Re: REMOTE MONITORING

Mark L. Bardenwerper (bardenwe@vbe.com)
Mon, 05 May 1997 18:26:15 -0500


Decided to post this to the whole list, so sorry for double mailing,
Mike!
>
> Dr Pepper wrote:
> >
> > 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
> > > ------------------------------------

> >From Connectix QuickCam FAQ http://www.quickcam.com/connect/CFW.html:
> Q: Is there a limit to how long the Color QuickCam can be extended
> from the CPU?
>
> A: Yes. The Color QuickCam can be extended up to a
> total of 18 ft from
> the CPU. 12' Extension cables are available from
> Connectix, for $14.95.
> For information, or to order, call Connectix at
> 1-800-950-5880 (North
> America only), or visit our web page at
> http://www.QuickCam.com/connect/extras.html
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