Toshiba Debuts Network Dome Camera

Its IP66-rated housing that safeguards it from both extreme weather conditions and vandalism.
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Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video debuts a two-megapixel Internet protocol (IP) network dome camera featuring an IP66-rated housing that safeguards it from both extreme weather conditions and vandalism.

The IK-WR12A camera features a gasketed, all-steel housing combined with a built-in heater/blower “that permits its installation in the most demanding outdoor applications,” the company says. Applications for the camera include traffic monitoring, airports, railway stations and city-wide surveillance in temperatures ranging from minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as indoors where surveillance cameras are at risk from tampering, vandalism or accidental damage.

Security professionals will find the IK-WR12A capable of outputting impressive 1600 x 1200 color video and supporting dual-streaming in MPEG4 and Motion JPEG at up to 30 frames-per-second. Because of its two-megapixel resolution, a single IK-WR12A can cover a wide-area installation, such as a city street or parking lot, that formerly required two to four standard resolution cameras.

In addition, the camera’s “Vari-focal” lens (f=3mm to 9mm) delivers superb image quality, while its true infrared (IR)-cut filter day/night feature and its long-range IR illuminators allow the camera to capture detailed video in dimly lit environments or even in complete darkness.

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