Toshiba Unveils its Latest IP Network Camera

The IK-WD12A is designed for indoor deployment, including in schools, retail outlets, hotels and casinos.
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Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video unveils its latest internet-protocol (IP) network video camera, the IK-WD12A mini-dome, which the Irvine, Calif. company says equals four standard resolution (640 x 480) cameras.

The IK-WD12A is designed for indoor deployment, including in schools, retail outlets, hotels and casinos, and it uses an exclusive imaging sensor to capture two-megapixel resolution (1600 x 1200) video at up to 30 frames-per-second in both MPEG4 and M-JPEG formats for simultaneous real-time monitoring and high-resolution recording, Toshiba says in a written statement.

Megapixel performance delivers the ability to cover an expansive area with a single IK-WD12A equal to that of four standard resolution (640 x 480) cameras, saving potentially hundreds of dollars in equipment, IP camera licenses and installation costs, the company says.

In addition, because the IK-WD12A incorporates 350[degrees] pan, 85[degrees] to-35[degrees] tilt and 3x optical zoom, it can be fixed to provide exact viewing of a targeted area, the company says. The camera’s “flexible design” is further enhanced by “power over Ethernet” (PoE) that permits mounting of the camera where electrical power is not available, and a true day/night infrared (IR) cut filter lets it literally “see in the dark” with light sensitivities down to 0.04 lux for around-the-clock monitoring.

Motion detection, alarm recording with email notification and two-way audio with built-in microphone qualify the IK-WD12A for the most challenging indoor IP video installations, Toshiba says. A tampering alarm alerts users instantly if a camera has been obstructed or vandalized, while the camera’s compact footprint eases installation.

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