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SAN FRANCISCOEarthCam, a provider of webcam technology and services, has offered support for the H.265 video streaming codec in its professional construction cameras. The announcement was made at ENR FutureTech, the construction tech industry event.

This latest enhancement is available in the company’s GigapixelCam X1 camera system for the construction and entertainment industries. Additional benefits include new pan, tilt and zoom controls, and a newly reengineered software-as-a-service platform.

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“The incorporation of H.265 embraces our lean communication practices, while providing a path to take full advantage of future technologies, such as 5G, as they become available,” said Bill Sharp, senior vice president, product development and strategy for EarthCam.

With support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265, EarthCam clients will have quicker access to higher-quality video streams, while utilizing substantially less data throughout the process.

Founded in 1996, EarthCam is a provider of webcam content and camera hardware and has a global network of owned-and-operated live streaming webcams.

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