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Offline mauro63

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Webcam Ecowitt
« on: July 30, 2020, 10:56:49 AM »
 Link to my Meteonetwork post, with first impressions and some images about new Ecowitt webcam

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https://forum.meteonetwork.it/stazioni-meteorologiche-ecowitt-fine-offset/169200-webcam-ecowitt.html

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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 11:15:49 AM »
Nice.

I am a little discouraged that Ecowitt.net requires the use of their own web cam. Understandable from a lot of perspectives.

Their are alternative ways, but not supported on most weather sites. (which I think is a shame, oh and try to get a web cam working on WU)

this mine, self hosted. https://rovr1.com/wind/weather.html


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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 10:58:46 AM »
Link to my Meteonetwork post, with first impressions and some images about new Ecowitt webcam

Mauro

https://forum.meteonetwork.it/stazioni-meteorologiche-ecowitt-fine-offset/169200-webcam-ecowitt.html

Do you have a link to your Ecowitt page? I'm intrigued to see the quality of it!
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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 02:43:36 AM »
Link to my Meteonetwork post, with first impressions and some images about new Ecowitt webcam

Mauro

https://forum.meteonetwork.it/stazioni-meteorologiche-ecowitt-fine-offset/169200-webcam-ecowitt.html

Do you have a link to your Ecowitt page? I'm intrigued to see the quality of it!

sorry for the delay  :oops:

https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index2?id=24522

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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 04:24:39 AM »
Link to my Meteonetwork post, with first impressions and some images about new Ecowitt webcam

Mauro

https://forum.meteonetwork.it/stazioni-meteorologiche-ecowitt-fine-offset/169200-webcam-ecowitt.html

Do you have a link to your Ecowitt page? I'm intrigued to see the quality of it!

sorry for the delay  :oops:

https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index2?id=24522

Thank you! It seems like it runs off the solar panel with batteries?
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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 08:01:13 AM »

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Thank you! It seems like it runs off the solar panel with batteries?
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sorry, my English is not very good, I hope understood well ;)
power is from the black module, inside there are n.3 slots for 18650 lithium rechargeable batteries.
batteries are recharged by the solar panel, one battery is enough for one week without solar radiation
now, in my power module, I've installed n.2 18650 batteries

Mauro

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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 09:05:28 AM »
It should be noted that this is a very early model and production models probably will be slightly different
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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2020, 12:46:34 AM »
Please excuse my ignorance but may I ask what is the benefits of having a Webcam via weather network vs a regular, security Webcam?

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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2020, 05:56:59 AM »
That is a good question.

Best I can tell is that there is a cost of business associated with a weather network accepting webcam data. A free public network such as WU can absorb the cost of added bandwidth and storage by charging for the data usage to their clients. But a private manufacturer weather network such as Ecowitt.net finds itself in the predicament of how to provide webcam service when they aren't monetizing the data. The solution for the manufacturer's weather network to exist comes from the sale of weather stations. But the added cost of webcam support seems to have been decided to be solved by also selling the webcam itself in order for the station owner to have a webcam image be displayed on their weather station dashboard for the online service.

This to me seems like an unfortunate decision. Many of us already have a webcam image that we can share to the many online services. Needing a proprietary webcam in order to have an image on the manufacturer's service seems unnecessary. Besides the public is not going to Ecowitt.net when it requires a free account creation.

However obvious it may have seemed that the decision for a manufacturer to provide webcam image was to require the proprietary webcam sale, is not true in every case. Take for instance Ambientweather.net that has recently said that they will provide webcam support and that it will not require proprietary webcam nor a direct webcam sale. Meaning anyone will be able to add their existing Webcam to the service. It seems like they can justify the added expense by considering the added cost as part of the value add equation to their customers. Also Ambientweather.net is accessible without a login, granted some features are limited when you don't log in.
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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2020, 06:26:07 AM »
Hi, Galfert. You made a perfectly reasonable point regarding the usage of this camera. To clarify first, this camera is only capable of taking pictures, no steam video. The camera shoot a picture once very 5 minutes, and this is to minimize the load to their server.   I think the purpose of this camera is more for storing the image like weather or the growth of corps on a farm.  With the help of AI processing capability, it can be used for analyzing software to judge the status of plants growth or any other interested topics behind.   

So weather camera is a by product usage.

No body know how this product will be end up with in future. So this is a test-idea product at this stage.

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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #10 on: Today at 03:37:28 AM »


Thank you! It seems like it runs off the solar panel with batteries?
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sorry, my English is not very good, I hope understood well ;)
power is from the black module, inside there are n.3 slots for 18650 lithium rechargeable batteries.
batteries are recharged by the solar panel, one battery is enough for one week without solar radiation
now, in my power module, I've installed n.2 18650 batteries

Mauro
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Do you know if you can see the latest image on its own without the timelapse? I'm not sure if you could pass that back to them as feedback but I'd like to be able to share the single latest image whilst having the timelapse on its side.
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Re: Webcam Ecowitt
« Reply #11 on: Today at 04:20:19 AM »


Thank you! It seems like it runs off the solar panel with batteries?

sorry, my English is not very good, I hope understood well ;)
power is from the black module, inside there are n.3 slots for 18650 lithium rechargeable batteries.
batteries are recharged by the solar panel, one battery is enough for one week without solar radiation
now, in my power module, I've installed n.2 18650 batteries

Mauro
[/quote]

Do you know if you can see the latest image on its own without the timelapse? I'm not sure if you could pass that back to them as feedback but I'd like to be able to share the single latest image whilst having the timelapse on its side.
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Just done some days ago, Ecowitt are working to add this function

Mauro