October 26, 2010
| by Robert Archer
Universal Remote Control (URC) created quite the stir at this year’s recent CEDIA Expo show when it introduced a line of multirooom audio equipment. Flying under the radar, however, was the company’s introduction of a new line of IP surveillance cameras that can be combined with the company’s control devices.
The company says the new IP cameras can be controlled with its line of Total Control remotes, keypads and touchscreens, as well as from any Web browser to allow for long distance, remote access. URC adds the cameras are also designed for a variety of applications, which include wired and wireless installations, and they are supported with a full line of accessories to enable installers to place them nearly anywhere.
URC says the MC-70VC offers a CMOS sensor, a 4~10,000 Lux operation, live video up to 30fps at a VGA resolution and an optional PoE adapter for unique installations.
The MC-73CB is described as a box-like camera and the last of the three cameras is the MC-75CD, which the company says is built with a vandal-proof, weatherproof dome that allows installers to use it outdoors.
Both the MC-73CB and the MC-75CB incorporate Super HAD CCD sensors, D1 resolutions (720x480) at 30fps and are usable in situations such as .03 Lux for color and 0.002 Lux for mono feeds.
Bob is a dedicated audiophile who has been writing about A/V for Electronic House sister publication CE Pro since 2000.