The BB-HCM531A from Panasonic is an Outdoor Pan/Tilt PoE Network Camera. Place this plug-and-play camera in your home, office, vacation home or almost anywhere else you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required at the location. The camera can be viewed and controlled from a standard web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA1 and requires no additional software for the PC that you're viewing it on. All of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), is already inside the camera.
This camera captures stunning images for crisp, full-screen viewing and also features a CCD (Charged Couple Device) for sharp, enhanced image expression. The image refreshing speed (maximum) has been increased to 30 images per second2 for smoother displays of moving images.
Use of the built-in microphone and a separately purchased amp-equipped speaker enables two-way voice communication3 (transceiver system) between the network camera and a PC used to monitor the camera image. In addition to conventional monitoring of images and sound, voice messages can be transmitted from the PC to the network camera. Voice transmission and reception can be switched easily from the PC used to monitor the image.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) means you can use your camera without connecting to a PC. Just plug your camera into a wall outlet, and both the power and the data are transmitted over the same CAT5 wire. Plus, each camera has a built-in web server with IP address. To view the camera's images on a PC, simply open a graphics-capable web browser and type in the cameras specified Internet address (password optional).
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