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Technical Details of the equipment used by AfriCam to transmit its live images



In September 1998 AfriCam started its first live transmissions from a waterhole in Djuma Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The technology used was simple, off-the-shelf products commonly used in the security surveillance industry. A CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) camera connected to a video capture card in a normal desktop pc. Software - shareware from the Internet - then took a JPG image slice every 30 seconds and uploaded this file to the web server from where it was then served onto the Internet.

Today all cams still operate on this principle, except that some of the technology has advanced. Thus the remote cams are connected via high frequency video links operating in the Giga Hertz range, not the buried cable of before. Some of the cams, such as Vuyatela Cam, can be operated remotely via a radio linked pan / tilt / zoom units. Furthermore, we have moved away from Windows based systems to tailor made Linux solutions that are better suited to the demands of the systems; we operate all cams 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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