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Toshiba Introduces New Mini-Dome IP Camera

IK-WD04A helps with transition from analog CCTV

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group is helping security professionals to replace outdated analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras with Internet protocol (IP) network video with the new IK-WD04A, a 720p high definition mini-dome camera.

The camera is suited for HD (1280 x 800) indoor monitoring of retail shops, public spaces and businesses and has a wide dynamic range to correct images in challenging backlight situations, an SD card slot to record locally, and a Varifocal 3mm-12mm lens that allows technicians to adjust aperture. The lens provides 4x optical and 4x digital zoom capabilities on top of 24 degree – 61 degree horizontal and 15 degree – 38 degree vertical angles. Other image enhancements include back light compensation, auto gain, day/night imaging (color cut), and an 1/5 – 1/32000 sec. electric shutter.

To optimize bandwidth and storage space, the IK-WD04A incorporates H.264 compression, in addition to MPEG4 and MJPEG codecs. Various resolution/frame rate options, combined with the H.264 compression, help to reduce video files by as much as 90 percent. Quad-streaming of real-time video is also possible at a maximum of 30 frames per second, and approximately 10,000 authorized users can remotely access live or recorded video simultaneously, the company says.

The camera’s power and data are received through an Ethernet cable using power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, or it can be powered directly by 12-volt direct current.