New: ACTi KCM IP Cameras

July 27th, 2011

Take a look at ACTi’s 2011 Catalogue and it’s difficult not to notice the new ACTi KCM range, the latest additions to the range of ACTi IP Cameras available from use-IP.

The range includes both 2-Megapixel and 4-Megapixel Box Cameras and Fixed Dome Cameras, all available in full HD 1080p.

ACTi KCM-5211



The specification for the KCM cameras is impressive, with the KCM-5211 achieving 18x optical zoom with auto-focus in 4-Megapixel resolution; a market first!




Also, unlike other day/night cameras the KCM range cameras come with ACTi’s unique adaptive profile algorithm, which allows the dynamic alteration of the cameras’ parameters according to the current conditions, ensuring the best possible video quality.

ACTi KCM-7111



Clarity is key with the KCM range. With regard to image quality, ACTi are market-leaders, with the KCM-7111 and KCM-5111 offering 1561 TV lines.




For more information and full product specifications, please see the use-IP product pages.

Or, view the entire ACTi KCM series here.

Box Cameras


Fixed Dome Cameras

D-Link DCS-930L and D-Link DCS-7510 Network Cameras

July 25th, 2011

Last Monday we blogged about the release of nine new products from D-Link. Here is a quick look at the two extremes of the range the entry-level D-Link DCS-930L and the top-end D-Link DCS-7510:

D-Link DCS-930L Wireless N Home Network Camera

  • D-ViewCam software for multi-camera monitoring
  • Motion detection to trigger recording and send e-mail alerts
  • DDNs support for web access with an easy to remember domain name
  • Administrator/User password protection
  • UPnP support for network setup and configuration
  • 1.0 lux Cmos sensor for low light environments
  • MJPeG streaming for high-quality video
  • WPS support for easy network setup
  • 802.11n wireless connectivity
  • Quickly access registered cameras via the mydlink website


D-Link DCS-7510 Day & Night PoE Outdoor Network Camera

  •  Built-in 1/3” SONY interlaced CCD sensor
  • IR Cut Removable filter for day/night use
  • Up to 50 m IR detection
  • 16X digital zoom
  • Varifocal lens with adjustable focal length
  • Real-time MPEG-4/MJPEG video compression
  • Supports up to 4 video profiles simultaneously
  • Can record at up to D1 resolution
  • 3GPP mobile surveillance
  • IP66 weatherproof enclosure
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)


As aforementioned, these are just two of the products from the new D-Link range. For product pages for all nine models as well as product images and datasheets please use the links below:

QNAP Security announce Samsung Techwin compatibility

July 22nd, 2011

Network Video Recorder specialists QNAP Security have recently announced compatibility between their VioStor NVR series and a range of Samsung Techwin network cameras. QNAP Security believe that the combination of their NVR experience with the high image quality of the Samsung Techwin network cameras provides an opportunity for high-quality, multi-camera recording which is applicable to a wide variety of different applications. For the full press release from QNAP Security as well as product pages for both QNAP Security and Samsung Techwin please use the links below:


Axis Product Codes

July 20th, 2011

At use-IP we often blog about new products from Axis Communications and include what at first seem to be the meaningless Axis product codes in the product names, such as “Q6032-E”M1031-W” etc. Well, in fact, the product codes can give you a good overview of the specifications and possible applications of each model. Each character of the product code denotes a certain aspect of the product:

Take the M1031-W for example:

  • The “M” lets you know that it is a member of Axis’s affordable range
  • The first number “1” indicates the product type, in this case “fixed camera”
  • The second number “0” is the series number

All of the above then gives you the series name, in this case the “Axis M10 Series

  • The third number “3” indicates the running no.
  • The final number “1” indicates the resolution/no. of channels
  • And the letter at the end indicates any extra features the camera may have, in this case “W” for Wireless

Axis Product Naming Convention

There are many different possibilities for each character of the product name and Axis provide a breakdown of each of these on their website.

Please use the links below to access Axis product pages, datasheets and Axis’s full breakdown of product names:



Competition Time- Win an EyeSpy247 HDSD Camera

July 19th, 2011

We are very excited to announce our first ever use-IP competition, in conjunction with EyeSpy247!

use-IP could do with a few more Facebook ‘likes’, Twitter followers and Newsletter subscribers, so by way of encouragement (or bribery) we’re giving you the opportunity to win not one but three EyeSpy247 IP Cameras!

To win, simply ‘like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our Newsletter between now and 31/08/2011! Those of you who have already done so will be automatically entered to the draw.

EyeSpy247 HDSD



Winners will be selected at random, with the winner receiving an EyeSpy247 HDSD Compact Wireless HD IP Camera




EyeSpy247 F+




…and two runners up each receiving an EyeSpy247 F+ Easy Set-up Wireless IP Camera.





So get liking, following and subscribing before 31/08/2011 for your chance to win!


Good luck!


NB: Unfortunately, due to carriage costs, prizes can only be shipped to an EU address.