CHELMSFORD, Mass. â€“ Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, announced today that the Security Industry Association (SIA) selected the AXIS 214 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Network Camera for a â€œProduct Achievement Award: Digital Video Device.â€ The judging took place at the 2006 ISC West New Product Showcase awards program held in Las Vegas, April 5-7. A panel of security industry professionals viewed presentations on more than 60 competitive products and selected the AXIS 214 PTZ due to its superior image quality and affordable price.
SIAâ€™s New Product Showcase is internationally recognized as one of the security industryâ€™s most prestigious award programs. It is held each year at ISC West, and designers and manufacturers submit their newest electronic security products, peripherals and services for consideration in the showcase.
â€œAxis is pleased that SIA has recognized the AXIS 214 PTZ as a leading and innovative product in its category,â€ said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications. â€œIt is an outstanding camera at its price point, offering superior image quality and a full set of features such as two-way audio and MPEG-4 compression.â€
The AXIS 214 PTZ is a high performance camera with automatic day/night functionality for professional surveillance and remote monitoring. It combines a high-quality color camera with the flexibility of remote pan/tilt/zoom functions. The AXIS 214 PTZ utilizes simultaneous MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG compression to optimize storage and viewing capabilities. The cameraâ€™s range enables it to cover a wide field of view, making it ideal for use in mid-sized businesses. In addition, its synchronized two-way audio feature enables remote users to listen to and speak with visitors or intruders.
The AXIS 214PTZ is available through Axisâ€™ distribution channels for the manufacturerâ€™s suggested retail price of $1,299.