Wanted : Digital camera with automatic saving of image to hard drive.
Posted on 2007-03-28
Looking for a digital camera with some specific requirements.
We have a warehouse which accepts tyres (thousands of tyres a week). These are all old tyres that have been on lorries and are being retreaded/regrooved/recycled/scrapped.
The inspector will have a digital camera and will take a photo of the damage on the tyre for processing.
The application handling the camera has to be truly dumb. Ideally, the inspector points and clicks and a file is instantly saved with NO USER INTERACTION!!!!! This is very important as the pc which the camera is connected to will not have any keyboard.
The inspector will have "prepared" the system by having our application set to a state which is watching for a photograph in a particular folder (any folder on the local pc is fine). Once the image is present the inspector will be able to view and accept the image and the image is moved from the folder to the server along with DB updates.
I am not looking for a complete system, just a camera whose software can simply save the file and do nothing else. No user interaction (once the software has been installed and configured and is running).
Alternatively, are there cameras which can be talked to externally using standard protocols? Thinking out loud, a camera with an internal memory card can quite often have the memory card acting as a drive. Speed is probably not great though.
Suggestions, ideas, etc.