Qualcomm leads $10M round for Vue personal video network gear

Avaak, maker of the Vue personal video network, a remote monitoring system built from small, wireless, battery-powered cameras — that means you can stick them anywhere — announced a $10 million second round of funding today led by Qualcomm, who join existing investors Trinity Ventures, InterWest Partners and Leapfrog Ventures.

Qualcomm’s goal with the investment: Get Vue systems into retail distribution channels. “Avaak has taken video monitoring to a new level of simplicity, allowing consumers to view live video on their mobile devices,” said Nagraj Kashyap, vice president of Qualcomm Ventures, in a press release.

Vue units have been shipping since September. A Gizmodo reviewer wrote of the $300-and-up system, “It works and it’s easy.”

A company spokeswoman said the target market for Vue systems is people who want to check in on their homes, pets, and kids from a mobile handset.