Research project as the origin
Each day, the webcam on the Jungfraujoch sends some six gigabytes of image data to the SWITCH server in Zurich. This exceptionally high amount of data for a remote area is only possible by virtue of the fibre optic line to the high-altitude Alpine research station. SWITCH connected up this station to the Swiss education and research network in March 2010 in order to permit real-time data transmission. The 1-gigabit per second broadband connection allows researchers to control the measurement systems directly, from any location. And now, the connection also ensures that the image data from the webcam can be called up live on this website.
The webcam ist located on the Sphinx (Jungfraujoch), 3571 meters (11716 feet) above sea level.
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AXIS Q6035-E PTZ Dome-Network-Camera
|Resolution||1080p (1920x1080 pixels)|
|Enclosure||IPP 66, NEMA 4x, dome cover/sun shi|
HP ProLiant DL360R G7
Intel Xeon X5675 3.07GHz
|Harddisk||2x 600GB SAS Hot-Plug|
|RAM||24 GByte DDR3 ECC|
|Netzwerk||4x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet|
- RediCam V-HD-40 – video sequence
- RediCam P-HD-40 – panorama picture
- RediCam Z-HD-40 – timelaps