Re: REMOTE MONITORING

Dr Pepper (DrPepper@iwvisp.com)
Mon, 05 May 1997 07:57:06 -0700


Mike (T.Michael) Smith wrote:
>
> 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
> ------------------------------------

That's a neat idea, Micheal, , , , , , ,
My solution would be a simplistic one.
Hide the camera in a hollowed out book, and when you go home,
just turn off the monitor. It will appear that the computer is
turned off to anyone in the room.

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  Dr. Pepper
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