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New iUSBportCAMERA updates available

Contents
1) New iPad app version 1.54

2) New V32 firmware
3) New Safari/Chrome web app
4) New “iUSBport Pipe” software for Mac/PC
5) New iUSBportCAMERA User Manual V2.0


1) New iPad app version 1.54

What’s New in Version 1.54?

+ New user interface
+ Bug fixes
+ Performance enhancement
+ Added compatibility with more cameras
+ Image download progress bar now moved to thumbnails
+ Support “iUSBport Pipe” Mac/Windows application
+ Support Nikon Live View and Video Recording features
+ Touch focusing result indicator. Green box means focused. Red box means cannot focus.
+ App will automatically update iUSBportCAMERA firmware from V30/31 to V32
+ ”Self-Client” renamed to “Self-Control”. iUSBportCAMERA will display “Self-Control?” during startup. Press power button once to enter this mode.
+ Latest user manual included within this app


2) New V32 firmware

Note: If you are using the above mentioned iPad app, the iUSBportCAMERA firmware will be updated to V32 automatically by the app. It is not necessary to follow the below steps unless the iPad app is not working properly.

2.1) Download IUSBPCAM.SEF to the main directory of a USB flash drive.
2.2) Insert USB drive into the USB port of the iUSBportCAMERA device
2.3) Turn on iUSBportCAMERA device
2.4) Display will show “Update?″. Press power button once to confirm.
2.5) Device takes about a minute to update firmware and will shutdown automatically when done.


3) New Safari/Chrome web app

The new Safari/Chrome web app is included in the above mentioned V32 firmware. This web app allows iUSBportCAMERA to be used with any device with a Safari/Chrome web browser (e.g. iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows)

Known limitations
- Remember to turn off live view when you are done as closing the web browser/app will not disengage the camera from live view.
- Touch focusing may not work with some Nikon cameras. We will fix this in the next version
- Older Android devices may be slow at running this web app due to limited processing power.

How to use web app
3.1) Connect your camera to iUSBportCAMERA and turn both devices on.
3.2) Connect your Android/iOS/Mac/PC to the same Wi-Fi network as iUSBportCAMERA
3.3) Open Safari or Chrome web browser and enter the IP address of iUSBportCAMERA (http://192.168.0.1) in the URL address bar
3.4) You will see the “CameraControl.html” icon. Select this icon to open Camera Control.
3.5) Web app will see the camera and a green button will light up. If the web app shows a red button, it means that another device is already connected to the camera.
3.6) Don’t forget to tap the green button to turn off camera live view when you are done as closing the web browser/app will not disengage live view.


4) New “iUSBport Pipe” software for Mac/PC

This software will automatically download images from the iUSBportCAMERA to a specified folder on the Mac or PC

4.1) Download (Mac/PC) and unzip the “iUSBport Pipe” software
4.2) Connect iUSBportCAMERA device via USB cable to your camera
4.3) Turn on the camera and iUSBportCAMERA
4.4) When you see “Self-Control Mode?” on the iUSBportCAMERA LCD screen, tap the power button once to activate self-control mode.
4.5) Connect your computer to the same Wi-Fi network as iUSBportCAMERA
4.6) Open the “iUSBport Pipe” software
4.7) In the software, enter the IP address of iUSBportCAMERA (default is 192.168.0.1)
4.8) Select a folder where the incoming images will save to
4.9) Select to import RAW, JPG or both types of images
4.10) Click “Start” to begin importing
4.11) You can use Adobe Lightroom or any software to watch and auto import from the folder. In Lightroom 4, it’s File>Auto Import>Auto Import Settings>Choose Watched Folder>Enable Auto Import.


5) New iUSBportCAMERA User Manual V2.0

iUSBportCAMERA User Manual V2.0

iUSBportCAMERA web app now available!

We are pleased to announce version 1.0 of our web app which brings the iUSBportCAMERA live view and camera control functionality to all platforms (Android, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Mac) that has a Chrome or Safari web browser.

Here’s a brief overview of the web app

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Known limitations

1) Remember to turn off live view when you are done as closing the web browser/app will not disengage the camera from live view.
2) Video recording is not yet supported in this version, will be made available in the next version
3) Touch focusing may not work with some Nikon cameras. We will fix this in the next version
4) Older Android devices may be slow at running this web app due to limited processing power.

