January 6, 2016
Amped Wireless is showing its extended range, Wi-Fi-enabled HD cameras at CES. The 720p, 110-degree FOV (field of view) Apollo cameras feature amplifiers and a high gain antenna to extend its useful range on any Wi-Fi network up to 200 feet for the $150 base model and 300 feet for the $180 Pro model. (Distances of 50-100 feet are normal for comparable cameras.) The Apollo Pro also features 2-way audio, advanced night vision and a motion-detection trigger. The free mobile app that comes with the Apollo can manage multiple cameras simultaneously.
The app’s functionality includes a multicamera display, timeline with motion detection, and cloud storage. Subscription for the app ranges from $3/month for one camera to $30/month maximum for multiple cameras.
The company suggests that its wireless capabilities allow users to mount the cameras in outer corners of the home or business for improved security.
“Both cameras are accompanied by affordable Cloud Recording Plans that allow the user to access, share, relive and save recordings from anywhere and at any time,” notes the release.
The company claims the Apollo is an industry first, since it “provides three times the Wi-Fi range of any other cameras of their kind.” The Amped system will launch in April.
Amped Wireless is demonstrating its Apollo cameras this week in LVCC South Hall (#35842).