Axis Communications

Axis Introduces Compact Fixed Dome Network Camera for Indoor Video Surveillance

LUND, Sweden. – (Apr. 5, 2006) – Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, announced today the high performance AXIS 216FD Fixed Dome Network Camera. The AXIS 216FD has a compact and discreet design with effective protection against tampering, which makes it ideal for applications such as retail and education.

The AXIS 216FD has a varifocal DC-iris lens and provides superior image quality with progressive scan and up to 30 frames per second in VGA resolution. The camera’s advanced image processing delivers crisp and clear images, even in low light conditions. It utilizes simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video streams to optimize both image quality and bandwidth efficiency.

The network camera contains a built-in microphone and can be connected to external speakers, making it suitable for surveillance and remote monitoring applications that require the ability to see, hear, and communicate with visitors or intruders in real time. Its built-in support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) – according to the IEEE 802.3af standard – decreases installation costs by enabling power to be delivered through the same network cable as data, video and audio.

"As fixed domes are discreet and easy to install, these have become very popular over the last few years,” said Johan Lembre, Vice President, Product Management of Axis Communications. “The AXIS 225FD, the first fixed dome offering from Axis, is now complemented by the AXIS 216FD. This new addition to our product portfolio means we continue to satisfy the market’s need for increased choice and flexibility."

The AXIS 216FD is supported by the industry’s largest base of application software through the Axis ADP program. The network camera will be available through Axis’ distribution channels in April.

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