If ASIS wasnt enough, Axis continued to announce new cams after the show. With great anticipation, Axis is now in the Fish-eye, 180° and 360° game with the new M3007-P and M3007-PV. Both versions of this model is intended for indoor use. The core difference between the two is the housing. With “P” standing for Panoramic, and “V” meaning its vandal-resistant, the M3007-PV has a vandal proof cam that has the typical look of a dome camera. Axis gets clever with the M3007-P. With no vandal-resitant cover, and the small lens exposed, this model can be easily mistaken for a smoke detector and not the Panoramic IP camera it is. One might ask why Axis has waited so long to offer a fish-eye Panoramic cam? One key feature of this cam may answer that question. De-warping is a processor intensive process required for all 180° and 360° to display images the human eye is used to seeing. Without de-warping, you are only left with a globe like image that is difficult to comprehend. By de-warping the image captured by these kinds of cams, you can obtain multiple streams and video commonly seen in traditional cams. Previously, the intense process of dewarping these video feeds was left up to the CPU in the NVR. Manufacturers like ACTi, Vivotek, and GeoVision all have Fish-Eye, Panoramic cams, but the de-warping takes place in the NVR requiring more powerful CPU’s to handle the payload. With the Axis P3007 Panoramic cameras, the de-warping is performed all within the camera itself, thanks to the new and very powerful ARTPEC-4 chip. Simply put, this means more Panoramic cams per NVR, reducing cost and increasing coverage.
The second notable announcement from Axis is the improvement of the P13 Series. Announcing the P1353, P1353-E, P1354, and P1354-E, these new models will be offering the new Lightfinder Technology recently implemented in the P33 Series dome cameras. With the addition of the P1353/-V and P1354/-V, we should expect the older P1343/-V and P1344/-V to soon be discontinued.
Today marks the midway point for the annual ASIS show in New York. Many innovative items have been announced, but it was Axis who stole the show before it even began with the announcement of the newest additions to their line. Finally filling the niche in the market for an affordable, Megapixel covert camera, Axis announced the P1204 and P1214 Indoor Network Camera along with the Outdoor Rated P1214-E. These are all priced at $499 making them one of, if not the most affordable HD covert cams on the market.
Adding to their already impressive Encoder line is the new Q7411 which will allow for a blazing 60 frames per second. This device also allows for “supports key IP surveillance features such as two-way audio, configurable I/O ports, edge storage with the built-in microSD/microSDHC memory card slot, and Power over Ethernet” as stated in the Axis Press Release, 9/6/2012. This is ideal for casino, traffic, and machine type applications where high speed movements are a critical part of the system.
Last and most importantly, the new M3006-V was announced. This 3mp Indoor dome compliments the already impressive M3004-V and M3005-V, and carries along with it a very reasonable price tag at $499. What will set this 3mp indoor dome apart from the competition is not only its on-board storage that will work with the Free Axis Camera Companion, but its enormous 134° Horizontal field of view. Another priceless feature is its 3-axis camera angle adjustment allowing for the flexibility of wall and ceiling installations. Many high res cams in this price range cut corners by offering only a swivel and pan of the camera unit, leaving you with awkward diagonal shots that make you twist your head to comprehend.
Axis also announced a few updates to the free Axis Camera Companion platform which will only further increase the value of the entire Axis line. Stay tuned as there is one more day to go at ASIS, and Axis may still have another ace in the sleeve.
In the last few months, Axis Communications had announced new improvements to their existing P33 Series with latest model encompassing them all. Although this particular model has yet to be officially announced, the new P3384-V and P3384-VE should by the full blown replacement to the extremely popular P3344-V and P3344-VE models.
This year has brought 2 new exciting technologies to the Axis line that have propelled Axis to leader of the pack. If you’re in the IP Surveillance Industry, you get used to hearing fancy words from camera manufacturers to describe a new line or feature of a camera, always claiming to be “industry leading” or the best in the business. When the side by side comparisons are done, you are yet again disappointed. When Axis introduces new technology with fancy names, they truly outperform the competition and prove that the what they have developed has taken this technology a few steps further. When “Lightfinder” and “WDR- Dynamic Capture” first appeared in the Axis Q1602 and Q1604, they proved these new features were newsworthy. With Lightfinder technology, the camera will stay in color mode in much lower lighting conditions than its competition. This ensures crucial color details of subjects or objects when other cams are in black/white mode. Wide Dynamic Range has been around for while, however Axis has further refined this technology with their Dynamic Capture feature. This greatly reduces the affects of Sunlight, Lighting from Doorways/Windows, and back-lit fixtures and signs producing an evenly lit scene with vivid details from edge to edge.
