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Axis announces T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade for multi-channel migration to IP

Published on 11 April, 2014

Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, recently announces AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade for multi-channel migration to IP. It enables the re-using of existing coax cabling when migrating to IP cameras.

There are several ways to migrate from analogue to digital surveillance systems. Making use of current infrastructure is an important consideration especially in large scale installations when re-cabling is not only costly but can also be very disruptive to everyday business. For instance, at hospitals or prisons, re-cabling might not even be possible as it would lead to severe interruption.

“This is a very strong alternative for customers to get the all benefits of IP video surveillance without having to make any significant changes to their existing infrastructure. The AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade fits Axis’ video encoder chassis. Any combination of encoder blades and AXIS T8646 can be used simultaneously, so customers can migrate to IP in any pace they want. We are leading the way to migrate from analogue to digital video surveillance and are offering our customers paths that fit their current and future need”, says Erik Frännlid, Axis’ Director of Product Management, Axis Communications.

To complement the solution, an AXIS T8642 Ethernet over Coax Device Unit PoE+ is used on the camera side. Both the device unit and the network camera can receive power over the Coax cable using the new rack-mountable AXIS T8082 and AXIS T8085 power supply solutions, making the installation and maintenance very effective.

AXIS T8646 will be sold as a single unit and in a kit that combines one AXIS T8646 blade with six AXIS T8642 device units. AXIS T8646 is planned to be available in Q2 2014 through Axis’ distribution channels.

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