Axis releases indoor version of its Q6032 PTZ dome model

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – May 17, 2011 – Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, today introduces an indoor pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) dome camera with 35x zoom, wider picture view with extended D1 resolution and outstanding mechanical performance. AXIS Q6032 PTZ Dome Network Camera, which has an IP52-rated protection against dust and dripping water, enables easy and reliable installation and is ideal for use in airports, shopping malls, and educational and healthcare facilities.

The PTZ dome camera provides 35x optical and 12x digital zoom with autofocus. It enables continuous 360° pan at a speed of 0.05° to 450° per second and a tilt range of 180°. A new tour recording functionality enables easy set-up of automatic guard tour operations by enabling an operator’s PTZ movements – including the length of time spent between positions – to be recorded and replayed at a touch of a button or at a scheduled time.

"AXIS Q6032 joins AXIS Q6034 as a high-performance PTZ for wide area coverage in an indoor form factor," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. "The camera’s powerful zoom enables facial identification from almost 500 feet away and it’s the first surveillance camera with extended D1 resolution."

Extended D1 resolution offers a wider picture with 752x480 pixels in 60 Hz and 736x576 pixels in 50 Hz – enabling an increase of roughly 15,400 and 9,200 pixels, respectively, over standard D1 resolution, which has a width of only 720 pixels.

The camera’s day and night functionality allows high image quality to be maintained even in low light conditions, while support for wide dynamic range enables objects in both dark and light areas of a scene to be visible. AXIS Q6032 can deliver multiple H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams simultaneously. H.264 optimizes bandwidth and storage use without compromising image quality.

The camera supports High Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3at), which simplifies installation since only one cable is required for power, video and PTZ controls. A High PoE midspan is supplied with the camera.

AXIS Q6032 features the Active Gatekeeper functionality, which enables the camera to automatically move to a preset position when motion is detected in a pre-defined area and then track the detected object. The camera also supports two-way audio and audio detection, as well as inputs/outputs for connection to devices like sensors, door contacts and relays. The camera’s SD/SDHC slot enables recordings to be stored locally.

AXIS Q6032 is supported by AXIS Camera Station and the industry’s largest base of application software through Axis’ partner programs. The camera will be available to order in June 2011 at an MSRP of $2,599 USD.

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