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.
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