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Toshiba IP Camera Withstands Weather Extremes
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Toshiba's tamper- and vandal-resistant IK-WB80A is designed to work in extreme weather conditions.
Toshiba has developed an IP surveillance "bullet" camera built to operate in extreme temperatures. The new IK-WB80A features metallic housing that can work in heat and cold, snow, sleet, and rain. The company said the model is also tamper- and vandal-resistant.
- 2 megapixal/1600 x 1200 resolution to capture large outdoor spaces;
- Dual MPEG/MJPEG streaming video for simultaneous viewing and recording;
- Power over Ethernet to simplify installation;
- A lens with 3x optical and 4x digital zoom;
- Infrared (IR) illuminators that work up to 75 feet in darkness, along with a day/night IR cut filter;
- A built-in card slot for SD and SDHC memory cards;
- Two-way audio for on-site communications;
- Tamper and motion detection with email alerts; and
- A two-year warranty.
The camera list price is $731.40, but resellers have it priced at about $550.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.