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AXIS JOINS THE THERMAL RANKS—Axis Communications, Chelmsford, Mass., a provider of network video surveillance solutions is joining the line of providers offering thermal cameras.

“We see a great demand from customers in high-end professional applications to enhance their IP surveillance systems with thermal network cameras,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications Inc. He added that the price has dropped considerably for the technology, allowing it to be offered in many new applications.

Axis’ newly released Q1910 and Q1910-E thermal network cameras utilize thermal imaging to allow users to detect people and incidents with great reliability even in complete darkness and other difficult conditions. The AXIS Q1910 is designed for indoor surveillance, while the AXIS Q1910-E is an IP66-rated, outdoor-ready camera.

“Up until now, there have been no full-featured thermal network cameras available on the market and analog thermal cameras are expensive and have proven a challenge to integrate with modern video surveillance systems,” continued Nilsson. “The AXIS Q1910 and Q1910-E change this by being the industry’s first security and surveillance thermal cameras that mesh perfectly with any network video system, delivering all the benefits that customers have learned to expect from network cameras.”

Both cameras offer thermal imaging capabilities such as 160 x 128 resolution, 8.33 fps and a 17-degree angle of view. In addition, they are unique on the market in supporting key IP-surveillance features such as H.264 and Motion JPEG, audio, local storage and power over Ethernet. The Q1910 and Q1910-E cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the ADP program as well as the AXIS Camera Station. They also support the ONVIF specification for interoperability of network video products.

Power Amplified!—Abletec now offers high performance power amplifier modules. The Audio Line Combination (ALC) Series combines Class D power amplifiers with the company’s ZVS switching power supplies. RMS output power ranges from 180 to 1000 watts.

Improved Software—With improved CA3000 v.2.7 software from Continental Access, downloads take 50 to 75 percent less time with faster direct connection speeds that surpass 921 kbps and can process up to 54MIPS with 32bit accelerator board that connects to the Continental’s Superterm or Turbo Superterm controllers.

Wireless Data-Logging MultiMeter—Extech Instruments’ EX540 is a full-function DDM with True RMS 0.06 percent accuracy and CAT IV protection. It features wireless connectivity to your laptop, transmitting real-time data for trending and analysis.

DVD Features Added Resources—Panasonic now offers a new, expanded version of its Spec Assist DVD. The Spec Assist v5.8 is designed to help systems integrators, dealers, architects, and consulting engineers, with formulation of bids and proposals – all on a convenient, on-the-go format when Internet access is not available.

Explosive Detection—The Advanced Container Security Device (ACSD) from Gatekeeper USA has the ability to detect the explosive, Pentaerythritol Trinitrate (PETN), in minute’ trace quantities, utilizing a much smaller footprint and offering superior detection capabilities to the failed “puffer machines” and security swabs used to look for trace amounts of certain substances.

Integrated Solutions for Your Home—Intamac Systems’ iPhone application is an innovative interface which allows full two-way control, live video, messaging and reporting from the home. The Intamac iBridge is an interface device which enables third-party communicating products to be connected via broadband to the Intamac Platform, allowing end-user customers to monitor and control these products remotely through their Web-enabled Intamac account.

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