Product News: Vision Systems

HD Mini-Dome IP Camera can replace analog CCTV cameras.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 05, 2012 - Powered by PoE or 12 Vdc and suited for HD (1,280 x 800) indoor monitoring, IK-WD04A offers dynamic range for image correction in challenging backlight situations, SD card slot, and varifocal 3–12 mm lens. Lens provides 4x optical and 4x digital zoom capabilities on top of 24°–61° horizontal and 15°–38° vertical angles. Along with MPEG4 and MJPEG codecs, H.264 compression optimizes bandwidth and storage space without compromising images. Quad-streaming of video is possible at 30 fps max.

Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. - Irvine, CA

Original Press Release

Replace Outdated Analog CCTV with Low-Cost IK-WD04A Mini-Dome IP Camera

Press release date: Nov 26, 2012

IRVINE, CA -- Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is helping security professionals cost-effectively replace outdated analog CCTV cameras with state-of-the-art IP network video by introducing the new IK-WD04A, a 720p HD mini-dome camera that combines superior value and performance. Available immediately, it is well-suited for high-definition (1280 x 800) indoor monitoring of retail shops, public spaces and businesses.

Toshiba IP products are recognized industry-wide as best-in-class for performance, reliability and an extensive feature set. The IK-WD04A continues that tradition with important advantages not found in other domes in its price range, such as a wide dynamic range to correct images in challenging backlight situations, an SD card slot to record images locally, and a Varifocal 3mm-12mm lens that allows technicians to adjust aperture on the fly, leaving no room for error. The lens provides generous 4x optical and 4x digital zoom capabilities on top of 24° - 61° horizontal and 15° - 38° vertical angles. Other image enhancements include Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain, Day/Night imaging (color cut), and an 1/5 - 1/32000 sec. electric shutter.

To optimize critical bandwidth and storage space without compromising image quality, the IK-WD04A incorporates efficient H.264 compression, along with the added convenience of MPEG4 and MJPEG codecs. Various resolution/frame rate options, combined with the H.264 compression, help to reduce video files by as much as 90%, resulting in significantly less network traffic. Quad-streaming of real-time video is also possible at a maximum of 30 fps. As many as ten authorized users can remotely access live or recorded video simultaneously.

There is no need to mount the IK-WD04A near a power source since power and data are received through a single Ethernet cable using PoE technology. In addition, the camera can be powered direct by 12V DC.

The camera's compact footprint (3.15" (H) x 4.33" (D)) and off-white housing blends into virtually any environment.

For more information, visit Or call 1-877-855-1349.

The IK-WD04A mini-dome IP camera is ideal for migrating from analog CCTV to IP network video. It features efficient N.264 compression, 720p HD resolution and a Varifocal 3mm-12mm lens.  Power and data are received through a single Ethernet cable using PoE technology.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit

About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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