Sunday, August 29, 2004

BL-C10A Network Camera

BL-C10AI have been interested in buying a network camera for a while. I think that it would be great to have a camera that could be used for looking at who is at the front door, or to be used as a baby monitor.

Panasonic makes a BL-C10A which is a ethernet network camera. It has a 100-degree per seconds pan-and-tilt control that can be operated remotely. It looks like it has a web interface to see the pictures, as well as sending pictures via mail or ftp.

It looks like it supports different versions of Windows, I wonder if I could use it with Mac OS X, from the browser.


  1. Hello,
    I bought one of these camera's for use with my G5 running 10.3.7. It will work with single frame pictures, but will not support motion as you need Active X installed on your comp. And i cant seem to find Active X for the mac o/s.

  2. Check it out.

  3. Supposedly IE for the Mac supports ActiveX but the .ocx control must be written for the Mac.
    Microsoft touted ActiveX as the be all, end all for Web Apps with support for Windows, Mac, Linux.
    Guess which platforms got shortchanged?
    Best bet, VirtualPC. The cam will display find using IE under Windows in Virtual PC.

  4. hi
    I am glade to use that camra for my senior project, can I have a snapshot of how the interface ofthe program is? or can we view the vidoe in real player for example in real time?
    thank you very much and sorry for inconvenience!!


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