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Panasonic BL-C230A 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless Camera

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  • H.264, MPEG4, Motion JPEG
  • Night Vision CMOS Progressive Scan Camera
  • Remotely Pan/Tilt/Zoom

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The BL-C230A is Panasonic's full motion wireless video network camera. It features wireless network connectivity and is suitable for a home or business setting. The integrated internet connection allows users to view camera output in real time full motion video from anywhere in the world using a personalized secure web address (provided for free). It is even possible to pan, tilt and zoom remotely. The camera employs H.264 video compression which provides higher video quality and uses half the amount of bandwidth compared to other formats. Built-in sensors detect body heat, sound and motion. The sensor settings are customizable so they can be used separately or all at the same time. They can also be set to be active at specific times of the day. When a sensor is triggered, an image is captured and can be sent via email or to a VIERA CAST enabled TV. There is built-in memory to store images and the included recording software connects up to 16 cameras.

  • newegg Viewable over the Internet The internet ready BL-C230A allows you to view camera output in real time full motion video through an included personalized secure web address from your PC or mobile phone.
  • newegg Pan/tilt/zoom The BL-C230A features pan, tilt and zoom rotation to monitor a large scale of area remotely.
  • newegg H.264 Compression Technology Utilizing H.264 compression, the BL-C230A allows you to deliver stunning video quality and save more video footage than traditional compression methods thus giving you up to 2X more storage.
  • newegg Triple sensor technology The BL-C230A camera features a triple sensor that is able to track changes in movement, sound, and body heat. Three sensor settings (body heat, sound and motion) allow you to select the settings according to your needs. You can select them all or only one. And they can also be set active at a specific time. All is up to you. Once the senor is triggered, a captured image will be sent out via email or to a VIERA CAST enabled TV.

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4/ 5
It's great 2/18/2012 7:17:10 AM

Comments: The two way audio is decent.

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4/ 5
Not too bad for what it is 12/10/2011 1:43:47 PM

Comments: -The only mounting point is on the back.
-Rather bizzare audible alarm feature w/built in speaker.
-9V DC power supply, would prefer standard 12v.
-Contact input allows to record to the internal buffer.
-Output controllable from a customizable button on the viewing web page or by alarm.
-802.11g, no n.
-IPv6 capable.
-Wait until it's on sale to buy it.

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4/ 5
Review Updated 11/3/2011 5:49:51 AM

Comments: After many hours of trial and error I was able to finally connect wirelessly. WPA2/PSK (AES). I put exactly 32 characters (no spaces) in my wireless key and unhid my SSID on my router. It now works like a charm.

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2/ 5
Won't connect in wireless mode 10/24/2011 6:34:30 AM

Comments: I have two BL-C201A wired versions. They work well within the limitations of the ambient light as others have noted.

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4/ 5
Great Camera functionality vs price 10/4/2011 8:27:49 PM

Comments: - You need to use the cable to configure it.
- The camera can control other devices or can be controlled by other devices such as door sensors (if you know how to connect it without damaging the camera)
- You can connect a few of these cameras and view them with the same software.

I had my apartment broken into a while ago by someone whose key worked on my lock. Even though I changed the lock and even moved to another apartment in the building, I got paranoid every time i misplaced something. This camera gave me peace of mind. In my opinion it offers a lot of functionality for the price (even though it is expensive)

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1/ 5
look elsewhere 2/24/2011 7:03:16 PM

Pros: small form factor
links with my viera tv

Cons: poor video quality
night vision is worthless

Overall Review: expensive

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5/ 5
Panasonic 4 Webmasters 8/10/2010 12:25:33 PM

Pros: Does it all and the ONLY manufacturer (Panasonic) with a timer based, single FTP image filename upload function (webcam in a box). PLUS can be configured for direct public viewing with no username/password requirements. A webmasters go-to toy and only choice for webcam updating plus web friendly public access as well.

Cons: Compared to it's 5 year old companion and other "external antenna" based alternatives it's wireless range is minimal. It's compact cube footprint however is a plus if range is not an issue. Boring to have to buy the same old thing every time because no other manufacturer has functions to fill such a simple need :( Of course we spent plenty $ trying others just to confirm that fine point.

Overall Review: We needed a replacement to the Panasonic arch shaped brother that faithfully set in the attic sun solidly uploading a webcam image 24/7/365 for 5 years until it's lens began to sunburn and blur. After buying every other brand to my horror Panasonic has the only firmware that does this simple yet powerful single filename webcam like function. In the end buying this and then voiding the warranty by soldering in a spare RP-SMA chassis jack out of a blown router got us what we wanted plus added range for remote placement at an annual festival. It does flawlessly what otherwise takes a dedicated laptop, webcam and windows software (actually firmware can FTP 4 locations/formats plus motion detect function for a 5th) in a much tinier size. Panasonic is the only manufacture with this simple yet powerful option. This cube version has a lens cover so attic dust might be less hazardous to it's lifespan.

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4/ 5
Excellent camera with a few compromises 6/3/2010 11:55:31 AM

Pros: Well made unit, solid web streaming of video and audio. Excellent color picture when lighting conditions are good.

Cons: Auto configure DDNS setup fails without explanation (likely due to the existence of another web server on port 80), leaving manual static IP setup as the only option if you want to use the Panasonic viewnetcam.com DDNS service. Picture washes out to grainy black and white in low light and the "night view" option is worthless.

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