The IP Camera BSTI PT100V2W appears to be a clone of the Foscam FI8901W which, in turn, is the older brother of the FI8908W.
Therefore the IP Camera Super-Client found on BSTI web site does work with Foscam cameras. The interface is not the clearest and I had a few crashes with it, but it appears to be free (even if a registration is required after some time), so it's still good to take.
More decent is H264WebCam also works with the Foscam FI8908W (selecting BSTI PT100V2W), excepted for the Pan & Tilt function. It exists in free, standard or pro version. It offers motion detection of pre-selected zones, FTP/email alert, recording, and some access control.
WebcamXP gives good results. For the Pan & Tilt to work, the Camera brand selected shouldn't be BSTI, but either Shenzen, or Netwave. This software seems the most capable to me, although it can be slow at times. It's quite complete (webcast, access control, motion and audio detection, email and SMS alert, ... ).
They also provide DirectShow Filters that makes it possible to use the ip camera with Skype for instance.
The 60 days trial version is limited to 1 channel.
Blue Iris also works and includes a lot of features (PTZ, recording, alert to cell phone, IM or email, motion
ZoneTrigger is now reported to work with Foscam cameras using the syntax: http://login:pwd@ipcam_url:port/
vitamin d is a really cool monitoring software featuring people and action rules. Foscam is not listed but can be used as "other" model by specifying http://ipcam_url:port/
vitamin d is available for PC and Mac. The free starter edition allow 1 camera only. Their pricing options are: Basic edition for up to 2 cameras at 49$, and pro edition with unlimited cameras for...199$! Something in between would have been nice for people like myself having 3 cameras! (thanks to Jason for mentioning this application)
Phones with J2ME support
The name Netwave appears in the camera data stream and the Chinese part of their website contains a nice utility: A j2me Camera viewer for mobile phone. It works fine on my SE G705. Keys 2,4,6,8 can be used to Pan & Tilt, 1,3,7,9 for vertical and horizontal "patrols". It now comes on a CD with most recent ip cameras from Foscam.
Esmertec Jbed utility (also here).
"IP Cam Viewer" has support for Foscam FI8908W (with PTZ) and FI8904W. The lite version is already very complete. The pro version allows more cameras and is ads-free.
For iPhone: IPVision Pro. Pan & Tilt is made possible by adding this custom plist. The model to select is Foscam/Generic PTZ and the option "continuous" under settings must be enabled (thanks to kevc for his contribution).
Touch Cams from Perreora .
Live Cams by Barry Egerter
supporting Foscam since ver.3.04, including pan/tilt control since 3.10
(thanks +ke luzes for your info on these two)
Foscam Viewer by Neebii
(thanks ruudje1977 for the info)
Dedicated to Foscam's and compatible clones.
- Camera reboot
- PTZ control as well as Horizontal Patrol
- Brightness and Contrast
- Arm/disarm motion detection + reboot
- Control up to 4 cameras
- Full screen mode.
- Memory for user selection on camera and full screen.
Mozilla Firefox Browser extension:
For more detail, see this review.
Usage: gmotionlive http://user:pwd@camurl/videostream.cgi
Also reported to work with linux phones such as Nokia N900 (Thanks Kevin!)
Smart Baby Monitor
Turn your IP Camera into a Baby Monitor !
· Specially developed for Baby Monitoring (Video + Audio)
· Raises an alarm if an audio activity (crying) detected
· Blanket-kicked-off detection
· Alarm notification via mobile phone through Bluetooth and/or local PC audio
With most camera clients, it is possible to enter a generic cgi command line.
It would look like this for a Foscam camera:
(see the Foscam CGI Guide for detail).