Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, strengthens its offering for small systems with the launch of AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB, a memory card optimised for surveillance applications, and AXIS Camera Companion 3, a major upgrade of the multiple award-winning surveillance solution for small systems. “The success of AXIS Camera Companion in small business is a testament to the demand for IP video in this market, as well as the need for simplicity,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “This new version further streamlines the installation process and provides peace of mind with Axis Secure Remote Access. Combined with the new AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card, small systems can have an efficient, yet robust solution.” For optimal storage of video content, the new AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB combines the market and technology know-how from SanDisk, a global leader in flash storage, with the extensive security system expertise of Axis. “Working with Axis, a market leader in network video, we have gained unique insight into the needs and requirements of surveillance applications, thus allowing us to optimise our products for this use,” says Oded Sagee, senior director and general manager of Connected Solutions at SanDisk. “Our vertically integrated approach and expertise in flash memory enables us to architect our industrial grade storage solutions to provide the reliability needed to offer trusted performance that’s absolutely critical for the security and surveillance markets.” De-centralised video recording & eliminating cost Edge storage is specifically useful in AXIS Camera Companion systems with a few cameras, offering de-centralised video recording and eliminating the cost and the risk with centralised solutions. The AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB is delivered with a SD™ card adapter and supported by Axis 3-year warranty. AXIS Camera Companion software turns Axis cameras into a surveillance solution that typically comprises of a few cameras and supports up to 16 channels. The new version, AXIS Camera Companion 3, introduces Axis Secure Remote Access, which removes the need of manual port forwarding and router configuration, thus enabling an easy to setup, encrypted communication between cameras and smartphone or PC clients. “With Axis Secure Remote Access it is evident that security has been taken into consideration from the start,” says Jonas Magazinius, security consultant at Assured AB. Sharper client de-warping for better image usability In addition, AXIS Camera Companion 3 offers an updated user interface with several performance improvements, such as instant camera switching in live view for enhanced user experience and sharper client de-warping for better image usability of overview cameras with 360° views. AXIS Camera Companion 3 is compatible with other SD cards; however, the combination of AXIS Camera Companion 3, the new AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB and the recently announced Axis’ Zipstream technology for reduced bandwidth and storage needs meet the unique needs of the small systems market.