For Immediate Release
NUSPECTRA SHIPS NEW SITECAM 5.0 AND SITEZAP 5.0
Now SiteCam and SiteZAP Support Streaming Audio. SiteZAP Now With New Flash
ALAMEDA, Calif., May 1, 2000 — NuSpectra Multimedia, Inc. today announced
new version 5.0 releases of both SiteCam and SiteZAP. Now with real-time
audio streaming, SiteCam 5.0 and SiteZAP 5.0 automatically broadcast in
three different encoding settings. In a related announcement today, Rearden
Technology, former producers of SiteCam and SiteZAP, merged with NuSpectra
Multimedia under whose name the products will be now produced and supported
(see release dated today). SiteCam 5.0 and SiteZAP 5.0 are available
immediately from (http://www.nuspectra.com/) starting at $149 and $1,995
SiteZAP 5.0, the remote-controlled motorized pan/tilt/zoom system based on
SiteCam 5.0, includes all the new features in SiteCam 5.0, plus a new
Macromedia Flash interface. Controllable via the Internet, anyone with the
access password (optional) can view the camera’s video feed and control the
camera through a simple, Flash or Java control in their browser with no
additional plug-in required. The SiteZAP system includes, SiteCam 5.0
software, a Sony Pan/Tilt/12xZoom camera, IR remote control, and extra
cable. Optional heated enclosures for outdoor use and other add-ons are
SiteCam — a Powerful Foundation
The integrated Web server in the new SiteCam 5.0 can serve Web pages that
feature real-time live streaming audio/video, live video snapshots,
time-lapse QuickTime movies and archived images. SiteCam’s multi-document
approach lets users capture video at different image formats using
different images sizes, compression formats, and quality settings — each
labeled with text and graphics, letting the end-user pick a compression
level and image size that fits their bandwidth and frame-rate needs.
Other powerful features include: image archiving, built-in FTP support,
motion detection, password protection, AppleScript support for custom
automation, multi-camera support and quick set-up guides.
Whether a Webmaster wants to send a new image every 5 minutes via FTP or
stream live video to hundreds of viewers, SiteCam gives complete control
over the final image. A logo, time stamp, or background image can be added
to each frame. Images can be cropped, rotated, and flipped for just the
right presentation. Simultaneously, SiteCam can capture time-lapse movies
allowing an hour or an entire day’s worth of images to be played back in a
compact, Internet-ready QuickTime movie. SiteCam video sites can be made
public or privately available only to people with a registered user name
SiteCam requires a PowerPC Macintosh with video capture capabilities.
Streaming audio/video and Web serving requires a static IP address. Audio
now only requires an audio input such as CD, external microphone or
Pricing and Availability
Available today, SiteCam 5.0 is priced at $149 each or $499 for a 5-pack
license, and SiteZAP systems start at $1,995. Discounts are available for
students and educational institutions. A full-featured, trial version of
SiteCam 5.0 is also available for immediate download.
About NuSpectra Multimedia, Inc.
NuSpectra Multimedia, Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in
Alameda, California. Known for their ease-of-use, reliability and
cost-effectiveness, NuSpectra products are the clear leaders in Web camera
software and integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera systems for the Mac OS.
NuSpectra systems serve markets from major construction sites to everyday
baby-sitter cams. Further information on NuSpectra can be found at
(http://www.nuspectra.com/), by calling 510-523-CAMS, faxing 510-864-0820
or by sending mailto:email@example.com.