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Hurricane Watch Expands Through The 'Eyes' of Internet Webcams

Sep 05, 2008 (08:09 AM EDT)
URL: http://www.techweb.com/show-press-release/X719554/hurricane-watch-expands-through-the-eyes-of-internet-webcams.html

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthCam, the world premier global webcam network, today invited webcam owners in the path of possible hurricanes Hanna, Ike and Josephine to post live views of their local areas.

As hurricane Gustav raged last weekend, EarthCam visitors tripled the traffic on the popular international site to view local weather cameras from already existing MyCam and public webcams.

With the free "MyCam" software, anyone can share and save live images on an easily created personal homepage that includes local time and weather conditions.

Using the new version of the free software, residents can transmit their personal weather experience on their own webcam homepages choosing from a distinctive, expanded group of templates. In addition, the software enables creation of a photo gallery from webcams, PCs, digital cameras and mobile phones. The webcam homepage can also be easily linked to or from existing websites.

The EarthCam editor offers a library of themes and the option to create personalized themes, as well as color text fonts and formatting. Each webcam site includes the opportunity to market websites to generate funds.

All websites submitted will be considered for promotion on the EarthCam site.

EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world with more than 200,000 unique visitors daily. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its corporate clients. Clients include Panasonic, NASA, Pfizer, PBS, Sprint, Chevrolet, Yahoo!, Disney, Coca-Cola, Hawaiian Tropic, Anheuser-Busch, the Seattle Space Needle, and Prudential among others. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as international concerts, Mardi Gras, the New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Year's Eve in Times Square, and Fleet Week activities in New York.

Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com .

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