Tropical Marine Centre (TMC) has launched the REEF-Cam. The live streaming underwater camera is purpose-made for the aquatics market.
This patented camera is extremely compact. It measures just 26 x 26 x 19mm, and this means it can be easily installed inside an aquarium (although a bracket for mounting it outside a tank is also supplied).
Controllable from your customer’s smart phone or tablet, via the REEF-Cam iOSTM and AndroidTM compatible app (free to download from the App Store or Google Play), the camera feed can be viewed by the fishkeeper from anywhere, or shared with friends. Fishkeepers can also take snapshots of their tank and its inhabitants and save to their device or a micro SD card (not supplied).
There are two versions available, which come with either a magnet mount or suction cup mount (dependent on the thickness of aquarium glass).
Rather than mounting the REEF-Cam on the side of the tank your customers could place it unobtrusively amongst rockwork or decor to get a really close up view of tank life. TMC has even come up with a little rock case and base (available separately) to help customers disguise the camera if required!
This little camera retails for £139.99 and is available from the end of November.
For more information go to www.reefadvanced.co.uk or view a REEF-Cam video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_xIUKyQyz0&feature=youtu.be.