Details and efficiency in focus in Axis’ product updates
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, introduces AXIS FA Series with modular cameras for highly discreet, yet cost-efficient video surveillance, and three new additions to AXIS P13 Series that offer 4K resolution in full frame rate and that enable coverage of large areas with high image detail. All cameras will be showcased at the security event, ISC West 2017, in April.
AXIS FA Series – for discreet, multi-view surveillance
The modular AXIS FA Series consists of separately sold units that comprise AXIS FA54 Main Unit, AXIS FA1105 Sensor Unit with a standard lens, AXIS FA1125 Sensor Unit with a pinhole lens and AXIS FA4115 Dome Sensor Unit with a varifocal lens. The series enables cost-effective and highly discreet indoor surveillance of four closely situated areas using just one camera system. AXIS FA54 Main Unit can stream at full frame rate HDTV 1080p videos from four connected sensor units simultaneously using one single IP address.
It captures video with Forensic WDR (wide dynamic range) that is optimized for low light and motion. AXIS FA54 also has the capacity to support advanced video analytics, and has an HDMI output for connection to a surveillance or public view monitor (PVM), making the system ideal for retail applications. The sensor units are small enough to be built into surfaces, structures or devices, and can be installed at eye level such as at building entrances without drawing attention. The sensor units come with an 8-m (26 ft.) cable for connection to an AXIS FA54. An optional 15-m (49 ft.) cable can also be used.
“By separating the sensor unit from the camera body, the sensor units can fit into tight spaces and blend in with the environment for unobtrusive surveillance. The pinhole sensor unit is especially useful at entrances for capturing people’s faces at eye level,” says Erik Mårtensson, Global Product Manager for Modular cameras at Axis Communications. “AXIS FA Series is really cost-efficient since it offers customers the possibility to cover multiple areas of a location with one high-performance camera system.”
AXIS FA Series will be available through Axis’ distribution channels in May 2017.
AXIS P13 Series – additions for excellent 4K and 5 MP surveillance in all light conditions
The indoor AXIS P1367 and outdoor AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E network cameras are additions to the highly-respected AXIS P13 fixed-box series, ideal for city surveillance, transportation and retail environments. With improved light sensitivity, better image quality and higher frame rate, these cameras can provide up to 4K resolution images in large open areas with challenging light conditions, such as arrival halls at train stations, crowded city areas or parking lots.
AXIS P1367/-E support CS and i-CS lenses, while the 4K AXIS P1368-E is delivered with i-CS lens as standard. AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E have specifically been designed for outdoor use. They have an innovative mechanical platform which allows for easier access to connectors and cabling and give more space for optional lenses. Built-in camera rails increase the flexibility of the camera, allowing larger zoom lenses to be installed, delivering greater detail as required.
“The lightweight AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E are examples of real outdoor cameras,” explains Andres Vigren, Global Product Manager for Fixed box cameras at Axis Communications. “It’s not just a camera put inside a housing, but for the first time we have developed an outdoor-ready CS-mount camera from scratch. This has enabled a highly flexible camera system that can use zoom lenses or even Axis Corridor Format when customers want to view a vertical image and not waste precious screen real estate and bandwidth.”
The new additions to AXIS P13 Series will be available through Axis’ distribution channels in Q2 2017.
Axis will showcase the above cameras at ISC West, the largest US security event, which takes place from 5-7 April, 2017 in Las Vegas, USA. Axis will also be previewing a selection of products to be launched later this year: new high resolution fixed domes in AXIS M30 Series, AXIS P32 Series; and AXIS Q35 Series. Further, Axis will preview its new network radar detector, a great complement to existing surveillance solutions in smaller outdoor areas, such as warehouse perimeters and construction sites, that needs monitoring during after-hours. The radar technology enables motion detection in a specified area, giving fewer false alarms.