Axis Introduces First Fixed Dome Network Camera to UK Market


Axis Communications, the global leader in IP-surveillance, announced today the launch of the AXIS 225FD fixed dome day/night network camera into the UK & Ireland. The AXIS 225FD received the Best Product Award in the CCTV Category at the Detektor International Awards ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden last month.

The award's prestige is enhanced by the fact that manufacturers cannot apply for it. The selection is made by a panel of nine independent professionals from the editorial board of the security professionals' publication Detektor International. These individuals are based in the UK, the US, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The judges review and rank security products that have been launched around the globe over the last 12 months.

The AXIS 225FD was considered by the judges to be a smart innovative, high performance, all-in-one product. It offers progressive scan, Power over Ethernet (PoE) and a built-in heater to prevent condensation. It also has a vandal-resistant, outdoor-proof design that makes it ideal for prisons, campuses, parking garages, railway stations, and other environments where impact resistance and weatherproofing is required.

It also offers simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video compression to optimise both video quality and bandwidth consumption. Its compatibility with the PoE standard IEEE 802.3af helps reduce installation costs and enables consolidation of the power source to a highly resilient central location. The day and night camera uses an automatically removable infrared filter that enables high-quality images under all lighting conditions, including colour video in high- and low-light conditions and black-and-white video in dark conditions.

The AXIS 225FD uses a progressive scan CCD image sensor that enables moving images to be presented without distortion or blur up to 30 frames per second in VGA resolution. It also offers the highest security measures through the use of multi-level password protection, IP address filtering and HTTPS encryption. Available accessories include ceiling-mount brackets for installation on indoor ceilings and smoked glass for increased discretion.

Dominic Bruning, managing director of Axis Communications UK Ltd said: "It is great to get this early international recognition for the AXIS 225FD to support the launch of our first fixed-dome network camera, complementing the extensive existing product portfolio of professional-level network cameras. Due to the increasing requirement for network cameras in harsh environments, Axis has launched this robust, smart, all-in-one product to enhance the convenience for our partners and installers."

The AXIS 225FD is supported by the industry's largest base of application software through the Axis Application Developer Partner (ADP) programme. The AXIS 225FD will be available through Axis' distribution channels in December 2005. It has a recommended retail price of GBP689 + vat.

About Axis

Axis increases the value of network solutions. The company is an innovative market leader in network video and print servers. Axis' products and solutions are focused on applications such as security surveillance, remote monitoring and document management. The products are based on in-house developed chip technology, which is also sold to third parties.

Axis was founded in 1984 and is listed on the O-list (Attract 40) of Stockholmsbrsen (XSSE: AXIS). Axis operates globally with offices in 16 countries and in cooperation with distributors, system integrators and OEM partners in 70 countries. Markets outside Sweden account for more than 95% of sales. Information about Axis can be found at

CONTACT: Dominic Bruning, Managing Director, Axis Communications (UK) Limited Tel: +44 (0)870 162 0047 e-mail: Miles Clayton/Tim Rose, Agility PR Limited Tel: +44 (0)845 078 0539 e-mail:

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