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Pacemaker and RIM announce exclusive DJ app for PlayBook — Engadget February 28, 2012

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Pacemaker and RIM announce exclusive DJ app for PlayBook — Engadget


We loved the original Pacemaker, and were sad to hear of its eventual discontinuation. News just in this morning, however, is that the DJ tool is back as a PlayBook app thanks to an exclusive collaboration with the tablet’s maker. Details are sparse right now, as the information spilled at RIM’s event this morning at MWC, but we do know that there will be auto beatmatching, vinyl mode with scratching, digital mode, looping, loop travel, pitch control, beat skip and "pro level" effects. All we have in terms of availability is that it will be out this spring, with no word on price. In the meantime we’re going to start prepping up that music collection.

No PC to PC sync in new SkyDrive | LiveSide.net February 28, 2012

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No PC to PC sync in new SkyDrive | LiveSide.net

By Kip Kniskern on February 23, 2012 10:53 AM

FileWinLive-syncOne of the questions our commenters asked about the upcoming integration of Windows Live Mesh into SkyDrive was “what about direct Device to Device synchronization?”. Currently, you can use Windows Live Mesh to sync folders from device to device, with the Live Mesh service only used as a type of middleman. But it looks like we’re not going to be getting a full integration of current Live Mesh functionality once it’s folded into SkyDrive.

As another commenter, Stefan, noted, Mike Torres from SkyDrive clarified in the comments on the Windows 8 blog post that you won’t be able to set up device to device sync, only “device to SkyDrive”. Here’s the quote:

We won’t be offering a way to sync between PCs without using the cloud as we’ve found that it adds complexity. Both technical complexity as well as, more importantly, complexity in the overall user model. The SkyDrive model is really quite simple in that it’s “cloud-first” and not “cloud-optional” which means you no longer have to worry about the timing of various PCs being online to sync, or having files that are only available on PCs but not through SkyDrive.com or mobile devices. Conflicts are far less likely as well since the cloud is always "online". The fetch feature addresses the need to “get back” to stuff that you haven’t put in SkyDrive yet. There are tradeoffs either way, we realize that, but we decided to focus on a simple model and really work to get that right.

In fact, Omar Shahine, Mike Torres, and even Steven Sinofsky have been quite active in answering questions on the SkyDrive post. We went through and tried to pull out the answers that provide bits of new information, here’s a quick summary:

  • The SkyDrive folder (single) is by default at %userprofile%\SkyDrive #, but can be set to another location via the UI. You can add SkyDrive (sub)folders to new or existing libraries, and change the location of My Documents, etc., to be in the SkyDrive folder #.
  • You can set the default save location for libraries to be SkyDrive #.
  • No file type restrictions for files in the Metro Style or Windows Explorer apps. The current restrictions on file types via the API are still in place #.
  • No specifics on content restrictions at this time, other than the Code of Conduct #.
  • Remote Access/fetch is optional #.

In addition, Mike Torres also expounded a bit on the difference between how Microsoft sees SkyDrive and how it is different than a backup solution:

Mike Torres # @pmbAustin: Many people rely on sync or cloud storage services to provide backup. However, as you may know, backup has a different set of needs when compared with sync or cloud storage. For example, between the two of us we employ numerous onsite and offsite backup technologies like RAID-1, cloud backup solutions like Crashplan, offsite backups of the backups, and BitLocker to secure backed up data. If you only rely on cloud storage for your data the reality is that when you lose data, cloud storage often doesn’t provide “instant” or “easy” restore of the data. For example if you had 1 terabyte of cloud storage it would likely take about 2 weeks to “download” all that data all over again, assuming continuous 1MB download speed (1TB = 1,000,000MB = 278 hours at 1MB/sec). Of course, your data is “safe” in SkyDrive but it’s not the best option for true backup today. We’ve really focused on making SkyDrive a great place to store files you want to get to from many devices or share with other people. Sync provides benefits that when combined with cloud storage and local backup in Windows give you robust file availability, easy access and sharing.

Throughout the comments, Omar and Mike promise more to come in future blog posts about SkyDrive, can’t wait!