Both the Lightfinder and WDR- Dynamic Capture are features found in the new P3384-V/VE making it one of the most impressive 1mp, 720p Domes on the market. we hope to have these shipping by this winter.
June 16th, 2012, Axis Communications announced 2 brand new models, the Axis M3004 which is a 720p HD IP Camera, and a very similiar M3005 1080p HD IP Camera. These models both Fixed Indoor Network Camera with some of Axis’ new signature features such as SD Card Storage, and compatibility with the free Axis Camera Companion software. An affordable 720p indoor ip camera is nothing new for Axis, but this will be the first 1080p camera in the Axis M-Series that will surely fill a gap in Axis’ almost gap-less line. The 1080p M3005 is stated to boast an impressive 118° horizontal field of view. Going along the lines of the M-Series history, this 1080p model is sure to be affordable as well. Stay tuned to MidwestSurveillance.com for more info regarding the new M3004 and M3005 IP Cameras from Axis Communications.
Axis Communications announced its newest offering in high end PTZ cameras. These cameras are unique in the fact that they utilize thermal technology combined with an HDTV IP camera in a single housing. These cameras can easily detect intruders in complete darkness thanks to the thermal technology and then the high definition video can be used to identify them. Please click the links below for more information.
Axis Communications announced that it will be releasing two new models in the popular M11 series that will feature built in IR illumination. These indoor cameras will utilize IR LED Illumination to detect Objects up to 50ft in complete darkness. Another benefit of these cameras is that they will offer a built in SD card slot for edge storage. For more information and photos of these exciting new cameras please click the links below.
Axis Communications announced the release of an exciting new line of network cameras. The popular Axis P33 series dome cameras are being revamped with more features and reduced cost. The average savings is $100-$150 per camera over what the current line costs. The new Lightfinder technology seen in other Axis models is being incorporated into these cameras as well. There will even be IR models that that are designated with a –L that will feature adjustable IR intensity and angle. This is yet another example of how dedicated to research and development Axis Communications is. These new models are expected to be available in the Second Quarter of 2012, for a complete list of new cameras see below.
AXIS P3364-LVE HDTV 720p vandal-resistant outdoor-ready model with integrated IR
AXIS P3364-LV HDTV 720p vandal-resistant indoor model with integrated IR
AXIS P3364-VE HDTV 720p vandal-resistant outdoor-ready model
AXIS P3363-VE SVGA vandal-resistant outdoor-ready model
AXIS P3364-V HDTV 720p vandal-resistant indoor model
AXIS P3363-V SVGA vandal-resistant indoor model
AXIS P3354 HDTV 720p indoor model
AXIS P3353 SVGA indoor model
This IP66 rated bullet network surveillance camera is yet another advanced offering from ACTi. The TCM-1111 is a 1.3 Megapixel outdoor rated camera that has features like PoE, Day/Night IR cut filter and H.264 Compression. For more information on this exciting new camera please visit our product page or call us toll free at 866-448-3066!
ACTi has just announced the new TCM-4511 IP Camera that is expected to be in stock soon. This 1 megapixel cube IP camera features PoE, H.264 compression and video motion detection. For more information on this exciting new camera please visit the product page or call us toll free at 866-448-3066!
The 1st round of the new Axis 1604 cameras are now in stock!! The new 1 Megapixel cameras utilize the revolutionary Lightfinder Technology developed by Axis, that greatly maximizes the use of light in a scene while still producing a color image. This is especially important in low light scenes where critical details are needed.With added Wide Dynamic Range, this model should be the basis of what to expect in an HD IP Camera from here on out. Plain and simple, Axis is continuing to show their commitment to the development and evolution of IP Camera technology.
The outdoor ready version will soon be available. Until then, the Q1604 can be combined with the T92E20 housing for an outdoor solution.