Axis strengthens its network video system offerings with new video decoder among others

Melbourne, 2009-Sep-22
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Axis Communications today introduces several new products that help strengthen its network video system offerings. They include AXIS P7701 Video Decoder with support for H.264, AXIS P8221 Network I/O Audio Module and AXIS T8412 Installation Display, a device that makes it easier to set up a camera.

AXIS P7701 Video Decoder
AXIS P7701 provides a simple monitoring solution by enabling analog or digital monitors/projectors to connect to and display live video from Axis network cameras and video encoders. AXIS P7701 is ideal for use with a public view monitor, and in large and small surveillance systems. The video decoder can decode full frame rate video streams in H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG in all resolutions up to D1 (720x480 pixels in NTSC, 720x576 in PAL) and provide either digital or analog video output. Video from any number of cameras can be shown in sequence. When an alarm is triggered in a network camera or video encoder, AXIS P7701 can be configured to automatically display alarm-triggered video. AXIS P7701 also decodes mono audio. The video decoder can be powered either through Power over Ethernet (PoE) or through an external power supply.

AXIS P8221 Network I/O Audio Module
AXIS P8221 provides eight configurable input/output (I/O) ports and audio capabilities to a network video system that either does not have such support or require additional support. Sensors such as a door switch, smoke detector, IR detector or glass break detector—used for triggering an alarm event—can be connected as inputs on AXIS P8221. Output ports can be connected to control devices or relays, for instance, to open/close doors or turn on/off lights upon alarm. AXIS P8221 supports two-way audio and has a built-in low power amplifier for small speakers so there is no need for an external preamplifier. It also has phantom power for a balanced microphone.

AXIS T8412 Installation Display
AXIS T8412 is a battery-powered handheld device that greatly simplifies the field installation of both Axis network cameras and analog cameras. It displays live video from a camera and makes setting a camera’s viewing angle and focus at the installation site easier than with the use of a laptop or remote computer. It offers user-friendly features such as touchscreen, zoom and snapshot functions. AXIS T8412 can connect directly to a camera, or to a network and search for Axis network video products. An Axis camera with built-in PoE support can even be powered directly by AXIS T8412, which gives installers greater flexibility.

The new products will be available in Q4 2009.

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

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