Axis Communications

Axis 212 PTZ-V vandal-resistant camera

CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, today announced the vandal-resistant, instant one-click pan/tilt/zoom AXIS 212 PTZ-V Network Camera. The camera is based on the revolutionary AXIS 212 PTZ, which introduced pan/tilt/zoom functionality and automatic patrolling without wear and tear on moving parts.

"Combining a vandal-resistant casing and a unique set of features, the AXIS 212 PTZ-V more than fulfills the market's need for a reliable, cost-efficient, and tamper-resistant video surveillance solution," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications. "The AXIS 212 PTZ-V provides an overview of the whole monitored area, while conventional PTZ cameras only enable users to pan, tilt, and zoom in a limited area."

The AXIS 212 PTZ-V, with its metal base and durable, transparent cover, provides excellent protection against vandalism. This makes the camera ideal for indoor video surveillance in demanding environments like schools, stores, banks and reception areas, where an overview of the whole area is essential. The instantaneous pan/tilt/zoom feature enables quick and precise monitoring of suspicious activity.

The AXIS 212 PTZ-V combines a 3-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens, providing VGA resolution, which ensures the same high-quality image for the overview as for the close up. With no moving parts, the camera alternates instantly between full overview and instant pan/tilt/zoom, without wear and tear or noise. Equipped with Power over Ethernet (POE) capability, the network camera uses one Ethernet cable for both power and video, making installation quick and cost efficient.

The camera supports IPv6 in addition to the standard IP protocol version 4 as insurance against the growing shortage of IPv4 addresses. It also offers a comprehensive set of network security and management capabilities such as multiple user access levels, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X and IP address filtering that ensure secure video handling and configuration.

The AXIS is 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 AXIS 212 PTZ-V will be available through Axis distribution channels for the manufacturer's suggested price of $699.