HCO is proud to announce the release of its new Spartan GoCam™ mobile scouting camera. The Spartan GoCam™ is the next-generation scouting tool which can send motion-triggered or time-lapse pictures to email, including your cell phone, via AT&T’s network. The Spartan GoCam™ mobile scouting camera provides the advanced tool you need for scouting and hunting, wildlife research, surveillance, and other applications where it’s important to see your photos when they are taken, not days or weeks later. GoCam™ is compatible with AT&T and is available on an AT&T DataConnect Pass.
- No Contract, Pay As You Go
The Spartan GoCam™ uses an AT&T DataConnect Pass mobile broadband plan1 that costs $14.99 a month (plus taxes and additional fees, activation requires a minimum of one month, and can be purchased in monthly intervals), which provides for transmission of approximately 5000 thumbnail (640 x 480 resolution) images.2 Activate, deactivate, or reactivate the plan at any time without getting a new SIM card.
- Ready to Use Out of the Box
The AT&T DataConnect Pass SIM card is included. Simply activate the service at www.att.com/buyasession, use the camera menus to set your desired picture parameters, and your camera is ready to use.
- All-in-One Design, Easy Installation
The camera is powered by 12 AA batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium), and is a Standalone installation with no wires and no required external power source.
Pictures can be transmitted with or without AES 256 encryption. For added security, use encryption to transfer your images.
Based on requirements compiled by a team of camera users with many years of scouting camera experience, the Spartan GoCam™ design focuses on durability, usability, and, above all, outstanding performance.
The ultimate test of a trail camera is its performance. The Spartan GoCam™ features an under-one-second trigger speed. The full blackout flash invisible IR LED array provides illumination to 60 feet and beyond for crisp, clear night images and videos. Photo resolution can be set as high as 8 MP, while video resolution can be as high as 720P HD (native) if you want to use the camera as a standard trail camera taking videos rather than transmitting photos.
The image information strip on the photos shows the date, time, moon phase, temperature, and battery level in a large, high-contrast white-on-black font that is easily readable on your cell phone screen without zooming.
The camera can be set to overwrite the oldest photo on the SD card with the most recent if the SD card is full so you don’t lose the most recent photos just because the SD card has filled. If you don’t want the camera to take pictures all the time, you can set one or two duty periods, each with different trigger intervals and time-lapse settings.
In order to provide excellent water resistance for outdoor use, there are flush case mating areas in both front and rear case halves. An oversized rubber gasket on the front case half, as well as an oversized double-hinged latch that is easily operated with gloved hands, ensure a complete water-resistant seal.
The rear case houses 12 AA batteries, which provide several months of battery life 3. The batteries are arranged in two bays so that each battery has its own slot, thus eliminating the common problem of batteries unseating.
The ergonomic, user-friendly interior design includes an easy-to-read 2" true-color display; eight large, well-marked buttons and ON/SETUP/OFF switch; USB and external 6V DC power supply ports on the bottom; and an SD card slot on the left, with a large cutout to make it easy to insert or remove the SD card, which can be up to 32GB. The setup menus are logical, well-organized, and easy to use. Although there is a setup program that can be run on your computer, all features, functions, and settings are available using the camera’s menus.
The Spartan GoCam™ has a retail price of $399.95. Like all Spartan cameras, it has an industry-leading 2-year warranty.
1 AT&T DataConnect Pass plans are designed for use within the AT&T network in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coverage is not available in all areas. For terms and conditions, see the DataConnect Pass Agreement at Wireless Legal Documents. Each DataConnect Pass plan includes a specific amount of data as well as its own service expiration period (day, week, or month).Plans expire when you have used all the data in your plan or your time expires, whichever comes first. For more information, please visit http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/articles-resources/wireless-legal-session.jsp
2 Estimate based on storage of pictures only, and will vary if videos or other types of data are stored.
3 Battery life is determined by the type of battery used, the camera settings and the number of pictures taken, etc.