Hi all --we just picked up our 2016 Airstream Flying Cloud 23. It is currently resting in storage. After a lot of review we bought the above wireless camera system.. Testing it in the house, there have been no issues or problems.
Basically it is a wireless HD camera made by Sharx and a Netgear 300 router all wiring and parts are included.
It is a wireless system ans uses our Iphone ( you can also use android)as the screen. It doesn't interfere with the iphone telephone. Basically were are setting up a LAN local area network between the car and camera with a small router in the middle.
I didn't want to run a wired system through the AS and tow vehicle.
Three screws and a positive 12v
connection through the rear running light will get the camera powered. I always tow with the lights on so it is not an issue.
I will have to search for a permanent on 12v
socket or find a source in the AS or will have to run a new circuit for the router.
The camera can be setup inside the trailer however the glass window blocks the IR infared in the dark.
The reason for this wireless set up with iphone is latency or lag measured by the difference between the time there is a signal input, and the time it takes the input to display on the screen. Delayed picture.
Can't even use a tablet, too slow.
The newest smartphones have so much computing capacity as to make for instant pictures of the rear view.
So far setup has been easy and the system works flawlessly indoors.Instructions were great.
I will get to exterior mounting on the Airstream and keep you posted.
Software is supplied by IPVision as an app. $9.99 for Apple App, free for Androids.
This setup is sold from a small operator. That is a good thing.
Tech support has been easy, friendly and flawless. Fred, the man you see in the videos of their website is helpful, patient and knowledgeable.He is tech support. All calls have been returned in about one minute.
Instructions, both a "quick start" set of instructions and a comprehensive detailed set of installation instructions with details, photos and tips are written in plain, mostly non technical English. Technical stuff was for the computer geeks that need to know how it all works.
In a nutshell--this is a wireless system. Put the camera where you want iy inside or out.
Put the router in a suggested area and power it.
Download the easy to use software. Easy setup
Change the wi-fi setup in your phone to see your local area network.
Instant picture no delays..
More to come as we are waiting for the rain to stop so we can set up the camera.
again here is the link:
I have no connection or financial interest in this company.