Axis’ Offers ‘Infrared Illuminator’ for Its Outdoor Cameras

Enables the cameras to deliver high quality images by increasing visibility in darkness.
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Axis Communications, a producer of cameras for the network video market, is now offering a high-intensity infrared illuminator for outdoor versions of its “AXIS P33 Fixed Dome Network Cameras,” the company says in a written statement.

The outdoor-ready AXIS T90C Fixed Dome IR-LED enables the cameras to deliver high quality images by increasing visibility in darkness, Axis says. Designed to be “sleek and compact,” the AXIS T90C IR-LED provides fixed angle illumination for all outdoor cameras in the AXIS P33 Series. The illuminator is controlled by a visible light sensor, which automatically turns the infrared light on when darkness falls. The product has pre-mounted cables and is available in two versions, one of which supports low voltage DC input; the other supports “power over ethernet” for easy installation.

The IR illuminator features eight powerful high intensity LEDs which provide a wide-angle light beam giving the fixed dome camera a viewing range of up to 25 meters in complete darkness. In addition, the new IR illuminator offers long-life performance, low power consumption of less than 15W, and requires no maintenance. The AXIS P33 Series and the AXIS T90C IR-LED operate in tough outdoor conditions and extremes of temperature, as they are IP66-, IK10- and NEMA 4X-rated. By increasing visibility in demanding applications the AXIS T90C is an addition to the series that strengthens Axis’ outdoor camera offering. It is ideal for installations in airports, railway stations, for city surveillance and for schools and campus environments.

“Axis' accessory portfolio intends to make life easier for our customers, and the new AXIS T90C IR-LED is no exception,” says Erik Frannlid, the company’s director of product management. “The new IR illuminator complements the AXIS P33 Series in installations where a separate IR illuminator is not feasible or is esthetically undesirable,” Frannlid said. “The wall-mounted illuminator attaches directly to the camera for easy installation,” he added.