Axis Communications

Axis introduces 5-megapixel network cameras with precise iris control

ISC West 2010 - Las Vegas - Booth #18051 - March 24, 2010 - Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, today introduces at ISC West top-of-the-line, 5-megapixel fixed network cameras which also include HDTV 1080p performance, precise iris control (P-Iris)for optimal image clarity and H.264 compression. The indoor AXIS P1347 Network Camera and the outdoor-ready AXIS P1347-E Network Camera are suitable for installations that require extremely high image detail or coverage of a large area, such as airports, banks, retail stores and city surveillance.

The cameras' revolutionary P-Iris enables automatic and precise control of the iris position to optimize both depth of field and lens resolution for maximum image sharpness. The true day and night cameras deliver 5-megapixel resolution video at 12 frames per second. For additional versatility, 16:9, HDTV 1080p full frame rate video is also supported so security professionals can chose the resolution that best suits the specific surveillance application.

"Megapixel and HDTV technology is changing the way surveillance managers use video for forensic evidence and business operations," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. "To reach the full benefit of a 5-megapixel camera, an advanced lens technology like P-Iris is required for providing extremely good images both for identification and defining distant objects in all light conditions."

To help minimize bandwidth and storage needs, the cameras provide digital pan/tilt/zoom and multi-view streaming, which enables several cropped view areas to be streamed simultaneously. These multiple, individually configurable video streams leverage H.264 and Motion JPEG compression.

AXIS P1347/-E cameras are part of the successful AXIS P13 Series and will offer all of the same unique, easy installation features and sophisticated functionalities. These features include remote back focus for fine-tuning the camera's focus from a network computer and the pixel counter, which helps verify that the pixel resolution of an object fulfills regulatory or customer requirements for identification purposes.

Additionally, AXIS P1347 and AXIS P1347-E support Power over Ethernet, which simplifies installation further since only one cable is required for video and power. Other supported features include two-way audio, audio detection, active tampering alarm, input/output ports and a built-in SD/SDHC card slot for local storage of recordings.

DC-iris lenses are also supported for backward compatibility.

The IP66-rated AXIS P1347-E, which comes with a wall mount bracket, sunshield and Ethernet cable, is protected from dust, rain, snow and sun, and can operate in temperatures from -40 øF to 122 øF.

AXIS P1347/-E Network Cameras are supported by the industry's largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner (ADP) program as well as by AXIS Camera Station. AXIS P1347 will be available in June 2010 for an MSRP of $1499 USD and AXIS P1347-E in July 2010 for $1749.