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JavaLawyer:
Please post the features and bugs you would like to see corrected in the next DCS-942L firmware update.

JavaLawyer:
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-942L Wishlist


* TBD
Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)


* TBD

DAMNYANKEE:
First, from the perspective of the camera itself:

1. The zoom preset on all your cameras appears to be upper left extreme. That needs to be changed to a out-of-box default of "dead center."

2. The ability to control all lights at the camera. In other words, the camera should be able to be set to "all indicator lights off" this would allow for the camera to be placed in such a way as NOT to reveal its absolute location. For anyone that thinks that putting the light on the back is the answer, its not. Covering it is not either.   Red light indicator for night illumination. Do I understand that this camera does not actually use infra-red? If it does, no more red light indicators please, IR can be undetectable.

4. A clip molded on the base of the unit, allowing the wire to be captured and thereby taking the torque/stress off the wire and the all too loose head lock-up.

5. The plastic arm coming out from the camera (the white one with the "ball" at the end" cannot be shipped as is. It must be somehow made fast, right now its threads can easy back out with a 5 degree rotation....and does.

6. All sorts of clinking and sound static. Either correct the hardware microphone selection, rewrite the sensitivity buffers, or DEFAULT to viewing within a. SmartPhone b. MYDLINK and c> M-DVIEWCAN as OFF.
I have heard the 942 feedback loop within 5 seconds of startup. This problem is well documented on-line and a true "purchase killer" for many.

7. The ability to "stack" cameras in a permanent order, as we would wish. In other words...a) SmartPhone b)MYDLINK, when we start up the app have the phones list stack in OUR preferred order top to bottom.

8. MYDLINK . Here I would like the ability to not only setup a guest list, but assign individual cameras to be viewed by that guest list. In other words, I want access granted BY CAMERA to the guest list. Some cameras should be able to be denied.

9. Motion detector setup, honestly, I have yet to find it. One clearly does not stumble across the means to utilize this feature.

10. Smart phone app that allows for "cycling through" all your cameras. THis would instead of return, select, pause, view, return....repeat.

11. Ok, I give up...is there a speaker? Can one not just listen but talk as well? No idea....

12. We need a night vision unit produced with PTL that is for this family of products.

13. We need an exterior NV unit produced with PTL that is for this family of products.

14. Alarm option. I would like to know if any of my cameras are being accessed by others while I am infront of it. In other words, a hard switch option on the camera that would send a distinctive chirp if requested that would inform me that one of my cameras is active in a room im in.

thanks.

JavaLawyer:
Thank you for your thorough input. I've added a subset of your items to the firmware wishlist. Unfortunately, since some of your suggestions are hardware changes, I was unable to add them to the firmware Wishlist.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---1. The zoom preset on all your cameras appears to be upper left extreme. That needs to be changed to a out-of-box default of "dead center."

--- End quote ---

Added.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---2. The ability to control all lights at the camera. In other words, the camera should be able to be set to "all indicator lights off" this would allow for the camera to be placed in such a way as NOT to reveal its absolute location. For anyone that thinks that putting the light on the back is the answer, its not. Covering it is not either.   Red light indicator for night illumination. Do I understand that this camera does not actually use infra-red? If it does, no more red light indicators please, IR can be undetectable.

--- End quote ---

Added.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---4. A clip molded on the base of the unit, allowing the wire to be captured and thereby taking the torque/stress off the wire and the all too loose head lock-up.

--- End quote ---

Hardware change.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---5. The plastic arm coming out from the camera (the white one with the "ball" at the end" cannot be shipped as is. It must be somehow made fast, right now its threads can easy back out with a 5 degree rotation....and does.

--- End quote ---

Hardware Change.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---6. All sorts of clinking and sound static. Either correct the hardware microphone selection, rewrite the sensitivity buffers, or DEFAULT to viewing within a. SmartPhone b. MYDLINK and c> M-DVIEWCAN as OFF.
I have heard the 942 feedback loop within 5 seconds of startup. This problem is well documented on-line and a true "purchase killer" for many.

--- End quote ---

Added.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---7. The ability to "stack" cameras in a permanent order, as we would wish. In other words...a) SmartPhone b)MYDLINK, when we start up the app have the phones list stack in OUR preferred order top to bottom.

--- End quote ---

Can you please clarify this firmware wishlist item? I'm not sure what you are referring to.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---8. MYDLINK . Here I would like the ability to not only setup a guest list, but assign individual cameras to be viewed by that guest list. In other words, I want access granted BY CAMERA to the guest list. Some cameras should be able to be denied.

--- End quote ---

This feature is already included on the mydlink Feature Wishlist, here: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=41091.0


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---9. Motion detector setup, honestly, I have yet to find it. One clearly does not stumble across the means to utilize this feature.

--- End quote ---

Motion detection can be configured in the web interface by navigating to SETUP -> Motion Detection.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---10. Smart phone app that allows for "cycling through" all your cameras. THis would instead of return, select, pause, view, return....repeat.

--- End quote ---

I added this feature to the mydlink feature wishlist (which more closely fits this request).


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---11. Ok, I give up...is there a speaker? Can one not just listen but talk as well? No idea....

--- End quote ---

Need other users to validate/replicate any issue regarding speaker functionality before I can add this item.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---12. We need a night vision unit produced with PTL that is for this family of products.

--- End quote ---

What is PTL? Please clarify this request.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---13. We need an exterior NV unit produced with PTL that is for this family of products.

--- End quote ---

What is PTL? What is NV? Please clarify this request.


--- Quote from: DAMNYANKEE on October 29, 2011, 11:00:48 AM ---14. Alarm option. I would like to know if any of my cameras are being accessed by others while I am infront of it. In other words, a hard switch option on the camera that would send a distinctive chirp if requested that would inform me that one of my cameras is active in a room im in.

--- End quote ---

Hardware change.

JavaLawyer:
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-942L Wishlist


* General - Ability to disable all LED lights, including the rear of the DCS-942L
* Audio - Fix intermittant clicking/static
* Audio - Set default audio to OFF for mydlink, mobile devices, and D-ViewCam
* Audio - Fix feedback loop during thee first 5 seconds of startup
* Night Mode - Use IR illuminator that does not emit light in the visible range
* Zoom - Change default zoom to center of image (rather than upper left corner)
Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)


* TBD

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