D-Link outed two new “cloud” cameras today, the Cloud Camera 1050 and Cloud Camera 1150 (DCS-931L and DCS-933L). The cameras connect to your network at 802.11n, which is an improvement over many of the current offerings on the market. Each includes a built-in CPU for compressing the video to H.264 all within the camera – which means that you can get higher quality video at lower lag without bogging down your network.
Each captures video at 640×480 – you won’t be watching your home’s greatest hits in HD, but these security-minded cameras capture more than enough resolution to capture criminals in the act, or keep an eye on the kids in another room. The Cloud Camera 1150 adds IR lighting, letting you see your rooms day or night, without any sort of external visible lighting required.
D-Link’s D-ViewCam software lets you manage the cameras and record video to local hard drives, schedule recordings, and set up e-mail alerts. You can also set the cameras up for remote viewing on your iPhone, Android, or iPad mobile devices.
One really cool feature of the new Cloud Cameras is that D-Link built in Wi-Fi repeater technology, which can let you blanket your premises with up to 32 Cloud Cameras, and expand your Wi-Fi coverage at the same time.
The network specialist also unveiled two new cloud routers, the AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router and the AC1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-860L and DIR-868L). As the names imply, the new Cloud Routers pack in both Gigabit Ethernet for physical interconnectivity, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, for high-speed wireless networking.
The AC1200 can theoretically deliver speeds of up to 1200 Mbps by combining 300Mbps 802.11n and 862Mbps 802.11ac; the AC1700 bumps that up to a theoretical max of 1750Mbps by matching up 450Mbps wireless-n technology and 1300Mbps 802.11ac.
D-Link’s new routers claim to extend your existing network thanks to some included high-power wireless amplifiers.
The new Cloud Cameras will be available next-month (February 2013) for $79.99 and $99.99, while the routers will follow after, in April. The AC1200 802.11ac Gigabit router will launch at $149.99; the AC1700 comes in a bit higher at $169.99.