MIDI Fighter 3D brings motion controls to DJing | The Verge February 27, 2012

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MIDI Fighter 3D brings motion controls to DJing | The Verge

MIDI Fighter 3D

Six years after Nintendo brought motion controls to gaming with the Wii, DJ Tech Tools is looking to do the same to music with the MIDI Fighter 3D. (Something the Wii briefly flirted with early on.) While the controller features 16 customizable RGB arcade buttons on the face and six buttons on the side, it also supports 3D motion tracking, letting you control sound by moving the controller as opposed to twisting a knob or tweaking a slider. DJ Tech says the controller supports "five degrees of movement" and that those movements are "easily mappable to any software." It should make for some exciting — and potentially dangerous — DJ battles, and the customizable blinking, multicolor lights for each button add yet another layer to the visual part of the performance. DJ Tech Tools will be selling the MIDI Fighter 3D for $249 soon through its website, as well as "a few exclusive retail locations around the globe" — if you want to nab one for yourself, you can reserve the controller here.

Courier: First Details of Microsoft’s Secret Tablet June 13, 2010

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Courier: First Details of Microsoft’s Secret Tablet

It feels like the whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet. But maybe we’ve all been dreaming about the wrong device. This is Courier, Microsoft’s astonishing take on the tablet.


To watch the video, you’ll first need to install the flash player.

–> ‘ Courier is a real device, and we’ve heard that it’s in the "late prototype" stage of development. It’s not a tablet, it’s a booklet. The dual 7-inch (or so) screens are multitouch, and designed for writing, flicking and drawing with a stylus, in addition to fingers. They’re connected by a hinge that holds a single iPhone-esque home button. Statuses, like wireless signal and battery life, are displayed along the rim of one of the screens. On the back cover is a camera, and it might charge through an inductive pad, like the Palm Touchstone charging dock for Pre.

Until recently, it was a skunkworks project deep inside Microsoft, only known to the few engineers and executives working on it—Microsoft’s brightest, like Entertainment & Devices tech chief and user-experience wizard J. Allard, who’s spearheading the project. Currently, Courier appears to be at a stage where Microsoft is developing the user experience and showing design concepts to outside agencies.

Microsoft has a history of collaborating with other firms, especially in the E&D division: Zune and Xbox have both gone through similar design processes. (And plans for the Microsoft Store leaked through a third-party agency were confirmed as genuine prototype layouts and concepts.) This video is branded Pioneer Studios, a Microsoft division within E&D that specializes in this kind of work, working with another agency that’s a long-time Microsoft collaborator on confidential projects.

The Courier user experience presented here is almost the exact opposite of what everyone expects the Apple tablet to be, a kung fu eagle claw to Apple’s tiger style. It’s complex: Two screens, a mashup of a pen-dominated interface with several types of multitouch finger gestures, and multiple graphically complex themes, modes and applications. (Our favorite UI bit? The hinge doubles as a "pocket" to hold items you want move from one page to another.) Microsoft’s tablet heritage is digital ink-oriented, and this interface, while unlike anything we’ve seen before, clearly draws from that, its work with the Surface touch computer and even the Zune HD.

Over the next couple days we’ll be diving much, much deeper into Courier, so stay tuned.

HP Slate to cost $549, have 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 5 hour battery? — Engadget April 19, 2010

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HP Slate to cost $549, have 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 5 hour battery? — Engadget
HP Slate to cost $549, have 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 5 hour battery?

Well, well — what’s this? We just got our hands on what looks like an internal HP Slate presentation given to cool down some of the iPad hype amongst HP employees, and it just happens to have specs and pricing details on the elusive Windows 7 tablet. As we’d heard, the Slate will run $549 in its base configuration, which has a 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive multitouch display, a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor with UMA graphics and an accelerator for 1080p video playback (we’re assuming it’s a Broadcom Crystal HD chip), 32GB of flash storage and 1GB of non-upgradeable RAM. There’s also a $599 version with 64GB of storage, and both models will have a five-hour battery, an SDHC slot, two camera, a USB port, a SIM card slot for the optional 3G modem, and a dock connector for power, audio, and HDMI out. Of course, what this spec list doesn’t cover is software, and we still haven’t seen much of how HP plans to make Windows 7 on a full slate device with netbook-class internals perform as smoothly or as intuitively as its demo videos. That’s not a small challenge, especially since the iPad is out now and setting some pretty high expectations for how this new breed of tablets should work. We’ve got our fingers crossed — show us something good, HP.

