D-Link have announced two new network webcams which promise plug-and-play remote viewing using the company's online streaming portal. The D-Link Network Camera DCS-1100 launches today, while the DCS-1130 - with WiFi draft-n - arrives later in the month.
Both cameras can be accessed from any browser by going to D-Link's mydlink.com portal. However they can also be used to stream live video to cellphones, with sound from the integrated microphone and remote control of 16x digital zoom and motion detection.
Setting up the cameras is reportedly as straightforward as entering its unique ID code into the web account. Streams can be shared, though at present only Internet Explorer is supported; D-Link claim other browsers will be added shortly.
The D-Link DCS-1100 is available now, with an MRSP of $179.99. Meanwhile the DCS-1130 is expected to ship at the end of June 2009 with an MRSP of $219.99.
D-LINK NOW SHIPPING mydlink-ENABLED NETWORK CAMERA FOR EASY REMOTE MONITORING OF SECURITY VIDEO FROM VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE VIA FREE mydlink™ PORTAL
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 15, 2009 - D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumers and businesses, today began shipping a network camera that allows users to remotely monitor live streaming video through the company's new www.mydlink.com portal.
The new D-Link® Network Camera (DCS-1100) is 'mydlink-enabled', allowing it to be easily viewed and managed by the mydlink™ portal, providing customers with an easier way to experience a connected, digital lifestyle. A wireless 802.11n version, the DCS-1130, is expected to ship at end of this month.
Offering plug and play connectivity, the new D-Link network cameras feature easy installation and setup, mobile 3G and Web monitoring, 16x digital zoom, motion detection, integrated microphone and multiple profiles. The DCS-1100 connects to the home or small business network via a standard network cable, while the DCS-1130 connects using 802.11n Wi-Fi with WPS support.
With 3GPP mobile surveillance, users can view a live feed from the cameras using a 3G-enabled cell phone, PDA or any compatible RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) device. Users are offered a flexible and convenient way to remotely monitor their homes or offices in real time from anywhere within a customer's mobile network by simply using a common 3GPP-compatible player on the mobile device.
"Our new network cameras offer a user experience unmatched in the industry. By being 'mydlink-enabled' customers can quickly view and manage their cameras from Internet Explorer with Internet connectivity*," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer, D-Link. "Both cameras can still be configured through the traditional web graphical user interface (GUI) as with other D-Link network cameras for many of the advanced features."
An industry first, mydlink-enabled products let users with high-speed Internet, a home network and a PC quickly and easily install and monitor compatible home networking devices. The groundbreaking mydlink portal takes the work out of activation and management of devices by offering the following user experience:
To add mydlink-enabled products to the mydlink portal users follow these steps:
· Connect camera to the home network and run the wizard.
· Go to www.mydlink.com and set up a password-protected user account.
· Add each product to their mydlink account by entering product ID numbers provided with each device.
· Manage and organize their mydlink-enabled products and services from one central place, via an easy to navigate website.
· Define their profile and settings for all mydlink-enabled products.
· Easily view camera video remotely.
· Users get maximum value from their digital products with minimum technical knowledge.
· Users can allow other mydlink-connected users to share their products, including the remote viewing of live camera video.
Price and Availability
The DCS-1100 is available through D-Link's network of computer retail stores, value-added resellers, solution providers, distributors and at D-Link's own etail store, dlinkshop.com for the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $179.99. The DCS-1130 is expected to ship with a MSRP of $219.99.
* Multi-browser support for mydlink.com coming soon.