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Streamdays Drafted for Stonehaven Fireball Webcam

December 11th, 2008 by Ian

Hogmanay / New Years Fireball Swinging WebcamStreamdays, has recently been chosen to host the live Axis webcam of the Stonehaven Fireball Association.

Until now the webcam has been streaming live to the website of the fireball association and for 11 months of the year this works fine. However, in December the webcam receives a huge increase in traffic due to the annual Fireball swinging ceremony which is held every New Year’s Eve (or Hogmanay, as it’s known by the Scots).

Last year the webcam proved to be such a hit that the servers stopped responding at around 10pm and didn’t recover until well after the event had finished! This left most viewers disappointed and plans were cast to prevent a reoccurence.

The association contacted us, Network Webcams, who operate Streamdays to see what could be done. They decided that StreamdaysRELAY would be the most suitable package due to its ability to accommodate an unlimited amount of simultaneous viewers, this far exceeded the capacity of the original setup and will ensure no dropouts during prime time.

If you find yourself on the Internet this New Year why not logon to the Fireball swinging web camera and enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your own, warm home – you won’t be the only one!

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