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Did anyone try to connect web-cameras to USBAnywhere ?

IF Yes, please share your experience:
1) Did it work smoothly ?
2) Did You try to connect 2+ cameras to the same unit ?


3) Thanks for any information.
asked Jun 30, 2006 in USB Serial by diza_in New to the Community (0 points)

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Hi,

Yes, you can use webcam's on the AnywhereUSB successfully. However be aware that for best performance you'll probably only be able to run about two at the same time.

Also be aware that most webcams use isochronous transfers which the AnywhereUSB does not support.

The best webcam I have work on the AnywhereUSB is our Watchport/V2. You may find more info on the www.digi.com website if you're interested.

Feel free to contact me direclty if you have further questions.

Regards,

Mike Swift
Digi Tech Support
answered Jul 31, 2006 by swifty32661 Seasoned Professional (185 points)
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I try to connect a Logitech Fusion webcam to AnywhereUSB/5. The awusbcheck.exe tool reports the camera as a compatible device! The installation of the Logitech drivers (on W2K3 SP2) was not really successful. The server now crashes with a bluescreen within 20 seconds after every attempt to connect to the cam... :-(
answered Mar 13, 2007 by joe New to the Community (7 points)
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Joe,

I'm sorry but unfortunately our checker program isn't a "catch all". It only checks to see if the USB device is reporting isochronous transfers.

Even though this camera doesn't actually report isochronous transfers it still uses isochronous transfers because of the built in microphone. Since the microphone portion is not reported as a "usb device" per se, our checker program can't catch it.

If you want to use a webcam on the AnywhereUSB it has to be one that does not have a mic built into it. I apologize, I should have clarified that in my original response.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=2204,CONTENTID=10562
answered Mar 13, 2007 by swifty32661 Seasoned Professional (185 points)
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In fact I'm not interested in the microphone - would it work somehow without this feature, or do they only work together?
answered Mar 13, 2007 by joe New to the Community (7 points)
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Jim,

We've tried to disable Mics on the webcams but I haven't had any luck getting it to install anyway. It's usually something in the firmware descriptor that still is reporting to the operating system even though the mic is disabled in device manager.

I am speculating that the only way to get it to work is to physically disable the mic somehow but I really don't even know for sure if that would work. Where exactly during the installation is it hanging up at?
answered Mar 13, 2007 by swifty32661 Seasoned Professional (185 points)
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I believe these entries in the AnywhereUSB event log are related with my Logitech QuickCam Fusion attempt:

00000021 ! Assertion Failed in "usbdlib.c" Line 407
"NumIntf > 0"
Firmware v1.90.5 Uptime 30 sec
Registers: 08064718 08064724 00000197 00359278
0000001C 00359278 0036B8A0 00000000
00000022 00000197 08064718 08064724
08064718 003591F0 08004408 08015844
Stack: 0036BD04 00359344 0034148C 0036B8A0
00000000 00000000 00000000 00359320
0035925C 0800DEE8 08004380 FFFFFFFF
00359290 0805C180 00000000 00000000
00000000 0035DEA0 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
answered Mar 13, 2007 by joe New to the Community (7 points)
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Joe,

The entries you provided are unfortunately not going to be of any use.

If disabling the mic doesn't allow the installation to work you're just not going to be able to use that camera.

Mike
answered Mar 13, 2007 by swifty32661 Seasoned Professional (185 points)
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Joe,

I just found out that we have one of those cameras here. I'll see what I can do with it and let you know.

Mike
answered Mar 13, 2007 by swifty32661 Seasoned Professional (185 points)
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Joe,

Unfortunately I just can't get the camera to work on our AnywhereUSB.

I wish there was more that I could do. Please let me know if I can of any other assistance.

Best regards,

Mike
answered Mar 13, 2007 by swifty32661 Seasoned Professional (185 points)
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