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Periscope Pro Version 2 now Available!
ZipZapMac Upgrades Periscope Pro with First-to-Market Features
Motion and Sound activation, Automatic setup for IP Cameras, Built-in clip Viewer, and more!
Prague, Czech Republic, 24th June 2014. ZipZapMac today released a major upgrade of its successful video surveillance app, Periscope Pro. Key new features include a sleek all-new interface and several firsts for software in this category: the first audio-activated recording trigger, support for IP Cameras with the first auto-configuration system, the first in-app clip viewer, a 30% improvement in efficiency, and 24/7 support with a 30-minute response guarantee.
“Users told us that we had a good product, but we knew it could be a great product,” said Managing Director Stanislav Kuptsov, “So we pulled together our most creative people and developed a list of features far beyond the current state of the art. Some of them are in this release and more will be coming over the next several months,” he said.
Sound and Motion Activation
One of the first apps to use motion-detection to trigger recording, the new Periscope Pro is the first app in its price range to also use sound-detection – users can opt for sound-detection, motion-detection, or both, as well as continuous recording. Triggering recordings with motion and/or sound means that clips are only created when there is something to see. That means no empty clips, fewer clips to sort through, and far less storage used.
Setting trigger levels is easy since motion and sound level indicators are displayed in the preview window during setup – no guessing, no flipping between windows, no trial and error, and no missed action or wasted clips of the curtains fluttering.
Easy IP Camera Use
IP Cameras let users connect to a remote camera over the Internet or a LAN, but they can be very difficult to configure. Periscope Pro makes this easy with the market’s first automated set up for IP Cameras and by providing a preview window in the camera setup screen so the user can see what’s happening without switching windows.
With an IP Camera, users can monitor an elderly parent across town or a vacation home on the other side of the country. Combining motion detection with one of the many public IP Cameras available, users can capture things like animals at the zoo, a volcano erupting, planes landing, or a shooting star.
Built-in Clip Library and Viewer
The in-app Clip Library, another feature only found in much more expensive applications, displays a catalogue of clip thumbnails in a scrollable window for fast access & identification. One click starts the clip running in the large built-in Viewing Window that can expand to full screen – no need to switch apps to view clips.
With newly optimized motion detection algorithms and other performance imporvements, Periscope Pro runs as much as 30% more efficiently then similar apps, consuming far less computer resources.
Monitor From Anywhere
By automatically uploading clips to a free DropBox account, users can view clips anytime, anywhere on any device to see what is happening – from a restaurant across town, an airport in another city, or even from the other side of the world.
Periscope Pro can be used to monitor everything from a filing cabinet in your office to the baby’s room – anywhere you want know when there has been activity and what that activity was. With its 1-click video library access and in-app viewer, Periscope Pro makes it easy to find and watch the clips you want to see.
Periscope Pro V2 requires OS X 10.8 and is available on the Mac App Store or ZipZapMac.com for $49.99.
A top ranked developer of apps for the Mac, ZipZapMac is focused on enhancing the OS X user’s experience and has had App Store best-in-category products 18 times in 10 countries. With offices in the Czech Republic and Russia, ZipZapMac develops applications, utilities and useful tools that are leading edge and make your Mac more fun and more productive.
Get Ready for Periscope Pro Version 2!
As promised in our last blog posting, we are about to release a new version of Periscope Pro. But this is not the typical upgrade – the current product with a few new features and some cosmetic changes. Thanks to your overwhelming support and suggestions, this is a whole new Periscope Pro with industry-first features and a level of design and performance that far exceeds anything on the market today!
A few of the new features are:
• Support for Internet Protocol Cameras, including automatic setup, which makes these often difficult to use devices usable by anyone
• Sound Activation which you can use by itself or together with Motion Activation, so you will never miss capturing the action
• An in-app Clip Library with a large Viewer (that can go Full Screen) and a scrollable thumbnail index for quickly finding and watching the clip you want to see
• A completely redesigned user interface – sleek, high-tech, and intuitive
• Guaranteed 30-minute support response
Of course there are many more small changes and improvements, all designed to make the new Periscope Pro even more of a standout product.
This new version is so much better and has so many features found only in software costing hundreds of dollars, that we are raising the price from $19.99 to $49.99
BUT, as a special gift to the many users who gave us feedback and product ideas, we are making the upgrade for current owners of Periscope Pro FREE.
AND, for ZipZapMac users who don’t have Periscope Pro, but would like to own it, we will be having a 3-day only sale. During the first 3 days that it is available, you can buy it at a 50% discount for $24.99. We will send everyone an email alert when the new version is available on the Mac App Store and on our website, so you won’t miss the sale.
For those of you who want to test it, we have changed the way the trial works. You can now use Periscope Pro with all of its features, but you will only be able to record a total of 10 minutes worth of clips. After that you can still record, but there will be a banner across the screen telling you that the trial period has expired. Everything else will work normally.
We are already working on new state-of-the-art features and will be releasing them over the coming several months, so stay tuned for more news!
Thank you again for your continued, strong support.