[Fwd: Ceiva experiences anyone?]

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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@endtech.com)
Date: Tue Jan 09 2001 - 17:38:11 PST

Okay, so my XML/DAV is a little rusty, but that's
really cool. A $50/year service fee plus $250 upfront
for the frame is pretty high end. Also, if I put
a picture up on my Ceiva account, I have to wait until
the picture frame dials up between 1am and 5am in order to
sync it. Looks like they could us a DAV server embedded
in their product.



HTTP/1.1 PUT /image1 Photo3.jpg
Host: mdns.magisoft.net/Greg'Table
Content-Type: img/jpeg;
Content-Length: 12834
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<D:putimage xmlns:D="DAV:">
  <S:activity xmlns:S="PXML">
      <S:prop xmlns:S="http://kodak.com/remove-redeye.cgi">
      <S:returns Content-Type="img/jpeg">


HTTP/1.1 207 Multi-Status Content-Type: text/xml; charset="utf-8" Content-Length: 13864
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<D:multistatus xmlns:D="DAV:">
          <S:propstat>HTTP/1.1 200 OK</S>
       <D:status>HTTP/1.1 200 OK</D:status>

> Has anyone on FoRK had any experience with the Ceiva device?
> http://www.ceiva.com/
> The Ceiva is a small, dedicated picture frame that shows digital pictures
> that it downloads from the www.ceiva.com service. It seems ideal for my
> family situation, where I have remote Grandparents who have a difficult time
> using new technology (e.g., are confused by the UI to a microwave oven), and
> hence would not be able to handle the complexity of a WebTV. Yet, I would
> still like to be able to take digital pictures of my daughter and have them
> be able to see those pictures very quickly. Cost is moderate ($250 for the
> unit, $50/year for the service), but gives me hope they might be in business
> 2 years from now (I can see them actually making money at these rates).
> My biggest concern is that, since they are so gadget-shy, I would have to
> set it up for them the next time I visit. But, if it ever got even slightly
> misconfigured, it would prove very difficult to get it set back up again
> (like, it wouldn't work until I could visit again). It sounds like it has a
> battery backup, so a simple powerfail wouldn't take it out. But, one wonders
> about other failure modes such as suspectibility to static shock, etc.
> I'll probably end up trying it out, but it'd be nice to hear experience
> reports first....
> - Jim

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