Axis launches new range of positioning cameras for enhanced responsiveness in wide area surveillance

Lund, 2017-May-30
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Axis has launched a new generation of positioning cameras, giving operators faster and more accurate pan and tilt capabilities to monitor large-scale sites, perimeters and borders in real-time and are able to respond instantly to security alerts and incidents. Thanks to their enhanced capabilities, the new range of positioning cameras enables surveillance across vast sites with fewer cameras, with the potential for 360-degree unobstructed field of view and at all times, and 135-degree field of view from ground to sky.

The new generation thermal, visual PTZ and bispectral PTZ positioning cameras enable rapid identification and incident response at large-scale sites. See film.
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video has delivered against some of the most pressing surveillance needs of organizations across the private and public sectors in launching new visual, bispectral and thermal positioning cameras.

“At their core, the needs of many of our customers can be distilled to the same thing: the need to rapidly identify and respond to incidents and breaches along perimeters and of course within their site. Our job is to empower them to do theirs, and our new range of cameras does just that,” commented Michael Chen, Global Product Manager at Axis Communications. “The sites that require monitoring can be vast – many thousands of hectares with perimeters hundreds of kilometers in length – and to give a comprehensive field of view using static cameras can be unfeasible. Pan and tilt capabilities are therefore essential, and our new range of positioning cameras takes these and other capabilities to a new level of performance.”

Features in the new positioning cameras include:
  • High speed and jerk-free PTZ movements with continuous pan

  • Built-in electronic image stabilization (EIS), helping against vibration caused by an unstable mounting surface or a wind-sensitive mast.

  • SFP slot for easy cable management, and quick and effective installation for fiber-optic connection over long distances

  • Powerful positioning capabilities even at high wind and wide temperature range

  • Flexible mounting options on columns directly, or against walls and poles with robust accessories

The new range includes thermal positioning cameras, visual PTZ positioning cameras and bispectral PTZ positioning cameras that combines both visual and thermal images:

AXIS Q8641-E and AXIS Q8642-E PT Thermal Network Cameras

The thermal positioning cameras offer outstanding thermal contrast and 10° field of view, which together with analytics, enables long-range detection and immediate visual confirmation for the operator.

AXIS Q8685-E/-LE PTZ Network Cameras

The visual PTZ positioning cameras, offer high-video quality with HDTV 1080p, 30x zoom with focus recall, and extreme light sensitivity. The combination with Axis’ Forensic WDR (wide dynamic range) and low-light sensitivity ensures the highest image usability in challenging lighting conditions.

AXIS Q8741-E and AXIS Q8742-E Bispectral PTZ Network Cameras

The bispectral PTZ positioning cameras, offer a combination of two live video streams, one from a thermal sensor – used for detection and verification - and one from a high-definition visual sensor - for identification of colors and details. The cameras also feature 30x zoom, Forensic WDR as well as low-light sensitivity.

Additionally, AXIS Q8741-LE, AXIS Q8742-LE and AXIS Q8685-LE include long-life and long-range IR for improved visibility during nighttime. In places where there is a high risk of window contamination from dust, salt, sand and emission of soot from vehicles, such as in traffic monitoring, airport, harbor and public area surveillance, these cameras are equipped with remote-maintenance against rain and dirt using wiper and washer.

The cameras will be available through Axis’ distribution channels in Q2 – Q3 2017.

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For further information, please contact:

Madeleine Eibrand, PR Specialist, Axis Communications
Phone: +46 46 272 18 00

About Axis Communications

Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the 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 2,700 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 90,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit