Axis announces new network camera range

The latest in network cameras and encoders are being released in the Middle East by market major, Axis Communications

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By  Sean Robson Published  November 3, 2008

Axis Communications has announced the Middle East release of its third generation network video camera, the P1311, and encoders. According to the company the products offer a number of benefits including more efficient storage and bandwidth.

The cameras and encoders are designed to produce improved image quality due to the H.264 streams as well as motion jpeg streams and operate in both lit and low light environments.

“The P1311 network camera is the perfect solution for video surveillance systems with demanding storage and bandwidth efficiency requirements, such as schools, retail stores, banks and other office buildings,” said Gilles Ortega, Rregional manager, Axis Communications, MENA.

It is able to offer flexibility regarding storage and bandwidth usage in the system due to its use of an optional SD/SDHC memory card for local video recordings. Ethernet supplies power to the cameras via the network, eliminating the need for power cables and reducing installation costs.

Additional features of the camera include video intelligence such as enhanced video motion detection, audio detection and tampering detection.

The release of the camera coincides with the release of three new video encoder products that have been designed by axis to support the latest and highly efficient video compression format, H.264. According to the company the products enable analogue cameras to be integrated into a more efficient and powerful IP-based video surveillance system.

The three products consist of the standalone AXIS Q7401 Video Encoder for integrating one analog camera; AXIS Q7406 Video Encoder Blade, which supports six analog channels; and AXIS Q7900 Rack, which is one of the industry’s highest-density rack solutions with support for up to 84 analog cameras. The video encoders, which support all types of analog video cameras, convert analog signals into digital streams that are then sent over IP networks for viewing and recording on networked computers.

“It enables the products to deliver superb image quality with higher resolutions, frame rates and multiple streaming capabilities, and with much lower bandwidth and storage requirements using the H.264 compression standard. “The new and upcoming Axis products are based on a high-performance video encoder platform that has unparalleled image processing capabilities,” concluded Ortega.

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