Axis Communications is first to offer network thermal video cameras

Luton, 2010-Jan-29
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Axis Communications, the global market leader in the network video market and the first company to offer customers full-featured thermal network cameras for surveillance, has produced a video following the launch of the AXIS Q1910 and AXIS 1910-E Thermal Network Cameras this month.

The video demonstrates how the network cameras use thermal imaging to detect people and
incidents in compromised light including complete darkness. Axis thermal network cameras create images based on the heat that always radiates from any object – from people to vehicles and buildings. This gives the cameras the power to see through complete darkness and deliver images that allow operators to detect and act on suspicious activity.

The new cameras mesh perfectly with any network video system and can be used in many surveillance systems in a broad range of customers’ segments such as government, transportation, city surveillance and education. Both cameras offer competitive thermal imaging capabilities such as 160 x128 resolution, 8.33 fps and 17° angle of view. In addition, they are unique on the market in supporting key IP-Surveillance features such as H.264 and Motion JPEG, audio, local storage and Power over Ethernet. Intelligent video is a key component of any thermal camera, and AXIS Q1910/-E provide tampering alarm, motion detection, and support for AXIS Camera Application Platform.

Thermal imaging works by utilising the heat that radiates from any object in its field of vision which gives thermal cameras the ability to capture images through the most challenging of light including glare from lights through to complete darkness. Thermal cameras can also handle many difficult weather conditions better than conventional cameras e.g. allowing operators to see through haze, dust, and smoke.

The video demonstrates how the cameras work and how effective thermal technology is at detecting people that you cannot see with a normal camera due to low light or dark backgrounds.

The video is available to view here:

Notes to editors

1 Axis Communications is the global market leader in the network video market with a market share of network cameras of 33.5%. The world market for network cameras alone is forecast to be worth more than $2.5 Billion by 2012. The network camera market is set to have a CAGR of more than 35 per cent per year over the next three years, according to industry analyst house IMS Research ( in its latest market report entitled ‘The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment 2008 Edition’ published in November 2008.

About Axis Communications

Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms. Axis is a Sweden-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic, under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at

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