Axis introduces new range of video products for professional security and surveillance

Lund, 2004-May-05
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Axis Communication continues to strengthen its market-leading position in the network video industry. In conjunction with the IFSEC-2004 tradeshow in Birmingham, U.K., Axis introduces a new range of high performance video products targeting the professional security and surveillance markets. The product launches include a new progressive scan network camera with Power over Ethernet, Axis' first network dome camera and a network video decoder.

Axis, which already has the market's broadest product offering within network video, now introduces a series of new products based on the company's new generation video technology. With outstanding performance and a clear focus on superior image quality, the new products are all targeted at the professional segment of the network video market.

With the AXIS 211 Network Camera, Axis raises the bar for high resolution network cameras. Combining simultaneous full frame rate Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 with a varifocal auto iris lens, integrated Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af compliant) and powerful event handling with built-in video motion detection, this progressive scan camera is ideal for demanding security and surveillance applications. Optimized for both indoor and outdoor environments, AXIS 211 addresses the needs of institutions such as airports, manufacturing plants and public buildings.

For customers requiring full remote pan/tilt/zoom functionality for indoor as well as outdoor use, the new AXIS 231D Network Dome Camera is an optimal solution. The unit combines the functionality of legacy analog dome cameras with all the features found in a high quality network camera, including full frame rate real-time video of resolutions up to 768x576 (PAL). With an outdoor housing available as an add-on choice, AXIS 231D answers to the specific needs of customers such as airports, logistic centers and schools.

Despite all the benefits of true IP-Surveillance, there are occasions when an analog monitor is required. The new AXIS 292 Network Video Decoder enables customers within retail and remote surveillance centers, for example, to decode digital video and audio from any Axis Motion JPEG or MPEG based products into analog signals. The signals can then be connected to standard analog devices, such as public display TV/monitors as well as existing video switching systems.

The new products will be available through Axis' distribution channels during the summer of 2004.

For further information, please contact:
Anne Rhenman, Director Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Phone: + 46 708 90 18 29, E-mail: anne.rhenman@axis.com

About Axis
Axis increases the value of network solutions. The company is an innovative market leader in network video and print servers. Axis' products and solutions are focused on applications such as security, surveillance, remote monitoring and document management. The products are based on in-house developed chip technology, which is also sold to third parties.

Axis was founded in 1984 and is listed on the Stockholmsbörsen (XSSE: AXIS). Axis operates globally with offices in 14 countries and in cooperation with distributors, system integrators and OEM partners in 70 countries. Markets outside Sweden account for more than 95% of sales. Information about Axis can be found at www.axis.com.