Axis strengthens its entry-level lineup - introduces first wireless and megapixel cameras

Lund, 2004-May-06
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Axis Communications follows up its global success with the AXIS 205, the world's smallest network camera, with two new upgraded small sized network cameras. The AXIS 206W connects wirelessly to an IP network, and AXIS 206M, the world's smallest network camera, offers megapixel resolution.

AXIS 206M and AXIS 206W are designed with focus on cost-efficiency, ease of use and a small size. By introducing the new entry-level cameras, Axis gives further benefits to users. Besides the individual features and the small size, both new cameras are upgraded with superior quality CMOS sensors based on the latest technology in combination with Axis' renowned image processing, which offer users image quality comparable to that found in CCD-based cameras, but at a lower cost.

AXIS 206M is the smallest megapixel network camera available. The camera offers resolutions of up to 1280x1024 pixels. AXIS 206M also supports the HDTV 16:9 format, going beyond traditional TV resolution. Thanks to the high resolution, the camera presents objects much clearer, making the camera ideal for monitoring a store, an office or a home.

AXIS 206W is the first wireless network camera from Axis, supporting the IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi standard. The AXIS 206W offers resolutions of up to 640x480 pixels (VGA format), with a frame rate of up to 30 frames per second in all resolutions. With support for wireless connections, installation no longer requires separate network cabling.

AXIS 206W and AXIS 206M are shipped with the application software, Axis Camera Explorer, for easy viewing and recording. Other benefits include easy set-up and configuration. Thanks to the built-in Web server, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support and the free AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service, the camera can be connected to an IP network, such as the Internet, in seconds.

AXIS 206W and AXIS 206M will be available through Axis' distribution channels in June 2004. For product images, please visit: www.axis.com/corporate/press/cam_vid_photos.htm

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.