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

Chelmsford, Mass., 2017-May-30
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Axis has launched a new generation of positioning cameras, which provide faster pan and tilt capabilities. The new range of positioning cameras enable surveillance across large sites with fewer cameras and the potential for 360-degree unobstructed field of view 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.
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, today launched new visual, bispectral and thermal positioning cameras.

Features in the new positioning cameras include:
  • High speed and smooth 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 during high wind and wide temperature ranges

  • Flexible mounting options

“Our customers need to be able to rapidly identify and respond to incidents and breaches along perimeters,” said Ryan Zatolokin, Senior Technologist, Axis Communications, Inc. “These new range of positioning cameras provide faster pan and tilt capabilities which results in faster response time and a more secure perimeter.”

The new range includes thermal positioning cameras, visual PTZ positioning cameras and bispectral PTZ positioning cameras.

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 of Axis’ Forensic Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) 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 at night. In places where there is a high risk of window contamination from dust, salt, sand and fuel emissions these cameras are equipped with remote-maintenance against rain and dirt using a wiper and washer.

The cameras will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in Q2 – Q3 2017. The suggested retail price for AXIS Q8641-E and AXIS Q8642-E ranges from $5,799 to $9,499; AXIS Q8685-E and Q8685-LE ranges from $3,599 to $5,199 and AXIS Q87 Series ranges from $9,999 to $14,599.

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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 our website

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