Published on 30 October, 2013
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video surveillance, recently announced AXIS Q1614 and AXIS Q1614-E Network Cameras designed for identification of people and objects in high movement scenes and demanding lighting conditions. With high video performance and innovative installation features, these new fixed IP cameras are ideal for traffic monitoring, city surveillance and industrial applications.
Exciting features of AXIS Q1614/-E include:
- HDTV 720p video up to 60 frames per second;
- WDR-Dynamic Capture for high contrast scenes;
- Lightfinder technology for colour detail at night;
- And new installation and maintenance features such as levelling assistance and high-sensitive shock detection.
Quick scenes, faster video
The indoor AXIS Q1614 and outdoor-ready AXIS Q1614-E can capture quick movements in HDTV 720p clarity by recording up to 60 frames per second, which is twice the usual frame rate as conventional cameras. This ensures that quick movements are captured in detail so that, for example, vehicles can be recognised or fast-moving objects on an industrial production line can be better identified.
Image usability in any lighting condition
AXIS Q1614/-E Network Cameras also feature Axis’ Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) – Dynamic Capture technology to handle complex environments with extensive lighting contrasts such as when sunlight creates both very bright and dark shadowy areas in the same scene. Under these extreme lighting circumstances, AXIS Q1614 and AXIS Q1614-E provide consistent, homogeneous images by eliminating the too dark or too bright zones. This allows for identification of people and objects no matter where they are in the monitored area.
Additionally, AXIS Q1614/-E cameras feature Axis’ award-winning Lightfinder technology to allow for color video detail in extreme low-light conditions. In contrast to conventional day and night cameras that switch to black and white in darkness, cameras incorporating Axis’ Lightfinder technology maintain color even in very dark conditions. There are many situations where colour video is important for successful identification, and this capability greatly enhances the possibility to effectively identify people and objects even at night.
“Following in the footsteps of the popular AXIS P3384 Fixed Dome Network Cameras, AXIS Q1614 cameras are the next to feature two of Axis’ most innovative imaging technologies in the same device: WDR-Dynamic Capture and Lightfinder,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “Not only do users have the best of both worlds when combating tough lighting conditions, the new cameras also provide exceptionally smooth video up to 60 frames per second and feature first-of-its-kind installation innovations. AXIS Q1614 and AXIS Q1614-E can handle nearly any scenario.”
Innovative installation and maintenance features
With the launch of AXIS Q1614/-E Fixed Network Cameras, Axis introduces new innovative installation features to cut down on time needed for installation and to ensure optimal performance. With the new levelling assistance, for example, a buzzer and flashing light guide the installer to mount the camera at the right horizontal level. This is very useful if the installer is unsure whether or not the installation bracket is mounted straight.
AXIS Q1614/-E are also Axis’ first cameras with adjustable high-sensitive shock detection, a function that enables the camera to automatically send an alarm to a control room if it is hit. This feature is especially valuable in areas subject to vandalism and helps operators maximise camera uptime (see movie).
The indoor AXIS Q1614 and outdoor-ready AXIS Q1614-E fixed network cameras are planned to be available in Q4 2013 through Axis’ distribution channels.
Both indoor and outdoor versions of the camera are supported by AXIS Camera Station as well as the industry’s largest base of video management software through Axis’ Application Development Partner Program. AXIS Q16 Series also supports AXIS Camera Companion for edge-based recording of small camera systems, AXIS Camera Application Platform for software developers to create intelligent apps that run inside the camera, AXIS Video Hosting System for connection to hosted video systems and the ONVIF standard for easy system integration.