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Instructions of Hootoo IP Camera Setup and Software Firmware update

March 31, 2017

Recently more and more customers have purchased Hootoo IP camera. For some green hand, it requires more to set up this Hootoo IP camera. As a consequence, I prefer to post the Hootoo IP camera setup steps. Hope this will help you while receiving our products.

Step 1: Hardware Instruction.
1. Install the Wi-Fi antenna.
2. Plug the power adaptor into camera.
3. Plug the network cable into camera and router/switch.

Step 2: Software Installation.
Install the follow software:
1. IP Camera Tool: Open the CD, click “IPCamSetup.exe””Next””Next””Close”.
2. ActiveX: Click “Appinstall.exe””Next””Install””Finish”.
After this done, the icon “IP Camera Tool” will be displayed on desktop.

Step 3: Real-time Video Demonstration.
1. Login:
Double click “IP Camera Tool” icon on desktop, search the IP address, choose the one of your camera, double click to go to IE login interface.
Default username: admin
Password: no password.
2. Choose the language.
English, Chinese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Korean optional.
3. Choose the work mode.
IE browser: choose ActiveX mode.
Safari, Firefox, Google browser: Server push mode.
Mobile phone: sign in mobile phone.
4. Sign in.
Click Sign In, then can get video on real-time.

No pictures problem with ActiveX Settings for IE Browser

If use IE browser to connect the camera for the 1st time, maybe there is no image displayed, and there will be a clue to install the ActiveX. In this case, please do the follow steps:
1. Close the firewall of your computer.
2. Change the ActiveX settings, “IE” browser > “Tool” > “Internet Options” > “Security”> “Custom Level” > “ActiveX control and Plug-ins”, all the ActiveX options set to be “Enable”:
In addition: you can also click “start” menu->”Internet Explorer”, choose “Internet attributes ” to enter, or via “Control Panel” ->”Internet Explorer”, enter to Security setting.
3. If there is still no image, please close your anti-virus software, and then try step 1 & 2 again.

Wireless Settings
1. Make sure the router is wireless router.
2. Make sure the Wi-Fi antenna installed.
3. Make sure whether there is encryption of the WLAN of router, if there is encryption, keep the key.
4. Login the camera, click “Network”>”Wireless Lan Settings”>”Scan”, please scan 2 times, then you will find the WLAN from the list, choose the one you use.
5. If there is no encryption, just click “Submit”, if there is encryption, please input the key, then click “Submit”.
6. Wait about 30 seconds, the camera will reboot, then unplug the network cable.

How to use DDNS
1. Login the camera:
Click “Network”>”DDNS Service Settings”.
2. Choose the DDNS, there are 2 options:
Manufacturers DDNS: This domain is provided by manufacturer.
Third Party DDNS: This domain is provided by the 3rd party, such as Dyndns, Oray, 3322 etc.
Third Party DDNS
If you use third party DDNS, please choose the server you use, such as “3322.org” or “dyndns.org” as below:
You have to register an account firstly, keep the user, password, host, then input it.
Note: Only one DDNS can be chosen, for example, if you use manufacturers DDNS, the 3rd one wont work, if use the 3rd DDNS, the manufacturers one wont work.
3. Change the cameras port.
The default port of camera is “80”, please change “80” to any other one you like, such as “81”, “100”, “8091” etc.
Click “OK”, the camera will reboot, wait about 30 seconds.
Make sure the “Subnet Mask”, “Gateway”, “DNS Server” is the same as your router.
4. Set Port Forwarding in the router.
This is the most important step. Set port forwarding in router refer to the IP of your camera correctly, then the DDNS will work. Because there are so many kinds of routers from all over the world, so its difficult to show a fix steps, but there are some samples of different routers port forwarding settings as below, just for reference:

TP-LINK:
(1) Login the router.
(2) Choose “Forwarding”, select “Virtual Servers”
(3) Click the Add New button, pop-up below:
Fill the service port (except 80), IP address of the camera, then click Save
The port and IP address should be the same as Camera.

BELKIN:
(1) Login the router.
(2) Choose “Firewall”, select “Virtual Servers”
(3) Input the port (except 80) and IP address, then click save.
Note: The port and IP address should be the same as Camera.

DLINK:
(1) Login the router.
(2) Choose “Advanced”, select “Virtual Servers”
(3) Input the port, IP address, Protocol, then click save.
Note: The “public port” & “private port” should be the same as cameras port, choose the protocol to be “both”.
After all these 4 steps done, then you can use the DDNS freely, check the DDNS status from the camera as below, and get the link of DDNS for internet view.
Step: “Login”>”System”>”Device Info”:

Thanks for your support and attention, for further operation details, please check the full version user manual of our IP Cameras!

