Axis announces PoE+ over coax blade, the first multi-channel migration to IP solution on the market

Lund, 2014-Apr-10
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Migrating multi-channel systems from analog to digital using existing infrastructure already in place can be very beneficial, both from an investment and business continuity point of view. The latest offer from Axis allows organizations to keep the coax in large-scale installations without the hassle of re-cabling.

AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade for multi-channel migration to IP.
Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, today announces AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade for multi-channel migration to IP. It enables the re-using of existing coax cabling when migrating to IP cameras.

There are several ways to migrate from analog to digital surveillance systems. Making use of current infrastructure is an important consideration especially in large scale installations when re-cabling is not only costly but can also be very disruptive to everyday business. For instance, at hospitals or prisons, re-cabling might not even be possible as it would lead to severe interruption.

“This is a very strong alternative for customers to get the all benefits of IP video surveillance without having to make any significant changes to their existing infrastructure. The AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade fits Axis’ video encoder chassis. Any combination of encoder blades and AXIS T8646 can be used simultaneously, so customers can migrate to IP in any pace they want. We are leading the way to migrate from analog to digital video surveillance and are offering our customers paths that fit their current and future need”, says Erik Frännlid, Axis’ Director of Product Management, Axis Communications.

To complement the solution, an AXIS T8642 Ethernet over Coax Device Unit PoE+ is used on the camera side. Both the device unit and the network camera can receive power over the Coax cable using the new rack-mountable AXIS T8082 and AXIS T8085 power supply solutions, making the installation and maintenance very effective.

AXIS T8646 will be sold as a single unit and in a kit that combines one AXIS T8646 blade with six AXIS T8642 device units. AXIS T8646 is planned to be available in Q2 2014 through Axis’ distribution channels.

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Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.
Axis has more than 1,600 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 65,000 partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website