Axis announces first temperature alarm cameras for detecting potential electrical and mechanical safety hazards of critical equipment
Chelmsford, Mass., 2015-Jan-22
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Outdoor-ready, bullet-style AXIS Q29 Series indicates the temperature of objects and is designed for remote monitoring of critical equipment, such as bulk storage sites, electrical sub stations or coal piles
“Early detection is invaluable for those tasked with ensuring the safety and operation of critical equipment in electrical substations, manufacturing facilities, drilling rigs, power transmission and more. By identifying thermal gradients, variations and energy signatures, temperature monitoring is useful in a variety of applications and can help increase energy efficiency and prevent system downtime or potentially hazardous situations,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “Axis launched the world’s first thermal network camera in 2010, and temperature alarm cameras are the next step as we continue to listen to customer requests and provide solutions that meet their safety and security needs.”
With AXIS Q2901-E and AXIS Q2901-E PT Mount, it is possible to set up multiple alarm zones, which send an alarm when the temperature reaches above or below a pre-configured threshold. To make it easy for the operator, the cameras provide visual aids, such as isothermal palettes and spot temperature capabilities. With thermal imaging, problem areas can be identified before the issue becomes visible to the eye or machinery stops working. The new cameras can also provide data for thermal pattern analysis, which is essential for technicians to diagnose varying operating thermal signatures.
Thanks to features like one-cable installation and support for Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af), AXIS Q29 Series is easy to install and can easily be integrated with existing security systems. AXIS Q2901-E offers a wall bracket for installation on walls or ceilings, while AXIS Q2901-E PT Mount is an alternative model with support for RS485/RS422 serial port, which allows the camera to be easily mounted on a motorized PT head. The pan/tilt support enables a large area to be scanned for critical temperatures. AXIS Q2901-E also supports Axis’ Corridor Format, which delivers a vertical field of view, suitable to monitor hot and cold aisles in server rooms.
Axis temperature alarm cameras are mainly used for remote temperature monitoring with the possibility to set temperature alarms, but can also be used in other applications, such as for detection in perimeter protection or by law enforcement to identify thermal spots in vehicles. AXIS Q29 Series can withstand harsh weather conditions and the casing offers protection from impact and vandal acts.
AXIS Q2901-E/Q2901-E PT Mount cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, and AXIS Camera Station. The cameras include support for AXIS Camera Companion, AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.
Axis temperature alarm cameras are planned to be available in Q1 2015 at a suggested retail price of $6,499 through Axis’ standard distribution channels.
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