Axis Announces Network Camera With WDR - Forensic Capture Technology

New capabilities and vandal resistent
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CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Axis Communications, a manufacturer of surveillance products, introduced new additions to its Axis Q16 Series. The indoor Axis Q1615 and outdoor-ready Asix 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 for 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,” Frännlid said. “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 WDR – Forensic Capture and Lightfinder mode, 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.

Installers will also find new features that speed up installation and ensure immediate video quality – such as leveling assistant and auto rotation that guarantee the video is at its best regardless of the condition of the camera and the environment in which 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.