DELL 3050, Dual Core Xeon, 2.13GHz 2MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, PE860 April 13, 2010

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DELL 3050, Dual Core Xeon, 2.13GHz 2MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, PE860 Customer Install : Desktop Accessor
3050, Dual Core Xeon, 2.13GHz 2MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, PE860 Customer Install


  • Features 2.13 GHz processor frequency and 2 MB cache
  • Front side bus speed of 1066 MHz
  • Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) offers flexibility for 64-bit and 32-bit applications and operating systems
  • Execute Disable Bit allows the processor to classify areas in memory by where application code can execute and where it cannot


The 2.13 GHz Dual Core Xeon® Processor 3050 from Dell is designed for multi-processor systems. The dual-core processor architecture places two execution cores, or computational engines, within a single processor. This processor, with 1066 MHz bus speed, offers excellent performance and headroom for peak Internet server loads, resulting in fast response times, support for more users and improved scalability. The incorporated Virtualization technology provides hardware-assistance to virtualization software enhancing virtual environment. In addition, the Enhanced Speedstep® Technology helps reduce average system power consumption and enhances system acoustics. This processor is supported by Dell Technical Support when used with a Dell system.

Manufacturer Part# : DN518
Dell Part# : 311-6835

DeWALT Heavy-Duty 2.4 Amp Orbital 1/4 Sheet Sander w/ Cloth Dust Bag April 4, 2010

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DeWALT Heavy-Duty 2.4 Amp Orbital 1/4 Sheet Sander w/ Cloth Dust Bag

The D26441K Features

  • 2.4 Amp motor sands at 14,000 opm, providing a superior finish.
  • Textured anti-slip top & body grip provides ultimate comfort and control during use.
  • Dust sealed switch for increased durability.
  • Sealed 100% ball-bearing construction provides longer life.
  • High capacity dust bag with built in vacuum adapter provides maximum dust collection with or without vacuum.
  • Dual plane counter-balanced low-vibration design reduces fatigue.


  • Amps 2.4 Amps
  • Orbits/Min 14,000 opm
  • Orbit Diameter 1/16 "
  • Dust Collection Yes
  • Paper Size/Type 1/4 Sheet
  • SFPM N/A
  • Dust Sealed Switch Yes
  • Pad N/A
  • Pad Break N/A


  • dust bag with vacuum adapter
  • sandpaper punch
  • heavy-duty kit box

• Shipping Weight: 6.45 lbs.
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DeWALT 18V XRP 9 Tool Combo Kit (Right Angle Drill) April 4, 2010

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DeWALT 18V XRP 9 Tool Combo Kit (Right Angle Drill)

The DeWALT DCK950X features 9 Heavy Duty tools to take on any project ranging from construction, remodeling, home repair, home projects and much more! DeWALT has always had the toughest tools to help you get your job done. With this DeWALT DCK950X 18 Volt XRP Cordless 9 piece Tool Combo kit, you can make sure that the toughest jobs are done correctly. This DeWALT DCK950X High Performance Industrial Tool comes with a warranty package that includes a 3 Year Limited Warranty, 1 Year Free Service Contract, and a 90 Day Money Back Guarantee.
The DCK950X Features:

