Camera kit for remote monitoring

Paul Boughton

Rabbit Semiconductor Inc’s Camera Interface Application Kit is an embedded device used in an event-triggered monitoring system.

Web-based event monitoring is used in applications such as visual remote monitoring, security, asset management, alarm systems and other applications.

The Camera Interface Application Kit combines the industry-proven RCM3365 RabbitCore module, with a VGA camera module and an infrared motion sensor.

The RabbitCore module features GPIO and Ethernet connectivity and provides the intelligence to receive input from a motion sensor and trigger a ‘photo capture’, and then activates a user-configured action such as an email notification, or an FTP upload of the photo - all controlled from an easy-to-use web interface.

Design engineers will enjoy the time and cost-savings of the Camera Interface Application Kit. The kit contains two servomotors that provide pan-and-tilt motion for the camera, an infrared motion detector for event triggering, and a RCM3365 for embedded control. The kit's robust features offer numerous implementation possibilities using the Dynamic C development software and included FAT File System software module.

The password-protected web interface is served by the RabbitCore module, and can be accessed from anywhere in the world using a standard web browser.

The included RCM3365 provides up to 128 MB of removable memory storage and 10/100Base-T Ethernet connectivity, which allows the user to store and manage large photos, receive email event notifications, or transfer logged files to an FTP server.

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