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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:31 pm

Thanks Matthys :k I thought my flu medicine was making me see pink elephants :tongue:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:23 pm

Mischief wrote:Thanks Matthys :k I thought my flu medicine was making me see pink elephants :tongue:


Hope you feel better soon. :D :gflower: Don't worry, I also saw pink elephants. :D
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:29 pm

I think :hmz: the light is back to normal :
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by vecopoer67 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:36 pm

Yes ! But now there are some strange animals on it ! :wink:

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:40 pm

I am very :mrgreen:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Danie » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:21 pm

A bit of feedback on Nossob webcam (static angle at the moment - no automatic touring)
The camera as per its specs can do the tour and has done so for a long time. When the camera was moved to the new waterhole, the reprogramming of the preset positions was needed (as the angle and "stop points" for the pre-programmed tour changed). For some reason I can't get the programmed positions to save on the camera. It can only be because of two issues:
  • the speed/capacity via the satellite link to Nossob I am using to program the cam is not sufficient OR
  • the camera itself is faulty or needs a reset to default. We don't want to reset it as it might take the camera completely off the network and then no images will be available at all as the reset will also change the IP address (fixed) of the camera and we don't want that :) as it will force a technician to drive all the way to Nossob (and back) from Gauteng (over 2000km in total) which is quite costly :wall:
As soon as a technician needs to visit Nossob for other purposes as well, this will be combined in his trip. The camera might need a bit of surgery and setting/resetting directly via cable plugged into it as remotely it does not want to save the settings. The settings are the preprogrammed positions I program the camera to follow during its tour.

In the meantime, enjoy the 'static' image of the waterhole at Nossob!
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:47 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Danie :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by ritad » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:51 pm

Thank you Danie :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by melph68 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:53 am

Thanks for the info about Nossob cam Danie :gflower: :gflower:

Also thanks for fixing up the focus on Satara cam :D :D :D
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:38 am

Danie,thank you for the comprehensive info regarding Nossob.Is there in any likelihood in the very near future that Orpen cam can be operating again in normal colour?Orpen cam seems to have been a problem cam for more than a week now.Please help.
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by vinkie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:33 pm

Thank you Danie
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Danie » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:39 pm

Orpen Webcam taken offline

Unfortunately we had to remove the webcam from Orpen to send it in for repairs to fix the issue that the image turned pink and then black and white :cry: . Hopefully the technicians can put the colour back in the webcam! We tried everything around the settings remotely but to no avail.

The Orpen webcam will thus be down/offline for the next week or two as it must be shipped to Gauteng and then repaired (if worthwhile). If the cost to repair is too high, the webcam will be replaced with a new one. It is difficult to put a date to this as it all depends on the fault, repair/replace and installation again.

Thanks for your patience!

Enjoy the other 3 webcams in the meantime! :)

We will all miss the Orpen Webcam while it is having "surgery"!
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:45 pm

A get well soon :gflower: for Orpen cam and thank you for the feedback, very much appreciated Danie :D
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by garfieldsmom » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:23 pm

Eish. :shock: .thanks for the update. I am in serious withdrawal! Orpen cam has provided THE most wonderful sightings in the past few weeks...I go in daily for my Kruger "fix" and am now taking serious strain! :? But thanks all for your good work.

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:32 pm

Great to have you posting on the forums, :D Garfieldsmom and agree with Orpen cam giving us wonderful sightings 8)
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