  • DCD950 XRP 1/2" hammerdrill/drill/driver
    • DEWALT built high power, high efficiency motor delivers 510 unit watts out of power for maximum performance in all drilling and fastening applications
    • Heavy-Duty 1/2" self-tightening chuck tightens throughout operation providing superior bit gripping torque
    • XRP extended run-time batteries provide long run-time & battery life
    • Patented 3-speed all-metal transmission matches the speed to the application for optimal performance
    • Superior ergonomics optimize balance, size, and weight
  • DC390 XRP circular saw
    • 3,700 RPM for fast rip cuts and cross cuts
    • 6-1/2" carbide tipped blade for 2x cutting capacity at 90° and 45° High strength magnesium shoe and upper guard provides increased durability
    • 0-50° bevel capacity provides additional capacity for a multitude of applications
    • Fan-cooled motor with replaceable brushes for maximum power and durability
    • XRP extended run-time battery provides long run-time & battery life
  • DC385 XRP reciprocating saw
    • 1-1/8" Stroke Length for Faster Cutting Speed
    • 0-3,000 SPM for Faster Cutting Speed
    • 4 Position Blade Clamp allows for flush cutting and increased versatility
    • Lever-Action Keyless Blade Clamp for Quick and Easy Blade Changes
    • Anti-Slip Comfort Grip Provides Increased Comfort and Control
    • XRP Extended Run-Time Battery Provides Long Run-Time & Battery Life
    • Pivoting Adjustable Shoe with Open Top for Maximum Visibility
    • Variable Speed with Trigger Lock for Increased Blade Control
  • DW960 right angle drill
    • 2 speed ranges 0-500/0-1,500 rpm for increased user flexibility providing a wide range of applications
    • 310 in-lbs of maximum torque for heavy-duty applications such as turning large bits and fasteners
    • Durable, right angle transmission with sealed ball bearing for a longer tool life
    • Multi-grip trigger provides comfort and convenience by allowing the user to get into tighter spaces while still having access to the trigger
    • Variable speed and reversing gives the user the ability to control speed for greater accuracy, and the convenience of reverse
  • DC411 cut-off tool
    • 6,500 rpm provides high power for cutting and grinding applications
    • Convenient trigger switch with lock-off button for easier gripping
    • 3 Position side handle offers greater comfort and control
    • Metal gear case dissipates heat for longer bearing, gear and motor life
    • Spindle lock allows users to change their wheels quick and easy
  • DW059 1/2" 18V high torque impact wrench
    • 300 ft-lbs of maximum torque to perform a wide range of heavy-duty fastening applications
    • Preferred rocker switch design for fast and easy fastening
    • 1,650 rpm/2,600 bpm for faster application speed
    • Durable magnesium gear case and all metal transmission for extended durability
    • Comfort grip provides maximum comfort
    • Heavy duty impacting mechanism directs torque to fastener without kickback
  • DC330 XRP 18V variable speed jig saw
    • All-Metal Lever-Action Key less Blade Change Allows for Quick and Easy Blade Changes
    • 4-Position Orbital Action Provides Control of Cut Quality and Speed
    • All-Metal Key less Shoe Bevel with Detents at O, 15, 30 and 45 Degrees Provides Versatility for Easy Bevel Cutting
    • Variable Speed 0-3,000 SPM for Versatility in a Multitude of Materials and Applications
    • Adjustable Dust Blower Keeps Line of Cut Clear of Chips
    • XRP Extended Run-Time Battery Provides Long Run-Time & Battery Life
    • Anti-Slip Comfort Grip for Increased Comfort and Control
  • DC550 18V cut-out tool
    • Tool-free bit change for fast and eay bit changing without a wrench
    • 26,000 rpm motor provides more cutting power
    • Dust sealed switch provides durability and long switch life
  • DW919 flexible floodlight
    • Wide-angle beam is brighter than traditional flashlights
    • Flexible neck allows for hands-free operation and light to be projected in any direction whether it is standing on its base, wrapped around a pipe, or hanging from rafters overhead
    • Lockable head clip offers versatility and convenience of a lantern
    • Extra-bright Xenon bulb maximizes brightness of the beam


