Video surveillance: Outdoor IP Camera Dome

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Video surveillance: The new IKS-WR7413 IP dome camera from Toshiba serves as a first line of defense, monitoring everything that is happening outdoors, even in complete darkness. With its three-megapixel video resolution and bright LED IR illuminators, the IKS-WR7413 provides high video quality, ensuring around-the-clock safety and security.

The IKS-WR7413 delivers 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution or roughly 30 percent more area coverage than an 1080p HD camera, along with four simultaneous video streams to help reduce the number of cameras installed. Significantly higher resolution, combined with a 2.8-8mm varifocal lens, means that the IKS-WR7413 can be adjusted to cover a wide field-of-view or narrow its focus to a smaller area for additional detail. Because night time surveillance is crucial to any security program, the IKS-WR7413 is also outfitted with four adaptive infrared LEDs that enable it to capture images up to 25 feet away in the complete absence of light. Night vision is further enhanced by Toshiba's True Day/Night Imaging technology that converts blurry color images into crisp black and white video when monitoring in darkness.

Versatile as it is powerful, the camera can record video using two different codecs: H.264 or Motion JPEG for maximum network efficiency at up to 30 frames-per-second. Along with simple integration with a Toshiba NVR or other ONVIF compliant recorder, the IKS-WR7413 is equipped with a memory card slot, so it can store up to 64GB of video or JPEG images locally.

Standard cameras cannot be deployed outdoors without damage occurring to their sensitive internal networking components. However, the IKS-WR7413 was environmentally engineered with an IP66-certified housing that protects it from dust and jets of water, so it will withstand not just rain and snow but being washed down with a hose. It's operating range of 14° to 122° F qualifies it for reliable installation in outdoor spaces subject to wide temperature swings.

"The IKS-WR7413 was designed to provide end-user customers with a high quality, high resolution exterior-grade IP dome camera" says Greg Hartzell, Director of Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

"At Toshiba we are ever mindful that we have two sets of customers: our end-user customers and our dealer partners," notes Hartzell. "Labor costs play a major role in determining a dealer's profitability in a video surveillance job. To minimize time the dealer has to spend on install, the IKS-WR7413 includes a 3-axis gimbal for more flexible mounting, remote focus varifocal lens, and seamless compatibility with all Toshiba and third-party ONVIF compliant hardware."

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 is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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