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Always keep an eye on your home: devolo is presenting the first dLAN® Powerline-based camera with the dLAN® LiveCam. Internet-based video monitoring has never been this easy: The LiveCam's video stream is globally receivable via the free dLAN® Cockpit app for smartphones and tablets. Thanks to innovative Powerline data transmission technology, no video cabling is necessary; the image signal is sent stably and securely via a building's electrical wiring. Whether the entryway, home office, garden or garage – the dLAN® LiveCam can be used flexibly anywhere a power outlet is available.
The topics of this press release:
- dLAN® LiveCam enables a new type of home monitoring
- Global reception of the video stream via app for iOS and Android
- Simple setup without a computer
- dLAN® LiveCam in detail
- dLAN® Powerline for secure video transmission throughout a building
It’s your life. Experience it live. Whether for monitoring your own property, as a camera for interior spaces, or as a video extension to a baby monitor – the dLAN® LiveCam can be used in many applications. The Powerline camera can be set up in no time because it merely has to be connected to a power outlet.
Global reception of the video stream via app for iOS and Android
The LiveCam's video stream can be received across the globe on smartphones or tablets – regardless of whether at the workplace, on holiday or while visiting neighbours. The dLAN® Cockpit app provides a particularly simple display on smartphones. For iOS and Android tablets, there is also a high-resolution variant of the free app. Both versions enable, alongside playback of the video stream, saving screenshots and fine-tuning image quality.
Simple setup without a computer
The dLAN® LiveCam can be set up and ready for operation within a few minutes. After selecting the setup location and connecting the LiveCam to the mains supply, you only need to download the free devolo app, dLAN® Cockpit, from the iTunes Store and/or the Android Market. Up to seven dLAN® LiveCams can be used in a single household for comprehensive home monitoring.
dLAN® LiveCam in detail
The white, particularly compact housing measuring just 107 x 85 x 85 millimetres allows unobtrusive positioning in the home. In addition to conventional setup, installation on a wall or ceiling is possible. The power cable is responsible for the power supply as well as video transmission and allows sufficient leeway for selecting the installation location thanks to its length of 2.5 meters.
The camera head features pan and tilt functions and enables an individual setting of the recording area. The camera objective provides video with a resolution of up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 20 frames per second. Twelve powerful infrared LEDs provide very good image quality, even in unfavourable lighting conditions and darkness.
dLAN® Powerline for secure video transmission throughout a building
With their proven Powerline technology, devolo guarantees video transmission throughout the home that is as secure as it is simple. Thus, the dLAN® LiveCam can be connected to any power outlet throughout a home without second thought – regardless of whether in the basement, the living room or on the roof. A broadband Internet connection is required to stream the camera's videos.
The dLAN® LiveCam can also be 'shared' by specifying an individualised password. This makes it possible, for example, to grant friends temporary access to your LiveCams so they can house-sit from afar. Moreover, multiple smartphones and tablets can access one camera simultaneously, so that, for example, the whole family can use the home video network.
"dLAN® Powerline is the ideal backbone for home networking. It reliably connects all internet-capable devices in a home. devolo is known for this simple home networking. With the dLAN® LiveCam we are now establishing an initial smart home product in the dLAN® system," remarks Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. "To date we have enabled Internet-capable devices to be networked using Powerline products – now we are showing what innovative solutions are possible with integrated Powerline technology. With that in mind, the LiveCam is the first step into the smart home segment."
The devolo dLAN® LiveCam is available in stores starting in November 2012. They are offered individually for 99.90 euros and as part of a starter kit with an additional dLAN® adapter for 129.90 euros. devolo grants a three-year warranty.
devolo AG is the leading European company on the market in Powerline communication solutions. The company's core product is dLAN®, a technology that allows flexible networks via existing wiring like electrical and coaxial lines. Powerline solutions are employed in private households as well as commercial environments and they lead the way in future-oriented energy data distribution and home automation.
devolo invests its development resources into improving dLAN® technology through its own patented solutions. The globally operating company has been the world market leader in the Powerline segment since 2009. Numerous top-product test reviews and distinctions, not to mention over 16 million shipped adapters, substantiate devolo's success. Through sustainable market practices, devolo upholds its responsibility to customers, employees and the environment.
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