  • DCD950 XRP 1/2" hammerdrill/drill/driver
    • Voltage: 18 Volts
    • Max Power: 480 UWO
    • Number of Speed Settings: 3
    • Max RPM: 0-450/0-1,500/0-2,000
    • Max BPM: 0-7,650/0-25,500/0-34,000
    • Clutch Settings: 22
    • Chuck Size: 1/2 Inch
    • Chuck Type: Metal/self-tightening
    • Tool Weight: 6.1 Pounds
  • DC390 XRP circular saw
    • Voltage: 18 Volts
    • No Load Speed: 3,700 rpm
    • Blade Diameter: 6-1/2 Inches
    • Bevel Capacity: 0-50 deg.
    • Arbor Size: 5/8 Inch
    • Depth Of Cut At 45 deg. : 1-5/8 Inches
    • Depth Of Cut At 90 deg. : 2-1/4 Inches
    • Tool Weight: 8.7 Pounds
  • DC385 XRP reciprocating saw
    • Voltage: 18 Volts
    • Keyless Blade Clamp: Yes
    • Strokes Per Minute: 0,3000 spm
    • Stroke Length: 1-1/8 Inches
    • Electric Brake: Yes
    • Tool Weight: 8.2 Pounds
  • DW960 right angle drill
    • Voltage: 18 Volt
    • Max Power: 320 UWO
    • Chuck Size: 3/8 Inch
    • Number of Speed Settings: 2
    • Speed: 0-500/0-1,500 RPM
    • Chuck Type: plastic, 2-sleeve
    • Tool Weight: 4.7 Pounds
  • DC411 cut-off tool
    • Voltage: 18 Volts
    • No Load Speed: 6,500 rpm
    • Spindle Lock: Yes
    • Spindle Thread: 5/8 Inch-11
    • Tool Weight: 7.0 Pounds
    • Use Wheels RPM Above: 10,000 rpm
  • DW059 1/2" 18V high torque impact wrench
    • Voltage: 18 V
    • Drive: 1/2" square with detent pin retention
    • No Load Speed: 1,650 rpm
    • Impacts/Min: 2,600 bpm
    • Max. Torque: 300 ft-lbs
    • Max. Torque: 300 ft-lbs
    • Tool Weight: 7.55 lbs
    • Tool Length: 10-3/4"
  • DC330 XRP 18V variable speed jig saw
    • Voltage: 18 Volt
    • Strokes/Min: 0-3,000 spm
    • Stroke Length: 1 Inch
    • Keyless Blade Clamp: Yes
    • Dust Blower: Yes Tool Weight: 7.5 Pounds
  • DC550 18V cut-out tool
    • Voltage: 18 Volt
    • No Load Speed: 26,000 rpm
    • Collet Diameter: 1/4 or 1/8 Inch
    • Adjustable Guide: Yes
    • Tool Weight: 4.5 Pounds
  • DW919 flexible floodlight
    • Voltage: 18 Volt
    • Bulb: Xenon
    • Run-Time: 3 hours
    • Lux: 325
    • Bulb Life: 110 hours
    • Tool Weight: 0.5 Pounds
  • Battery/Charger
    • Battery Rating: 18 Volt
    • Battery Technology: XRP Ni-Cd batteries
    • Amp Hours: 2.4
    • Charge Time: 1 hour
    • Tool Weight: 0.5 Pounds


  • DCD950 XRP 1/2" 18V hammerdrill/drill/driver
  • DC390 XRP 18V circular saw
  • DC385 XRP 18V reciprocating saw
  • DW059 1/2" 18V high torque impact wrench
  • DC330 XRP 18V variable speed jig saw
  • DW960 18V right angle drill
  • DC411 18V cut-off tool
  • DC550 18V cut-out tool
  • DW919 18V flexible floodlight
  • 1 hour charger
  • (2) 18V XRP batteries
  • 360° side handle
  • Carbide tipped blade
  • Type 1 and Type 27 guards
  • Wrench
  • Backing Flange
  • (1) type 1 wheel
  • (2) contractor bags
  • 2-position side handle

• Shipping Weight: 55.60 lbs.



Cisco Physical Security and Building Systems – Main Page – Cisco Systems January 31, 2010

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Physical Security and Building Systems – Main Page – Cisco Systems
Physical Security and Building Systems

Secure, Sustainable Environment

Extend the Network as the Platform to create a secure and sustainable environment. Protect people and assets and provide energy management for buildings and the community.

