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VAPIX® Library

The complete reference library to the open API to our products.
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AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP)

Develop apps for Axis devices.
Frequently Asked Questions

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What's new?

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New release ACAP version 4.5

November 23, 2022

ACAP version 4.5 is compatible with AXIS OS 11.1.

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Network Time Security AXIS OS 11.1

October 21, 2022

​​​​​​Axis is adding support for Network Time Security (NTS) in AXIS OS 11.1, scheduled for November 2022.

beta testing

ACAP: API in beta for installing applications on SD card

October 5, 2022

With this new API, an application can be deployed to the SD-card rather than the built-in flash partition.

Product information and services

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AXIS Virtual Loan Tool

Get online access to Axis products to run compatability and product tests.
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Product selector

Find characteristics for your product in the product selector.
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AXIS OS portal

See release notes and new and upcoming features in AXIS OS releases.

Integration guidelines and examples


Access control integration

Integrating network door controllers.

Audio integration

Integrating network audio.

Axis metadata

Learn more about Axis metadata and metadata streams.

Body worn integration

Integrating Axis body worn system.

I/O module integration

Integrating I/O relay modules.

Radar integration

Integrating radar.

Signed video integration

How signed video works and what steps should be taken when integrating.

Video integration

Choosing platform and tools.


ACAP Native SDK examples


APIs and features in ACAP Native SDK.

ACAP Computer vision SDK examples


Tools and knowledge to build your own solution based on the ACAP Computer Vision SDK.

Microsoft Azure integration


Integration between Axis devices and Microsoft Azure.

Google Cloud Platform integration


Integration between Axis devices and Google Cloud Platform.

Amazon Web Services integration


Integration between Axis devices and Amazon Web Services.

Modbus ACAP

Industry 4.0

Export events from AXIS Object Analytics over Modbus using lidmodbus.

OPC UA server ACAP

Industry 4.0

Get temperature sensor data on an Axis device via D-Bus and expose it via OPC UA.

Precision time protocol ACAP

Industry 4.0

Using PTP-demon to crosscompile software to an Axis device as an ACAP.



ACAP version 4 contains two complementing SDKs addressing different needs.

AXIS Media Control SDK

Windows SDK for applications that stream live video and audio from Axis products.

AXIS Media Parser SDK

Windows SDK for video and audio recordings and synchronized playback

AXIS Dewarping SDK

Windows SDK for client-side dewarping, (stretching out 360° or 180° video from an Axis panoramic camera with a fisheye lens.)

AXIS Joystick SDK

Windows SDK for adding joystick and control board support to your software application.

AXIS Metadata Monitor

Capture and visualize the metadata stream produced by an Axis device.

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