Hal 24/7

Posted by Jet

We’re just about there in figuring out how to put Hal under intensive scrutiny.  We’re going to put cameras in his house – in his basement, his bathroom, the kitchen, living room and dining room.  Come July 16th Hal should be “Hal.24/7”.

We put in two more DSL internet connections (dry loops) and a cable internet connection – so he’ll have his own Bell service, our two Bell internet services and a Rogers one on top.  We put in all these services to get as much upload bandwidth as possible – apparently up to 1Mbps per internet connection – so 3 Mbps maximum.

We had a great conversation with d-Link about their surveillance cameras and we’re doing a special rental deal on a VPN Firewall DFL-800 and about 5 DCS-3410 cameras.  We’ll also have a webcam camera for the can. 

Each of the cameras will link to a computer – the computer will both store the feed for us to use at a higher resolution in the edit suite, AND send an adapted resolution feed to the DFL-800 for upload.  The DFL-800 assigns the cameras to a set internet connection so we’ll have at least 0.5Mbps picture quality. 

That’s the input, and the output will be serviced through Justin.tv.

We want to put each camera feed up to Justin.tv – who uses a flash server.  They will then host the multiple camera feeds and offer a chatroom.  Our website thepeepdiaries.com would then gather the feeds and the chat room using various APIs for you guys to watch and comment.

As a beta I’m going to set up the Chocolate Box Entertainment reception area under a livestream tomorrow afternoon.  Watch the tweets!

I hope you do watch and comment, because we need you to participate! 

I also hope it all goes smoothly…



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