Slingbox + High Speed Wireless = Next Gen Video News Source?

CBS 5 has devised a very creative method to deliver traffic information to it's news viewers. Apparently, in the past setting up traffic cameras came at a huge cost; over $25,000 to rent space to mount the cameras and obtain a low quality feed (or around $8 per min of footage); required FCC licensing, and huge satellite trucks on location (with people) to uplink the video.

With Slingbox PRO, they have been able to connect a small camera to the Slingbox, and connect it to high speed wireless internet to uplink the digital signal. This costs them $300 for the Slingbox + $500 camera + a monthly expense of about $60 to for the video uplink, and they can run it 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

Slingbox allows users to watch and control up to three standard definition and one high definition video devices anywhere you go. Using an Internet connected computer or mobile device, you can watch and control your home TV, DVR, basic cable, digital cable box, or satellite receiver around town or around the globe.

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