Many of our long time users of
this web site know of the reason we started the site some 18
years ago. Those who are here visiting the site for the first
time, we started this site with our personal funds to promote
the area of Island Pond VT. and the Northeast Kingdom in what
the area has to offer to everyone around the world.
Over time our site grown in size and scope in an effort to bring you the user to our area to enjoy what we have to offer. Our site was one of the very first for Vermont's Northeast Kingdom and today it receives over 18 million hits a year.
As many of you know, we would like to make the site self supporting and we have begun to expand our adviser base for the site, but in this poor economic situation we are in around the world it is a uphill battle. In addition I suffered a MI (heart attack) on September 7th. I am fine and the current issue I have is I will be out of work for 2 months or more, as my company and federal regulations require this time off until such a time after the 2 months my cardiologists and tests that are required to get back to work are passed.
It was my goal to get the "Down Town Web Cam" back up and running, by working 7 days a week for a few months in which I would than be able to afford the cost of the new camera and get it back up and running by the winter. Many of you know that the old old camera was struck by lighting a little over 2 years ago. This site presently runs a little over $200 a month in expenses not including our time maintaining and yearly costs associated with software updates and license fees.
Therefore we are seeking donations for the web cam replacement.
The camera that we have chosen is a NetCam SC5 which has a HD resolution of 2592X1944. It is of a rugged design and beautiful results. The NetCam SC5 is the latest generation in the popular NetCam series of network cameras. Designed for both indoor and rugged outdoor installations, the NetCam S5 streams video and produces some of the highest quality images found in a network camera.
No computer is required to operate the NetCam SC5 -- it is a standalone solution that can connect to a local network, DSL, cable modem, satellite modem, cellular or wireless Ethernet. You simply browse to its IP address to view live video and access configuration options. Set up is straightforward and simple and NetCam SC5 is designed to run unattended for years on end.
Bring on the cold! NetCam XL can withstand temperatures down to -40° degrees without a heater.
(Click here for Demo of NetCam)
The cost of this camera and wide varifocal auto iris lens and 300 ft. (91 meters) Outdoor Gel-Filled Combination Ethernet/Power Cable + 18V Adapter Upgrade is $1797 plus shipping.
We thoroughly enjoy being able to share these educational experiences and unique insights into the area with our viewers. However, this new project is a very expensive undertaking, and we are asking those viewers who are able to kindly donate what ever small amount you can afford. If you are able to donate $5, $10, or any other amount please click on the "Donate" link below. Your generosity will enable us to purchase this camera, get it up and running as well as continue to add new and exciting camera projects in the future.
Thank you, and we hope you enjoy the cameras as much as we do!