Samsung Introduces its New Webthru Line
of Web-ready CCTV Cameras
Secaucus NJ, August 14, 2001 - Samsung introduces Webthru technology with a completely new line of four faster, easier-to-install, surveillance cameras custom made for the internet.
Because the required internet circuitry is built into the camera body (each has its own 32bit RISC CPU running its own internet site via embedded Linux), these cameras are exceptionally easy to install and highly efficient. The family of Webthru cameras all use new Wavelet image compression technology so they provide more image information much faster than was available than in the past. Webthru cameras all feature motion detection and alarm, image compression and decompression rate controls, on-line remote upgrade of software, and external video input.
Highlights of these new products include the following:
· They are capable of sending images at 30 frames per second at a resolution of 360 X 243.
· Using new Wavelet technology they offer image compression efficiency 30 to 300% better than standard JEPG.
· Up to 100 viewers can connect all at once with normal internet browsers from any different locations in the world where the internet is available.
· The option of selecting up to 720 X 486 for a high-resolution image.
· The built-in web camera server has its own programmable web page.
Four Different Webthru Camera Options include
Two Dome Models
Samsung is introducing the Webthru line with four different models, the SWC-101, SWC-104, SWC-160 and the SWC-201. Complete technical details on the cameras can be found on Samsung's Webthru website at www.webthru.net. A summary of features follows:
Webthru SWC-101 Web Camera Server:
Offers internet plug'n play capabilities in one small flat package with "consumer" styling. Weighing only .2Kkg (7 ounces) it features its own built-in Linux web server with a 32 bit RISC processor, Wavelet compression and TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, ARP, RARP, PPP, SMTP connectivity. Image pick-up is through a ¼-inch, 270K color CCD. Image resolutions can be remotely set to 720x486, 720x243, 360x243 and 90x60. The camera offers motion detection, sending e-mail, 2-alarm input and remote 10-level image quality control.
Webthru SWC-104 Four Channel Web Camera Server:
The "big brother" to the SWC 101, offers the same internet plug'n play capabilities with pan, tilt and zoom control. Image pick-up is through a 1/3-inch, 270K color CCD. Weighing .6Kg (21.2 ounces) it features its own built-in Linux web server with a 32 bit RISC processor, Wavelet compression and TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, ARP, RARP, PPP, SMTP connectivity.
Webthru SWC-201 Mini Dome Pan/Tilt Web Camera Server:
The SWC-104 is a pan/tilt dome camera with a vari-focal lens (f=4.0~9.0 mm) and a pan angle of 0° ~ 300°. Processor and connectivity same as above.
Webthru SWC-160 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Dome Web Camera Server:
Providing 360° "endless" horizontal rotation, this dome camera features silicon photo diode sensitivity. It weighs 2.1Kg (4.63 Lbs.). Focal length is f=13.9~62.4mm. Processor and connectivity same as above.