Snap Information Technologies have been fortunate enough to be finalists in the 2014 New Zealand Innovators Awards - Innovation in Agriculture & Environment category.
Click below for a link to the list of finalists and other information:
Check out the Auckland live streaming camera below for real-time action.
A right royal botch-up with the Wellington weather today, even the Wellington wind has failed to turn up. Not sure where the Royal flight will go now but Paraparaumu airport is looking clear.
We have just finished a long awaited upgrade of the Auckland City live cameras.
Part of this upgrade has been adding live streaming features - these should go live across all our syndication partners shortly.
Auckland City - 90 degrees:
Auckland Harbour / Bridge in the distance - 130 degrees: - Waterfront Auckland Development.
Snap Information Technologies CEO Chris Rodley has been nominated for the 2014 Innovator of the Year in the New Zealander of the Year Awards and has been selected amongst the top 5 semi-finalists.
The winners will be announced at the New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala dinner which is to be held in Auckland on 26th Feb 2014.
Yesterday was an exciting day!!
History was made as Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust transferred three NZ falcon chicks to their new home at Rotorua Museum as part of the first ever urban release of an endangered species in New Zealand.
A SnapitHD, 130 degree camera has been installed in the nesting box so the chicks can be viewed live on the web as well as on a screen in the Museum as part of the 'On the Wing' exhibition.
History was also made with the launch of the new SnapitHD html5 player and live streaming video camera.
The html5 player will work on all modern browsers (Firefox latest, Chrome latest, Safari latest and IE latest), iPhone / iPad, Android browsers with html5 support.
Flash will still be served if html5 support is not available and a latest live jpeg will be displayed if flash is not available or is an older version.
This means we can serve live content to every user who views the camera, regardless of the age of their computer or operating system they are running.
On top of this SnapitHD cameras are now capable of live streaming video!
This is something we have been working on for a long time and there is no system *to our knowledge* that is capable of delivering live video from the same code base that is truly cross platform and works on all modern browsers and mobile devices.
The camera is able to stream live from an ADSL connection (even dial-up) and uses very little bandwidth.
If no one is watching then it won't stream from the host site and as soon as a user clicks to open the player then the live stream will begin transmitting. This means that bandwidth from the camera is minimized.
We have found that even though we are live streaming from a camera on our ADSL office connection the internet is still very usable for browsing and downloading - in a busy IT office.
You will also notice that we have added some social media buttons to the left hand side with Google+, Facebook and Twitter integration directly into the player. This will allows users to post easily onto their timelines without leaving the site to do so.
As always, we are keen on your feedback.
This is a beta, early adopter release - if you see any bugs or have any issues let me know by emailing email@example.com
One of our new SnapitHD cameras with a 130 degree lens has replaced the previous SnapitHD model. Note the difference in the shots.