TRENDnet TV-IP501W ProView Wireless Internet Camera - TV-IP501W

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Great little camera

by John on 7/20/2011

I have 2 of these, just bought 2 more, if that says anything! This has much better video (although it's still VGA) and better low-light video (although it's still not IR or night vision) than the older models I have (possibly IP500W?) Handles very high light levels well- can point it in the direction of a sunset & see clearly. Love how it just works. Set and forget. Have one connected 24/7, and one on a timer, when it gets power, it always connects to wifi. One downside- field of vision is quite narrow. Works well with Android TinyDVR app, gives motion video. Must remember to open ports on your router for this functionality. Included software is decent- handles multiple cameras, motion detection, and a folder size limit (will recycle old captured videos). I have not used the email or FTP options. Catch it on sale and it's a great buy.

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Product Overview

The ProView Wireless Internet Camera transmits real-time high quality video over the Internet. View and manage the IP camera from any Internet connection.

This stylish and compact wireless Internet camera provides crystal clear MJPEG video streams, at up to 30 frames per second.

Manage up to 32 TRENDnet cameras with the included complimentary camera management software. Advanced features include motion detection recording, email alerts, scheduled recordings, MJPEG image compression, 1-way audio, advanced wireless security encryption and digital zoom. The camera mounts on most surfaces and the off-white housing design blends into the environment.


Manufacturer TRENDnet
Mfg Part# TV-IP501W
SKU 212354685
UPC 710931303681
UPC 14 00710931303681
Wi-Fi compliant with IEEE 802.11b/g standards
Compatible with 802.11n wireless networks when set to 802.11n/g/b mixed mode
Wireless encryption support for WEP, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK standards
45 degree horizontal and 35 degree vertical viewing angle
4.57mm focal length and 1.9 F/No
4x digital zoom
Option to provide a hardwire network connection with the 1x 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet port
High quality MJPEG video recording with up to 30 frames per second
Resolution up to VGA: 640 x 480 pixels
Included camera mounting kit
Hear sound from the built in microphone
Supports TCP/IP networking, SMTP Email, HTTP and other Internet protocols
Motion detection triggered email alerts and image upload via FTP
Multiple adjustable motion detection windows with just-in-time snapshot
Quick Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) installation
Complimentary IPView Pro 2.0 software: manage up to 32 IP View cameras *
Complimentary IPView software: supports Windows XP andVista operating systems
3-year limited warranty
* Monitoring multiple cameras may require a high performance CPU
Tech Specs
Sensor: 1/4” color CMOS image sensor
Resolution: up to 640 x 480 pixels
Board lens
Focal length: 4.57mm
F/No: F1.9
Minimum illumination: 1 Lux
Focus depth: 20cm ~ infinity
View angle: horizontal: 45 degree, vertical: 35 degree
Built-in microphone
Sensitivity: -48dB +/- 3dB (5 meters max)
Frequency: 50~16000Hz
S/N: 50dB
Codec: PCM
Image & Video:
Compression: MJPEG
Exposure/white balance control: automatic
Resolution: VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240), QQVGA (160x120) up to 30fps
Network IEEE 802.3u 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet, Auto-MDIX
LED Power, Link
Reset Button Reset settings
Power Consumption 2.6 watts
Power 5V, 2.5A external power adapter
Dimension 195 x 90 x 50mm (7.7 x 3.5 x 2 in.)
Stand Dimension 128 mm (4.7 in.)
Camera: 143g (5oz.)
Stand: 121g (4.3oz.)
Operating: 5°C ~ 40°C (41°F ~ 104°F)
Storage: -15°C ~ 50°C (5°F ~ 122°F)
Certification CE, FCC
Standard IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g
Frequency 2.412 ~ 2.4835GHz ISM band
Antenna 1 x 2dBi detachable dipole antennas (Reverse-SMA connector)
Data Rate (auto fallback):
802.11b: 11Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps and 1Mbps
802.11g: 54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 9Mbps and 6Mbps
Security 64/128-bit WEP(ASCII/HEX), WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Output Power:
802.11b: 16dBm (typical)
802.11g: 12dBm (typical)
Receiving Sensitivity:
802.11b: -82dBm at 11Mbps
802.11g: -66dBm at 54Mbps
Channel 1~11 (FCC), 1~13 (ETSI)
To View Camera Browser Internet Explorer 6.0 or above, Safari 2.0 or above, Firefox 2.0 or above and Netscape
To Run IPView Pro Software Windows XP (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit)
IPView Pro 2.0:
Channel: supports up to 32 cameras
Record/Playback/Motion Detection/Audio
Network Protocols:
DHCP Client, NTP Client, DNS Client, DDNS Client, SMTP Client, FTP Client
HTTP Server
Remote Remote management supported
Backup / Restore Save/retrieve configuration files
Image Brightness, contrast, noise reduction, saturation, sharpness, white balance, flip mirror(horizontal/vertical)
Encoding type: MJPEG
Compression rate: 5 levels
Frame rate: 1, 5, 7, 15, 20, Auto (up to 30fps)
Frequency: 50Hz, 60Hz
Recording (via Software):
Storage size: 32MB (minimum)
Recording type: event based (motion detection), continuous and scheduled
Snapshot (via Software):
Trigger event: motion detection
Action: send alert email and/or upload to FTP
Access Port HTTP port: 80 (default)
Digital Zoom 4x
Dynamic DNS Yes
Time Synchronize with NTP server or set time/date manually
$333.06 + $10.40 shipping
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