CHELMSFORD, Mass. – September 18, 2013 – Axis Communications, the world leader in network video surveillance, today announced version 2.10 of the popular and award-winning AXIS Camera Companion software, an easy-to-use digital surveillance solution for installations of 16 cameras or less. The new version of the free software client offers additional features to improve usability, mobile viewing and storage options, and will be on display from Sept. 24-26 in Chicago at ASIS International in Axis’ booth #1034.
AXIS Camera Companion 2.10 includes support for 360° overview recording with de-warped views when zooming into the image. This allows users to take advantage of the benefits from Axis’ 360° fixed dome HDTV cameras, providing great overview and scene details with only one camera.
See demo movie showcasing the 360° and de-warped views in AXIS Camera Companion.
While most AXIS Camera Companion solutions record video directly to SD-cards inside Axis network cameras, the new release also includes support for easier integration of network-attached storage (NAS) when increased storage capacity is needed. A set-up wizard makes it possible to integrate any NAS device on the market and, for further simplicity, Axis has included automatic configuration in the software client for select NAS products.
“Usability is a key feature of AXIS Camera Companion, and the latest version provides end-customers with more capabilities to fully leverage the benefits of IP video for their small surveillance systems,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “While small systems have traditionally been limited to analog CCTV, the market is now moving to digital networked technology thanks to the new concept of having the intelligent network cameras be the recorder, providing HDTV quality, 360° surveillance and truly scalable solutions with AXIS Camera Companion 2.10.”
Additional features of AXIS Camera Companion 2.10 include:
• Multi-view streaming to increase surveillance efficiency for multi-megapixel cameras
• Search filter for easy navigation to different sites
• Visual system status notification
• Windows 8 touch screen support
• Third-party apps for viewing live and recorded video from EyeSpyFX and BrightSentry
• Automatic NAS configuration currently compatible with units from QNAP
Unlike traditional surveillance installations, AXIS Camera Companion does not require a central recording device – such as a digital video recorder (DVR), network video recorder (NVR) or even a computer – to run. All video can be recorded onto a standard SD-card in each camera, and the cameras keep recording even if the network fails. The cameras can be powered over the network, eliminating the need for separate power cables. These three factors reduce cost, simplify installation and make the system more robust with no single point of failure. To further protect customer’s investments, existing analog cameras can be integrated via video encoders.
The new AXIS Camera Companion 2.10 software client is available for free download at http://www.axis.com/products/cam_companion_software/index.htm.