Waterproof Mobile Phone Technology Phones You Can Drop Down The Toilet

March 30, 2017

In the past, mobile phone users have always been worried about water damage, and we’re not talking about the phones’ paint job being stained by water. We’re talking about the actual electronics inside the phone being shorted out by moisture. Even the best mobile phone cases still can’t make a waterproof mobile phone a reality, as a watertight case means that you’ll have trouble fiddling with the controls and will affect the phone’s ability to get a signal. What’s worse, the sheer power under the hood of modern smartphones means that a water-sealed thick casing will introduce heating problems later on.

Water Accidents and Consumer Electronics Don’t Mix

With the advent of portable electronic devices, such as tablets, laptops, and smartphones, the possibility of water-related accidents has increased. This is further exacerbated by the continued push for smaller and smaller form factors. The smaller an electronic device becomes, the more susceptible it gets to water damage. Additionally, the smaller it is, the easier it gets to accidentally lose your grip or to drop it somewhere that is wet.

In the past, repairing a soaked phone would have cost almost as much as buying a new one in repairs, which ended in a lot of users simply choosing to buy new phones instead of going through the hassle of having the old one repaired. But now, technology has caught up and manufacturers are now able to produce examples of a true waterproof mobile phone, which doesn’t rely on water-sealed cases nor “rugged” case designs intended to withstand rough conditions. The true water-resistant phones these days are stylish, sleek phones that are simply designed to be capable of functioning even when wet.

Examples of Waterproof Mobile Phone

At the recent CES (Consumer Electronics Show), electronics giant Sony has unveiled a true water-resistant phone called the Sony Xperia Z, which features Sony’s usual repertoire of stylish design and functionality, with a new feature: the ability to function even when wet.

According to Sony product manager Sharath Muddaiah, the Sony Xperia Z is not a bunch of electronic components being protected by a water-tight case. Rather, the electronics themselves along with the casing were designed to be water resistant, to the point that you don’t have to worry about accidentally dropping it into a bath tub, as the phone will continue to function. No short circuits, no burn outs – you can start using the phone even without waiting for it to dry. The design, which allows the phone to be immersed in up to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes without getting damaged.

Sony’s patented waterproofing techniques is said to be in the process of being rolled out to many of their portable devices, with some of their newer smartphones like the Acro S and Advance already containing the design feature.

The Achilles heel of Sony’s waterproof phones is the ports. According to Muddaiah, the spaces behind the micro-SIM, junior USB, and headphone connectors are not water-resistant. To compensate, Sony has designed the ports with a material that serves as a water stopper.

Sony is far from being alone in the quest to introduce truly water-resistant mobile phones to consumers, with China’s Huawei also taking a dip in the proverbial pool by introducing their Ascend D2 phone at the recent Mobile World Congress, where they demonstrated the phone’s waterproof capabilities by submerging it in water in front of the audience. Last summer also saw Kyocera introducing the ironically named Hydro smartphone as an example of a waterproof mobile phone.

Motorola also has offerings for thse who insist on waterproof, via their RAZR M, RAZR HD, and RAZR Maxx HD phones. Their approach differs from Sony’s, though. Instead of using water resistant components and water sealed cases, they simply use a splash guard coating on their phones, which is enough to prevent damage from accidental coffee spills or during heavy rain. Their representative refers to the coating as a “hydrophobic nano-coating,” and reveals that it gives the device water-repelling properties. While the hydrophobic nano-coating prevents damage from accidental spills, they warned that the phone is not designed to be submerged in water, unlike the Sony Xperia Z.

Alternative Means of Waterproofing a Phone

If your phone is an old one or doesn’t have a water-resistant design, you’re not completely out of luck, as a startup company called Liquipel has started offering a patented liquid-repellent coating, which can encase electronics in order to keep them dry. The company claims that the coating can make any electronics capable of resisting heavy rain or a quick dunk into water. It’s not a cheap DIY method, though. It costs at least $60, and you need to send your phone to Liquipel and wait for a few days while they apply the coating and ship it back to you.

Unlike Liquipel, which offers waterproofing to consumers after the fact, there are companies like P2i and HzO that have waterproofing technologies targeted towards manufacturers, which are meant to incorporate the technology into their products before releasing them into the market.

Currently, P2i’s technology is already used on Alcatel’s One Touch 997, while HzO has just finalized an Atelier Haute Communication partnership, which will see their technology used on the upcoming elite model of TAG Heuer Android phone.

The Future of Water-Resistant Phones

One thing to keep in mind about the water-proofing technologies employed by these companies is that they are meant to prevent damage in the case of accidents. They are not meant to make the phone usable during scuba diving and it most definitely isn’t an encouragement to start using your phone in the tub. It’s the key lesson in the whole waterproofing debacle: technology can only do so much. Half of the equation still requires you to be careful and observe proper usage of your mobile phone.

Brief Introduction to DISH Network Learn Before You Buy

March 30, 2017

Amidst a plethora of television providers who are thronging in the market scenario, Satellite Television definitely has created a name for itself. Especially DISH Network, the Colorado based Satellite TV provider, has definitely carved out its niche. In fact, DISH TV has become as an alternative name for quality entertainment and nothing less than that.

