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Re: Internet Microphone?

If you are going to supply a permanent phone line out there anyway there are
probably more ideas to accomplish this. You will need a clean area for the
camera and modem.

Need some circuitry to cause a phone to dial you up each time the testing
starts. Perhaps a cell phone woul work and no copperlines would be needed.
Either way you will be paying a monthly bill for the communications.

I have attempted something like this years ago and it' not the same
listening to devices over an audio communications device. The subtlities
cannot be heard without the full range of frequencies.

How far away is your monitoring place?

"Anthony R. Gold" <not-for-mail@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Just to be clear, the machine is a 4 liter/litre LPG/Propane engine coupled
to a 40kW generator in a shed-size cabinet on concrete pad out in the yard.
The property is in a hurricane-prone region with unreliable utility supplied
electric service.  The router etc. all run on UPS to bridge the 20 seconds
takes for the generator to kick in after the utility power has gone down.


I'm sure I could stuff an IP webcam somewhere in there, especially if
via PoE, but I don't think a PC would fit nor be happy out there.  No, an IP
webcam does not need a PC to run any software - one just needs to open up a
TCP/IP port in the router to allow for external access.

Okay, if a webcam is the only known canned solution then a webcam it must

I don't suppose anyone has a broken one that went blind?

Thanks to all,


On Sat, 3 Jul 2010 22:58:32 -0400, "Josepi" <J.R.M.@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> He would need to run it off a PC. Everybody has an old PC around. It would
> take one to run the software anyway.
> I doubt he would want to pay for a fixed IP address just to listen to his
> machine occasionally even if you could find an IP smart (webserver)
> microphone.
> The webcams usually come with instructions for access and space on their
> supporting websites for small fees to observe them remotely.
> "Cameo" <cameo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:i0orao$stu$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Where do you get $29 webcam with a built-in web server, so he does not
> need to run it off a PC?
> "Josepi" <J.R.M.@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:bRQXn.7933$3%3.93@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Can't think of anything cheaper than a $29 webcam with microphone and
>> software to do the whole thing. The video could show some gauges too.

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