You need to update the iUSBportCAMERA device firmware to enable web app functionality

1) Download the 2 files (IUSBPCAM.SEF and iusbport_camera) to the main directory of a USB flash drive. Ignore CAMERAMATOR.SEF unless you are updating from the older CameraMator device.
2) Insert USB drive into the USB port of the iUSBportCAMERA device
3) Turn on iUSBportCAMERA device
4) Display will show “Update?″. Press power button once to confirm.
5) Device takes about a minute to update firmware and will shutdown automatically when done.
6) Turn on iUSBportCAMERA device again
7) Display will show “Refresh App?”. Press power button once to confirm.
8) Once that is done. The device will restart with web app functionality enabled.

How to use web app

1) Connect your camera to iUSBportCAMERA and turn both devices on.
2) Connect your Android/iOS/Mac/PC to the same Wi-Fi network as iUSBportCAMERA
3) Open Safari or Chrome web browser and enter the IP address of iUSBportCAMERA (http://192.168.0.1) in the URL address bar
4) You will see the “CameraControl.html” icon. Select this icon to open Camera Control.
5) On some Android devices, the screen may not orientate properly. Just rotate the Android device to reorientate the screen.
5) Web app will see the camera and a green button will light up. If the web app shows a red button, it means that another device is already connected to the camera.
6) Don’t forget to tap the green button to turn off camera live view when you are done as closing the web browser/app will not disengage live view.

Let us know in the comments if you find any bugs/issues so that we can fix it in the next version.

How to update CameraMator to iUSBportCAMERA

Brief History
HYPER (Sanho Corporation) was Usman Rashid (Wooblue Inc’s) technology and sales partner in the CameraMator project. HYPER’s involvement include manufacturing and distributing the CameraMator device, including fulfillment to Usman Rashid’s Kickstarter backers. After investing heavily to market CameraMator at CES 2013 and Macworld 2013, HYPER sold a substantial amount of units to the market. Seeing the initial success, Usman Rashid got greedy and wanted to renegotiate the distribution contract. When HYPER refused, Usman Rashid pulled the iOS app from the Apple App Store to retaliate and hold HYPER ransom, leaving all CameraMator customers in a lurch. HYPER tried to persuade Usman Rashid to relist the app to no avail so HYPER had no choice but to sue Usman Rashid and Wooblue Inc. With quick resolution unlikely, HYPER proceeded to develop their own iOS app and rebranded the product line to iUSBportCAMERA, named after the patent pending iUSBport technology, which made CameraMator possible in the first place.

iUSBportCAMERA Flyer

HYPER will provide free technical support for all CameraMator units updated to iUSBportCAMERA software.

The “iUSBport” iPad app version 1.4 can now be downloaded from the Apple App store.
Key features include:
- Wireless Tether
- Client View
- Live View
- Touch Focusing
- Video Recording
- USB media streaming

A Mac OS software which will automatically download images from the iUSBportCAMERA is also available for download. Instructions on how to use this software is available at the end of this post.

In a week’s time, version 1.5 of the app with much more features will be available for download including support for iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows PC.

The user manual on how to use the iUSBportCAMERA can be found below:

iUSBportCAMERA User Manual

Please note that this update will disable the usage of CameraMator app and enable usage of iUSBport app.

1) Download the 3 files (CAMERAMATOR.SEF, IUSBPCAM.SEF and iusbport_camera) to the main directory of a USB flash drive
2) Insert USB drive into the USB port of the CameraMator device
3) Turn on CameraMator device
4) Display will show “Update? V25 to V30″. Press power button once to confirm.
5) Device takes about a minute to update firmware and will shutdown automatically when done.
6) Turn on CameraMator device again
7) Display will show “Update? V?? to V31″. Press power button once to confirm.
8) Device takes about a minute to update firmware and will shutdown automatically when done.
9) Turn on CameraMator device again.
10) Display will show “Refresh App?”. Press power button once to confirm.
11) Once that is done. The device will restart as iUSBportCAMERA.

