D-Link DCS-932L mydlink Cloud Wireless IP Camera Review

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Just like the Cloud Router and Cloud Storage, the Cloud Camera is another branch of D-Link's mydlink cloud services. Mydlink Cloud Services are designed to allow users to effortlessly access, share, view and control the devices on the home network from anywhere, anytime. And with the new Cloud Cameras, users can view a live video feed of their home or office at anytime and enjoy a peace of mind that comes from knowing that everything is safe and secure.

 

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The D-Link DCS-932L comes in an all white finish and the camera lense is located at the center surrounded by four Infrared (IR) LEDs. The camera is attached to a removable plastic stand that is wall/ceiling mountable.

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The rear of the camera is where all the connections are located.

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As we do not want to damage this delicate camera if we take it apart, we managed to sourced some internal images taken from the FCC product documentation on the manufacturer's website. From the picture, we can see that the DCS-932L is powered by a Ralink RT3050F System-on-a-Chip (SoC) @ 384MHz, while the 32MB RAM chip is just below. The small IC on the left of the RAM is the iP2970 from iPassion Technology which provides video and audio processing and is linked to the SoC via USB2.0. The company has resorted to a 1.3dBi chip antenna on the top left as there is not enough space for a PCB antenna. 

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At the top is the 4MB flash memory and a VGA 1/5-inch CMOS sensor with a maximum resolution of 640 x 480. A condenser microphone is located at the center of the board, and we are slightly disappointed that the DCS-932 does not have power over Ethernet feature.

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The daughter board contains four IR LED for night vision mode, a status indicator LED and what appears to be a mechanical IF filter in the center.

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