Author: HD Relayhttps://www.hdrelay.com
Our business of provisioning live video systems for online viewing, recording, and marketing was created out of a brief meeting in 1995 on a remote beach in southern Costa Rica. The meeting between our CEO and a Yahoo contractor lasted only about 10 minutes, however what was discussed remained as the basis of what HD Relay is today. During that meeting the concept of using networked web based cameras and computers to view and interact online with remote beaches, travel destinations, action sports resorts, and wildlife was discussed in only general details. By 1995 we were missing a few key technology pieces — A reliable video compression standard and an affordable yet fast network uplink needed to deliver the video streams back into our remote servers. It wasn’t until 1998 that we were able to launch what was likely to be the first live 320×280 user controllable 10 fps plus pan tilt zoom live camera in the western United States. This pioneering controllable camera system was named after the Hamel’s brothers in San Diego, CA (a landmark business who commissioned the camera) that quickly become known as the iconic Hamelcam of the late 1990’s. After more than 21 years HD Relay has become much more than a live camera host. We have grown to include worldwide relay server footprint, patents, specialty camera hardware, and our brand new IC|HD™ platform. Our live systems are used worldwide for streaming, time-lapse, recording, live audio, ultra high resolution panoramic, and even mobile video solutions for vehicles.