Axis Communications has just introduced an affordable bullet-style outdoor network thermal camera with powerful performance for analytics via the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP).
The Axis Q1941-E offers “outstanding” high contrast thermal images. It’s the first thermal camera that supports both Electronic Image Stabilisation, which helps reduce the effect of vibrations, and Axis’ Zipstream (which lowers bandwidth and storage requirements).
This affordable, bullet-style IP camera is designed for 24/7 detection in challenging conditions. The camera is outdoor-ready ‘out of the box’ and said to be ideal for perimeter protection of those facilities where early detection of an intrusion attempt is critical.
“We know that thermal cameras are not only reliable for round-the-clock detection,” explained Erik Frännlid, Axis Communications’ director of product management. “They’re are also useful for verification, helping to distinguish between a nuisance and a real alarm. This new addition to our Q19 Series supports a powerful processor which is highly capable of running video analytics via the ACAP. By boosting our Q19 Series, we believe that customers will be able to find a tailored surveillance solution that works in all conditions.”
The Q1941-E offers 384 x 288 thermal resolution and “outstanding” image contrast that yields reliable detection and quick verification.
Thanks to a selection of five different lens alternatives (7 mm, 13 mm, 19 mm, 35 mm and 60 mm) that optimise detection performance, customers can be sure the camera will meet their requirements.
In addition, the following capabilities are offered:
- The camera can easily be integrated with other existing IP security equipment and with third party applications
- Electronic Image Stabilisation provides smooth live viewing when the camera is mounted in unstable places where vibration can be perceived as an issue
- Thanks to Axis’ bespoke Zipstream technology, areas with no motion are filtered out – the camera focuses only on the parts of the image that are moving, in turn significantly reducing the bandwidth and storage required
The Q1941-E thermal network camera is planned to be available in Q4 2015 through Axis’ regular distribution channels.