CHELMSFORD, Mass. – June 5, 2013 – Axis Communications, the world leader in network video surveillance, announces a strong addition to its Q-line of fixed thermal network cameras for outdoor perimeter and area protection: AXIS Q1931-E Thermal Network Camera. Compared to traditional thermal cameras that typically are out of the price range for professional surveillance and use outdated analog technology, AXIS Q1931-E is an affordable, bullet-style IP camera that comes out-of-the-box ready for outdoor installation in harsh environments and tough climates.
AXIS Q1931-E will be ideal for monitoring of areas where early detection of an intrusion attempt is critical – specifically in complete darkness and challenging conditions – including at industrial facilities, fence lines or railroad tracks.
AXIS Q1931-E offers high contrast 384x288 resolution thermal images with four available lens options to provide maximum flexibility for different detection ranges and fields of view, extending from 220 m / 240 yd. (50°) to 1800 m / 1970 yd. (6°). AXIS Q1931-E is also the first thermal camera to support Axis’ unique Corridor Format, which allows the camera to deliver a vertically-oriented, 9:16 portrait field of view, perfect for situations such as monitoring long fences, shorelines and tunnels.
Furthermore, since thermal technology accurately complements intelligent video functionality, the advanced image processing of AXIS Q1931-E is leveraged for intelligent analytics such as motion detection, camera tampering alarm and support for in-camera analytics via the AXIS Camera Application Platform.
“In the past, thermal cameras were only available for analog installations with high-budget or government-related surveillance– yet Axis changed that with the launch of the world’s first full-featured thermal network camera AXIS Q19 Series in January 2010,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “We continue to expand that product line by setting a new standard for reliability and affordability with AXIS Q1931-E, allowing customers to leverage thermal technology as a critical player in their overall network surveillance system.”
Additional features of AXIS Q1931-E include:
• Compact, lightweight yet tough design that is both IP66/NEMA4X and IK10 rated, making it resistant to water, dust and vandalism.
• Ability to operate in all weather conditions with Arctic Temperature Control capability that enables reliable start-up in any temperature from -40 °F to 122°F.
• Two-way audio to listen in on a scene and communicate with people near the camera.
• Integrated edge storage with a MicroSD card slot.
• Power over Ethernet support for quick and easy installation since one-cable is used to send both data and power. 24VDC/AC input also available.
• Simple and straightforward mechanical, electrical and optical installation to ensure the camera delivers the right image quality for any situation at hand.
The camera will be supported by AXIS Camera Station and the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program. The camera also includes support for the complimentary AXIS Camera Companion and AXIS Camera Application Platform for software developers to create intelligent capabilities to run inside the camera, AXIS Video Hosting System for integration with hosted video systems, and ONVIF for easy camera system integration.
AXIS Q1931-E is planned to be available in Q3 2013 through Axis distribution channels at the suggested retail price of $3499.