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Axis introduces modular miniature camera series

AXIS F Network Camera Series announced as 'discreet surveillance solution'

Axis introduces modular miniature camera series
AXIS F Series offers a main unit and sensor units with pinhole, standard, varifocal, and fish-eye lenses for field of views up to 194° in highly discreet surveillance installations. The main unit can connect to only one sensor unit at a time.

Axis Communications today introduced a modular camera series said to be ideal for ATMs, banks, shops and hotels, as well as ambulances and police cars.

The AXIS F Network Camera Series is described as a series of extremely discreet HDTV 1080p cameras with wide dynamic range and high image detail.

"AXIS F Series enables great flexibility and discreetness with superb video performance, even in high-contrast lighting conditions," says Erik Frännlid, Axis' director of product management. "The series is based on a divided network camera concept, where the camera is split into a lens and image sensor unit, and a main unit. This concept was first introduced in the AXIS P12 Series. When we developed the AXIS F Series, we took into account the feedback we received from AXIS P12 to provide customers with even better solutions."

The divided network camera concept allows a small sensor unit to be installed discreetly in tight places and the bigger main unit to be placed elsewhere and away from public view.

AXIS F Series, which consists of units that are all sold separately includes AXIS F41 Main Unit and four compatible AXIS F sensor units, with different form factors and lens types for a different field of views.

AXIS F41 Main Unit houses the processor, network, power, SD card slot and other connections, and can connect to one AXIS F sensor unit.

"The small sensor units give users the flexibility to easily and discreetly install them, even in very tight spaces," says Frännlid. "They can be flush-mounted in walls, ceilings, doorways, elevators and behind sheet metal with only the small lens surface visible-in the case of the pinhole unit, just a tiny hole for the lens. Certain AXIS F sensor units can also withstand tough conditions such as vibrations, shocks and temperature fluctuations, which make them ideal for use inside and outside of emergency vehicles. The modular concept also gives customers the flexibility to purchase the sensor unit that is ideal for their application."

The four compatible AXIS F sensor units consist of: IP66-rated AXIS F1005-E Sensor Unit with a fixed lens and 113° horizontal field of view; AXIS F1015 Sensor Unit with a varifocal lens for a 53° to 108° horizontal field of view; AXIS F1025 Sensor Unit with a pinhole lens and 89° horizontal field of view; and IP66-rated AXIS F1035-E Sensor Unit with a fisheye lens for a 194° horizontal field of view.

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