Canon rolls out new megapixel IP camera

Camera feature video analytics, low-light imaging and ONVIF compliance

Additional user-adjustable features include a Privacy Mask function that can be set to block sensitive locations, such as ATM keypads or computer monitors, from the camera’s view. The VB-M700F fixed Megapixel IP camera also includes audio jacks, should users require bi-directional sound communication between the camera and a computer-monitoring location. The camera also supports on-screen displays for date, time, and camera location.

Reliability, Security, and Convenience

The VB-M700F fixed Megapixel IP camera includes multiple features to help security professionals for almost any situation. Reliability features include a built-in SD Memory Card slot that allows still images to be saved to an SD/SDHC memory card during network outages. Support for SSL (HTTPS) is included for secure data communication between the camera and monitoring PC’s. Built-in Admin Tools resident on the VB-M700F’s web-server eliminate the need for client software installation on a PC, saving time and ensuring simplicity and ease of configuration. The VB-M700F ships with Canon’s RM Lite Network Video and Recording Software, which can view live H.264/JPEG streams and record the JPEG streams from a maximum of four cameras at a maximum of five frames per second.

In addition to compatibility with Canon’s WebView protocol, installation convenience is also provided by the VB-M700F fixed Megapixel IP camera’s conformance with the ONVIF version 1.02. ONVIF makes it easy to integrate the camera with other ONVIF- conformant third-party products. Multiple power options include 12V DC, 24V AC, and Power over Ethernet. The VB-M700F also includes a built-in motor that allows for adjusting the zoom and focus positions after installation, using dedicated PC software.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon 1.3-Megapixel VB-M700F fixed IP security camera has an estimated selling price of $979, and is expected to ship in August.