We are often asked what webcams or WiFi cameras we recommend people use with iCam and the iCamSource.
iCam and the iCamSource are compatible with USB, FireWire, and Built-In webcams in addition to network IP cameras that support JPEG or MJPEG (Motion-JPEG) video streaming.USB, FireWire & Built-In Webcams
We currently use the Logitech Webcam Pro 9000
in both Windows and Mac OS X. (Yes, it does work in Mac OS X even though it does claim to only support Windows.)
Any USB, FireWire, or Built-In webcam that is compatible with your computer's operating system should also be compatible with the iCamSource.Ethernet & WiFi Network IP Cameras
We currently use and/or recommend the following network IP cameras: Ethernet OnlyAirLink101 SkyIPCam500Ethernet & WiFiLinksys WVC54GCALinksys WVC80NAirLink101 SkyIPCam500WAirLink101 SkyIPCam747WAirLink101 SkyIPCam1500WAirLink101 SkyIPCam1747W
All of the above network IP cameras claim that they only support Windows (no Mac OS X) but they do indeed work with Macs. (That is what we use them with.)
The problem is that they do require Windows to do the initial setup to get them connected to your network. We have now developed a utility which can do the initial setup for the AirLink cameras (and others) from a Mac or iOS device: http://skjm.com/ipcamconfig/
Once they are on your network, you can access them with a Mac.
There may be IP cameras that can be setup without Windows, but we haven't personally used or come across any. There are online guides to setting up various "Windows-only" cameras on a Mac, but they are more cumbersome than if you had a Windows machine available, or Windows running in Parallels or VMWare Fusion on your Mac:http://xmetal.me/index.php?id=15http://www.networkwebcams.com/ip-camera-learning-center/2008/05/15/howto-set-up-an-axis-ip-camera-using-a-mac/http://www.amazon.com/review/R1VTEFEEWY0OCI/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
If you are interested in a Pan-Tilt
webcam or network IP camera that you can control with iCam, we discuss those here: http://skjm.com/forum/index.php?topic=3162.0
- We have also been using the two WiFi Foscam models listed below for a while and they work just as well as the AirLink cameras, in our experience. Foscam FI890WFoscam FI891W
Also, for our Mac users, Foscam cameras do include a Mac installation utility.