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I-O Data Device Inc. unveils TS-WLCAM, spy from anywhere

I-O Data Device Inc. presents their new wireless network camera, the TS-WLCAM. It can connect on all of your mobile devices and computers that are connected to your local network, and can even be accessed remotely from the web.

I-O Data Device Inc., a Japanese company that specializes in computer peripherals and devices, has released the TS-WLCAM, a wireless network camera that can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.

The camera has a 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor. Image resolution is available at 1280×960(SXVGA), 640×480(VGA) and 320×240(QVGA). The maximum frame rates are given at 10fps for SXVGA, and 30/25/20/15/10 fps for VGA and QVGA. Video files are saved via M-JPEG format, and image files are consequently saved in JPEG format. For wireless LAN security, it has WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), and WPA2-PSK (AES). Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11b/g/n. The device's dimensions are 66 x 37 x 80mm, and weighs 90 grams.

The primary innovation that is presented in the camera is not its technology nor its application, but the relatively easy setup procedure that it has compared to other standard network cameras. In order to register a device for example, you only need to scan the QR code that will be displayed at the screen of a compatible wireless router or LAN device.

For actual camera access and viewing, you need to use Magical Finder, an app developed by I-O Data Device (for Android and iOS) to check and go to access points (network HDD's, shared folders, etc.) that are available in your wireless network. Once you go to the main browser of the app, you need to select the camera, and enter a login password before it displays whatever the camera is seeing.

The TS-WLCAM is also equipped with a motion sensor. The network camera can send your mobile device a notification or alert message if it detects something within its sight range. In addition the sensor can also be used in tandem with the camera itself to specifically observe up to three points within its sight range.

Another convenient feature of the TS-WLCAM is that like any other wireless network camera, it can be accessed remotely via the internet. You can see how your home is doing even if you are going away on a long trip simply by opening up the required application in your tablet or smartphone.

Compatible PC operating systems are Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7 and 8. Strangely, it cannot be used on OS X 10.4 to 10.8, and it also cannot be used on Windows RT. To access the camera on the PC, you only have to open any browser and type its network address.

The TS-WLCAM was first presented to the public on November 14 2012. It will be officially released in December with a price tag of 7400 yen (94 USD).

Source: MyNavi (JP)

Christian Crisostomo
Christian Crisostomo is your average tech geek who loves learning about any new stuff that is related to technology and tech development. He's currently mesmerized at the wonders of technology in East Asia, writing about all the stuff that he has seen and learned there.

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