Axis Zipstream technology

More video, less storage

  • Keep the resolution
  • Keep the frame rate
  • No additional investments needed

Optimized for video surveillance, Axis Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth and storage requirements by an average of 50% or more for many 24/7 surveillance situations.

Preserve forensic value

Axis Zipstream technology analyzes and optimizes your video stream in real time. Scenes containing interesting details are recorded in full image quality and resolution, while others areas are filtered out. Important forensic details like faces, tattoos or license plates are isolated and preserved, while irrelevant areas such as white walls, lawns and vegetation are sacrificed using smoothing. The result is optimal use of available bandwidth and storage – and significant savings.  Zipstream also automatically adapts to the movements of PTZ camera. Bandwidth peaks are avoided thanks to a dynamic rate controller that is enabled automatically when a camera is panned, tilted or zoomed.

No extra investment

Zipstream works alongside other Axis technologies such as Forensic WDR and Lightfinder. I can be used with the latest Axis cameras, AXIS Companion and third-party video management software without additional investment and is fully compatible with the H.264 and H.265 compression standards.

Compatible products

New dynamic frame rate saves even more

The latest enhancement of Axis’ Zipstream technology now offers even more storage and bandwidth savings in video surveillance applications without compromising on important image details. It dynamically adjusts the frame rate, instantly adapting to any changes in the scene. 

Axis' Zipstream technology with dynamic frame rate
Axis’ Zipstream technology- three examples
Axis Communications' Academy 60 seconds - Zipstream