D-Link Canada has announced three high definition (HD) IP cameras in an expansion of its growing range of IP surveillance solutions. The D-Link® DCS-3716 and DCS-2210/2230 cameras are equipped with advanced multi-megapixel image sensors for increased resolution, which is ideal for remote monitoring and capturing sharper details such as reading license plates or facial details. With this level of detail, businesses can reduce the number of cameras deployed and achieve more flexibility from their surveillance systems.
“As the IP surveillance industry continues to grow, D-Link is committed to developing innovative cameras like the DCS-3716 and DCS-2210/2230 to ensure customers can implement cutting-edge, cost-effective surveillance solutions,” said Vance Kozik, director of product marketing, IP Surveillance for D-Link. “D-Link’s complete IP surveillance solutions that integrate IP cameras with network switches and storage allow customers to integrate smarter solutions that offer the flexibility to adapt to their changing security needs.”
IT managers currently using analog CCTV surveillance solutions require ease-of-integration and scalability as they transition to IP technology. The D-Link® DCS-3716 and DCS-2210/2230 HD resolution cameras are equipped with high-end features that are not typically available with CCTV solutions such as high-quality resolution and multi-stream support, which provides simultaneous monitoring for numerous users to monitor, and the ability to view up to 32 cameras from a central location using the included D-ViewCam(TM) software. All three cameras are ONVIF-compliant, the leading universal standard for the interface of network video products, for interoperability with a larger range of VMS systems.
The DCS-3716 and DCS-2230/2210 IP cameras offer additional functionality such as a new, robust web interface and advanced integrated motion detection. The cameras also offer the ability to connect to existing alarm systems for tamper detection and to easily monitor and store surveillance footage. Each is a true day/night surveillance solution, utilizing a Sony® Exmor sensor, which allows the DCS-3716 and DCS-2230/2210 to capture more light in dark areas. The cameras also come with an SD card slot providing local storage for continued recording even if there is a network outage, two-way audio support with built-in microphone and speaker, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support to easily place cameras in areas where no power outlet is readily available.
D-Link’s new IP cameras can be incorporated with D-Link high-performance/high-availability IP network storage and network switches that support Auto Surveillance Virtual LANs, providing businesses with a comprehensive IP surveillance solution. D-Link’s unique Auto Surveillance VLAN technology automates the configuration of data and surveillance video transmission through a single switch to ensure the quality of real-time video without compromising the transmission of network data. D-Link solutions ensure interoperability, ease of integration and a single support call for troubleshooting, allowing IT managers to leverage these affordable IP surveillance and networking solutions in multi-vendor IT infrastructures without being locked into proprietary hardware, software or service requirements.
The DCS-3716 Three Megapixel Day & Night WDR IP Camera, which provides HD video (up to 2048 x 1536), is suitable for effectively monitoring areas previously only serviced by multiple CCTV or lower resolution IP cameras. The camera also features a unique “simultaneous stream” capability, which allows multiple users to log-in and view live H.264, MPEG-4, or MJPEG streams at the same time on a wide range of devices, including smartphones or desktop computer, without disrupting the monitoring or video storage process. The DCS-3716 is easy to install and delivers clear multi-megapixel images in the most adverse lighting conditions and, when used in conjunction with infrared (IR) lighting, it provides visibility in total darkness through the use of an infrared cut removable (ICR) filter. For applications where even greater detail is needed, the DCS-3716 implements a 3 megapixel CMOS sensor and IR-corrected Varifocal lens and supports Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) functionality providing properly exposed video even under strong backlighting conditions.
The D-Link DCS-2210 Full HD Cube (PoE) and DCS-2230 Full HD Cube (Wireless N) Network Cameras are versatile surveillance solutions also capable of capturing high-quality, full HD video and stills. Suitable for SOHO environments, both cameras include built-in passive infrared (PIR) sensor for improved motion detection accuracy. Equipped with their own web interface, D-Link HD Cube cameras can be accessed remotely from anywhere over the Internet using a 3GPP-enabled mobile device. These cameras also implement an electronic pan/tilt/zoom (ePTZ) feature, allowing for the selection of a target region for close-up viewing simply by clicking on the video feed displayed in a browser.
The DCS-3716, DCS-2210 and DCS-2230 cameras will be available in November 2011. All of D-Link’s IP surveillance cameras, network switches and IP storage products are sold through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors.