Xirlink today announced the release of the IBM Net Camera. The camera combines updated imaging technology with higher-quality optics and an improved user interface. The camera captures still and video images in 640-by-480 VGA resolution. It costs $79.99 and is designed for people interested in streaming video, Webcasting, sending video email, videoconferencing and capturing still images for Web sites. Xirlink, the official licensee for the product, manufactures, distributes and sells it.