Axis Communications

Axis unveils new ultra-discreet network cameras

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – May 12, 2008 -- Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, today announced two ultra-compact camera models, AXIS M3011 and AXIS M3014 Fixed Dome Network Cameras, which are designed for quick and easy recessed-mount installation and ideal for unobtrusive video surveillance.

Multiple H.264 video streams as well as Motion JPEG can be retrieved simultaneously, either in full frame rate or individually optimized for different quality needs and bandwidth constraints.

"Measuring only 3.5 in. wide and protruding only 1.2 in. from the ceiling, the AXIS M3011/M3014 will be an attractive offer fulfilling the market's demand for compact and discreet fixed dome cameras," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications, Inc. "The ingenious design of the AXIS M3011/M3014 is optimized for quick and easy installation in drop ceilings and they will constitute a strong addition to our new generation of video products, offering high-performance H.264 compression and unique streaming capabilities."

The AXIS M3011 provides VGA resolution video, whereas the AXIS M3014 is a 1.3 megapixel network camera. Both models use progressive scan technology, providing full resolution images of moving objects without distortion, making it possible to view image details needed for identifying individuals and objects of interest. The AXIS M3011/M3014 offer multiple video streams that can be individually optimized in H.264 as well as Motion JPEG. MPEG-4 Part 2 is supported for backward compatibility.

The cover ring is available in a range of colors to suit interior design. Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) supplies power to the cameras via the network, eliminating the need for power cables and reducing installation costs. In addition, these network cameras support the market's most extensive suite of security and network management capabilities, including HTTPS encryption with preserved performance, IPv4/IPv6 and Quality of Service.

The AXIS M3011 and M3014 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 cameras will be available in Q4 through Axis' distribution channels.