Toshiba Introduces Next Generation Network Camera Kit for Security Monitoring

Jan. 20, 2005
Affordable kit features power over Ethernet, is ideal for home, small business surveillance

IRVINE, CA ? Toshiba has introduced an IP-addressable network camera kit that brings the latest video surveillance technologies to security-conscious homeowners and business managers while significantly helping to reduce the total cost of installation.

Delivering an impressive feature-set that includes PoE 802.3af Power over Ethernet, 2-way audio, an SD card slot, and built-in motion detection, the WB02-KIT3-8 Camera Kit is the new high-end flagship of Toshiba's network camera line-up.

With an MSRP of $599 (U.S.) the kit includes the IK-WB02A camera, along with a 1/3-inch 3.0-8.0mm Al lens, a 24VAC 20VA plug-in transformer, and a 6-inch universal camera mount for indoor mounting applications.

"We've taken the very best of traditional CCTV camera capabilities and brought them into the Internet environment," said Joe Cook, Product Manager, Toshiba Security & Network Video. "Now anyone with a high-speed Internet connection or LAN access can remotely monitor their workplace, home, vacation residence or shop from anywhere in the world using just the WB02-KIT3-8 and their PC."

Cost-Saving Power over Ethernet
One of the few network cameras available with PoE, the WB02-KIT3-8 requires only a single CAT 5 or above cable to deliver both communications and power, resulting in a major reduction in installation costs as it eliminates the need to install electrical wiring or power outlets. Besides cost efficiencies, PoE can assure continuous surveillance in a power outage by carrying battery backed up uninterrupted power via the LAN to the camera.

Another exciting feature of the WB02-KIT3-8 is a built-in SD Card slot that makes the camera an all-in-one recording solution. Here's how it works: The SD card records on-motion activity at the camera. After an incident, the user simply takes out the SD Card and plays it back on a computer to view captured video at 1 frame per second.

Capable of interfacing with both new and existing CCTV systems, the versatile IK-WB02A uses network video out to connect to recorders through RJ 45 connections, plus it is backwards compatible with standard CCTV monitors and recorders thanks to its analog BNC output.

The IK-WB02A's two-way audio feature brings increased performance to any video surveillance system, enabling users to see, hear and communicate with a remote location through an Internet browser window.

Other key features include an ultra-clean 50dB signal-to-noise ratio for optimum performance with DVRs; up to 30FPS at 320x240; 480TV line resolution; 1/3-inch CCD imaging sensor; low light performance down to 0.2 [email protected] with day/night imaging; and a wide dynamic range of 2,500K to 10,000K.