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EarthCam announces 2009 top 25 webcams

Posted: December 17, 2009 1:52 p.m.
Updated: December 17, 2009 5:00 p.m.
 
New York -- EarthCam (EarthCam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and recognized international authority in the network camera industry, today announced its 11th annual list of the world's "25 Most Interesting Webcams."

The honors went to sites from Frankfurt to "Dogtopia" and included exciting new HD views of Times Square and Rio de Janiero, as well as picturesque views of the highest and lowest tides in the world in Nova Scotia. Besides new technological achievements, top webcams included a romantic town in Italy, a shopping mall in Russia and a 360 degree view of London. Hardworking bees, relaxing pandas, circling sharks, and tunneling ants complete the leading webcam list.

"'Traveling' the world via live webcams and experiencing the unique creativity of individuals is always exciting. We honor our winners annually for their discovery and use of new technology, eye-catching design and their ability to entertain and educate millions," said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. "We are pleased to recognize and celebrate their achievements. They give us a look into a world we may otherwise not experience."

Throughout the year, EarthCam producers selected more than 100 semi-finalists from among thousands of webcam sites. The EarthCam panel of VIP judges then chose the top 25 based on criteria of concept, creativity, technology, visual quality and design.

The 2009 VIP judges include Mehcad Brooks, who plays the role of "Eggs Benedict Talley" in the hit HBO series "True Blood". He has also appeared in the film "Glory Road" as well as ABC-TV shows, "Desperate Housewives" and "Deep End"; Brett Claywell, who portrays Kyle Lewis on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live." He also recently played Tim Smith in WB's "One Tree Hill"; Shana Prevette, Miss Hawaiian Tropic USA; Felipe Barral Momberg, Assignment Editor/Producer for CNN en Español; Kevin Loftus, Vice President of National Operations for Clear Channel Radio / Total Traffic Network; Lynn Rasic, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; and Jerry Whiting, Producer of the Lava Lamp Cam, a 25 Most Interesting Webcams winner in 2008.

EarthCam.com is the leading international network of live public access webcams from around the world. The company is recognized internationally as the leader in complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming public and private, password-protected network camera systems delivering millions of images daily for business, industry, federal, state and local government.

EarthCam's more than 13 years of experience includes developing products and software to maintain and manage thousands of applications. Clients include Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Walt Disney Pictures, Clear Channel Communications, Public Broadcasting System (PBS), ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, Weather Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, MTV, Major League Baseball, NFL, This Old House, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Volkswagen, GE, Yahoo!, NASA and 28 state departments of transportation including Caltrans, Virginia DOT, New Jersey DOT and the Canadian Ministry of Transportation. Clients in more than 1,500 cities in all 50 states and 46 countries rely on EarthCam webcam systems.

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