First HDTV network camera with 10x optical zoom and H.264 compression

Axis Communications announced that it is introducing a network camera with true HDTV performance in compliance with the SMPTE standard in resolution, color representation and frame rate. The AXIS Q1755 Network Camera is the perfect solution for securing areas where greater image detail is required, such as airports, passport controls and casinos.

The AXIS Q1755 delivers HDTV 1080i or 720 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and supports both H.264 and Motion JPEG in full frame rate. With day & night functionality and progressive output, this camera provides exceptional quality images even of fast moving objects in all lighting conditions – without motion blur. 10x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom paired with auto focus deliver the desired field of view in perfect focus.

For optional storage of video and further flexibility, the camera has a built-in slot for an SD/SDHC memory card, making it possible to store days of recording without external equipment. Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) supplies power to the cameras via the network, eliminating the need for power cables and reducing installation costs.

The AXIS Q1755 includes video intelligence such as enhanced video motion detection, audio detection and detection of camera tampering such as blocking or spray-painting. In addition, the AXIS Q1755 incorporates the new Gatekeeper functionality, which automatically zooms in when there is activity in the scene and then zooms out after a preset time interval. The camera offers the market’s most advanced suite of security and network management capabilities, including HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X authentication, IPv4/IPv6 and Quality of Service.

The AXIS Q1755 is supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner (ADP) program as well as by AXIS Camera Station.

The new network camera will be available through Axis’ distribution channels in January 2009 for the manufacturer’s suggested price of $1499.

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