D-Link Announces Wireless Internet Camera

From D-Link’s press release:

D-Link, the worldwide leader in manufacturing of broadband, networking and digital electronic technologies, today announced an affordable and compact Wireless Security Camera that includes a fully integrated web server to serve live streaming video to be viewed anywhere in the world. The new Wireless D-Link Internet Camera seamlessly connects to a wireless network and can be placed virtually anywhere including nursery rooms, bookcases, entryways and small offices for off-site surveillance of the home or office.

“The simplicity, affordability and flexibility of this compact wireless Internet Camera make it a must for any consumer looking to monitor the home or office while they are away,” said Steven Joe, President and CEO of D-Link. “A low-cost wireless camera is a natural extension to our award-winning Internet Security Camera family and this camera with its range of features is an affordable solution for the digital home user.”

With the D-Link Wireless Internet Camera (DCS-900W), a user can access the camera from any location with a web browser to view real-time streaming video at 320 x 240 pixel resolution at up to 20 frames a second. The D-Link Internet camera includes a powerful built-in fully integrated web-server that contains its own IP address to act as an independent device. A free Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) utility built in the camera’s web server allows the user to create an easy-to-remember personal web address (e.g. http://me.atmycamera.com) at which the camera’s live image can be conveniently found on the Internet. Unlike similar cameras that require a paid DDNS subscription service, the DCS-900W includes everything needed to stream video outside the home or office network, for free.

The DCS-900W provides multiple video delivery options allowing video to be captured and sent to an email address or recorded to a hard drive while simultaneously broadcasting over the Internet. With an easy-to-use web-based user interface, the D-Link DCS-900W Internet Camera can be set up and configured in a matter of minutes to remotely monitor any site. The unit can be set to record a video feed with date and time stamp to create an archived record for later viewing. The D-Link Camera includes password protected management software that allows users to monitor up to four cameras at one time, providing a large amount of coverage for the home or office. Advanced video compression allows the recording of up to eight hours of video onto just 500MB of hard drive space.

The D-Link DCS-900W is IEEE 802.11b standard and compatible with both 802.11b and 802.11g wireless networking technologies. Advanced wireless security features including SSID filtering and 64/128 bit WEP encryption ensure the security of the wireless transmissions.

Price and Availability

The D-Link DCS-900W Internet Camera will be available in January 2004 through authorized retail, reseller and distribution partners at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Price MSRP of $169 and an Estimated Street Price ESP of $149. The D-Link DCS-900 comes with a One Year Warranty and absolutely FREE 24/7 Technical Support including firmware updates.

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