"Axis Communications, a leader in network peripherals and
networking technologies, today unveiled the AXIS 2100 Network
Camera, a low cost, network-attached camera, the first ever based
on the Linux operating system. A self-contained network camera with
its own IP address, the AXIS 2100 can transmit live high quality
JPEG images at up to 10 frames per second and store crisp digital
images. The camera can be controlled, accessed and managed from any
desktop over the Internet via any Web browser."
"The 2100 includes everything required for capturing and
transmitting live video streams over data networks and the
Internet," said Brendan Daly, U.S. business development manager,
Axis Camera Division. "We chose Linux because it is a stable,
proven operating platform with exceptional application development
potential." The AXIS 2100 Digital Network Camera is available
immediately with a suggested list price of $499."
"Unlike basic PC-attached cameras, the 2100 connects directly to
Ethernet networks. Its built-in RS-232 serial port enables modem
and ISDN connection for remote image monitoring and archiving,
process control and alarm verification. Compact and versatile, it
is suited for corporate and small/home office applications, as well
as in manufacturing, educational and healthcare settings. The 2100
Network Camera is also ideal for Web site attraction or various
intranet and remote monitoring applications."