Creative announced the Live! Wireless, an easy-to-use web camera that utilizes
a wireless network to enable remote viewing of a home or office from any
Internet-enabled PC, PDA or mobile phone. The Live! Wireless web camera,
available this month for US$199.99, will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.
Simple and fast to set up, the Live! Wireless includes a Creative WebCam
and a wireless server, which quickly detects a wireless router and configures
settings automatically. Users then create their own secure web address,
exclusively dedicated to showing the view from their WebCam. The included
Creative Internet Camera Center software enables viewing of simultaneous live
video feeds from up to four different cameras on a single screen. Users can
also create up to four secure guest accounts to share live video with friends
"We designed the Live! Wireless to provide an easy, affordable way to
experience remote video monitoring. Grandparents can watch a baby in a
nursery from thousands of miles away; people at work can watch their pets at
home; you can watch from anywhere you have an internet-enabled PC, PDA or
mobile phone," said Dr. Jeff Stoen, general manager of camera products at
Creative. "You get your own customized web address free of charge, and you
can see live video, or use motion detection and send pictures to e-mail. You
can even access MP3 music, photos and files from your home PC when you're at
Equipped with WiFi 802.11g connectivity, the Live! Wireless can be placed
anywhere in the home or business to deliver high-quality, real-time video at
Additional settings allow users to remotely enable or disable motion
detection, specify the number of images attached to an email, the number of
emails sent in a day, as well as the interval between email alerts. The Live!
Wireless server includes a USB 2.0 port, so users can plug in a USB mass
storage device for remote access to personal files -- such as MP3 and video
files, digital photos and documents.
The Live! Wireless will be available this month for $199.99.