Intuitive tool that allows you to use your webcam in a remote desktop session and works with various chat tools, such as Skype and Yahoo! Messenger
Webcam for Remote Desktop is a software application whose purpose is to help you redirect local webcams to a remote desktop session using straightforward actions. You can forward local webcams to a single or multi-user environment through Microsoft RDP or Citrix ICA.
Support for instant messaging tools and other video utilities
The program works with various chat programs, such as Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, social networking services, such as Facebook and Myspace, and social applications (e.g. Zbar, Adobe Connect).
System tray running mode
You can find Webcam for Remote Desktop placed in the system tray. It runs in the background without disturbing your activity. You may access its features by performing a right-click on its icon.
The utility integrates only a few features for helping you carry out remote tasks so even less experienced users may venture into tweaking them on their own.
How it works
Webcam for Remote Desktop creates a virtual webcam in your remote RDP session, so as to be able to receive video streams via the local hardware webcam. The main idea is that the virtual webcam is recognized as if it were a hardware one.
Secure video streaming and automatic selection mode
The program offers support for secure connections, as the video streaming takes place within each user’s individual sessions, so you are the only one with access to your webcam.
The automatic selection feature comes in handy when you want to redirect a webcam which is physically available. If there are multiple webcams, the tool automatically redirects the last plugged in webcam to your session, so you can avoid logging to the same session from different computers.
In addition, you may disable the process with a single click and automatically redirect the webcam to all desktops at the same time.
An overall efficient remote utility
All in all, Webcam for Remote Desktop provides a simple software solution for helping you use your webcam in a remote desktop session, and can be mastered by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
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