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« on: August 25, 2011, 11:04:08 AM »

Below is a list of features specific to the upcoming DCS-942L:

  • Remotely monitor your home or office over the internet
  • Includes D-ViewCam for multi-camera monitoring and management
  • Motion detection to trigger recording and send e-mail alerts
  • DDNS support for web access with an easy to remember domain name
  • Administrator/User password protection
  • UPnP support for network setup and configuration
  • 0 Lux with IR LED for low light environments
  • Two-Way audio support
  • Micro SD support
  • The H.264, Mpeg4 and Motion JPEG streams for high-quality video
  • WPS support for easy network setup
  • 802.11n wireless connectivity
  • PIR sensor support
  • Quickly access registered cameras via the mydlink website
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 08:37:06 AM »

The "Two-Way Audio" is interesting, but IMO blurs the lines on what this camera is intended for. Now we're moving into the realm of a two way intercom/communication rather than a monitoring device.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 11:17:31 AM »

The H.264 is what this camera is all about. 

Now if they would just come out with a megapixel h.264 for a reasonable $$ we would have the ticket!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 04:08:44 PM »

Does anyone know when this camera is going to be availalbe to purchase?  If it is now, where?

Thx.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 04:38:03 AM »

I haven't seen the product available through any of the typical vendors or channels. The fact that the DCS-942L is now listed on the public mydlink product and support pages are good indicators that a release can't be too far behind.

I'm speculating D-Link will want to ensure this product is released for the holiday shopping season.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 09:23:05 AM »

I just hope that it will be possible to record to Samba share directly from configuration, like it is possible in DCS-1130 (Setup -> Recording tab). Having a PC running to record something is really a deal-breaker and can do it with any cheap web cam..
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 09:38:46 AM »

I just hope that it will be possible to record to Samba share directly from configuration, like it is possible in DCS-1130 (Setup -> Recording tab). Having a PC running to record something is really a deal-breaker and can do it with any cheap web cam..

At the very least, the DCS-942L can record to a micro SD card.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 04:56:32 PM »

It is now available at Staple's for $149
Beware that recording video to the SD card does not work at all at this time.
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 01:57:52 AM »

When you connect to mydlink.com, it's asking to update the firmware right away.  New Firmware Version: 1.01.0719

File Size: 8.4M

Anyone else seeing this or have tried it?

Thanks,
Mike
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011, 02:09:31 AM »

I upgraded the firmware to 719 successfully.  There appears to be a new check box for turning on the SD card 'SD Management' (unless I don't remember that from before the upgrade).  Unfortunately, there is no revision list from dlink on what 719 does, but the upgrade went well.  Just FYI for everyone. Cheesy
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