What exactly is iCAMView?

iCAMView is an affordable solution to your surveillance and security needs. It acts as a stand-alone device (i.e. it operates without a PC) and allows a user to view live, full motion video from a remote computer using standard web-browser.

The two USB ports also allows you to mix and match different camera to suit your security needs.

Among some of it's standard capabilities include motion detection, image recording, event logging, account & password settings, emailing events, and etc... You can also record detected motion onto your local hard drive. iCAMView can handle up to 30 viewers per USB camera and can set up to 8 user accounts.
Why iCAMView?

iCAMView is small. Only 48mm  x 63mm x 21mm. Therefore it allow the device to be easily installed without being noticed.

iCAMView is designed with two USB ports allowing user to hot swap different USB device for use with it. User can mix and match different types of compatible USB devices. Thus, if a user needs only a simple IP Camera, then use iCAMView with a standard USB camera. If user wants a PanTilt IP camera, then use iCAMView with a USB PanTilt Camera. If user desire wireless function, user can simply add a USB wireless dongle. Need a more powerful wireless reception? Then change to a more powerful USB wireless dongle (with antenna).

The lifespan of CMOS cameras are generally short. Thus an ability to replaceable it will thus extend the useful life of the product.

Currently, the following USB devices are supported;
  1. USB Web camera (see compatible list here)
  2. USB Hub
  3. USB wireless (802.11b/g) * (see supported list here)
  4. USB storage / flash disk / External HDD *
  5. USB modem (EDGE/GRPS/3G) **
  6. USB GPS **
NOTE: * Only for PRO version; ** Only for special OEM versions.
Why choose iCAMView over Webcam?

iCAMView is a true networking device containing an embedded proprietary Operating System. It also supports multiple user access and can be viewed using any web browser. That means the image can be sent directly from the camera to the person accessing it. Embedded OS also eliminate the need to install additional software. Also it's compact size (48mm x 63mm x 21mm), makes for ease of installation anywhere with a network connection.

Conversely, a web camera must be connected to a host computer, support and accessible by one user at a time, and cannot be shared on a network.
What are some of the features I can expect from using iCAMView?

  1. No need to install software to locate unit within your LAN. Just look at the LCD which will display your current IP!
  2. Ability to bypass NAT and view directly via a free http://www.iCV99.net website.
  3. Option to connect to other USB device, as stated above.
  4. Option to connect to RS232 type add-on devices, such as:
    1. Passive Infra Red ("PIR") motion sensor
    2. NetFeeler Mini (to detect temperature, humidity, water presence, door / window, smoke, gas,.. ) See here.
  5. View images from your web enabled PDA / mobile phone.
  6. Bundled utility to locate unit installed in inaccessible location.
  7. Monitor multiple iCAMView using iMultiView (a Windows based freeware).
  8. Flexible Motion Detection and Image Recording functions.
  9. Email notification for Motion Detection, daily report, ...
  10. Configure up to 4 viewing time frames (Permit Hours).
  11. Able to display multiple images on a single screen.
  12. Support up to 30 simultaneous remote viewers per USB camera.
  13. Display viewer's IP, account, viewed camera, login time and total downloaded bytes.
  14. Detailed event log with listing options.
  15. Event listing by Level and Type.
  16. Limit the max FPS to each of the 8 user account.
  17. Number of Viewers control per USB camera (max of 5 viewers/camera)
  18. Block / black-list up to 256 IP addresses from accessing iCAMView.
  19. Schedule up to four time slots when motion detection is active.
  20. Upload motion detected images to a specified FTP server.
  21. Schedule up to two time slots for image forwarding (to email or FTP server).
  22. Update firmware directly from iCAMView webpage.
  23. Save current settings to a file making settings recall easy.
How is iCAMView connected to the Internet?

  1. Connect iCAMView to a Router/IP share and Cable / xDSL modem to stream video to the internet. This is the most common configuration where a Router is used. See illustration below

  2. iCV Network Connection

  3. iCAMView is connected to a HUB and a Cable / xDSL modem. In this setup, the user will need to setup PPPoE within iCAMView. Enter the username and password as provided by the ISP to allow iCAMView to dial-up to the internet.
  4. iCAMView is connected directly to a Cable / xDSL modem. Similiar to configuration above, the PPPoE section in iCAMView will have to be configured to allow access to the internet. In addition, the user will have to setup a DDNS account (choose from the list provided by iCAMView Setup Wizard)
I have it connected, now how can iCAMView be accessed over the network?

iCAMView supports both dynamic and static IP.  Video can be streamed using either ActiveX or Java.  Alternatively individual image can be downloaded via webpage.

There are multiple ways to access iCAMView image over the internet.
  1. For viewing in LAN, just look at the LCD for the LAN IP address.
  2. For viewing over WAN; there are a number of ways;
    1. Port Forwarding & Domain Name assignment
      1. This allows remote login and viewing using ActiveX / Java
      2. Viewing of single frame image where ActiveX / Java is not supported. Eg. On mobile phone / on company pc.
      3. view video stream using a PDA software (only for WM5 pda)
    2. Video streaming (P2P) using a dedicated iMage Server (www.iCV99.net) supporting ActiveX.
For more information about available iCAMView models goto Product --> WebCam Server page.
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