Monday, December 15, 2008

HD Spycam Truly Crushes Employee Morale

Wired

The PR company's email begins thus: "You've never seen a camera like this." And it's true. The Digital Window from Scallop Imaging is a rather neat mix of hack and paranoia, a device cobbled together from five cellphone camera lenses, an Ethernet powered box and software which stitches the whole lot together for a seven mega pixel, 15 frames per second, 180º view.

That, for the number-hungry, is a whopping 100 mega pixels per second over 10/100 Ethernet, enough to fill a terabyte hard drive in, well, pretty fast.

To further increase employee paranoia, you'll never know when the camera is looking at you. Because of the 180º view and high-definition, a digital zoom combined with digital pan mean the the cameras never move when looking around.

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