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|Imagine you have a cctv system that is web viewable.
No problem, there are millions of them out there.
However most people have dynamic IPs, rather than fixed.
Fixed IPs are expensive, so most people will use something like dyndns.org for a workaround.
Again, no problem.
However, this needs to run a regular updater to refix the new IP address to the web address.
This is also, usually, not a problem.
But sometimes it is.
Let us say you go on holiday for two weeks and bring your laptop with you.
So of course the laptop will run the updater and update the local IP of the hotel they are staying in, so no web viewable CCTV!
One alternative is to leave a second pc or laptop running at home all the time.
This is a problem as either people do not have a second computer or are running the risk of buggering up the computer that is left on all the time.
Here is my great idea.
A small box that sits under the modem, connected by a short ethernet wire that monitors the ip address and runs the updater.
Or possibly a wifi modem with an integral unit.
Being a very cut down unit I cannot see it being expensive to build, basically a very reduced pc without any of the bells and whistles.
Is there any members of the community willing to help me with this project?
I can put in this great idea, some capital and my project management skills (sorry about swearing).
I just need a hardware guy and a software chap (Or guyess and chapess, I am not sexist).
I think this could find a market at a selling price of about £70, so we would need to build and distribute for about £50 to give a £20 above the line profit.
Of course the idea being that we get it to a prototype stage and then flog it to one of the big boys.
All profits split fairly of course, and if nothing else it would be an interesting project.
Anyone got any ideas?
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