D-Link unveils three cameras for professional surveillance and security applications

D-Link introduces three fixed network cameras, which are designed for professional surveillance and security applications. Each camera provides versatile security solutions for businesses that require local or remote monitoring. The cameras' features include day and night viewing, megapixel sensors, high-power zoom and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support.

The D-Link Day & Night Megapixel Camera with PoE Support (DCS-3110) is equipped with a 1.3-megapixel progressive scan CMOS sensor and a 6 millimeter lens (interchangeable with aftermarket lenses) for capturing a wider field of view with a resolution of up to 1280 x 1024. A built-in ICR filter provides automatic day/night functionality, adjusting the image from color during the day to monochrome at night to compensate for poor lighting conditions.

The D-Link Day & Night Camera with a CCD sensor and PoE support (DCS-3410) with low-light video capture features 0.3 Lux light sensitivity for capturing video anytime, day or night. The camera also supports optional CS mount standard lenses, such as an auto-iris lens, an IR LED lens or a night vision illuminator, to record video in environments with little or no light.

The third business-class camera is the D-Link Day & Night Camera with an 18x optical zoom and PoE support (DCS-3415).  For improved picture quality, it is equipped with a progressive scan CCD sensor to capture vivid images of moving objects and reduce motion blur, distortion and jagged edges of recorded images.

All three cameras can be placed in locations without a power outlet with the use of 802.3af PoE to receive both power and data over a single Ethernet cable. They support simultaneous streaming of MPEG-4 and MJPEG video to provide both high-quality and bandwidth-efficient compression formats. MJPEG delivers greater file integrity, making it ideal for detailed monitoring situations, while MPEG-4 video has smaller file sizes, offering a useful solution for extended recording periods or for use in low bandwidth networks. Digital input and output ports offer flexible connectivity to external devices such as IR sensors, switches and alarm relays. RS-485 interfaces provide connectivity to optional Pan/Tilt enclosures that effectively adds pan/tilt functionality. The cameras also include 12V interfaces for powering optional LED illuminators.

Also included is support for 3GPP Mobile Surveillance, allowing users to view live video feeds from a compatible Internet-ready mobile phone with a 3GPP player installed. This feature extends monitoring capability without requiring the use of a computer, letting the user check the camera's video feed while on the go.

The cameras come with built-in microphones and audio ports for two-way audio communication when an external speaker is connected.  Audio switches ensure privacy when needed. They feature a built-in Samba client for network-attached storage (NAS) so there is no need for a direct connection to a PC, hardware or software to capture and transfer video or images.

For convenient management, the three cameras include D-Link D-ViewCam 2.0 software that lets users manage up to 32 network cameras, set e-mail alert notifications, set recording schedules and trigger motion detection to record directly to a hard drive. To further simplify the management process, the D-ViewCam 2.0 software also lets the user upload a business floor plan and create a realistic layout of where cameras are located.

The cameras also are standards-based, which allows them to be managed by third-party software applications.

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