Vivotek Ultra-Mini Network Cameras Combine Performance and Subtle Design

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Safety and security are important to all of us and whether we accept it or not, security cameras are an effective and useful security tool. This is why surveillance cameras are ubiquitous in modern culture. Every store you enter is most likely keeping an eye on its merchandise and its customers with a network of security cameras designed to cover every square inch of the store’s floor. Many private homes are rigged with security cameras, as well―and it’s important for storeowners and homeowners alike to make sure they don’t appear to be sacrificing our sense of privacy in the name of their security. This is why Vivotek’s Ultra-Mini Network Cameras aim to combine high-performance video security with a subtle, compact, and understated exterior housing that’s designed to blend seamlessly into the aesthetic of any home or business. Vivotek’s Ultra-Mini Dome and Bullet Network Cameras offer an intelligent solution that lets businesses and homeowners keep an eye on their property without making customers and guests feel as though they’re being watched.

Vivotek has a brief but prestigious history in the video security industry. The company was started in 2000 with a philosophy to “provide cutting-edge products and solutions” while “maintaining a trustworthy and close relationship with customers.” Their innovative FD8168 2MP Ultra-Mini Dome Network Camera with 3.6mm Fixed Lens and IB8168-C 2MP Ultra-Mini Bullet Network Camera with 3.6mm Fixed Lens reflect this philosophy perfectly. Both products provide powerful security cameras with network connectivity and an ultra-mini exterior housing design that goes almost unnoticed, so store owners can provide a secure but comfortable atmosphere for their customers.

Ultra-Mini Dome Network Camera with 3.6mm fixed lens

The FD8168 Ultra-Mini Dome Camera and the IB8168-C Ultra-Mini Bullet Camera both offer a modern and compact camera housing that affords a wide field of view without requiring a large invasive shell. Inside, both models feature a powerful two-megapixel, 1/2.7-inch Progressive CMOS image sensor and a 3.6mm fixed-focal lens that can capture up to 1920 x 1080p Full HD video at 15 frames per second (fps) or 1280 x 720p HD video at 20 fps. The cameras support dual-codec, real-time H.264 and MJPEG video compression, as well.

Each model features a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)-compliant connection interface with built-in IEEE 802.3af network connectivity. This allows you to power and connect these cameras to your network from a single Ethernet cable. Ethernet connectivity allows you to access your security network online, so you can monitor your security cameras from just about anywhere you have access to the Web. PoE compliance ensures an easier installation process, as well. Both cameras also have a microSD card slot for recording video locally, right onto a microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. This is a useful feature if you’re using the camera outside of a network or if you want to back up your security video using a convenient onboard storage solution. The FD8168 and the IB8168-C support multiple video streams as well, which means that you can use them for a variety of different applications, including live viewing and recording.

To ensure maximum flexibility, both of these camera models are equipped with a variety of different setting options. Besides offering a maximum of three simultaneous video streams, the FD8168 and IB8168-C both support adjustable video resolution, quality, and bitrate size. This allows you to set the camera up for high-resolution video capture if that’s what you require. However, you can also use a lower-resolution stream or crop the video to save valuable bandwidth when needed. Plus, like most digital cameras on the market today, both the FD8168 and IB8168-C provide adjustable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, and privacy mask settings. You can also take advantage of scheduled profile settings for adjusting camera settings easily to match a variety of different recording or viewing situations. To ensure maximum value with each camera, both models provide wide 97° horizontal, 52° vertical, and 113° diagonal fields of view so you can cover more area with fewer cameras. And for maximum performance, they feature powerful Multimedia System-on-Chip (SoC) processor units.



Ultra-Mini Bullet Network Camera with 3.6mm fixed lens

Other noteworthy features include network support with live viewing for up to ten clients and integrated, easy-to-see, LED indicators that provide system power and camera-status information. Vivotek has also outfitted the FD8168 and IB8168-C network cameras with a variety of alarm-trigger features. Both models support triple-window video motion detection for maximum security and efficiency since recording only takes place when motion is detected. You can also set these cameras to trigger an alarm as soon as video motion is detected. Plus, for added security, both models feature a manual alarm trigger. There are also integrated digital input, periodical, system boot, recording notification, and camera tampering detection alarm triggers. If you’re away from the network, you can be notified of alarm events via digital output, and HTTP, SMTP, FTP, and NAS servers. During an alarm event, video files can also be uploaded via HTTP, SMTP, FTP, and NAS servers.

