One of our last tasks for 2011 has been to install the new and much-vaunted Axis 3344 HD camera. It’s a great model and works perfectly with our Milestone XProtect surveillance software package. We’ve also run some live streaming tests and initial results are very good. For now the world will have to wait for CSU to return to work next week before we can put the paperwork through the system to modify the nest camera feed to this new camera on our webpage. Stay with us for a bit longer!
At this point I’d like to give a huge thanks to Basil at Lan1 in Melbourne for all the months of discussions (and a meeting in Melbourne) we’ve had about IP cameras, appropriate technology, configurations and ultimately the recommendation and supply via Shane at IP Video Solutions. Basil and Shane saw our vision and share our enthusiasm. We wouldn’t have got to this point without them – cheers guys, appreciated! More to come; we’re now well on our way in funding for the second HD camera & upgraded servers, and we have some new ideas for Basil and Shane too …
It was a gamble, as usual, to find a “window” of vacancy up the Concrete Hilton and there were some tentative moments when a feeding took place down below in the trees, with one near fly-past but ultimately no disturbance. The minimum amount of time was spent with the hatch open and on descending the tower a young bird was noticed quietly sitting on the microwave dish just around the corner. Monitoring shows at least one youngster still spends most nights in the eyrie.
Rob Bicknell from 30 Beaufighter Association dropped in just before Christmas and left us with a list of amazing close-up images from the camera trip earlier in December. With Rob’s permission we’ll make some shots available shortly, and you’ll also be able to see some examples at future public events & talks. Outstanding work – thanks so much, Rob!
Happy New Year to all our supporters and viewers, from FalconCam Project members Cilla, Scott, Ron and Ian!