Linksys Ships Wireless, Standalone Webcam

Linksys announced today the Wireless-G Internet Video Camera (WVC54G), a wireless webcam that can be controlled from a Web browser. The device allows one to set up a camera without having to have a computer attached to it, and have it broadcast its image wirelessly through a wireless network. From Linksys:

The Linksys WVC54G
This compact, self-contained unit sends a high-quality live video stream with sound through the Internet. Unlike standard "web cams" requiring an attached PC, the Internet Video Camera contains its own IP address, so users can easily connect to an existing Ethernet or Wireless network.

Once connected to the home or office network, either mounted on a wall or positioned on a desk-top in its own stand, the Wireless-G Internet Video Camera allows users to see the clear camera view of an office or any room in the home.

Advanced features of the Wireless-G Internet Video Camera include a Security mode. When the camera detects motion, it begins to record the video and audio feed and alongside sends an e-mail alert to the office, a pager or a cell phone. Up to three e-mail alerts can be sent simultaneously, including a short video clip in an e-mail attachment.

Key Product Features:

  • Sends a high-quality live video stream (up to 640x480) to your network
  • Built-in stand-alone web server, no PC necessary
  • Easy installation - connects easily to an existing Ethernet or Wireless-G network
  • Security mode automatically sends e-mail alerts with video clips upon motion detection
  • Supports up to four simultaneous remote users
  • Built-in Microphone (Also accepts external Mic)
  • LCD Display of Camerais IP Address
  • Includes a Viewer & Recorder utility
  • SoloLink Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) Service

The camera is priced at US$199, though Amazon is offering it for US$179.99. You can find more information on the product at Linksysis Web site.