AXIS releases new video management software

May 14, 2008
Camera Station 3.0 features enhanced user interface and supports H.264 compression

Axis Communications has released a new generation of AXIS Camera Station, the company’s comprehensive video management software for monitoring, playback, and event management of up to 50 Axis network cameras. The enhanced user interface and support for the H.264 video compression technique are significant highlights of this release.

"For many users, especially in small-to-medium-sized installations, it is vital that the application is quick to install, and easy to configure and use. The new user-friendly interface and simplified management of Camera Station 3.0 is our response to these user demands," said Anders Laurin, executive vice president of Axis. "In addition, the support for H.264 in Camera Station will allow users to build cost-efficient video surveillance systems that deliver superior video image quality."

Camera Station is the ideal network video surveillance solution in retail shops, hotels, schools, and other venues. A significant feature in the new software is the support for H.264 video in addition to Motion JPEG, and MPEG-4. H.264, the new global standard for video compression, allows high video quality coupled with significantly reduced network load and storage, and is a key capability of all Axis’ upcoming network video products.

AXIS Camera Station is a robust, field-proven video management software solution, with more than 100,000 video channels installed worldwide. The application is specially designed for Axis network video products, offering automatic camera discovery, and a versatile Event Configuration Wizard coupled with powerful recording and search functionalities, timeline visualization, and export functionality. In addition, scheduled and event-driven recording can be triggered manually, by motion detection, or external I/O. The Windows client of Camera Station can be installed on any PC, enabling remote viewing and control from anywhere on the internet or the corporate network.

This third-generation video management software offers PTZ and dome camera control using a mouse or joystick along with its digital PTZ support in live view and in playback. AXIS Camera Station also offers security with multiple access levels and an unlimited recording database that is restricted by disk space only.

The software also offers an open architecture and comes with a well-documented API for easy integration with other systems like Point-of-sales and Access Control.