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webcam

a camera that transmits still or moving images over the internet

webcam

(World-Wide Web, hardware, video)
(World-Wide Web camera) Any video camera whose output is available for viewing via the Internet or an intranet. Typically a webcam would be a slow-scan CCD video camera connected to a video capture card in a computer. Images from the camera are captured periodically and made available on a web page. In 1999 there are hundreds of webcams in operation around the world showing everything from bedrooms to traffic.

Webcam

(WEB CAMera) A front-facing video camera that attaches to a computer typically via USB or that is built into a laptop or desktop screen. It is widely used for Skype and other video calling software as well as to continuously monitor an activity and send it to a Web server for public or private viewing. Webcams purchased as separate peripherals generally have a microphone built into the unit, or an external mike comes in the package.

Webcams Vs. Network Cameras
A Webcam attaches to, or is built into, the computer, whereas a "network camera" is a stand-alone unit that connects to an Ethernet network. While the Webcam is commonly used for videophoning with another user, network cameras are used to monitor locations such as stores and offices (see network camera). See Webcamming, Webcam blocker, lifecasting and spycam.
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The Pangborn Airport's webcam was made possible by an equipment donation from the National Weather Service, and is available to the public at www.
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He said, "The technology is not new but in the past the pictures have been small and poor quality and that put people off using webcams.
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Far from using the 'naughty potential' of webcams, almost nine out of ten respondents used their webcam for harmless, face-to-face catch-ups with friends and family.
While you can use WebCam Monitor to simply update an image on your web site at regular intervals, the software is capable of streaming live video or audio from your computer.
Webcams are clearly here to stay, so districts need to establish policies that strike acceptable balances between protecting privacy and achieving appropriate levels of security.
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With higher-priced webcams you are paying for a few more bundled software packages, but the software for lower-cost webcams is sufficient.
Artist June Houston set up a webcam under her bed in 1995 so that others could help her watch out for ghosts.