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Low-cost, High-resolution IP Camera Runs Linux

Jun 09, 2009, 18:01 (1 Talkback[s])

"US embedded hardware OEM KwikByte demonstrated a complete embedded high-resolution camera running Linux and applications on a power-conscious system. The system is designed for surveillance and machine vision applications.

"The board used for the demonstration, KwikByte's CAM60, is built on the company's popular general-purpose KB9260 board. The processor used is Atmel's ARM926-based AT91SAM9260. The camera's small footprint reduces system size while the low power consumption allows the board to be powered by auxiliary DC supply or Power over Ethernet - PoE also known as IEEE 802.3af. By using PoE, a single Ethernet connection to the board can provide power as well as network connectivity. For surveillance applications, this greatly simplifies installation and reduces cost by eliminating the need for dedicated power supply circuits."

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