Someone's Watching: D-Link Releases New PoE Network Camera
Andrew R. Hickey
D-Link is making the paranoia chronicled in Rockwell's 1984 RandB hit "Somebody's Watching Me" a reality, unveiling a handful of new surveillance cameras to keep tabs on the office and the home from any location.
D-Link Wednesday unveiled its new fixed dome network camera designed to make monitoring discreet, to protect against tampering and to connect to a variety of external devices like switches and alarm relays.
According to D-Link, the D-Link Fixed Dome Network Camera DCS-6110 (pictured) is an IP-based network camera for professional indoor surveillance and security applications. The camera uses a VGA Progressive CMOS Sensor for high quality video and features a built-in Samba client for NAS, meaning there is no need for a direct connection to a PC or any other hardware or software to capture and transfer video.
The DCS-6110 is equipped with PoE support and can receive both power and data over a single Ethernet cable, which allows the camera to be placed in areas that aren't close to a power outlet. The camera is encased in a dome, to prevent tampering.
The newest camera from D-Link also supports simultaneous dual streaming of MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG to provide high quality and bandwidth efficient compression formats. MJPEG delivers greater file integrity, making it suited for detailed monitoring, while MPEG-4 video has smaller file sizes, reducing the amount of bandwidth used.