Now, an easy-to-use, inexpensive and hassle-free monitoring solution to consumers as well as businesses is on offer. Launched last month by the Pune based company MultiEyeVision, it’s christened as Observer. It uses an inbuilt camera to capture images, and its inbuilt data connection to transmit the images continuously for viewing the image stream with any Internet-connected device such as a computer or even another mobile phone.
The system does not need to be connected to a power supply because it can work on its inbuilt battery for several hours. You need to download and install the Observer software on your GPRS enabled smartphone for this or use the pre-configured mobile phones from the company which are based on Nokia 3500 & Sony-Ericcson W810i models and cost between Rs.8,000-12,000. Once that’s done, just start the application and point it where you want to shoot. The images are viewable from customer account on MultiEyeVision website. One can also control the settings of the observer from the web. The images can be stored for viewing later or even emailed at specific times.For using the software with your own phone, you’d need to pay 2.5K INR.
Due to higher transfer speed requirements of a GPRS system the Observer, however, does not support video streaming. It can be used by both individual consumers and business houses. The obvious advantages of the Observer over other solutions are that you don’t need cabling, a broadband connection or a computer. The second advantage is its mobility – it can be moved and placed anywhere at any time. The best aspect about the Observer is that it also functions as a phone, which means you can call the location that you are observing, whenever you feel like. It can be placed at home to monitor the house / kids, or view elderly or sick relatives when you have to go to work. It also saves time and costs associated with travel between places.
Source : Webyantra