Technology 2013


The core of the system is a 2.6GHz, P4 PC running iCatcher on Windows 2000. The video cameras are fed to a Euresys Junior 4 capture card in the PC and the IP cameras are fed via the network. Pictures are uploaded to the web site when there has been movement. The upload rate depends on the activity and time of day. In addition, the IP cameras are sometimes used to upload pictures on a timed basis.

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Video is captured directly, Axis video servers or, for the Panasonic IP camera, using iCatcher v3. All boxes are fed by regulated 12V supplies and some have additional control available. Exterior pictures are obtained using various CCTV cameras, linked to the PC, or an Axis video server.

  Equipment: April 2013
Box 1 Tyco 1/2" 480 line colour CCTV camera
Box 3 Tyco TCM2X58LV 1/2" Mono CCD camera with IR illumination
Box 4 Axis 2100 network camera modified for IR use
Box 5 Tyco TCM2X58LV 1/2" Mono CCD camera with IR illumination
Box 7 Sony EVI-D31 PTZ (video direct to capture card) and Axis 2400 video server (to remote the PTZ control) with auto/manual illumination





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