The latest in digital camera technology kicks off a generation of video transfer that does not require cabling.
The digital colour DECT.cam uses DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) to transmit audio and video signals at up to 128Kbitsto an appropriate receiving device such as a PC, notebook or webpad regardless of the receiver's location - be it on the other side of the house or theother side of the world.
To use the manually focused camera, all the user needs is a DECT MultimediaAcess Profile base station at the sending end for connecting to ISDN.
Transmission is via a built-in aerial within the DECT base's transmission range of 300 metres line of site and 40 metres inside a building, or directly via ISDN when outside this.The camera uses Wavelet compression, which its maker, Dosch & Amand, claimsproduces almost loss-free pictures with high contour sharpness. Snapshots, still frames or video sequences can be stored on the consumer's PC in wavelet format when they are received.
Its makers believe the camera will appeal to consumers looking for aninexpensive remote transmission system such as for a surveillance securitysystem in a holiday home or as an audio visual baby monitor. It is also likely to appeal to companies looking for a flexible surveillance system that doesnot require cabling.
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