AXIS 221 high performance, professional day & night network camera

Product Profile

The Axis 221 day & night network camera, with a high-quality Pentax lens and progressive scan CCD, is ideal for professional indoor and outdoor monitoring over IP networks.  Progressive scan means the CCD gives a clear image without blur on fast moving objects at full resolution as opposed to Interlace, which is used on analogue cameras.  Supported by the industry's largest base of surveillance applications, it reduces cabling requirements by providing built-in support for Power over Ethernet (IEEE802.3af).  It boasts true Day & Night functionality and is capable of motion detection and advanced event handling including pre- and post-alarm image buffering.  Axis 221 delivers superior video quality at up to 60 fps.  It supports simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4, allowing optimization both for image quality and bandwidth efficiency.

Key Features

  • Day and Night functionality
  • IR sensitivity for high quality images in low light conditions
  • Progressive Scan provides full resolution images of moving objects, without distortions
  • Power over Ethernet (IEEE-802.3af)
  • Up to 45 frames per second in VGA 640 x 480 resolution
  • Simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4
  • Multi-window motion detection
  • Privacy masking
  • SNMP
  • Network connectivity
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Technical Specification

Make Axis Communications
Manufacturer Axis Communications
Model code AXIS 221
Chip Inch Size 1/3 inch
Colour Type Colour / Monochrome
Resolution 640 x 480 resolution
Digital (DSP) Yes
Sensitivity Lux 0.08 (B/W), 0.65 (Colour) lux
Auto Iris Yes
Direct Drive Yes
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 10 ~ 24 V DC
Power Consumption: 7.5 W
Lens Mount CS mount
Motion Activated Yes
Focal Length mm 3 ~ 8
Network Properties Image Frame Rate: 60 fps
Interface: RJ-45 for Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX
Back Light Compensation Yes
White Balance Yes
Electronic Shutter Range 2 ~ 1/25,000
Signal Mode PAL, NTSC
Compression Type M-JPEG, MPEG-4
Physical Specifications Weight g: 550
Dimensions mm: 49 x 88 x 186
Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature oC: 0 ~ 50
Operating Humidity %: 20 ~ 80
System Requirements Operating System: Win XP, 2K, NT4, ME
Web Browser: IE5 or better
Hardware and System related properties: PIII 500MHz, 128 MB RAM
Additional info

The integrated Power over Ethernet option eliminates the need for a power outlet, as power is supplied to the camera via the network cable, and a steady power stream can be guaranteed with a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply).  Furthermore, the unique combination of simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 streams allows systems to be optimized for both image quality and bandwidth-efficiency.  Additionally, the product offers a complete set of security features such as multi-level password protection, IP address filtering and HTTPS encryption.

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