announced version 6.0 releases of SiteCam and SiteZAP, both of which are fully Carbon-compliant for use with Mac OS X.
SiteCam is a full-featured Web cam environment. The SiteCam software includes its own Web server software, so you can serve your Web cam from a computer and free your main server from Web cam traffic — SiteCam also supports streaming video. SiteZAP is a remote-controlled motorized pan/tilt/zoom system based on SiteCam. Both automatically broadcast in three different encoding settings.
SiteCam 6.0 provides live streaming audio and video via static cameras, built-in Web servers for live Webcasting, up to six cameras per server, and image archiving, time-lapse photography. SiteZAP 6.0 facilitates live streaming audio/video Internet systems. It supports pan-tilt-zoom telerobotic cameras. With SiteZAP, you can control a camera using a Java applet in a browser. Plus, you can even locate the camera up to 1,000 feet from the server.
SiteCam 6.0 includes an enhanced FTP Engine and now provides automatic QuickTime generation on demand, on motion detection or via AppleScript. SiteZAP 6.0 is now completely integrated into one standalone application with a totally redesigned navigational interface. SiteCam and SiteZAP upgrades are available now for US$25 each with free upgrades to anyone who has ordered within the last three months. New copies of SiteCam and SiteZAP 6.0 are available immediately from the NuSpectra Web site starting at $149 and $1,995 respectively.
Both SiteCam and SiteZAP now have directory indexing to let users quickly and easily browse their Webcam image archives, according to the folks at NuSpectra. FTP uploading is now purportedly faster; there are new options for staying connected with your ISP. In SiteCam, documents now automatically save on quit, and reopen when SiteCam is restarted. Each document can have its own “display flavor” for easy identification.
The new versions of SiteCam and SiteZAP have several new levels of password access with multi-user support for administrative control over content viewing (streaming and archived images), camera control, and remote AppleScript execution. SiteZAP’s new browser control page has been redesigned using Macromedia Flash. Several “skins” are provided, and more are in the works. What’s more, scroll bars, a new queue status, and a compass rose have also been added to the SiteZAP user interface.
SiteCam and SiteZAP require a Power Mac with video capture capabilities. Streaming audio/video and Web serving requires a static IP address. Audio requires an audio input such as CD, external microphone or audio-in. CarbonLib is also required on older Macs, which can be downloaded from
Apple’s Web site.