unique vantage points and enhance communication by offering High Definition images, impressive time-lapse shots and widescreen panoramas of their projects.

About Control Center Software

EarthCam's proprietary Control Center Software helps users to manage, via the Internet, the high quality video streams produced by their IP camera systems. Using any Internet browser, users can log on to their private Control Center page through (, a 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.

About EarthCam

EarthCam is the recognized leader in providing webcam software and technology to businesses since 1996. The company currently delivers hundreds of millions of live images to a worldwide audience each day. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its corporate clients. Clients include state and federal government agencies, Turner Construction, Bechtel Corp, Disney, Ford, Sprint, Toyota, Panasonic, Yahoo!, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Bovis Lend Lease, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Homeland Security.

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