Axis Communications

Axis Introduces Ultra-Compact Fixed Dome Network Surveillance Cameras

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – (September 25, 2007) – Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, announced today two ultra-compact cameras, AXIS 209FD Network Camera and AXIS 209MFD Network Camera, created specifically for indoor locations that require smart, non-invasive cameras. The cameras are ideal for places such as retail stores, reception areas, offices and hallways.

“These new cameras address the increasing market demand for network cameras that provide high resolution but are not seen as invasive,” says Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications. “The added megapixel technology in the AXIS 209MFD makes it possible to view image details needed for identifying individuals, objects and environments even from far distances.”

AXIS 209FD and AXIS 209MFD network cameras are only four centimeters high (1.54 inches) and are easy to install on ceilings and walls. Equipped with power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, each network camera uses one Ethernet cable for power and video, making installation quick and cost efficient.

The cameras use progressive scan technology to provide sharp images of moving objects and deliver simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video streams that allow optimization of image quality and bandwidth efficiency. The cameras are supported by the industry’s largest range of application software through the Axis Application Development Partner (ADP) program and the AXIS Camera Station video management software.

The ultra-compact design of the AXIS 209MFD is another significant addition to Axis’ portfolio of megapixel cameras, which also includes AXIS 207MW, the world’s smallest wireless megapixel network camera, AXIS 223M, AXIS 211M, and AXIS 216MFD. All Axis megapixel cameras deliver crisp and clear images, and are used for the demanding video surveillance needs of retail stores, schools, banks and governmental buildings among others.

AXIS 209FD and AXIS 209MFD will be available through Axis’ distribution channels in Q4. Suggested retail price for the AXIS 209FD is $549. AXIS 209MFD costs $649.