Wireless Webcam as System Camera

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Hello,

I'm looking for Wireless WebCam (battery powered) that can be connected to my Windows or Mac PC and be seen as a "system device".

In other words, for the OS it would appear the same way a USB connected device would. This would then allow me to use the camera in all ways a normal, USB wired camera can be used.

Thank in advance!
Jason

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OK, so does the PC have bluetooth? Are you going to WIFI into the PC? Can the PC broadcast? Remember, bluetooth is not really secure!
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Hey ac3mark,

My specific use case is to use the camera with a browser running "apps" like Hangouts which is Google's conferencing software based on WebRTC.

Therefore the browser needs to see the camera as a "system device". We could used WiFi or Bluetooth to accomplish this though would prefer WiFi as it is slightly more ubiquitous.

Regarding "Can the PC broadcast?" Yes, BUT again, the broadcasting would be be handled by the WebApp NOT the camera or custom camera software.

Thanks!
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So, you are really asking for a APPSERVER, which is not an easy solution. there are plenty of APPS out there, but they cost! You are asking for a complex solution, that we as volunteers, will not have the time to develop.

You should look into FLASH, or something like that, as it has built in camera controls! As for moving the camera, does your manufacturer offer an API (application programming interface) for "hooking" into the camera?
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Hey ace3mark,

I think possibly you have misunderstood me. I am not looking to develop a hangouts app.

I am happy with Hangouts. Right now it captures the video from my laptops built in camera OR if I connect a USB WebCam, it uses that video. GREAT! But now I would simply like to swap out the "traditional" USB camera for a "wireless" camera.

Because Hangouts, in reality the browser in which it runs, will take the video from a system registered device (traditionally wired USB). I am looking for a camera which connects wirelessly BUT ends up looking the same as a wired camera to the OS and therefore to the browser.

An example might be the following: XXXX

However the reviews are quite poor. This particular device uses a purely hardware based solution to be wireless. The "wireless" communications are between a USB dongle and the camera. For the PC the camera is actually "wired".

This is an acceptable solution provided of course it works well. I could also imagine other manufacturers with an IP based camera having drivers which capture the video from the IP and then pipe it into the USB stack allowing the PC to see it as any other "wired" USB device.

Do you know of any WebCam that uses Bluetooth + driver(?), IP + driver, WiFi + driver or even USB dongle, to allow for a "wire free" device to be seen as a system device?

Thanks!
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If you could have only articulated this from the start.

What STACK do you wish for this device to operate on? Perhaps you have your layers wrong?
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