Axis launches fixed day/night network camera series

P13 cameras provide HD image quality, precise iris control


CHELMSFORD, Mass. – May 11, 2009 – Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, today announced its AXIS P13 Network Cameras, a new series of fixed day and night network cameras with superb image quality including HDTV resolution and quality video as well as H.264 streams.
The new series offers simplified installation and capabilities such as the unique focus assistant, remote back focus and pixel counter features, making these network cameras the perfect choice where high-performing and easy to install video surveillance is required.

“The AXIS P13 Network Camera Series introduces the concept of precise iris control enabling higher contrast, clarity, resolution and better depth of field, thereby delivering superb megapixel/HDTV video in both indoor and outdoor applications,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications Inc. “It also offers remote back focus capabilities in combination with the pixel counter feature, digital PTZ and multi-view streaming, making it the perfect choice for securing locations such as government buildings, educational facilities, airports, railway stations and subways.”

AXIS P1343 Network Cameras deliver SVGA resolution, whereas AXIS P1344 and AXIS P1346 models offer 1MP/HDTV 720p and 3MP/HDTV 1080p, respectively, in compliance with the SMPTE standards in resolution, color representation and frame rate.

The AXIS P1346 introduces a new level of image quality with the unique P-Iris control (See today’s announcement: “Axis and Kowa Introduce Precise Iris Control), which also supports DC-iris for backward compatibility. This model also supports multi-view streaming allowing separate video streams of zoomed in sections at the same time as a downscaled full overview image.

AXIS P13 Network Cameras offer two-way audio support with enhanced audio quality, video intelligence such as video motion detection, audio detection and detection of camera tampering attempts. For further flexibility regarding storage and bandwidth usage, AXIS P13 Network Cameras offer support for an optional SD/SDHC memory card for local video recordings.

The AXIS P13 Series provides multiple, individually configurable video streams in H.264 compression, significantly optimizing bandwidth and storage utilization, without compromising image quality. Motion JPEG is also supported for increased flexibility. All models support Power over Ethernet (PoE), reducing installation costs by eliminating the need for power cables.
AXIS P13 Network Cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner program as well as by AXIS Camera Station.

The network cameras will be available to order in Q3 2009 through Axis’ distribution channels.