The PixController Wildlife Webcam is a one of a kind system which
was designed and built by PixController, Inc. We first started
broadcasting the webcam in 2004 and the system has been updated
several times since then. The system consists of a main camera,
which is a PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera that switches from full color
at day to IR (Black & White) at night in order not to scare the
animals. We have the ability to move and zoom the camera in on
animals that come to the main camera. The main camera unit is about
75 yards from a power source and Internet connection, and the camera
is broadcast 24/7 year round for everyone to enjoy.
What makes the PixController Wildlife Webcam truly unique is that we
have designed a custom proprietary set of electronics, "base
station", that allow us to integrate motion-activated, battery
operated, remote camera units out in the filed. These remote cameras
will turn on when an animal walks in front of them and transmit a
video signal back to our base station. Once the base station senses
this incoming video signal it will switch off the video feed from
the main camera and start broadcasting the feed from the remote
camera unit. Once the animal leaves the remote camera site the feed
will switch back over to the main camera.
About the remote cameras
photo of a remote motion-activated camera is shown to the
right. These camera system consist of a color by day/IR by
night video camera, sound MIC, video transmitter, Yagi
Long-Range directional antenna, 12V battery, and a solar
panel. The camera units are completely portable and we move
them around the woods throughout the seasons.
The video & audio signal are transmitted back to a receiver
at the base station. The video signal quality will vary from
day to day based on the humidly levels and vegetation
growth. Both of these items can effect the video quality.
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