Axis announces new P1311 camera featuring H.264

AXIS P1311 network camera designed to meet demanding storage and bandwidth efficiency


CHELMSFORD, Mass. – May 12, 2008 -- Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, today announced an addition to its new generation of network video products delivering multiple H.264 streams and superior image quality.

The AXIS P1311 Network Camera is the perfect solution for video surveillance systems at schools, retail stores, banks and office buildings with demanding storage and bandwidth efficiency requirements.

"The AXIS P1311 provides multiple H.264 streams as well as Motion JPEG streams simultaneously, either in full frame rate or individually optimized for different quality needs and bandwidth constraints," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications, Inc. "With its new robust metal casing, this fixed network camera is ideal for areas where a clearly visible camera is preferred for deterrence."

The AXIS P1311 features superior image quality with progressive scan, providing crisp and clear images of both illuminated and low-light environments. In addition to H.264 and Motion JPEG, it supports MPEG-4 Part 2 for backward compatibility. For further flexibility regarding storage and bandwidth usage in the system, the AXIS P1311 offers support for an optional SD/SDHC memory card for local video recordings. Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) supplies power to the cameras via the network, eliminating the need for power cables and reducing installation costs.

The AXIS P1311 Network Camera includes video intelligence, such as enhanced video motion detection, audio detection and detection of camera tampering attempts like blocking or spray-painting. It offers the market's most extensive suite of security and network management capabilities, including HTTPS encryption with preserved performance, IEEE 802.1X authentication, IPv4/IPv6 and Quality of Service.

The AXIS P1311 Network Camera is 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 cameras will be available in Q4 through Axis' distribution channels.