Cisco Small Business PVC300 Pan Tilt Optical Zoom Internet Camera  [Cisco Small Business Video Surve January 31, 2010

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Cisco Small Business PVC300 Pan Tilt Optical Zoom Internet Camera  [Cisco Small Business Video Surve
Cisco Small Business PVC300 Pan Tilt Optical Zoom Internet Camera

The Cisco Small Business PVC300 Pan Tilt Optical Zoom Internet Camera

The Cisco® Small Business PVC300 Pan Tilt Optical Zoom Internet Camera provides a feature-rich, highly flexible video solution for your business. It provides full pan, tilt, and optical zoom capabilities (Figure 1) to let you monitor any aspect of your business operations and virtually manage multiple sites from a central location. As an intelligent IP solution, the Cisco PVC300 also offers a wealth of advanced security, monitoring, and alerting capabilities that go far beyond what conventional closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems can provide. The Cisco Small Business PVC300 Internet camera lets you:

• Integrate alarms, door sensors, motion detectors, and other business and security systems into your video solution

• View live video of your business from anywhere, using an Internet-enabled PC or mobile phone

• Receive automatic alerts (including video clips or still images) whenever motion is detected on your premises after hours

• Locate specific dates, times, or incidents in your video archives in seconds, instead of having to manually pore over hours of analog video

• Easily and cost-effectively add new cameras, video storage, and security applications as your business evolves

None of these capabilities are possible with conventional CCTV systems that rely on analog video technology and proprietary, self-contained networks. The Cisco PVC300 Internet camera delivers all of them over the IP network you already have in place. With complete video monitoring and management software included, the Cisco PVC300 provides a complete state-of-the-art video solution, at a price small businesses can afford.

Features and Benefits

The Cisco Small Business PVC300 Pan Tilt Optical Zoom Internet Camera provides:

Optimal camera control: The Cisco PVC300 features 2.6x optical zoom and a Sony progressive-scan charge-coupled device (CCD) sensor that provides exceptional image quality even in low light. With full pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities, you can remotely monitor your business from virtually any angle, providing a cost-effective alternative to deploying multiple fixed cameras.

Remote accessibility: With an IP surveillance solution, you can access real-time video from any Internet-connected PC or mobile phone, and virtually manage your business’s security and operational efficiency from anywhere.

Advanced application support: The Cisco PVC300 features an integrated speaker output and microphone for two-way audio, as well as input/output ports to support a variety of applications. You can link your PVC300 video surveillance system with door sensors, motion sensors, alarms, lighting systems, phone systems, or virtually any other business system.

Easy installation: The Cisco PVC300 includes easy-to-install ceiling brackets and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support, so you can power and control the camera with a single cable. The intuitive graphical user interface in the included video software makes it easy to deploy cameras and sensor systems and set up intelligent alerts.

Included video monitoring software: Other IP surveillance systems require separate video monitoring software that can cost as much as $1500. The Cisco PVC300 includes a complete monitoring suite at no extra cost that lets you easily configure and control up to 16 cameras.

A complete surveillance solution: The Cisco PVC300 is part of a growing family of IP surveillance cameras designed as a fully integrated component of your Cisco Small Business network. With a full portfolio of small business routing and switching, data storage, and telephony technologies, Cisco can provide a comprehensive video, voice, and data solution for your business.


Pan, tilt, zoom camera with 2.6x optical zoom

• IPv6 support, Samba client

• 1/4-inch, progressive-scan CCD sensor delivers high-quality video

• Low light sensitivity with high-quality lens and sensor

• Audio input/output for external microphone and/or speaker

• I/O ports facilitate alarm triggers, power lights on/off, etc.

