Creative Live! Wireless Web Camera for remote video monitoring

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 04 2006 @ 21:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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 and family.

"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 work."

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 640x480 resolution.

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.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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