CHELMSFORD, Mass. â€“ Axis Communications (www.axis.com), the global leader in the network video market, announced today the AXIS 212 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Network Camera, for indoor security and surveillance. The camera incorporates a digital PTZ device that provides instant, one-click pan/tilt/zoom functionality and automatic patrolling without wear and tear on moving parts. The AXIS 212 PTZâ€™s compact and discreet design makes it ideal for monitoring areas less than 500 square feet, such as shops and reception areas.
The AXIS 212 PTZ incorporates a high quality, three megapixel sensor and wide-angle lens that allow users to instantly zoom in on objects within 500 square feet. It provides simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 compression in order to optimize image quality and bandwidth utilization. The AXIS 212 PTZ also features two-way audio, including a built-in microphone, and Power over Ethernet to run data and power over a single cable and reduce cabling installation costs.
â€œThe AXIS 212 PTZ is our first pan/tilt/zoom product with no moving parts,â€ said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications. â€œWith this offering, we are filling a need for reliable PTZ network cameras at an affordable price point.â€
The AXIS 212 PTZ features pre- and post-alarm image buffering, video motion detection, and scheduled and triggered event functionality with alarm notification. The network camera comes with a comprehensive set of security features such as multi-level password protection, IP address filtering and HTTPS encryption.
The AXIS 212 PTZ will be available in July through Axisâ€™ distribution channels. The manufacturerâ€™s suggested retail price is $499.