Standalone Web Cam

Paul Konstanski
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I am looking for recommendations for an HD Camera that can be connected directly to a smart TV for video conferencing. Can anybody make a recommendation?

I am looking for a way to do this without the need for a computer.

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Andrew CeohanSys & Net Admin

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What application will the TV run to utilize this web cam?
Paul KonstanskiProject Specialist

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That is part of what I am wondering what my options are. We use Google Meet, WebEx and Go2Meeting quite a bit. But anytime I have connected it has been through a computer that is then connected to the big screen. What I am looking for is a way to do a video conference from a stand alone device.
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I'm not sure anyone has a smart TV app, I have not seen one personally.  My suggestion to to check with the web meeting provider and see if they do support this type of setup or have suggestions.  You could setup a Raspberry Pi for something like this if they don't.  This would be the "smallest" footprint device I can think of that would work using the web browser plugins for meetings.
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Smart TV's use the USB port for Media only. they may run a stripped down version of Android.  most meeting software requires HARDWARE support for the camera/microphone so you are going to need a computer of some sort a Rasberry PI (as mentioned above) or Arduino connected to the HDMI input
Paul KonstanskiProject Specialist

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Thanks for providing me the kind of insight I was working on. I was thinking if nothing else of using an old laptop but if I can get one of those micro devices to work, that would be fantastic.

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