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June 12, 2008

ZyXEL Introduces SIP-Based WiFi Camera

By Niladri Sekhar Nath, TMCnet Contributing Editor

ZyXEL Communications (News - Alert), a provider of broadband networking and Internet connectivity and routing products, has launched its new V750W IP camera, which enables video monitoring using Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP) technology. With the ZyXEL V750W, users will be able to contact the camera's phone number from anywhere in the world using their computer activating real-time video and two-way audio services.

Each ZyXEL V750W SIP camera is embedded with its own phone number. Remote users will have to just dial into the camera and control the viewing angle with the numeric keys on their handsets or soft phones. The motorized pan, tilt and digital zoom actions give users the convenience of flexible remote monitoring.
In dark environments, remote users can easily illuminate the embedded LED lamps through pre-defined numeric keys. The V750W can also be set to call a pre-defined phone number when an intrusion is detected at their home or business.
The V750W provides service providers with a powerful application to offer innovative, value-added services to their customers with minimal investment. The SIP camera functions on existing VoIP infrastructure alleviating the need for any capital expenditure. Additionally, the auto-provisioning technology built into the V750W makes it extremely easy for service providers to deploy the V750W at the customer premises, thereby reducing operational expense.
"ZyXEL's V750W has taken remote monitoring to a new level by offering an innovative way for customers to not only monitor remotely but also communicate both ways over the same device," said Munira Brooks, vice president of sales and marketing for ZyXEL. "Now it's possible to not only keep an eye on your child or elderly parent using your Web-enabled phone--you can also talk to the nanny or nurse using the same device. The applications for a two-way communication device like this are unlimited and so are the opportunities of new value-added services for service providers."
In addition, ZyXEL provides PC management software allowing users to record images by leveraging PC hard disks and computing power to ensure better security management. ZyXEL's V750W will be available through telcos, MSOs and VoIP service providers.
Niladri Sekhar Nath is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Niladri’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

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