NuSpectra Multimedia announced new versions of SiteCam and SiteCam Lite, its Webcam software for the Macintosh. The new version 6.0.5 is ready for download from NuSpectra’s Web site.
SiteCam turns a Macintosh into a Webcam server. You can set up any Mac equipped with a FireWire, PCI or USB camera to Webcast video. The software uses server-push technology using standard HTTP, and it works with most browsers and Internet configurations. SiteCam also executes browser-based AppleScripts, logs events, and supports a variety of imaging features, including streaming live audio and video, the ability to capture images as time-lapse movies, and more.
The new 6.0.5 version sports several bug fixes, more reliable video capture and several new AppleScript features, according to NuSpectra.
SiteCam itself is comprised of a built-in Web server, FTP client, and audio/video encoders. The full SiteCam package streams up to 150 connections simultaneously, limited only by the bandwidth of the server machine. SiteCam Lite, which costs one third the price, is limited to five simultaneous streams, which NuSpectra noted should be sufficient for light- to medium-traffic Webcam sites.
NuSpectra president Brad Lowe said that SiteCam Lite is the result of numerous customer requests — including those to make the software compatible with older 68K-based Macs.
“We introduced SiteCam Lite now because with this new version you can dust off just about any Mac in your closet and start webcasting live images and video,” said Lowe.
System requirements for SiteCam 6.0.5 call for a 68K or PowerPC-based Mac running System 7.6 through Mac OS 9.x (the software is also carbonized, presumably for OS X, but no mention is made of OS X). Streaming audio/video and Web serving requires a static IP address, too.
SiteCam is sold for US$149 or for $499 in a 5-pack license. SiteCam Lite is $49. Discounts are also available for students and educational institutions. Users can download a trial demo version from the
NuSpectra Web site.