DLink Managed Video AlternativeBy: John Honovich, Published on Jun 24, 2009
DLink has released 'plug n play' IP cameras as part of its MyDLink offering (see the product page for the MyDLink wired cube camera [link no longer available]). Essentially, these cameras can be viewed remotely without configuring port forwarding or setting up DDNS (similar at a high level to Starvedia's cameras that we reviewed recently).
From a business perspective, the growth of these 'plug n play' cameras increases the alternatives to managed video / subscription services. To the extent that small businesses can use IP cameras without complex setup and monthly cost, this could cut into the potential growth of managed video. Of course, these 'plug n play' cameras do not support 'plug n play' recording so that still will be an important limitation.