• PoE allows for flexible installation

• Dual codecs (MPEG-4 and MJPEG) supported simultaneously

• IP multicast support

• Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) video/audio streaming to unicast and multicast clients

• 4x digital zoom and 2.6x optical zoom

• Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) allows viewing of video on a mobile device

• Motion detection with event notifications to an email

• Account or alarm log in the monitoring software

• JPEG snapshots at multiple resolutions that can be sent to an FTP server

• Real-Time video recording from the Web interface directly with one button recording

• PC-less event recording directly to Network Attached Storage via integrated Samba client



IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1p (QoS priority), IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN)

Protocols supported

TCP/IP, HTTP, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), FTP, Network Time Protocol (NTP), Domain Name System (DNS), Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), Real-Time Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), Dynamic DNS (DDNS), dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Bonjour


Ethernet w/PoE, Microphone IN, Speaker OUT, Power (12V, 1A), general-purpose I/O



Cabling type

Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Category 5


Power, Network

Camera type

Pan, tilt, zoom with 2.6x optical zoom

I/O ports

1 input control (2 pins) and 1 output control (2 pins)



1/4-in. Sony progressive CCD sensor


1 lux at F1.9

Lens type

2.8 to 7.3-mm fixed iris

Focal length

0.6 m ~ infinity


-175 to +175 degrees


-35 to 90 degrees


2.6x optical zoom

Field of view

Horizontal: 73.4 to 28.7 degrees; vertical: 54.7 to 21.6 degrees

Video resolution

640 x 480 (Video Graphics Array [VGA]), 320 x 240 (Quarter VGA [QVGA]), 160 x 120 (Quarter-QVGA [QQVGA])

Frame rate

1 to 30 frames per second (fps) (selectable)

Setup, Configuration, and Management

Web user interface

Built-in web user interface for easy browser-based configuration (HTTP)

Web browser

Internet Explorer version 5 or later with ActiveX support for viewing, recording, playback, and setting motion detection. Limited support for Safari and Firefox (no motion detection).

Event logging


Web firmware upgrade

Firmware upgradable through web browser

Installation Wizard

Windows application for discovery and configuration of cameras


Dual codec

MPEG-4 simple profile, MJPEG, and simultaneous dual-stream





Image settings

Brightness, Auto White Balance, Hue, and Saturation


4x digital zoom

Video controls

Auto white-balance (AWB), auto-exposure (AE), Auto-Focus (AF)

Image control

Select video by quality, bandwidth, frame rate, variable bit rate, and constant bit rate


3GPP for use with 3G phones

Included Video Monitoring System Software (SWVMS16)

Monitoring/recording software

• Monitoring, recording, and playback for up to 16 cameras

• Advanced search histogram or by time and date

• Recording set up to record by motion trigger, manual, or schedule



• 2-way audio, built-in microphone: 6 mm, -40 db + 3 db

• Microphone input: 3.5-mm phone jack

• Speaker output: 3.5-mm phone jack


G.726: 16 Kb; G.711: A-law and μ-law AAC, and GSM-AMR

Sampling rate

8 kHz

Default bit rate

16 Kbps


Motion detection

4 detection areas with individual sensitivity

Email alert

3 email addresses

FTP uploading

FTP server address and login settings


Schedule by day or time


Inputs 1, motion detection


Outputs 1, messaging, email, FTP


User list

User rights list to view video and/or control camera functions; Multi-level permissions (Administrator, Operator, and Viewer)


Login authentication



Allow auto-discovery of the camera by other Bonjour devices


RTP and RTSP allow for viewing from any client that supports these protocols, such as 3G phones or QuickTime clients


NTP keeps time of camera in sync with your network


SMTP client allows video clips to be emailed


FTP client facilitates scheduling transfer of images to an FTP server


DDNS facilitates accessing the camera by name, regardless of the camera’s IP address


Allows auto-discovery of the camera by other UPnP devices

IP filtering

Allow or disallow access by IP address


Allow for next-generation IP addressing

Samba client

Increased compatibility with NetBIOS over TCP/IP, SMB, CIFS, etc.


Power options

IEEE 802.3af PoE: 48V/0.3A

Power consumption




5.65 x 6.19 x 5.47 in. (143.5 x 157.1 x 139 mm)


1.15 lb (0.68 kg)


External power adapter 12 V DC 1A 110~120V AC/ 60 Hz switching or PoE 48V/0.3A


FCC Part 15C Class B, CE, UL, EMC/EMI Part 15B Class B for U.S.

Operating temperature

0° to 115°F (0° to 50°C)

Storage temperature

-2° to 130°F (-10° to 60°C)

Operating humidity

20% to 85%, noncondensing

Storage humidity

0% to 90%, noncondensing