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Axis Communications announces new Q60-S PTZ dome network cameras

Published on 7 February, 2014

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announces three new top-of-the-line AXIS Q60-S PTZ Dome Network Cameras with nitrogen-pressurised stainless steel casings. The rust-free, install-ready cameras resist the corrosive effect of sea water and cleaning chemicals and can withstand high-pressure steam cleaning. The nitrogen-pressurised housings also prevent internal condensation. These features make AXIS Q60-S Series ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring of marine, mining, oil and gas environments, as well as food, medical and clean room manufacturing facilities.

The three new outdoor-ready, marine-grade stainless steel cameras enable 360° coverage of wide areas in different resolutions and optical zoom:

  • AXIS Q6042-S provides Extended D1 resolution and 36x optical zoom
  • AXIS Q6044-S offers HDTV 720p and 30x optical zoom with nearly three times better light sensitivity than the industry norm for HDTV cameras, enabling excellent video quality in low-light conditions
  • AXIS Q6045-S supports HDTV 1080p and 20x optical zoom for superb detail in wide and zoomed-in views.

All AXIS Q60-S cameras support shock detection, which mechanically detects and triggers an alarm if the camera is hit. Additionally, AXIS Q6042-S and AXIS Q6044-S provide electronic image stabilisation to reduce the effects of camera vibrations – i.e. from wind or traffic – to provide clearer, more useful video. AXIS Q6044-S also supports automatic defog, which detects and digitally filters out fog in the scene for clearer video.

Furthermore, on top of auto-tracking and Active Gatekeeper functionality – which are available in all AXIS Q60 models – AXIS Q6045-S has additional built-in video analytics including highlight compensation to mask bright lights for ease of viewing, object removed, fence detector, object counter and enter/exit detection.

“AXIS Q60-S cameras provide exceptional video surveillance and high durability for reliable performance in demanding indoor and outdoor environments,” says Erik Frännlid, Axis’ director of product management. “The stainless steel models are the latest additions to our newly upgraded AXIS Q60 PTZ Dome Series.”

AXIS Q60-S cameras, with SAE 316L stainless steel and a nylon clear dome cover, can operate in -22° F to 122° F (-30° C to 50° C). They have IP66, IP6K9K, NEMA 4X and MIL-STD-810G 509.5 approvals to ensure protection against dust, rain, high pressure/steam jet cleaning, snow, ice and salt fog. Stainless steel mounting accessories are sold separately

The cameras come with a multi-connector cable and media converter switch to allow for network connection using standard network or fibre optic cables. The switch also enables connection to 12V power as well as to external alarm devices via two configurable input/output ports.

Additional features of AXIS Q60-S cameras include:

  • Support for H.264 main profile for efficient video compression that maintains image quality while minimising bandwidth use and storage space. Other supported compression formats are H.264 Baseline Profile and Motion JPEG.
  • Adjustable day/night functionality to automatically shift between day mode (when video is presented in colour) and night mode (when video is presented in black and white) to take advantage of infrared light in low light situations.
  • Guard tour that enables the cameras to be automatically directed to 256 preset positions.
  • AXIS Camera Application Platform for installation of additional intelligent video apps.
  • Built-in slot for full-sized SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card to store recordings locally.

AXIS Q60-S cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, AXIS Camera Station and the complimentary AXIS Camera Companion. The camera also includes support for AXIS Video Hosting System for hosted video installations and ONVIF for easy camera system integration.

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