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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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Belkin has added cloud storage to the new NetCam HD+.
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We have upgraded our original NetCam with HD-quality video, giving you sharper video clarity for a better picture of what's going on inside your home when you are away," said Mike Chen, senior director of product management for Belkin's networking group.
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The NetCam SC security line is sold through US and international distributors and resellers in the security industry.
It's designed to be an inexpensive and complete surveillance solution for small, mid-range and enterprise level installations that allow users to fully take advantage of the high picture quality offered by StarDot cameras such as the NetCam SC series.
The NetCam SC security line is sold though US and international distributors and resellers in the security industry.
Current products include: iPIX 360VS, real-time 360-degree spherical video; iPIXVS Software Developers Kit for integration into digital video recorders, network video recorders, and command and control systems; and iPIX NetCam cameras and software providing 360-degree hemispherical views from network cameras.
The NetCam is using a SONY CCD sensor with world-leading MPEG-4 and MJPEG encoder technology.
From our netcam network to our live on-screen chat, interactivity has always been a defining feature of TechTV," said Greg Drebin, senior vice president of programming at TechTV.
The four products scheduled to launch in the coming months include: Tune Dog(TM), an iPod/MP3 accessory which will allow the user to send music wirelessly to any room in their home from an iPod[R], MP3 player or PC using only existing electrical wiring; Audio Everywhere(TM), which allows a stereo to send audio through a home's existing electrical wiring; The Rear Speaker Surround Sound Installation Kit(TM), which allows a surround sound system to send audio to the rear speakers using existing electrical wiring and a new IP Netcam that uses a home's electrical wiring as a "digital pipeline" to deliver streaming video from up to 6 individual cameras around your home or business using a PC.