I am trying to figure out a way to broadcast a beach cam feed from an IP camera. Currently I am using the cameras FTP server to upload and overwrite an image, then cycle it with some simple JS.

My goal is to create a streaming beach cam feed that I could watermark / embed using streaming instead of overwriting. Its hosted on a grid server which seems to be handling the daily traffic spikes ( most people check the cam in the mornings ).

I have read numerous tutorials on how to broadcast from your computer with a variety of software. However, this camera sounds out the feed all day every day and it would be nice not to tie up a computer just for that task. I have seen some standalone hardware that seems to be made for this process but I am not sure what the best route to take here. Any suggestions?