REMOTE MONITORING

Mike (cueball@busprod.com)
Mon, 05 May 1997 07:58:50


Hello.

I'm wanting to monitor my business from my home and am wondering if anyone
has done this. I'm using a b&w QuickCam (adequate for my needs,) and will
try to hook it up to my computer at work.

The main problem I'm trying to overcome relates to "extension cords." I
know Radio Shack sells 6-foot cords for QuickCams, and I guess I could hook
up 3 or 4 to get the 20 feet or so extension I need. But then, would I lose
clarity? Anyone know if there is a 20-foot cord made for QuickCam? (I've
written to Connectix a little over a week ago on this, but have yet to
receive any answer.)

Also, I'd like to know if anyone has successfully connected more than one
cam to one computer. Say, for instance, that I wanted to monitor my
business from several vantage points. Can I hook up 2 or more cams in the
biz and direct them through one computer?

Would be grateful for any information regarding the use of computer cams
in monitoring. Btw, I use win 3.1, 16-bit processing, and Cornell's cuseeme
program.

Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone may offer.

--Mike
--T. Michael Smith
President & Chief Rack Boy
Sharky's Entertainment Emporium
("Entertainment out the Whazoo!")
3415 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa, OK 74105
For a Good Time, Call (918) 742-9500
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