() Toshiba?s Imaging Systems group this week announced the IK-WB11a, a wireless (Wi-Fi) network camera that lets users view video streams (1,280 by 960 resolution) across the Internet with a standard Web browser.

ToshibaNetCam.jpgThe IK-WB11a will ship this month with a retail price of $799, Toshiba said. It includes a 1.4 megapixel progressive scan CCD, a SecureDigital card slot that records to the card should the network go down, an alarm feature, motion detection, and remote pan and tilt features. The camera measures 5- by 5- by 4.7-inches, and includes mounts for indoor or outdoor use, the company said. The camera features a built-in video server, so an on-site PC is not required for its operation (other than a Web browser to configure the camera).

To spark interest in the camera, Toshiba is launching a Web site (the Toshiba NetCam Center) that will offer IK-WB11a users a free dynamic DNS and a unique URL for each of their cameras. For an extra fee, users can receive up to 400G bytes of storage space, chat interface features, a calendar application, e-mail service, credit card processing and ?anywhere access? to their cameras and video archives.

Go to the Toshiba Web Site for more details.