News | March 28, 2012

Axis Accessories Take IP Video Surveillance Farther At ISC West

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AXIS T8604 Media Converter Switch allows users to leverage the power of fiber; AXIS T8129 PoE Extender expands the reach of Ethernet cabling; AXIS T8640 Ethernet over Coax Adapter PoE+ protects infrastructure investments

ISC West Booth #18051 – Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, announces three new IP video accessories at ISC West 2012 (Booth #18051) to extend the distance and power of a network surveillance system and help drive the shift to digital surveillance.

AXIS T8604 Media Converter Switch
Perfect for city surveillance, airports and other long distance installations, AXIS T8604 Media Converter Switch is a DIN-mounted device that can convert an Ethernet signal to be used over optical fiber cable. AXIS T8604 includes two small form-factor pluggable (SFP) fiber slots and two RJ-45 ports to connect two devices per unit, and is compatible with all Axis network video products. Fiber optic connections are typically used in surveillance installations where lightning strikes are a threat or vast connection distances are required. Surveillance integrators in the field can also connect installation monitors and laptops to AXIS T8604 for camera maintenance and control. AXIS T8604 Media Converter Switch can operate in temperatures from -40°F to 167°F and is expected to be available in Q2 2012 from Axis' channel partners.

AXIS T8129 Power over Ethernet Extender
AXIS T8129 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Extender enables full-rate network video data throughput beyond the IEEE standard distance limit recommendation of 100 meters (328 ft.) for twisted pair copper wiring (Cat 5e/6 Ethernet cable). When connected from the head-end switch via a midspan, AXIS T8129 PoE Extender can be positioned for every 100 m. of extra cabling for indoor installations. Sometimes called a repeater, the AXIS T8129 requires no additional power supply throughout the maximum extended distance and is compatible with IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at standards. AXIS T8129 is expected to be available in May 2012.

AXIS T8640 Ethernet over Coax Adapter PoE+
AXIS T8640 Ethernet over Coax Adapter PoE+ offers yet another option to simplify the transition from analog to digital video surveillance by allowing users to leverage existing Coax cable when adding new IP cameras at the edge and enabling network-based storage and VMS usage. Starting by connecting an Axis network camera via an Ethernet cable, the AXIS T8642 Ethernet over Coax Device Unit PoE+ is able to transfer video data and camera control over the existing Coax cable, while AXIS T8641 Ethernet over Coax Base Unit PoE+ converts the signal back to transmit data over the Ethernet cable connected to the head-end switch. With an intuitive LED display, AXIS T8640 allows for easy installation by confirming network and power status via the cable without the need to access remote equipment to check connections. The indoor-only AXIS T8640 can extend to a range more than 1,600 ft. depending on Coax type and quality, as well as the specific camera model. Optional power supplies and midspans can be used for higher power. AXIS T8640 is expected to be available in May 2012.

About Axis Communications
As the market leader in network video, Axis is leading the way to a smarter, safer, more secure world – driving the shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Offering network video solutions for professional installations, Axis' products and solutions are based on an innovative, open technology platform.

Axis has more than 1,000 dedicated employees in 40 locations around the world and cooperates with partners covering 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based IT company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information, visit www.axis.com.

SOURCE: Axis Communications