Axis announces full-featured fixed network cameras with WDR in HDTV 1080p
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has announced new additions to its AXIS Q16 Series. The latest cameras offer a number of new capabilities including wide dynamic range (Axis’ WDR-Forensic Capture), Lightfinder, HDTV 1080p resolution, electronic image stabilization and shock detection.
“Airport, train station, government and perimeter protection are some examples of situations where image quality is critical to minimise investigation times and to protect assets – even if the lighting situation is extremely difficult,” says Erik Frännlid, Axis’ Director of Product Management. ”The new AXIS Q1615 cameras not only offer full HD resolution but also automatically switch settings between high dynamic scenes and Lightfinder mode, ensuring all details are captured in dark and bright areas at the same time. The new cameras are also our first fixed cameras to provide 50/60 frames per seconds in HDTV 1080p resolution. This is twice the normal frame rate, which allows the cameras to even better record smooth video when people or vehicles are moving fast.”
In addition to the ability to seamlessly transition between WDR – Forensic Capture and Lightfinder mode, the indoor AXIS Q1615 and the outdoor-ready AXIS Q1615-E offer several image processing features to enhance image usability, such as barrel distortion correction, electronic image stabilization for steady images in an environment with tough vibrations. In addition, the fixed cameras also support high profile in H.264 and enhanced Max Bit Rate controllers which assure that the bandwidth remains within the defined limits.
System integrators involved in large camera installations will benefit from features like the serial communication port and the input/output ports supplying 12 V DC output for powering external devices such as PIR sensors. AXIS Q1615 cameras, with their high performance, enable advanced applications to run smoothly via AXIS Camera Application Platform. Installers will find new innovative built-in features that speed up installation and ensure immediate video quality – such as leveling assistant and auto rotation, which guarantee that the video is at its best regardless of the condition of the camera and the environment it is installed in. Thanks to the shock detection, the cameras can send an alarm to staff or play an audio clip during attempted vandalism, a feature excellent for example in schools and public transportation. The outdoor-ready model, AXIS Q1615-E, can withstand harsh weather conditions and the casing offer protection from impact and vandalism.
AXIS Q1615/-E cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, and AXIS Camera Station. The cameras include support for AXIS Camera Companion, AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.
AXIS Q1615/-E cameras are planned to be available in Q3 2014.