Axis offers infrared illuminators for outdoor fixed dome network cameras

IR-LEDs provide viewing range of more than 25 yards in complete darkness


CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Jan. 18, 2010 – Axis Communications, the global market leader in the network video market, offers customers a high-intensity infrared illuminator for outdoor versions of AXIS P33 Fixed Dome Network Cameras. The outdoor-ready AXIS T90C Fixed Dome IR-LEDs enable the cameras to deliver high-quality images by increasing visibility in darkness.

With a sleek and compact design, AXIS T90C IR-LED provides fixed angle illumination for the outdoor, vandal-resistant cameras in the AXIS P33 Series: AXIS P3343-VE, AXIS P3344-VE and AXIS P3346-VE Fixed Dome Network Cameras. The illuminator is controlled by a visible light sensor, which automatically turns the infrared light on when it detects darkness. The product has pre-mounted cables and is available in two versions: AXIS T90AC10 Fixed Dome IR-LED, which can be powered by low voltage DC input, and AXIS T90AC20 Fixed Dome IR-LED, which supports Power-over-Ethernet (PoE 802.3af) for easy installation.

"Since most illegal activity happens at night, our R&D team strives to create the broadest portfolio of products and accessories to give our customers an edge in the dark," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. "The new AXIS T90C IR-LEDs complement our popular AXIS P33 Series and provide security professionals with yet another nighttime visibility option in the Axis line that includes illuminators, true day/night network cameras and thermal technology."

The IR illuminators feature eight powerful high-intensity LEDs that provide a wide-angle light beam giving an AXIS P33 Series camera a viewing range of 67-82 feet in complete darkness. Using the latest technology, the new IR illuminators offer long-life performance, low power consumption of less than 15W and require no additional maintenance.

AXIS P33 Series and AXIS T90C IR-LEDs operate in tough outdoor conditions and temperature extremes due to their IP66-, IK10- and NEMA 4X-ratings. The IR-LEDs are ideal for installations where a separate IR illuminator is not feasible or is aesthetically undesirable, such as at airports, railway stations, city buildings, and school and campus environments. The wall-mounted illuminators were designed to attach directly to the camera for easy installation (see photo).

Both AXIS T90C10 and AXIS T90C20 Fixed Dome IR-LEDs will be available in Q1 2011 at an MSRP of $349. For photos and other press resources, please visit: http://www.axis.com/corporate/press/press_material.htm?key=t90c.

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