Axis shows innovative and affordable HDTV Network Cameras

Published 4 March 2010

AXIS M32 Series and P3304 offer a flexible and easy-to-install HDTV solution; M1054 is the smallest and smartest HDTV network camera on the market; at ISC West, Axis will provide conference attendees with product demonstrations and information, as well as insight into the latest video surveillance technologies

Chelmsford, Massachusetts-based Axis Communications, a big player in the network video market, the other day announced three new network camera products, including a range of compact and versatile fixed dome network cameras, which will likely see the use of HDTV surveillance expanded to a broader market:

“The current rapid adoption of high-definition TV — led by the sports entertainment industry — has made HDTV network video products one of the fastest growing and most demanded technologies in the security and surveillance industry,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications. “With these innovative and affordable product releases, a whole new group of end-users can now experience the resolution, full frame rate, aspect ratio and color fidelity of HDTV surveillance, packaged together with the many other core benefits of Axis network cameras.”

AXIS M32 Series is a new line of compact fixed dome cameras designed for retail and other industry segments that require dependable video surveillance at an affordable cost. The AXIS M3204/-V offer HDTV 720p / 1 megapixel resolution at full frame rate, while AXIS M3203/-V operate in SVGA resolution. The AXIS M32 cameras come with features such as Power over Ethernet, varifocal lens, and mechanical design adapted for flexible adjustment of field of view.

The AXIS P3304 and AXIS P3304-V are HDTV versions of the successful AXIS P33 Series and offer discreet video surveillance with high image quality, including wide dynamic range and auto-iris in 720p / 1 megapixel resolution at full frame rate. These fixed domes also offer Power over Ethernet in addition to two-way audio and powerful event capabilities — suited for video surveillance in a wide range of locations, such as in schools, banks, retail stores, prisons, and airports. The P3304/-V also support the AXIS Camera Application Platform which enables development of intelligent video applications to be installed directly on the network camera.

“By providing exceptional video quality, in both SVGA and HDTV resolution with multi-stream H.264 or Motion JPEG compression,” says Nilsson, “the AXIS M32 Series and AXIS P3304 are perfectly adapted for industry segments that require discreet, tamper-proof and cost-effective indoor video surveillance.”

The company describes the AXIS M3203-V, AXIS M3204-V, and AXIS P3304-V as “vandal-resistant models,” and they feature a rugged casing with a metal base specifically adapted for environments subject to the risk of vandalism.

The AXIS M1054 Network Camera, a small and smart camera, is suitable for securing locations