Axis Introduces Outdoor-Ready PTZ Dome Camera With H.264

Axis Communications recently introduced at IFSEC an outdoor-ready, high-performance PTZ dome camera designed for easy and reliable installation in demanding surveillance applications.

AXIS Q6032-E PTZ Dome Network Camera is ideal for use at airports and seaports, as well as for city and perimeter surveillance.

“AXIS Q6032-E is a top-performing PTZ dome camera that’s ready right out of the box for mounting outdoors,” said Erik Frännlid, Axis’ director of product management. “There is no need to purchase and mount a separate outdoor housing, so it’s quick and easy to install the network camera. AXIS Q6032-E meets demanding requirements for superb video quality, high zoom for detailed inspection, fast and precise pan/tilt performance and reliable operation in extreme climates.”

Arctic Temperature Control, a new and unique functionality from Axis, is introduced for the first time in AXIS Q6032-E. It allows the camera to not only function at -40 degrees Celsius but also power up at that temperature following a power failure. The camera can operate in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to 50 degrees Celsius and has an IP66-rated protection against dust and water.

AXIS Q6032-E is powered through High Power over Ethernet, which simplifies installation since only one cable is needed for carrying power, as well as video and pan/tilt/zoom controls. With High PoE, the camera can continue to operate even during a power failure as the network can be connected to an Uninterruptible Power Supply. A High PoE midspan is supplied with the camera.

The camera’s video quality is achieved through a number of features. Features include automatic day and night functionality, 128x wide dynamic range, progressive scan technology, and a powerful 35x optical and 12x digital zoom with autofocus. License plates, for instance, can be read from a distance of 160 meters (525 feet.). A moving object within the camera’s field of view can also be automatically detected and followed using the camera’s intelligent auto-tracking functionality.

AXIS Q6032-E provides the H.264 video compression format, which greatly optimizes bandwidth and storage use without compromising image quality. Motion JPEG is also supported for increased flexibility.

The camera’s built-in SD/SDHC memory card slot enables recordings to be stored locally. AXIS Q6032-E includes advanced network capabilities for improved security, efficiency and manageability.

The camera is supported by the AXIS Camera Station video management software, as well as the industry’s largest base of application software through Axis’ Application Development Partner program. AXIS Q6032-E will be available to order in June.

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