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The Toshiba IK-WB16A is an ideal camera for both consumer and commercial installations. Offering a crystal clear 2 Mega Pixel image with 1600×1200 resolution along with Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) capability, this camera fits many needs. Available in two versions, the IK-WB16A is a standard network camera that can utilize Power over Ethernet (PoE). The IK-WB16A-W is an 802.11n wireless camera that comes with a separate 12V DC power supply. Both models of the IK-WB16A include a 3.6mm lens and FREE recording software that will record up to 16 individual cameras. In addition, the cameras include quad streaming MPEG4/JPEG video, 4x digital zoom, two-way audio and a micro SD card slot for local recording. Cameras ship fully assembled and ready to install and include a 3 year limited warranty.
I was somewhat worried about the reviews for this cam but went ahead and ordered it anyway. One important feature to me was the ability to FTP snapshots to my web server on a regular basis. One of the reviews said this wasn’t possible. Well, there are a lot of features to this camera but you have to dig a bit to figure how to make them work. Not necessarily hard, but it is not all that intuitive either. After spending about 2 hours fiddling this afternoon, I have the scheduled FTP of a snapshot working and I am really happy with this webcam.
Here’s some basics on the camera:
1) The camera DOES transmit snapshots as well as video clips and just about anything you want.
2) It has about 6 different methods to trigger an ‘event’, one of which is a time schedule.
3) It works with chrome and firefox under linux as well as windows.
4) You should have a full user guide on the enclosed diskette (can’t prove that because I didn’t look at the CD and downloaded the manual from the net)
5) It has a terrific picture in any of 4 sizes you want up to 1600×1280.
6) You don’t need a memory card in order to FTP snapshots.
7) It will also email snapshots.
8) It seems there is a provision for scripts but I haven’t looked into that. (see User Guide)
I’ve only had it a couple of weeks but I am thinking of buying another to replace my fixed webcam.
I give this camera a big 5 (FIVE)