|[June 23, 2014]
Axis Introduces Modular Mini Camera Series with 1080p Video and the Latest Wide Dynamic Range Technology for Superb Image Detail
CHELMSFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance,
today introduces a modular camera series, the AXIS F Network Series,
that not only gives customers discreet surveillance solutions with HDTV
1080p video and Axis' (News - Alert) latest Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance for
high image detail, but also great flexibility in choosing the lens form
factor and viewing angle that are ideal for the installation.
"AXIS F Series enables great flexibility and discreetness with superb
video performance, even in high-contrast lighting conditions," said Erik
Frännlid, Axis' director of product management. "The series is based on
a divided network camera concept, where the camera is split in two
parts: a lens/image sensor unit, and a main unit. This concept was first
introduced in the AXIS P12 Series. When we developed the AXIS F
Series, we took into account AXIS P12 feedback to provide customers with
even better solutions."
The "divided network camera" concept allows a small sensor unit to be
installed discreetly in tight places and the bigger main unit to be
placed elsewhere and away from public view. The series includes an AXIS
F41 Main Unit and four compatible AXIS F sensor units that are sold
separately with different form factors and lens types for different
field of views. AXIS F41 Main Unit houses the processor, network, power,
SD card slot and other connections, and can connect to one AXIS F sensor
unit. Each sensor unit, which consists of a lens and image sensor, comes
with the choice of a 10-ft. or 39-ft. pre-mounted cable for connecting
to the main unit.
"The small sensor units give users the flexibility to easily and
discreetly install [the cameras], even in very tight spaces," said
Frännlid. "They can be flush-mounted in walls, ceilings, doorways,
elevators and behind sheet metal with only the small lens surface
visible-in the case of the pinhole unit, just a tiny hole for the lens
[can be seen]. Certain AXIS F sensor units can also withstand tough
conditions such as vibrations, shocks and temperature fluctuations,
which make them ideal for use inside and outside of emergency vehicles.
The modular concpt also gives customers the flexibility to purchase the
sensor unit that is ideal for their application."
AXIS F41 Main Unit supports the following features:
Dynamic Range (WDR) - Forensic Capture, which was announced last
week with the launch of AXIS Q1615/-E Network Camera and enables
details from both bright and dark areas of a scene to be visible. WDR
- Forensic Capture is ideal for scenarios such as at entrances or in
front of ATMs where the subject may be dark against a bright
background, or in night time situations where the camera must handle
low-light environments together with bright lights from vehicles,
street lamps, signage and stores
HDTV 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second, ideal for capturing
fast-moving objects and generating smoother video
Input/output ports to external devices for enhanced alarm management
RS232 port for integration of external data to the video
Full-sized SD card slot for local storage
Power over Ethernet, as well as the option of connecting to an
external power supply
Intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection, active
tampering alarm and downloadable applications through the AXIS Camera
The four compatible AXIS F sensor units (with two different cable
lengths to choose from) consist of:
IP66-rated AXIS F1005-E Sensor Unit with a fixed lens and 113°
horizontal field of view
AXIS F1015 Sensor Unit with a varifocal lens for a 53° to 108°
horizontal field of view
AXIS F1025 Sensor Unit with a pinhole lens and 89° horizontal field of
IP66-rated AXIS F1035-E Sensor Unit with a fisheye lens for a 194°
horizontal field of view
AXIS F41 Main Unit offers AXIS Camera Companion video management
software and is supported by AXIS
Camera Station and the industry's largest base of video management
software through the Axis
Application Development Partner Program. AXIS F41 also includes
support for AXIS Video
Hosting System and ONVIF
for easy camera system integration.
Expected to be available in July, the AXIS F41 Main Unit comes at a
suggested retail price of $449, with AXIS F1005-E and AXIS F1015 Sensor
Units for $249 and $279 for 3m cable versions, respectively. Expected in
September are the AXIS F1025 and AXIS F1035-E Sensor Units, both at $249
MSRP for 3m cable versions.
For photos, please visit: www.axis.com/corporate/press/press_material.htm?key=fseries.
For videos, please visit: www.axis.com/r/video-fseries.
About Axis Communications (News - Alert)
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter,
safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is
driving the industry by continually launching innovative network
products based on an open platform - delivering high value to its
customers and carried through a global partner network. Axis has
long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge
and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.
Axis has more than 1,600 dedicated employees in more than 40
countries around the world, supported by a network of over 60,000
partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based
company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS.
For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com.
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