QUESTION: Remote Viewing using CCD's

my inner geek (
Mon, 5 Aug 1996 19:46:06 +0000

I wonder how soon small CCD cameras like the Connectix QuickCam )
(see will begin
showing up sprinkled around cities for security, traffic monitoring,

For anyone out there that is interested in pursuing this sort of
application as a business, Quadrant International has just released a
board called VideoWave (see
which is a Wavelet-based S-Video capture/playback for under $500.

For those Extropians who are multimedia junkies, this is truly a
quantum-leap in affordable HQ nonlinear video.

It would seem that the days of the time-lapse VCR in banks,
department stores, Seven-11's and liquor stores are numbered, now, as
the pc-based solution is finally cheaper.

What I'd like to see is some sort of similarly integrated and
mass-produced intelligent digital telemetry kit. Sort of like a
"generic" wireless data extension cord for the multimedia appliance.

For example, something that is directional, and source independent.
Whatever digital source gets plugged-in to the transmitter, gets
relayed and reproduced at the side of the receiver.

Does anybody know if such a general telemetry device exists, or has
been proposed?

my inner geek