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Lund, September 19, 2011

Axis announces fixed network cameras with dynamic capture capabilities


Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announces two outstanding fixed network cameras, AXIS Q1604 and AXIS Q1604-E Network Cameras. These cameras offer ideal solutions for surveillance in highly variable lighting conditions, for instance when light comes through a glass window or entrance creating both dark and bright zones. In these demanding scenarios, AXIS Q1604/-E Network Cameras allow the user to easily and clearly identify both people and objects.

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announces two outstanding fixed network cameras, AXIS Q1604 and AXIS Q1604-E Network Cameras. These cameras offer ideal solutions for surveillance in highly variable lighting conditions, for instance when light comes through a glass window or entrance creating both dark and bright zones. In these demanding scenarios, AXIS Q1604/-E Network Cameras allow the user to easily and clearly identify both people and objects.
AXIS Q1604 is a fixed network camera suitable for surveillance in highly variable lighting conditions.

“Adapted for wide dynamic range scenarios, Axis’ exceptional ‘dynamic capture’ capability allows these cameras to handle blinding light and to provide superb images in difficult lighting conditions,” says Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management, Axis Communications. “AXIS Q1604/-E Network Cameras provide clear images even under backlight conditions where intensity of illumination can vary greatly.”

Wide Dynamic Range with ‘dynamic capture’ works by acquiring several images with different exposure times. Together with advanced image processing, the result is video with exceptional clarity and sharpness, ensuring that no part of the image is too dark or too bright. This will be especially beneficial in environments where backlight or intense contrasts are an issue. The new AXIS Q1604/-E Network Cameras are perfectly suited for monitoring of entrances, buildings with large windows and tunnel passages, in e.g. airport, train stations, government and city surveillance applications.

The indoor AXIS Q1604 and the outdoor-ready AXIS Q1604-E deliver progressive scan image quality at 1MP / HDTV 720p resolution and multiple, individually configurable H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams simultaneously. The cameras’ other features include day and night functionality, varifocal lens, remote back focus and support for two-way audio. The IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated AXIS Q1604-E, which comes with a wall mount bracket and a sunshield, is protected from dust, rain, snow and sun, and can operate in temperatures from -40 °C to 50°C (-40 °F to 122 °F).

AXIS Q1604/-E Network Cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program and AXIS Camera Station. In addition, the cameras include support for AXIS Camera Application Platform and AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Camera connection for managing video monitoring services over the Internet.

The cameras will be available in Q4 2011.

For photos and other resources, please visit:
http://www.axis.com/corporate/press/press_material.htm?key=q1604.



About Axis Communications

Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms. Axis is a Swedish-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at www.axis.com.

For further information, please contact:

Lena Hedén, PR Marketing Manager, Axis Communications
Phone: + 46 46 272 1800, E-mail: pressoffice@axis.com

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