The Long Beach Camera, perched high atop city hall in downtown Long Beach, is on 24 hours per day and points at the Pacific Ocean.
The camera is a dedicated Panasonic camera linked to NBC4 over a fiber-optic line running through Pacific Bell's Southern California fiber network. The camera generally points toward the Southwest, although it is often repositioned for use on the air. At NBC4, the feed is moved from the routing room into a Pentium II server running Windows NT and WebCam32 Image Server. The image is "live" meaning that it updates every time you load the page.