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Linksys Gets Physical With Launch of New IP Video Security Camera

Cisco Systems’ Linksys division Wednesday took its first step toward entering the small business physical security market with the launch of a new IP video camera.

The new Linksys Wireless-G Pan/Tilt/Zoom Video Camera (WVC200) is the first of several planned physical security products for the small business space to be launched over the next few months, said Allen Powell, director of channel sales at Linksys, Irvine, Calif.

Powell said Linksys has been hearing through its VAR partners that small business customers are looking to integrate physical security solutions such as video surveillance into their IP-based networks, opening up a market that Linksys has been missing.

“Our partners have been implementing Linksys infrastructure and using other vendors’ cameras,” Powell said.

While Linksys has been selling video cameras for the consumer market, the new PTZ Internet camera is part of the vendor’s Business Series of products and marks its first small-business focused IP video offering, Powell said.

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