Axis strengthens its thermal network camera offering with models for wide range coverage

Luton, 2010-Sep-18
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Axis Communications today introduces AXIS Q1921 and AXIS Q1921-E Thermal Network Cameras. The enhanced resolution and the large variety of lens alternatives ensure improved image quality and detection range. The new cameras are ideal for cost efficient 24/7 area or perimeter surveillance of all security applications such as roads, tunnels and airports.

“After the successful introduction of our first thermal network cameras AXIS Q1910/-E earlier this year, we are now launching the new AXIS Q1921/-E models. Their improved detection range, wide area coverage and the flexibility provided by lens alternatives are features that are strongly requested from our customers”, says Johan Paulsson, Chief Technology Officer, Axis Communications. “AXIS Q1921/-E allows the customer to implement affordable and flexible area and perimeter detection that meets the requirements of most applications. AXIS Q1921 and AXIS Q1921-E mesh perfectly with any network video system, delivering all the benefits that customers have learned to expect from network cameras.” says Johan Paulsson.

Thermal cameras create images based on the heat that always radiates from any object, vehicle or person. This gives thermal cameras the power to see through complete darkness and deliver images that allow operators to detect and act on suspicious activity. Thermal cameras can also handle many difficult weather conditions better than conventional cameras, e.g. allowing operators to see through haze, dust and smoke.

AXIS Q1921 is designed for indoor surveillance, while AXIS Q1921-E is an IP66-rated, outdoor-ready camera. The four available lens alternatives 10 mm, 19 mm, 35 mm and 60 mm; the 384x288 resolution and the advanced image processor further improve effective area and perimeter surveillance. The cameras allow detection of people at a distance ranging from up to 200 m/220 yd. with a 55° field of view, and up to 1200 m/1300 yd. with a 9° field of view. In addition, they support key IP-Surveillance features such as H.264 and Motion JPEG, two-way audio, local storage and Power over Ethernet. Intelligent video is a key component of any thermal camera, and AXIS Q1921/-E provide tampering alarm, motion detection, and support for AXIS Camera Application Platform.

AXIS Q1921/-E Thermal Network Cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner program as well as AXIS Camera Station. They also support the ONVIF specification for interoperability of network video products. The cameras will be available in September 2010 through Axis’ distribution channels


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 (www.imsresearch.com) 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 www.axis.com

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