Wireless Network Camera.
ALL Simple Minder IP cameras are wireless capable (They also can be connected via network cable, if required)
A wireless IP network camera includes wireless communication capabilities as opposed to requiring that a network connection be present via a wired Category 5 network cable. Older wireless IP network camera technology included support for 802.11b wireless networks. However, wireless IP network cameras available today usually tend to support 802.11g wireless communication. 802.11n wireless communication support will be available in the future.
Most wireless IP network cameras also include a wired Cat 5 network port for configuration purposes before allowing the camera to join a secure wireless network. A wireless IP network camera may also allow for accessory high gain antennas to be used for expanded wireless range. As with any wireless device, wireless communication can be hindered by distance limitations and outside wireless interference or noise. However, since wireless IP network cameras adhere to the same wireless standards of other 802.11g wireless devices, determining if a wireless camera will function within a wireless network can be established with more traditional wireless devices or wireless signal testing equipment.
IP Network Camera.
IP Cameras, also known as a network camera, Internet camera, or IP network camera, are cameras that allow you to watch and record live video over a local network or over the Internet. IP cameras are used frequently as video surveillance cameras with most manufacturers designing product offerings geared directly toward the video surveillance market. IP network surveillance cameras have become very popular over the years because of the many benefits they hold over traditional security cameras systems also referred to as CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras or analog cameras.
IP cameras differ from analog cameras by sending a digital video signal directly from the camera source and not by way of a video encoder (video server) or DVR (Digital Video Recorder). Other benefits over CCTV cameras include better image quality capabilities with megapixel technology, simplified remote access directly to the camera or through surveillance software as well as PoE (Power over Ethernet) support capabilities helping to ease installation and reduce installation costs by eliminating the need for a separate power line. IP cameras may also include or may be used in conjunction with video analytic software for POS applications, license plate recognition, facial recognition, object tracking or camera tampering.