News | June 12, 2014

Axis Announces Full-featured Fixed Network Cameras With Automatic Settings For Lightfinder And New WDR – Forensic Capture Technology

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AXIS Q1615 and AXIS Q1615-E Network Cameras offer exceptional image quality with HDTV 1080p resolution for indoor and outdoor surveillance, day and night

Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, introduces new additions to its successful AXIS Q16 Series. The indoor AXIS Q1615 and outdoor-ready AXIS Q1615-E combine new capabilities like wide dynamic range (Axis’ WDR – Forensic Capture*), electronic image stabilization and shock detection with proven Axis technologies, such as Lightfinder and HDTV 1080p resolution.

“Airports, train stations, government building and perimeter protection are some examples of situations where image quality is critical to minimize investigation time and protect assets – even if the lighting situation is extremely difficult,” said Erik Frännlid, director of product management, Axis Communications. “The new AXIS Q1615 cameras not only offer full HDTV (1080p) resolution, but also automatically switch settings between high dynamic scenes and Lightfinder mode, ensuring all details are captured in dark and bright areas at the same time.”

“The new cameras are also our first fixed cameras to provide 60 frames per second in HDTV 1080p resolution,” continued Frännlid. “This is twice the normal frame rate, which allows the cameras to even better record smooth video when people or vehicles are moving fast.”

In addition to the ability to seamlessly transition between Axis’ latest wide dynamic range innovation –  WDR – Forensic Capture – and Lightfinder mode (see video), AXIS Q1615/-E offer several image processing features to enhance image usability, such as barrel distortion correction and electronic image stabilization for steady images in an environment with tough vibrations. In addition, the fixed cameras also support high profile in H.264 and enhanced Max Bit Rate controllers to assure that the bandwidth remains within the defined limits.

System integrators involved in large camera installations will benefit from features like the serial communication port and the input/output ports supplying 12 V DC output for powering external devices such as PIR sensors. AXIS Q1615 cameras, with their high performance, enable advanced applications to run smoothly via AXIS Camera Application Platform.

Installers will also find new innovative built-in features that speed up installation and ensure immediate video quality – such as leveling assistant and auto rotation, which guarantee that the video is at its best regardless of the condition of the camera and the environment it is installed. With shock detection, the cameras can send an alarm to staff or play an audio clip during attempted vandalism, a feature ideal for schools and public transportation. The outdoor-ready model, AXIS Q1615-E, can withstand harsh weather conditions and the casing offers protection from impact and vandalism.

AXIS Q1615/-E cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, and AXIS Camera Station. The cameras include support for AXIS Camera Companion, AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.

The new cameras are planned to be available in Q3 2014 through Axis’ standard distribution channels at a suggested retail price of $1,099 for AXIS Q1615 and $1,399 for AXIS Q1615-E.

For photos and other resources, please visit: www.axis.com/corporate/press/press_material.htm?key=q1615

*WDR – Forensic Capture optimizes video for forensic purposes by enabling an extremely high level of detail to be visible in both dark and bright areas of a scene. It is the result of years of development at Axis combined with the best imaging components on the market. An Axis camera with WDR – Forensic Capture applies advanced algorithms to optimize image quality and includes the ability to seamlessly transition between WDR and low-light mode.

About Axis Communications
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, visit www.axis.com.

SOURCE: Axis Communications

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