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Axis Communications announces M50-V PTZ dome network cameras for remote monitoring

Published on 20 March, 2013

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, recently announced indoor, vandal-resistant, ceiling-mounted pan/tilt/zoom dome cameras. AXIS M50-V PTZ Dome Network Cameras are affordably priced for remote and discreet monitoring of indoor areas, such as schools, train stations, boarding areas and warehouses. The discreet and affordable solution makes it possible to improve security and effectively manage one or more locations with remote monitoring capabilities.

The compact, lightweight and easy-to-install AXIS M50- V features a robust casing that provides protection against vandalism. The IP66- and IK10-rated cameras are resistant to water, dust and vandalism (see video). Additionally, the network cable is protected in the ceiling mount to enhance tamper protection. Both models provide a number of advantages and benefits for monitoring and securing public areas, including automatic alerts for motion detection, camera tampering or when someone enters a restricted area.

“AXIS M50-V cameras combine affordability and functionality in a discreet, vandal-resistant PTZ,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. “The ability to offer these features in one camera will be instrumental in helping to secure environments, like those in retail and transportation, that may often face changing layouts, vandalism or environmental factors such as dust and water, while still benefiting from flexible, overview surveillance.”

AXIS M5013-V and AXIS M5014-V add high-quality and vandal-resistant versions to the compact and affordable AXIS M50 Series. Like the entire AXIS M50 Series, AXIS M50-V features either SVGA or HDTV-standard 720p resolution. The vandal-resistant PTZ domes can also deliver multiple, individually configurable H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams simultaneously.

Further features of the AXIS M50-V include:

  • AXIS M5013-V provides full frame rate SVGA 800x600 pixel resolution, while AXIS M5014-V delivers 720p HDTV video with 1280x720 pixel resolution, progressive scan, HDTV color fidelity, full frame rate and a 16:9 format.
  • The cameras are powered using Power over Ethernet (PoE IEEE 802.3af), which simplifies installation since a standard network cable will carry power, video and PTZ controls.
  • Built-in memory card slot for optional local storage.
  • The camera can easily be integrated with existing security systems and with other products.

The camera is supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through Axis’ Application Development Partner Program and AXIS Camera Station. The camera also includes support for AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities. AXIS M50-V also supports AXIS Camera Companion for a small system solution.

AXIS M5013-V and AXIS M5014-V are planned to be available in Q2 2013 for $599 and $699 MSRP respectively through Axis’ standard distribution channels.

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