Since its inception in the year 1995 the DISH Network has seen a huge increment of its subscribers, which at present has crossed the mark of 14 million. The reason for this is that people have been inclined to television not merely for amusement, they have got something more. Thanks to DISH Network packages people have gathered sufficient information on things which were beyond their reach even quite a few years back. DISH Network, in other words, offers infotainment, which means a perfect fusion between entertainment and knowledge gathering.

Apart from giving you a special treat of good programs, DISH Network plans more for its valued subscribers. Every now and then DISH Network provides lucrative offers and special discounts for its viewers. In fact television experts have cited this as a cause for huge increment of its subscribers. There was a huge chuck of people who wasted no time in switching over to DISH TV by discarding their age old cable television service. Catching this trend DISH also provide best valued offers for all the fresh new viewers who have subscribed to DISH packages for the first time. As best valued offers, you can get $15 reduction every month, free upgrade to DISH HD DVR and also three HD receivers at free of cost. As additional movie feast you also can get free viewing of premium channels like HBO and Showtime.

That is not all. With DISH TV installation of the dish antenna has been made simpler. This was really a remarkable change. Previously it was not rare to see the rooftop of a house was jammed with snarl of wires, antennas and what not. Also people face trouble in installing the mammoth size television antennas. However the scenario has changed with DISH Network. In order to make your life free from trouble DISH Network has eased out the entire installation process. They have in fact hired group of professions with the charge of doing installation effectively in the houses of all the DISH subscribers. Thus in a fraction of seconds you will find the dish antenna get installed in small nook of your household. You can then enjoy the programs for the rest of your life.

Now let us concentrate our discussion on DISH Network programs. Dish offers a wide array of programs that would suit the needs of people of all class and creed. Suiting the needs and budgets you can pick up your suitable package. Be it Americas Top 120 or exclusive one Americas Everything Pak you can get the suitable choices. You can watch sports, music, movies, news and many more in DISH HD programming mode that ensure superb pictures and stunning sound. DISH Network also is a parents tool who they have used to help their kids to stay away from watching stuff that is unsuitable for their age. Not only that you, can get DISH HD DVR, and record programs for later viewing at convenience. So you can easily record the programs when you are busy with other jobs in your day to day lives.

How Sunless Tanning Technology was Perfected

March 29, 2017

With all the promotional hype nowadays about how certain companies have invented a revolutionary way of sunless tanning, the real truth about its history has been lost. Do we call these companies as the pioneers for sunless tanning technology or are they merely innovators who added their own ingredients in perfecting the technology for their own specific purposes? Well, it’s really more like the latter.

In reality, the first sunless tanning lotion was introduced to the market in the 1960s. QT or Quick Tanning Lotion was created by Coppertone to address the demands for a safer and easier way to tan. A television commercial showing a girl and a boy dancing to a catchy tune that says “You get a quick tan with QT! A double tan you see! It tans you anytime, rain or shine, when you use QT!” successfully created an advertising hype for the first ever sunless tanning lotion. (You can watch the video here http://www.encyclomedia.com/video-coppertone_tanning_lotion_.html#moretext). However, the media hype immediately subsided as consumers saw that not only did QT not give them an even and smooth tan that becomes deeper when exposed to the sun’s rays, as the commercial claimed, but it also gave them an embarrassingly orange-ish complexion. This ended the production of the first ever sunless tanning lotion.

Now, like most products, sunless tanning technology emerged again as an answer to the demands of a growing consumer market. During the 1980s, when rumors were flying about that too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and too many sessions under indoor tanning beds and lamps can cause skin cancer, the demand for sunless tanning technology rose. Naturally, people were afraid of developing cancer that they tended to look for alternatives to tanning. This was the time when beauty companies came out with a better and more effective sunless tanning lotion. Various companies capitalized on this high demand and production of sunless tanning lotions increased. As the supply increased, the prices also went down, making the product more accessible to the public as it is more affordable.

It has been said that the topical sunless tanning products that we enjoy today, like lotions, creams, sprays and cosmetic bronzers basically employ the technology that was innovated during the 1980s. Companies today just perfected the technology and combined it with various ingredients and components that provide the people with more value for their money. A very good example of this is the anti-aging sunless tanning lotion. Furthermore, practices, like exfoliating and moisturizing, were discovered that could ensure the achievement of a smooth and even tan. In a nutshell, fake tans can now look absolutely natural. What’s more is that it can be achieved at a cheaper price, as opposed to the more expensive sessions in indoor tanning salons.

It can be seen here that with the continuing development of modern technology, all things are possible. The orange tan that started in the sixties is now truly a smooth and even tan that can be achieved at home. This is made possible through the various sunless tanning products available in all major stores and supermarkets.