Re: Webcam Appliance?
From: Edward Lee epl (me_at_linnix.com)
Date: 4 Nov 2003 07:41:16 -0800
firstname.lastname@example.org (fbj) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> I'm looking for a product that apparently does not exist and want to
> find out what it would cost to create a working prototype. Maybe
> embedded Linux is appropriate? I need a webcam appliance that can be
> made small and idiot proof. I want it to have connections for only
> power, a phone line, and a generic webcam.
Sound like you need a digital camera, not a webcam. Digital camera
better resolutions and zooming as well. You can't really stream video
phone line. Why use a webcam?
All you need is a micro-controller and a modem chip/module, connecting
to a digital camera.
> The idea is it can be shipped anywhere...plugged in...pointed out the
> window...and it will then periodically (eg hourly) take a picture,
> dial a local ISP, and email/ftp the image.
> The ISP info and camera schedule should be configureable.
> Anybody have advice/suggestions? Websites/NewsGroups I should check