orb3000 · May 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm

tinyCAM – Transform your PDA into Network Camera

This app is not new, but I have read some threads asking for an app like this, so it’s worth to bring it back.
XDA member w3t created this app, which transforms your Windows Mobile device into a network camera. This is very useful if you have something that requires constant remote monitoring.
This app works with WIFI connections as well as with data services from some providers, although some restrictions may apply. You need to have .NET CF 3.5 installed on your device and a user account must be created, which is provided by w3t. But more importantly, the device has to be equipped with a camera.
In the past, members reported some dificulties when configuring the parameters, but it’s working fine now and it has been tested on the HTC Diamond 2.

Originally posted by w3t
Welcome to tinyCAM

The idea is to use the integrated camera and be able to connect using the web browser of another computer/pda to remotely monitor what is being captured in real-time so exactly what a network camera does excepted that you don’t need any cable at all, not even a power cable…

I made the reverse project some time ago (webcamXP Mobile) allowing to view your network cameras on your PDA and this one seemed quite interesting too…

I wasn’t able to be able to act as a Web Server while on operator network (gprs, edge, …) and only got it to work over WiFi network. It seems to work for some people but most operators are blocking the fact to act as server…

Anyway, you can still use the Motion Detector + FTP upload feature in order to send the captured images to any ftp server.
Pre-requisites:
You need .NET Compact Framework 3.5 and a device with integrated camera.

Informations:

The default username/password to access the web server : admin/admin. You can disable authentication by setting no user name in the settings.

Setting the wifi configuration of your device on “Max Performances” might reduce the autonomy but also seems to have a significant impact on frame rate. I’m able to get up to 4-5 fps with tinyCAM 0.8.7 which is already over my initial performances expectations because i think it’s the max speed at which it’s possible to capture images from the camera (on Touch HD at least).

webcamXP (for Windows) is now supporting tinyCAM as a network capture device so you can use the free version for more advanced features and to capture the stream. If you want to use webcamXP Mobile from another PDA it’s also possible just select the webcamXP template, i’m using the same file names.

The application can be found in the application thread.


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