Axis introduces industry’s first fixed dome network cameras with 3 megapixel and P-Iris control

Lund, 2010-Oct-05
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Axis Communications announces AXIS P3346 Fixed Dome Network Cameras to complement the successful AXIS P33 Series. AXIS P3346 is easily installed thanks to remote zoom and focus and offers P-Iris control, HDTV 1080p and three megapixel resolution. AXIS P33 Network Cameras, designed for efficient installation in both indoor and harsh outdoor environments, constitute the best choice for a wide range of demanding video applications.

“AXIS P3346 is the first fixed dome on the market with P-Iris, which ensures superb image quality” says Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management. “These three megapixel cameras are an attractive addition to AXIS P33 Series that offers customers new benefits in terms of easy installation and high-quality video surveillance.”

The new fixed domes can deliver 3 megapixel resolutions at 20fps, as well as wide screen HDTV 1080p video at 30fps, with great clarity and sharpness. The P-Iris control allows the camera to optimize the iris position for depth of field, lens resolution and incoming light to produce superb image quality with optimum sharpness in all lighting conditions.

All three available models, indoor, indoor vandal-resistant and outdoor vandal-resistant (AXIS P3346/-V/-VE) can be installed easily and quickly through the combination of smart features such as remote zoom for adjusting the angle of view over the network and remote focus that eliminates the need for manual focusing. Outdoor models are specially designed with a cable gaskets enabling flush wall mounting and requiring no additional sealant, and the dehumidifying membrane eliminates any humidity caught in the camera during installation. In addition, AXIS P33 Series offers a comprehensive accessory portfolio, including a new IP51-rated drop ceiling mount kit that protects the camera from condensation and dust that may exist in the plenum space above the drop ceiling.

Moreover, these fixed dome network cameras support multi-view streaming, allowing up to eight view areas cropped from the full view to be streamed simultaneously with high performance. By streaming the selected areas of interest only instead of the full view, the utilization of network bandwidth and storage is optimized. Each view can be digitally zoomed in, panned and tilted. Installation costs are reduced by simulating several virtual cameras with one multi-megapixel camera.

AXIS P3346/-V/-VE Network Cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner program, as well as by AXIS Camera Station. In addition, the cameras include support for AXIS Camera Application Platform and ONVIF, which allows for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.

The cameras will be available in December 2010. For photos and other resources, please visit

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 Swedish-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 Stockholm, under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at

For further information, please contact:
Erik Frännlid, Director Product Management, Axis Communications
Phone: +46 46 272 18 00, E-mail: