AXIS fixed network cameras provide dynamic capture capabilities for varying light conditions

AXIS Q1604 and Q1604-E network cameras adhere to demanding scenarios


CHELMSFORD, Mass.– Sept. 19, 2011 – AXIS Communications's Q1604 and Q1604-E network cameras with ‘dynamic capture provide surveillance in areas with highly variable lighting conditions. In these demanding scenarios, such as in heavily shadowed outdoor areas or when light shines through a window or bay door into a warehouse, AXIS Q1604/-E network cameras allow users to easily and clearly identify people and objects.

Adapted for Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) scenarios, Axis’ dynamic capture capability allows its Q1604/-E to provide clear images even under backlight conditions where intensity of illumination can vary greatly.

WDR with dynamic capture works by acquiring several images with different exposure times. Together with advanced image processing, the result is video with exceptional clarity and sharpness, ensuring that no part of the image is too dark or too bright. This is especially beneficial in environments where backlight or intense contrasts are an issue, such as when monitoring entranceways, buildings with large windows, and tunnel passages in airports, train stations, and city surveillance applications.

“The AXIS Q16 Series will almost certainly generate a ‘wow factor’ when end-users and integrators see the products in action for the first time. After the initial amazement subsides, they’ll quickly realize the range of applications now possible for one of the most difficult surveillance challenges: poor lighting conditions,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. “The color-at-night Lightfinder capabilities of the Q1602 joined with this new dynamic capture technology in the Q1604 cameras makes this series one of our most exciting ones to date.”

The previously announced models in the AXIS Q16 Series, AXIS Q1602/-E Network Cameras with Lightfinder technology, will be one of ten products presented with the annual ASIS Accolades distinction for its ability to see color images in the dark.

The indoor AXIS Q1604 and the outdoor-ready AXIS Q1604-E deliver progressive scan image quality, HDTV 720p or 1 megapixel resolution, and multiple, individually configurable H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams simultaneously. The cameras’ other features include day and night functionality, varifocal lenses, remote back focus, and support for two-way audio. The IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated AXIS Q1604-E, which comes with a wall mount bracket and a sunshield, is protected from dust, rain, snow, and sun, and can operate in temperatures from -40 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit with Arctic Temperature Control.

AXIS Q1604/-E network cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program and AXIS Camera Station. In addition, the cameras include support for AXIS Camera Application Platform, Axis’ Corridor FormatTM, and AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Camera connection for managing video monitoring services over the Internet.