OKIOCAM comes with several dedicated free Apps and Chrome extensions. More new Apps will continue to be added for users to download for free

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Q&A Before Purchasing

Video calling apps usually mirrors the image on the sender side by default to make it easier for the sender to adjust the camera and your position. The mirrored image is just a software effect created by the calling app on the sender side. The video will transmit in the non-mirrored (normal) mode so that it will show up on the receiver side in the correct orientation.
You can try these workarounds:
Try not to watch the on-screen local side monitor to avoid being misled by the mirrored effect. Instead, you should look at the actual document/real objects under the camera.
If the user really wants a non-mirrored image when it’s displayed on the local side screen, try the “Zoom” video conferencing software which by default doesn’t mirror the local image and also has a switch in settings to turn on/off the mirror effect.

Yes, OKIOCAM works on all three platforms through the Google Chrome browser, as long as the connected laptop has a USB 2.0/3.0 A-type port. If you have only USB C-type ports on your device, you may need to use a USB adapter/hub (not included). You will need to install the OKIOCAM Chrome extension (downloaded from Chrome Web Store) on the Chrome browser and allow access to Google Drive if you wish to have your work saved to the cloud. You can also choose to save your work to the local device by choosing either option in the settings tab within the OKIOCAM extension toolbar when you bring up the OKIOCAM interface.

Yes, OKIOCAM can zoom at various levels. The camera head has a programmable multi-level zoom function, with each press of the zoom button activating a different magnification level. This can be programmed within the ‘settings’ function of the OKIOCAM extension with 4 different custom zoom level settings. The zoom function can also be selected via the zoom slider on the OKIOCAM extension interface.

The camera head has two circular ring mounting sockets on the upper left and lower right corner. This is the joint where the camera swivels from side to side and it is simply a friction fit with two rubber grommets inside the joint. Grasp the camera arm in one hand near the joint, and with the other hand grasp the camera head and pull up with steady pressure while wiggling the head back and forth in the same orientation as if you are swiveling the head. Mount the camera in the opposite socket and then it will be ready for use when you mount the stand with the arm on the right side. There is a brass tripod mount socket on the camera head, it should be facing you for the correct orientation.

Possibly, but it depends on what the user’s purpose is. OKIOCAM is designed to “share” the images of your document, object, or working process. If you are looking for high definition images or digital files of original document output. Then we would not call it a scanner.

No. OKIOCAM doesn’t provide an optical character recognition (OCR) feature. It can only capture your handwriting as a photo or video. For example, a teacher posts a math question assignment on Google Classroom. Solving math questions often involves writing calculations. With OKIOCAM, students can take a snapshot or record a video of the problem-solving process and upload the image file to Google Classroom. The teacher can examine students’ thought processes and identify their learning issues through the image or video, thus assists students in their learning process.

OKIOCAM is not simply just a camera. It enables you to upload and integrate your image and video files with today’s most popular cloud services such as Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Slides, Docs, Sheets, and Forms.
OKIOCAM is a revolutionary tool that integrates hardware, software, and educational cloud services. The product comes with several dedicated free Apps and Chrome extensions for snapshot, video-recording, time-lapse, plus add-ons for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms. Enhanced new Apps will continue to be added for users to download.

Yes, if you simply rotate the camera head 90 degrees with the camera pointed at what you want to shoot. You may need to flip the image using the selfie mode button on the upper left side of the OKIOCAM Chrome extension user interface. Make sure you have sufficient lighting and it is recommended that you also adjust light exposure levels by using the grey button on the camera pod or using the light level slider on the extension. Be sure to select a resolution setting that gives you a smooth frame rate, and keep in mind that you will need to record sound through the laptop’s built-in microphone or use an external microphone.

A microphone is not incorporated into this model. However, you can still record audio during video recordings using the built-in microphone on the laptop. Please keep this in mind when making video recordings by keeping the camera close to the laptop or use an external microphone placed close to the camera.