ZyXEL Announces the First Wireless SIP-Based Webcam

Unlike ordinary IP webcams that you can access on your PC via a web browser, the ZyXEL V750W has another trick up its sleeve that makes it an even more compelling offering — you can call it and have a video chat (well, almost). All you need to do is ring it up like you would another Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) client (think Skype, but a with SIP client that uses the industry’s open VoIP standard — i.e. Gizmo, Ekiga, and others) and it will pick up and begin a video chat session, with two-way audio. What’s more, users can control pan, tilt, zoom with their dial pad keys and even program the V750W to call you (remember, with live video) when motion is detected and/or set off an alarm. The full press release provided after the jump.

ZyXEL Introduces Industry’s First and Only SIP-Based Wi-Fi Camera

ZyXEL’s Innovative V750W Allows Users to Talk to and Remotely Control Their Camera with the Most Advanced SIP-Base Monitoring and Two-Way Communication System on the Market

ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of broadband networking and Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced the ZyXEL V750W—an industry-first IP camera that enables video monitoring via easy-to-use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology. Recognizing the increased importance for residential and business users to monitor their loved ones, property and assets remotely, the ZyXEL V750W allows users to contact the camera’s phone number from anywhere in the world using their computer activating real-time video and two-way audio services.

Each ZyXEL V750W SIP camera is embedded with its own phone number. Remote users simply dial into the camera and control the viewing angle with the numeric keys on their handsets or soft phones. The motorized pan, tilt and digital zoom actions give users the convenience of flexible remote monitoring. In dark environments, remote users can easily illuminate the embedded LED lamps through pre-defined numeric keys. Extremely easy to configure, the V750W can also be set to call a pre-defined phone number (such as the user’s cell phone or police) when an intrusion is detected at their home or business.

ZyXEL’s V750W will be available through telcos, MSOs and VoIP service providers wishing to offer a unique value-added surveillance and monitoring service to their customers without major capital or operational expenditure. ZyXEL also provides PC management software allowing users to record images by leveraging PC hard disks and computing power to ensure better security management.

Innovative Features Offer Powerful Applications and Value-Added Services with Minimal Investment

The V750W gives service providers a powerful application to offer innovative, value-added services to their customers with minimal investment while generating recurring revenue. The SIP camera functions on existing VoIP infrastructure alleviating the need for any capital expenditure. Additionally, the auto-provisioning technology built into the V750W makes it extremely easy for service providers to deploy the V750W at the customer premises, thereby reducing operational expense.

“ZyXEL’s V750W has taken remote monitoring to a new level by offering an innovative way for customers to not only monitor remotely but also communicate both ways over the same device,” said Munira Brooks, vice president of sales and marketing for ZyXEL. “Now it’s possible to not only keep an eye on your child or elderly parent using your Web-enabled phone—you can also talk to the nanny or nurse using the same device. The applications for a two-way communication device like this are unlimited and so are the opportunities of new value-added services for service providers.”

The ZyXEL V750W SIP-based camera was recently named as a 2008 NXTcomm EOS awards finalist in the Home Networking Technologies and Applications category.

Cost-Effectively Opens Doors for New Applications over Traditional Web Security Cameras

For the monthly service cost of VoIP service, end users can install a very sophisticated remote monitoring system—enabled with two-way communication—that can be controlled from anywhere in the world.

Pricing and Availability
Please call ZyXEL at 1-800-255-4101 for product availability and pricing.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications, Inc., with North American headquarters in Anaheim, California, is one of the world’s foremost suppliers of broadband networking and Internet connectivity/routing products. ZyXEL is focused on developing MSAPs, xDSL DSLAMs/modems/gateways, cable access, broadband-sharing, WiMAX, VoIP, wireless and security solutions for a large target audience including Telcos, cable operators, ISPs, small-to-medium sized businesses, SOHO, residential and institutional MxU (multi-tenant unit/multi-dwelling unit) markets. Some of ZyXEL’s largest customers include: Sprint, Time Warner, Charter, Earthlink, Chunghwa Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telefónica Brazil, Telia, Verizon and many others. ZyXEL’s North American distributors include Embarq Logistics, Ingram Micro, Tech Data and Wynit. For more information on ZyXEL Communications and its broadband solutions, visit the company’s website at www.us.zyxel.com.

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