requires a USB 2.0 port. These symptoms are typical of USB
1.1 operation. This is due to connecting the iBOT2 into a
USB 1.1 port or failing to properly install the USB 2.0
drivers. If you do not have a USB 2.0 port, a low cost
alternative is available here:
Microsoft has confirmed a bug in the initial release of Windows XP that causes the iBOT2 not to function properly. This bug has been fixed by Microsoft. The fix is part of Windows XP Service Pack 1. Please download and install Windows XP Service Pack1.
You can also get Windows XP Service Pack 1 through Windows Update. Then proceed to the Windows Device Manager and update the "USB Enhanced Host Controller" (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp)
"USB Enhanced Host Controller" update instructions
currently requires a resolution setting of 160 x 120. If you
have the iBOT2 plugged into a standard "USB 1.1" port, the
only resolution option available is 256 x 240, which is not
compatible with Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Chat.
the desktop color to 16 bit. To do this, right click on an
open area of your desktop and select properties, select the
Settings tab, and change the color depth to 16 bit.
is always recommended that you have the latest version of
Direct X when doing anything video related. The latest
version of Direct X is currently 8.1. To download Direct X
8.1 go to the following web site: http://www.microsoft.com/directx
download options are on the right hand side. To check which
version of Direct X you have go to the Start Menu, and
select Run type in DXDIAG and press enter. Your screen may
flash a couple times in the dialogue box that appears it
will have a version number close to the bottom. If you have
any version earlier than 8.1, we recommend you update to 8.1
or newer. If you are running Windows XP, Direct X 8.1 comes
pre-installed and there is no need to
you are using an Orange Micro CardBus card, make sure you
are using the power supply that came with the CardBus card.
Another option is to download the latest drivers for the USB
2.0 CardBus card:
iBot2 USB 2.0 Camera is a Windows only product. There are no
drivers for the Macintosh Operating System. We recommend the
FireWire web cam
for all Macintosh applications. It supports both OS9 and
Micro has no plans to develop and support Linux drivers for
the iBOT2 Camera. However, we will publish links to known
Linux web sites that have drivers that support the iBOT2
when we become aware of them.
Yes, as long
as the drivers are installed and working correctly, the
iBOT2 should function fine. The only limitation in XP is on
a laptop. We have found a bug in all shipping versions of
Microsoft's "NEC PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller B0"
drivers released as of 6/5/02 that causes the iBOT to not
work properly. Our OrangeUSB USB 2.0 Host Controller drivers
do not have this bug. We recommend using an OrangeUSB
2.0 CardBus Card
if you have a laptop.
The iBOT2 is
a USB 2.0 camera and is designed for a USB 2.0 port. If you
are connecting the iBOT2 to a USB 1.1 port (USB 1.0 or 1.1)
you will experience slow and jerky images. It is recommended
that you use an OrangeUSB USB 2.0 PCI card (for desktops) or
USB 2.0 CardBus
laptops), both can be found here: http://www.orangemicro.com/OrangeUSB.html.
You may also experience slow and jerky movement when
connecting the iBOT2 to a USB 2.0 port that does not have
USB 2.0 drivers installed and configured properly. Check
with the manufacturer of your USB 2.0 Host Controller card
for updated drivers or troubleshooting tips.
cams will have problems with extreme low-light conditions.
The recommendation for a high quality image is to have the
subject in well-lit room. The camera will be able to produce
high quality images in a low-lit room as long as the subject
The hole on
the bottom of the iBOT2 is used to mount the camera on a
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