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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.
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Breaking changes in AXIS OS 12

Upcoming breaking changes in AXIS OS

September 15, 2023

Our next AXIS OS LTS track, is planned for launch in Q3, 2024. After that, in Q3/Q4 2024, we we will launch AXIS OS 12 and with that introduce some breaking changes. Some breaking changes with less impact will also be introduced in AXIS OS 11, active track.


Important notice for ACAP application developers

May 12, 2023 - Updated August 16, 2023

In upcoming AXIS OS releases, we will introduce additional security measures in AXIS OS and ACAP applications. From AXIS OS 11.8, root-privileged access will be disabled by default. From AXIS OS 12.0, the ability for root-privileged access will be entirely removed for ACAP applications.

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New features and security patch in AXIS OS 11.6

September 15, 2023

AXIS OS 11.6, planned for release in September/October will add a security patch that will enforce downgrade restrictions. It will also include a lot of new requested features such as certificate management API, ability to use an HTTP proxy with the MQTT client, and more.

New ACAP version 4.10

September 29, 2023

This release is compatible with AXIS OS 11.6, includes features to provide additional security and adds support for several new products.

Zipstream integration guide

September 1, 2023

Integration tips for Axis Zipstream technology, a highly requested feature by our customers.

AXIS S30 Recorder Series integration

August 9, 2023

Learn how to integrate AXIS S3008 Recorder in your software.

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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AXIS OS portal

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Integration guidelines and examples



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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