Installing Webcams in a pub

Hi,

I've been asked to install 3 web cams with live internet feeds in my local. I've never done anything like this before and have a couple of questions.

I've done a little web research on the best and the best value for money Webcams but have any of you got a favourite?

They'll all be connected to the same computer which has about half a dozen USB ports (I don't know why, it just does) am I likely to have any problems running 3 seperate cams from the same PC?

Is there a limit on the length of USB cable extensions? If so, what is the limit? If it's too short what alternatives do I have?

For the feed, I'm thinking of using http://www.easyfreewebcam.com but they want it to be password protected so that only certain people can see it, anyone recommend a free site for live feeds?

Thanks

DROC

For USB length, check out http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/answerstips/story/0,24330,3370002,00.html

some Dlink Wireless webcam would be the best to install and easiest most likely

Thanks guys, I'll check that out

np, hope it works out


i think USB has signal lose after 20 or 30 feet


and if more USB ports is needed, just grab a USB hub

I used a program called Active webcam and had two streams open.

It depends alot of how fast of a stream you'd like to have as well, and the uplink connection.

I'd figure a shot every few seconds would be good enough?

Fin is the Man


knows his shit

Thanks Fin, I'll look up Active Webcam