International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

EarthCam has announced its new Control Center 7 software. It is designed to provide project managers smart access to remote webcam technology including streaming HD widescreen with visual charting of essential system performance details.

“The growing sophistication of webcam technology such as expanded cellular and wireless radio connections and solar power advances demands superior software” said Brian Cury CEO and founder of EarthCam. “Our new Control Center 7 system takes full advantage of the new webcam technology. At the same time it addresses the needs of our customers to monitor their jobsite environment easily while tracking the status of the equipment and its connections with no more effort than a click” Cury said.

The system monitors the status of critical real-time solar battery or fuel cell power and wireless connectivity as well as the impact of local weather conditions. With new custom graphics for construction transportation and dredging operations Control Center 7 transforms complex current and archival data into time-saving visuals.

Available includes hardware equipment performance image transmission camera locations local weather conditions and forecasts.

Control Center 7 includes dynamic real-time views of solar and wireless system performance weather conditions and forecasts. Technical details of wireless connectivity solar power parameters fuel cell Xdata camera location and other performance points are displayed simply in the Data Dashboard a “one-stop” interactive graphic overview. The systems precise camera location mapping uses “on board” GPS and new Google Earth integration.
Weather Data Center including real-time conditions rain day counts and a 48-hour forecast with continuously updating U.S. National Weather Service satellite radar mapping and weather warnings;
Wireless Data Center providing up-to-the-minute visuals tracing connectivity signal strength transmission rate and other relevant information for wireless systems including 3G/4G cellular Wi-Fi and microwave radio transmissions;
Solar Data Center providing constant status of battery solar and fuel cell powered system performance. The feature monitors remote hardware and takes action to support vital signs of alternative power systems including panel sunlight absorption and discharge rates battery status and voltage levels. The data system also keeps users in constant touch with surrounding conditions with selectable alarms and alerts;

and iPod iPhone iPad and other mobile device access enhanced image comparison and a virtual construction x-ray.

EarthCam provides camera systems to manage host and maintain live streaming public and private password-protected network camera systems delivering millions of images daily. Clients are in more than 1500 cities in all 50 states and 46 countries. With more than 13 years experience the company’s expertise includes developing products and software to maintain thousands of applications in locations including sub-zero environments deserts and isolated settings for industry federal state and local government.

Corporate and industry clients include Turner Construction Bovis Lend Lease Skanska USA Forest City Ratner Companies The URS Corporation Lockheed Martin Sprint Volkswagen Coca-Cola and Yahoo!. Government clients include 32 state departments of transportation including Caltrans the New York City DOT New Jersey DOT and Maine DOT as well as the City of Raleigh Chicago Streets & Sanitation the Canadian Ministry of Transportation NASA the Department of Defense the Department of Homeland Security and the GSA (#GS-35F-0719P).

On the company’s Web site are a number of real time Web cams in public places such as the Port of Duluth the World Trade Center Redevelopment Site Times Square the St. Louis Arch Bourbon Street in New Orleans and others.