D-Link announced two new 5-Megapixel day/night IP cameras to supplement its popular line of professional IP surveillance and security products – the 5-Megapixel Dome Network Camera (DCS-6517) and the 5-Megapixel Bullet Network Camera (DCS-7517). Supporting 2560x1920 resolution and digital WDR image enhancement, these cameras capture further detail than traditional IP cameras, which is especially useful when viewing items such as vehicle license plates, faces and currency.
With two form factors available – an indoor/outdoor dome (DCS-6517), and indoor/outdoor bullet (DCS-7517) – the cameras are ideal for the most demanding surveillance applications. To maximize bandwidth efficiency and improve image quality, both cameras provide real-time video compression using the H.264 and MJPEG codecs, and support three separate profiles for simultaneous video streaming and recording. This versatility enables a wide variety of security applications, such as monitoring public areas, enforcing access control to restricted areas, deterring criminal activity, or monitoring inventory.
The cameras’ digital wide dynamic range (WDR) video enhancement provides improved image quality in environments with uneven or difficult lighting, allowing easy identification of subjects that are backlit or in brightly lit areas. In low-light situations, the IR cut filter automatically slides out of the way to use all available light. Both cameras also have built-in IR LED illuminators, allowing the cameras to keep watch even in complete darkness.
“These new D-Link 5-Megapixel cameras provide the perfect solution for surveillance applications requiring extra sharp image detail and flexible camera placement,” said Steven Olen, director of product marketing at D-Link. “They can be installed indoors, outdoors, and in harsh weather conditions. And with support for 802.3af power over Ethernet, they are powered directly through the network cable with no need for external power adapters.”
Both cameras use rugged IP66-rated weatherproof housings along with built-in heating and cooling capabilities to ensure reliable operation from -40 degrees F to 122 degrees F. In addition, the DCS-6517 dome camera offers IK10 vandal-proof housing to protect it from damage when mounted in public areas.
More about the DCS-6517 and DCS-7517 Cameras:
· 3 to 10.5 mm Varifocal DC Auto Iris Lens (DCS-6517)
· 2.8 to 12 mm motorized zoom Varifocal DC Iris Lens (DCS-7517)
· Motion detection
· Privacy mask
· microSD Card slot for onboard storage
· 10/100 Fast Ethernet port with PoE
· DI/DO socket for connection to external devices
· Audio in and out jacks can be connected to a microphone and speaker for 2-way communication
· Removable weathershield protection from the outdoor elements
Availability and Pricing
The new cameras will be available through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers and distributors and online retailers:
· 5-Megapixel Day/Night Outdoor Dome Camera (DCS-6517) – Available now for $699.99 MSRP
· 5-Megapixel Day/Night Outdoor Bullet Camera (DCS-7517) – Available now for $849.99 MSRP
The DCS-6517 and DCS-7517 cameras will be displayed at the 2016 TCEA Convention and Exposition, Feb. 1-5, 2016 in Austin, Texas at D-Link’s booth #823. Detailed specifications are available online at us.dlink.com/business-solutions/ip-surveillance/.
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