The Wireless-G Internet Home Monitoring Camera with Audio (WVC54GCA) is designed to contain its own Web server unlike standard 'Web cams'.
Linksys has announced a sprint of products at the ongoing 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
These include: the Media Center Extender with DVD Player (DMA2200), Media Center Extender (DMA2100), Wireless-G Internet Home Monitoring Camera with Audio (WVC54GCA), new and improved version of the Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA), Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WRT310N), Wireless-N Broadband Router (WRT160N), Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Notebook Adapter (WUSB600N), Dual-Band Wireless-N ExpressCard Adapter (WEC600N), and Dual-Band Wireless-N Gaming Adapter (WGA600N).
Both the DMA2200 and DMA2100 are enhanced to allow support for popular video and audio codecs such as Xvid, along with continued support for Windows Media Video HD files. The extenders also support the ability to send protected HD content to additional rooms. Besides, support is included for features such as news feeds, public radio broadcasts, sports reports, and subscription music.
The DMA2200 and DMA2100 are immediately available through Linksys e-commerce resellers in the US at estimated street prices of $349.99 and $299.99 respectively. They will be available in APAC in the first quarter of this year.
The Wireless-G Internet Home Monitoring Camera with Audio (WVC54GCA) is designed to contain its own Web server unlike standard 'Web cams'. So, it can connect to a network, either over wireless-G (802.11g) networking or over 10/100 Ethernet cable. Its unique ergonomics allow the camera to be mounted on a wall nearly anywhere, or be slipped into the included stand for desktop use.
Once connected to the home network, users can 'see what it sees' from any PC in the house, while the video stream is secured from the outside world, hidden behind the Router.
The WVC54GCA is also immediately available through select Linksys e-commerce resellers in the US for an estimated street price of $119.99. It will be available in APAC in the first quarter of this year.
The new and improved version of the Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) delivers an easy and fun approach to setting-up and controlling home networks and devices connected to them.
The LELA will begin to appear on the WRT310N and WRT160N Ultra RangePlus routers in the first quarter of this year in North America. Linksys will also supply LELA with other routers and networking devices in the coming months.
The Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WRT310N) and the Wireless-N Broadband Router (WRT160N) both feature a sleek design that incorporates Linksys's new RangePlus internal antenna technology. The twosome also represent an evolution in the set-up process for Linksys routers.
Both WRT310N and WRT160N are available through Linksys e-commerce resellers, retailers, or VAR partners in the US. Whereas, the WUSB600N, WEC600N, and WGA600N will soon be available. The estimated street prices are: WRT310N $129.99, WRT160N $99.99, WUSB600N $79.99, WEC600N $79.99, and WGA600N $89.99. Availability in APAC will be announced at a later date.