Whether you own a chain of high-end luxury clothing stores or you just want to protect your independent business, Vivotek’s FD8168 and IB8168-C Ultra-Mini Network Cameras provide comprehensive video security that won’t threaten the trust you’ve built with your customers over years of hard work. The cameras’ subtle design makes them great for private residences, as well. For added installation convenience, these tiny cameras can be mounted just about anywhere, thanks to a flexible design that supports ceiling, wall, and G-bracket mounting. For more information on the FD8168, IB8168-C, or any other Vivotek security camera solution, please stop by the B&H SuperStore in Manhattan or visit us on the web by logging onto the B&H website. You can also direct any questions you might have to a professional sales associate or tech specialist. Both are available over the phone at 1-800-606-6969 or via the B&H Live Chat system.

  Vivotek IB8168-C 2MP Ultra-Mini Bullet Network Camera Vivotek FD8168 2MP Ultra-Mini Dome Network Camera
Camera Type Bullet Dome
Processor Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip) Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
Flash Memory 16MB 16MB
RAM 256MB 256MB
Image Sensor 2MP 1/2.7" Progressive CMOS sensor 2MP 1/2.7" Progressive CMOS sensor
Supported Video Resolutions Full HD 1920 x 1080p at 15 fps
HD 1280 x 720p at 30 fps
Full HD 1920 x 1080p at 15 fps
HD 1280 x 720p at 30 fps
Lens Type Fixed-Focal Fixed-Focal
Focal Length 3.6mm 3.6mm
Aperture F1.8 F1.8
Field of View  Horizontal: 97°
Vertical: 52°
Diagonal: 113°
Horizontal: 97°
Vertical: 52°
Diagonal: 113°
Shutter Time 1/5 sec. to 1/32,000 sec. 1/5 sec. to 1/32,000 sec.
Minimum Illumination 0.58 lux at F1.8 0.58 lux at F1.8
Onboard Storage microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
Video Compression H.264 / MJPEG H.264 / MJPEG
Maximum Video Streams Up to 3 simultaneous streams Up to 3 simultaneous streams
Signal-to-Noise Ratio  >53 dB  >53 dB
Video Streaming Adjustable resolution, quality, and bitrate
Configurable video cropping (for bandwidth saving)
Adjustable resolution, quality, and bitrate
Configurable video cropping (for bandwidth saving)
Image Settings  Adjustable image size, quality, and bitrate
Time stamp, text overlay, flip, and mirror
Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, privacy masks
Scheduled profile settings
Adjustable image size, quality, and bitrate
Time stamp, text overlay, flip, and mirror
Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, privacy masks
Scheduled profile settings
Network Interface 10Base-T/100 BaseTX RJ-45 Ethernet (supports PoE connection) 10Base-T/100 BaseTX RJ-45 Ethernet (supports PoE connection)
Network Users Live viewing for up to 10 clients Live viewing for up to 10 clients
Network Protocols IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, CoS, QoS, SNMP, 802.1X, UDP, ICMP IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, CoS, QoS, SNMP, 802.1X, UDP, ICMP
Intelligent Video Features Triple-window video motion detection Triple-window video motion detection
Alarm Triggers Video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input, periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification, camera tampering detection Video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input, periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification, camera tampering detection
Alarm Events Event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, and NAS server
File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP, and NAS server
Event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, and NAS server
File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP, and NAS server
LED Indicators System power and status indicator System power and status indicator
Power Input IEEE 802.3af PoE Class 1 IEEE 802.3af PoE Class 1
Power Consumption 2.3 W (max) 2.3 W (max)
Operating System Requirements Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Supported Internet Browsers Internet Explorer 7.x ,8.x, 9.x, 10.x
Mozilla Firefox 7 - 10 ( streaming only)
Internet Explorer 7.x ,8.x, 9.x, 10.x
Mozilla Firefox 7 - 10 ( streaming only)
Other Players Supported QuickTime: 7 or above
VLC: 1.1.11
QuickTime: 7 or above
VLC: 1.1.11
Starting Operating Temperature Range  14 to 104°F (10 to 40°C)  14 to 104°F (10 to 40°C)
Working Operating Temperature Range  -4 to 104°F (-20 to 40°C)  -4 to 104°F (-20 to 40°C)
Safety Certifications CE C-Tick FCC ( Class B ) LVD VCCI CE C-Tick FCC ( Class B ) LVD VCCI
Dimensions 1.2 x 4.6" (32 x 117mm) without bracket 2.4 x 1.7" (62 x 45mm) without bracket
Weight 4 oz (108 g) 3 oz (80 g)

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