WisCam Q&A Updating..
1,Q: What is WisCam?
A: RAK WisCam is the Modular Based Evaluation Kit to help the developer to design Wi-Fi video product with Linux OS. WisCam can transmit video through Wi-Fi to APPs. This document mainly describes the hardware structure of WisCam and how to use WisCam’s basic function. For example, play video in the mobile app or Windows program.
2,Q: Why I should buy the WisCam?
Add video or image to Real-time preview in APPs
Build P2P Cloud server and transmit video and control data anywhere when you access into internet
All software source code are available on Github and Hardware open all design
Fully compatible with Arduino UNO development board in hardware
The source code of mobile app is available on github
Fast to build the prototype for your application demos
Design the products not only linux but also Arduino devices.
Q: What’s function of the WisCam?
CPU is built on the ARM926EJ- 32-bit RISC CPU core. The frequency can be up to 200MHz@1.8V.
WisCam supports WI-FI IEEE 802.11 b/g/n protocol, 1T1R antenna and SDIO interface. High-speed wireless connection can be up to 150 Mbps.
WisCam provides UART interface to communicate with Host MCU or Arduino board. This allows you to focus on your application development.
Provides a 10-bit ADC, a MIC-phone, a UART, a speaker and a dozen of GPIOs
Record up to 640x480@30FPS RGB MJPEG video.
Provide multiple accessories to make your application more amusing and easier to use
Q: Who will pay the interesting for WisCam?
The R&D or product team at the company who make video product
Engineer developer interesting Linux OS
Open source developer for Arduino
Maker who make your video or image idea coming ture
Robot or toys team to making product amusing
Student to learn linux programming from Junior to senior
The function demos that product integrate the WisCam
Update the Tutorial video in RAK youtube channel
Update the how to compile the source code video in RAK youtube channel
Update the how to use Peripherals(PWM,I2C,GPIO,ADC etc.) video in RAK youtube channel
Update Controling toys with Ardunio video in RAK youtube channel
3,Q: How it works?
1:WisCam build in P2P Cloud server, the developer can use WisCam to build similar product like IP-Camera .
2:WisCam build in RTSP server, the engineers can develop smartphone APPs or Windows Software.
3:Developer can program inside the WisCam base on linux to realize his own application code
4:WisCam compatible to Arduino Shield,you can use UART to communication with Arduino core to leverage the plenty demos base on Arduino
5:WisCam can communicate with Windows PC via USB UVC protocol
6:WisCam can record video or snap image automatically.
7:WsiCam add your product not only Real-time video but also remote control or get status
8:WsiCam will add vision algorithm to make your product more and more amusing
9:WsiCam make you learning wifi driver ,image sensor driver ,UVC driver ,P2P cloud driver and linux OS.
4,Q: Compare to other solution, what’s the advantage?
WisCam’s competitior: Openmv, is a typical hardware solution for image embedded module
Company website: http://openmv.io/
WisCam base on Linux OS, which haves high performance to encode video or image. We spent lots of the development time to reduce the code size to match Linux architecture
WisCam open all source code to engineer to build your application
WisCam can be up to 640x480@30FPS video
WisCam have the high performance video and audio processing to
Compare to linkplay made, RAK WisCam is mostly like a open source module not just a wifi speaker modules.
The developer can use WisCam UART to connect the HOST-MCU ,such as Arduino.
WisCam provide the SDK with plenty open IO like UART,ADC,GPIO,I2C etc.
5,Q: How Many way Wiscam can play video now?
USB UVC mode
WIFI Camera playing in Android , IOS ,Windows APP.
6,Q: How Many Functions inside the WisCam?
USB HOST/ USB Device
P2P Cloud server
7, Q: What can customers do with WisCam today?
WisCam can access to a lot of field about video ,audio and wifi application.
IP CAMERA with P2P Cloud Server
USB Camera with UVC Protocol
Motion detection for security applications
With QR Code Detection/Decoding you can make smart robots or toys
Detect Frame or Image differencing to execute different action
Face Detection to count Human traffic
Motion tracking to control your deivce to move
2D barcodes Detection/Decoding