Hybrid camera zoom

One user’s camera is unable to zoom. He’s using the correct hardware, but something like the firmware would be the problem. Not every phone of the same model (mentioned in ads) is the same. Until now, every combination of phone and camera worked. I found a Huawei that doesn’t zoom with the correct camera model. But it zooms with other camera models.


The combination of hardware, firmware and software is always troublesome because every part must be compatible. Phone manufacturers try to stick to standards best they can but there are too many differences to make it all perfect.


For now the inability to zoom is an isolated incident. But I’ve asked the programmer to look into it. I expect he’ll ask for the target devices for development, but I’m asking him to try a simple solution first.


Again it is very important to purchase only the models I specify. This at least minimizes the chances of software incompatibility. Do not just assume one phone is the same as the other. Even two iphone 6’s can have significant firmware differences.

Hybrid remote connection

All Hybrid users need to remember to CLOSE the remote control app when you are not using the Hybrid, or when an operator is not connected. Otherwise it is a security risk for the player. It does not at all affect anything for the Hybrid, but just close the apps fully and nobody else can remote control your phone. It also makes it easier for the operator by not having multiple connections open, which can be confusing.

Hybrid camera zoom mod

The camera zoom mod now works for all cameras. The updated app is available for download from the same location. To zoom the video, pinch your fingers on the screen (as you would with any phone camera). Also we’re working on the ability for the operator to aim the camera remotely. They will be able to pan the camera by about 30 degrees. It isn’t normally needed but will be a useful ability when the wheel is far away.

New Hybrid app

The new camera app for the Hybrid is available. Just download the new file from the same location as the previous version (file was just replaced). The settings are self explanatory. You just go into settings after attaching the camera, then when back on the main screen, click the camera icon and select the connected camera. The zoom mod isnt done yet but will be soon.

JAA phone and Hybrid users: Phone encryption

Below is an explanation on how to encrypt and lock the phones themselves. This is so if the wrong people get your phones, they will be useless to them. You should always encrypt the phones whether are using the JAA phone system, or the Hybrid. We never break laws, so the encryption is not about avoiding prosecution. Mainly we don’t want casinos to access to anything. Keep in mind many countries have laws that can force you to provide your decryption password if you have broken laws.


If you do the encyption properly, it will be almost impossible for anyone to unlock and decrypt your phones. And you can lock them with a press of a button.


How to Encrypt Phones


The process is different for every phone, but here’s the process for most Android phones:


1. Fully charge the phone and leave it on charge


2. Set a lock screen password. It should be easy to remember, but impossible to guess. Do not lose or forget it or your phone will be useless.


3. Go to "Settings" > "More" > "Security" and select "Encrypt device". The encryption will take aboout 15 minutes to complete.


When it’s complete, make sure that when you press the power button, the phone will lock and require your password. Now whenever you want, you can press the button to lock your phone and it will be virtually impossible for anyone to see what’s on your phone.

Hybrid video zoom

The programmer has started work on the Hybrid video zoom mod. This will allow players to see wheels at a further distance, without using any optical equipment like lenses. It’s a simple mod so shouldn’t take long.

Hybrid smaller cam mod

The smaller cam mod is now complete and working flawlessly. The updated software is available on request. Basically the new capabilities are:


1. Very small camera which can be hidden virtually anywhere


2. Multiple cameras can be used by the same player: If ever needed, multiple cameras can be worn by the player and instantly switched without the player needing to do anything. This isn’t particularly new though because previously we could use multiple cameras by using multiple players or phones. But this mod allows multiple cameras for a single player with a single phone.

General Update

I’m back but have some unexpected work that will keep me busy for the next day or so. I will be up to date on emails by the end of the week, but I wont be able to do shipping until next week. I’m still trying to find a new programmer for small mods to the phone system. The new programmer I had ready just wasted my time.

Away for few days

I’ll be away from later today to Tuesday next week. I’ll still respond to urgent matters, but my Internet access and time will be limited. All emails will have responses by the end of today.

Phone system update

I’m looking for new programmers to modify the phone so predictions are announced without the delay between numbers. Also for the addition of a few features. I’ve decided not to wait further for the original programmer, although later we may still need him to do the more complex additions. I don’t know more for now. Finding suitable programmers is not a simple task.