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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:18 am

Thanks for the update on Orpen Cam Danie :thumbs_up:

Hope it is nothing major/costly :hmz: and looking forward to seeing it back up and running with great colours again! :D
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:44 am

Thanks Danie for the update...please be instrumental in expediting Orpens return.In my opinion one of the most watched and love wbcams :lol:
#just do it Danie :lol: :lol: Please and thank you
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:05 am

Hi Danie,

Do you have a progress report on how the surgery on Orpen Cam is coming along?We sure do miss that Cam :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:07 am

Mischief wrote:Hi Danie,

Do you have a progress report on how the surgery on Orpen Cam is coming along?We sure do miss that Cam :gflower:

Also looking forward to the return of Orpen! :hmz:

Good morning Danie :D
Also noticed the cam sightings times are not in sinc with real time. They are ahead by approximately 3- 4mins.
Trust this will be something you will be able to adjust for us! :pray:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Danie » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:21 pm

Mischief wrote:Hi Danie,

Do you have a progress report on how the surgery on Orpen Cam is coming along?We sure do miss that Cam :gflower:

Hi Mischief

Sadly no good news so far. The webcam is with the technicians here in Gauteng (I spoke to them earlier today). Still very ill but too early to say as all tests have not been completed yet. I should be able to get more detailed feedback tomorrow. So far it looks like the network portion of the webcam has some injuries as well :cry:

BUT there is some good news as well around the Nossob webcam! See my next message below (and under Cam chit chat)! :)
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Danie » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:21 pm

Good News: Nossob Webcam :dance:

I could finally program the presets on the web camera for the different angles again via the satellite link to Nossob!

This means.....Automatic TOURING could be activated again on Nossob webcam! I have programmed the following angles/views/presets onto the webcam:
  • Position 1: Wide Angle of the water hole plus view of Nossob rivier and skyline
  • Position 2: Water hole zoomed (whole of waterhole visible)
  • Position 3: Left hand side of water hole (zoomed in)
  • Position 4: Middle portion of water hole (zoomed in)
  • Posiiton 5: Right hand side of water hole (zoomed in)
The automatic tour will move to each position/angle as per the list above and will pause for 30 seconds at each position/angle before moving on to the next position and will start at position 1 again after completing position 5

This means that small and large animals will again be easier to identify during this process! Enjoy! :D
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:47 pm

Hi Danie..thanks for the progress report.Poor Orpen Cam :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: we cammers trust that the Cam will soon be on some road back to recovery AT ORPEN!

Wow and great news about Nossob...bet Mel from Australia will be as thrilled as we are!Thank you for all the :think: :think: :think: :think: Much appreciated
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:20 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Good morning Danie :D
Also noticed the cam sightings times are not in sinc with real time. They are ahead by approximately 3- 4mins.
Trust this will be something you will be able to adjust for us! :pray:

Hi Danie :), great news re the Nossob Cam. :clap: Thank you. :thumbs_up:

Re Trrp=trrrrrrrr's quote above, will they reset the times? Any answer perhaps?
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by garfieldsmom » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:47 pm

Hi there...just enquiring about my beloved Orpen Cam again! Is there any update on my poor ill friend? Best regards

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:51 pm

Sorry :k no recent updates, but am crossing my fingers and toes, Garfieldsmom :thumbs_up:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by garfieldsmom » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:22 pm

Eeew, Thanks Matthys! My favourite cam at the moment....hope it will be back soon. Saw some wonderful sightings in the weeks leading up to it's ïllness"...including leopard and lion and plenty more animals besides. Our next trip to KNP (and my favourite camp, Orpen) only in 6 months time so am seriously missing my Orpen "fix"" :cry: Regards.

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:20 pm

We all are having terrible withdrawal symptoms and missing Orpen cam but hoping that Danie our Tech Guru works a Christmas miracle! :pray: :pray: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:14 am

Orpen Cam has now been done for close to 8 weeks...in approximately 3 weeks most of the larger concerns nationwide will be closing down for the festive season.So the chances Danie are zilch,nada,nothing is going to be happening at Orpen until the new year? :evil: :evil: :( :(
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:09 pm

SANParks is governed by strict procurement policies which will add some time to the delivery and installation of a new webcam for Orpen.


Knowing what it takes for SANParks to maintain a clean audit; procurement of anything takes ages and ages - we will just have to have patience, hard as it is for us :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:58 pm

DinkyBird wrote:
SANParks is governed by strict procurement policies which will add some time to the delivery and installation of a new webcam for Orpen.


Knowing what it takes for SANParks to maintain a clean audit; procurement of anything takes ages and ages - we will just have to have patience, hard as it is for us :gflower:


I hear you DinkyBird...I will try hard to excercise my patience as you have suggested.
Matthys..yes I have seen those responses on FB.....my point was ...no recent feedback ....that is nearly 6 weeks old.

DB :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: will try the patience route :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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