Unlike other remote PC-based surveillance systems, MiWatcher II does not have to be plugged into a PC or connected to the Internet. This palm-sized unit features a built-in color digital camera, an internal 33.6kbps modem and a flash memory that captures and stores up to 120 JPEG images. Images can be sent in one of three resolutions and can be refreshed every 2-10 seconds (user selectable).
If you have a security system at the camera site, you can interface an alarm sensor with the MiWatcher II. When the sensor is triggered, it will automatically call one of two pre-programmed numbers to alert a remote PC, sending images of the event and simultaneously saving them in its internal flash memory.
MiWatcher II can work with your existing phone line, although phone use will be unavailable during surveillance transmission periods. For comprehensive access, or for covert monitoring without alerting anyone at the camera site that you're dialing in, a second phone line is recommended.
The MiWatcher II Video Surveillance System comes with CD-ROM software, which you install on any PC from which you want to monitor images. The MiWatcher II also includes an AC adapter, an adjustable mounting bracket, a mounting clamp and all the necessary cables required for a complete installation. The system operates with any Pentium computer with 32 MB of RAM, 40 MB of available hard-disk space and a 28.8kbps or higher-speed modem. Fully compatible with Windows 95/98/00.
If you want to remotely monitor multiple cameras in your home or small business, the MiWatcher III Digital Surveillance Switcher uses the same transmission technology as the MiWatcher II but adds the ability to monitor up to six cameras. See the MiWatcher III page for more details.
MiWatcher II system specifications:
Integrated fixed-focus ?" color camera (350K pixels)
Selectable image size (160x120, 320x240 or 640x480 pixels)
Image update rate:
2-10 seconds/1 frame
2MB flash memory
NTSC composite video