How to use iUSBportCAMERA Mac OS software

1) Download and unzip the iUSBportCAMERA Mac OS software
2) Connect iUSBportCAMERA (formerly CameraMator) device via USB cable to your camera
3) Turn on the camera and iUSBportCAMERA
4) Tap the power button on the iUSBportCAMERA once
5) When you see “Self-Client Mode?”, tap the power button again to activate self-client mode.
(If you see “Power Off?” instead of “Self-Client Mode?”, it means your device is not connected to a powered on DSLR camera as mentioned in Step 2 and 3. Also make sure that the iPad app is not connected to the device)
6) Connect your Mac computer to the same Wi-Fi network as iUSBportCAMERA
7) Open the iUSBportCAMERA Mac OS software
8) In the software, enter the IP address of iUSBportCAMERA (default is 192.168.0.1)
9) Select a folder where the incoming images will save to
10) Select to import RAW, JPG or both types of images
11) Click “Start” to begin importing
12) You can use Adobe Lightroom or any software to watch and auto import from the folder. In Lightroom 4, it’s File>Auto Import>Auto Import Settings>Choose Watched Folder>Enable Auto Import.

Sanho sues Wooblue for pulling of CameraMator app

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sanho Sues Former Software Developer Partner Wooblue And Wooblue’s CEO Usman Rashid For Unlawful Removal Of CameraMator App From Apple AppStore And For Fraud And Breach Of Contract

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (February 20, 2013) – Sanho Corporation (“Sanho”) – a leading designer and developer of electronics and electronics accessories – sued Wooblue, Inc. (“Wooblue”) and Wooblue’s CEO, Usman Rashid, for fraud, breach of contract, unfair business practices and other claims in a complaint filed today in Alameda County Superior Court.

Wooblue and Rashid are owners of the “CameraMator” trademark, CameraMator Kickstarter project, developers of the CameraMator app and operators of www.cameramator.com, @cameramator twitter account and facebook.com/cameramator facebook account.

Sanho is the technology, hardware, manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution partner of Wooblue/Rashid in the CameraMator product.

“Sanho had no choice but to protect itself and Sanho’s customers after Wooblue and Rashid deliberately and wrongfully disabled the thousands of CameraMator products already in the hands of Sanho’s distributors and customers,” said Sanho President, Daniel Chin. No trial date has yet been set for Sanho’s complaint.

Wooblue and Rashid breached the parties’ development agreement for the CameraMator product and application, which is used with Sanho’s revolutionary Compact Universal Wireless Adapter, (“CUWA”).  Sanho’s patent-pending CUWA technology allows a device with a universal serial bus (USB) port (such as a computer, camera, or music player) to communicate wirelessly with other devices, such as a mobile phone or tablet computer.  Sanho’s claims arose after Wooblue and Rashid unlawfully removed the CameraMator application from the Apple AppStore and other similar markets.  Sanho’s complaint alleges that Wooblue and Rashid took that action knowing that it would harm Sanho’s relationships with its customers and distributors.

After Sanho announced its CUWA technology and made application kits available for developers, Rashid approached Sanho and sought to partner on the development and sale of the CameraMator product and application.  According to Sanho’s complaint, after sales of the CameraMator took off following its debut at the most recent CES and Macworld trade shows, Wooblue and Rashid tried to extort more favorable business terms from Sanho by holding Sanho’s customers hostage and taking down the CameraMator application rendering any unsold CameraMator products unusable. Further, by taking down the application, any owners of CameraMator products who did not download the application prior to Wooblue and Rashid removing the application from the AppStore will not be able to use the CameraMator product that they purchased.

Details of the Sanho vs Wooblue/Usman Rashid lawsuit can be found below:

Sanho vs Wooblue & Usman Rashid Lawsuit by

Sanho vs Wooblue & Usman Rashid Court Summons by

Sanho vs Wooblue & Usman Rashid Civil Case Cover Sheet by

“CloudFTP Adds Wi-Fi to Any Hard Drive” – WIRED

White CloudFTP with WiFi and USB logos

by Charlie Sorrel

Cloud FTP is a small box containing two things: A USB port and a Wi-Fi radio. Hook up any hard drive or other USB storage device and it becomes a network-enabled wireless drive.

What’s more, if you are away from a Wi-Fi network, the Cloud FTP will make one for you, so you can always access the data within (there’s also a five-hour li-ion battery inside). It’s a neat solution for either traveling with your phone or iPad, or for just making your 500GB movie collection streamable to your tablet or ultrabook back at home.

You can connect up to three devices at a time (more than enough, considering the use cases) and there’s even an LCD display on the top telling you the SSID and network address of the Wi-Fi hotspot.

If you already sucked in the Apple Kool Aid then you likely have a Time Capsule or an Airport Extreme base station at home. But the Cloud FTP is both more portable and cheaper than both, coming in at $100. Available for pre-order now, shipping in a month or so.

[WIRED]