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Having presented one of the very first webcams on the web in late 1995, HDOnTap’s founder continues to stay at the forefront of technology providing innovative, feature rich and affordable live webcam streaming solutions. With over 18 years of experience pioneering the webcam industry, HDOnTap’s distributed Live HD streaming network now supports a global network of over 300 webcams delivering millions of hours of live video each month to well over a million viewers worldwide.

 

From smaller single webcam installations to remote off-grid installations with multiple solar, wind and methane fuel cell powered networks, we’ve done it all and we’ve done it all over the world.  Our experienced staff has provided professional design, installation and live streaming services to numerous organizations including non-profit, wild life refuges, state parks, zoos, aquariums, destination resorts, corporations and governmental agencies including the National Park Service and Parks Canada.

 

HDOnTap’s Live HD webcam streaming network and services are built on proven hardware, the latest in software technology and housed in state of the art datacenters - both redundant and secure!  With a mission centered on customers service, we strive to stay ahead of the competition taking advantage of the latest technology allowing us to deliver unique webcam streaming solutions – whether part of our current services or customized for your needs! 

 

Professional Webcam Services:

HDOnTap’s products and services include everything webcam – Hardware Sales, Customization, Design, Build, Installation, Website Stream Embedding and Live HD Streaming.  Whether your needs are simple, complex or require a customized solution, HDOnTap’s experienced staff is ready to get started helping you. 

 

HDOnTap makes it simple to customize a live webcam solution based on your company’s needs by providing the webcam hardware, streaming services and support under one roof.  Allow us to work with you to find the webcam hardware and streaming plan that is both smart and affordable delivering the maximum results for your business.

 

Why do I need HDOnTap?

In a few words, HDOnTap’s services unleash features and services not available with your webcam out of the box. 

 

In more words - Typical internet connections do not provide adequate bandwidth to support high-quality video to more than two or three simultaneous viewers.  HDOnTap’s Live Streaming Network minimizes bandwidth usage by securing a single high quality video stream from your camera and re-broadcasts the live video using our distributed network of servers – thus eliminating the need for costly high-speed internet bandwidth , improving video quality and simultaneously delivering the video to thousands of users.   Along with smart bandwidth usage, HDOnTap’s streaming technology provides features not available when streaming directly from your webcam – Live Stream Transcoding & Adaptive Streaming, mobile streaming (iPhone/iPad/Android), time-lapse video, network DVR – pause, fast forward, rewind and return to live video, server side recording, streaming analytics, pre, mid and post roll ad inserts, customized website video embeds eliminating plug-ins, full screen viewing, time-shift streaming for sensitive content, secure-token stream theft protection, bandwidth connection limits, admin control panel and much more.

 

HDOnTap’s Features Include:

 

Tim Sears / Owner

With an insatiable appetite for technology and more specifically video, Tim left his previous company and founded HDOnTap allowing him to focus solely on innovative live webcam streaming solutions.  Tim has started, self funded and grown numerous technology based companies including Internet Service Providers, Colocation Datacenters and Webcam Streaming Networks. Having studied mechanical engineering and cognitive science at the University of California San Diego, Tim promptly took a different path founding one of the first Internet Service Providers in San Diego, CA in 1994 selling to public company Allegiance Telecom (ALGX) in 2000. In 1995, Tim pioneered the webcam industry starting CamZone Networks (http://www.camzone.com), one of the first webcam and live streaming companies to market.   In October 2013, HDOnTap’s sister business X|Stream Designs, Inc. (http://www.xstreamdesigns.com) was awarded its patent for the only self cleaning camera dome system in the world.  With over 19 years in the webcam and internet service industries, Tim's experience is invaluable when developing webcam hardware and live webcam streaming solutions for customers.

 

Tiffany Sears / Owner

Tiffany has a diverse background, including 10+ years of professional experience specifically in management and customer service. She earned her Bachelors of Science in 3.5 years at Loyola Marymount University with degrees in Business Administration and Biology. She went on to climb the corporate ranks at Callaway Golf Company, then at Jazzercise, Inc. During this time Tiffany also earned a certificate in Leadership Training for Managers from Dale Carnegie School and obtained her insurance license with the state of California.

 

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