Axis Strengthens Thermal Network Camera Offering With Models for Wide-Range Coverage, Improved Image Quality

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Multiple Lens Options, Full Frame Rate Video, and Higher Resolution Enhances Award-Winning Product Line for Cost-Efficient 24/7 Area, Perimeter Surveillance

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, today introduced AXIS Q1921 and AXIS Q1921-E Thermal Network Cameras, featuring enhanced resolution, full frame rate video (30fps) and four different lens alternatives to ensure improved image quality and detection range. The entire line of Axis thermal network cameras will be on display at ASIS International, Oct. 12-14, in Booth #3013.

AXIS Q19 Series, which is the first true thermal network camera product line on the market, provides end-users with an ideal protection and detection complement to any IP-based surveillance system. The high quality detection and wide range of coverage offered by AXIS Q1921/-E Thermal Network Cameras is ideal for use at airports, maritime ports and utility stations, as well as 24/7 perimeter surveillance at schoolyards, prisons and rail stations.

AXIS Q19 Series also include many other typical features of network cameras such as two-way audio, Power over Ethernet (PoE), advanced compression and up to 32GB of local storage, providing additional benefits to the end user and integrator over analog camera technology. Thermal network cameras, which create images based on heat signatures radiating from people, vehicles and other objects, provide a powerful and cost-effective solution to other perimeter protection methods.

“After the successful February launch of our first thermal network cameras (AXIS Q1910/-E), which won multiple industry awards including the ESX Maximum Impact Award and Security Products’ 2010 Product of the Year in Perimeter Security, we listened to the needs of our partners and end-users and created AXIS Q1921/-E models,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. “AXIS Q1921/-E allows customers to implement cost-effective and flexible area and perimeter detection while receiving all the benefits that users expect from network cameras.”

AXIS Q1921 is designed for indoor surveillance, while AXIS Q1921-E is an IP66-rated, outdoor-ready network camera. The four available lens alternatives include 10 mm, 19 mm, 35 mm and 60 mm, allowing detection of people at extended distances ranging from up to 220 yd. with a 55° field of view to 1300 yd. with a 9° field of view. The 384×288 resolution and advanced image processor, coupled with H.264 compression, further improves effective area and perimeter surveillance.

Aside from seeing in complete darkness, thermal cameras can also handle many difficult weather conditions better than conventional cameras, allowing operators to see through haze, dust and smoke. Additionally, detection capabilities of thermal technology in network video make intelligent applications more reliable and easier to use. AXIS Q1921/-E comes equipped with tampering alarm intelligence, motion detection and support for both AXIS Camera Application Platform and AXIS Cross Line Detection. To learn more about thermal network cameras, please visit the Web-based training module for AXIS Q19 Series.

AXIS Q1921/-E Thermal Network Cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner program as well as AXIS Camera Station. They also support the ONVIF specification for interoperability of network video products.

The thermal network cameras will be available this month through Axis’ distribution channels, with an MSRP of $3,999 for AXIS Q1921 Thermal Network Camera and ranging from $4,499-$7,599 for AXIS Q1921-E Thermal Network Camera based on different lens options. For photos and more, please visit http://www.axis.com/corporate/press/press_material.htm?key=q1921.

About Axis Communications

Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms. Axis is a Sweden-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at www.axis.com.