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Axis network cameras on Norway's railways

Published on 8 April, 2008

Axis Communications' network cameras, including the AXIS 209FD-R (pictured), will be installed on trains in NorwayAxis Communications' network cameras will be installed on trains in Norway.  Axis' partner, ESP Group, a systems integrator which specialises in intelligent video surveillance, has received an order for a security solution from Norway's state railway company, NSB.  Initially the order comprises around 3,200 AXIS 209FD-R and AXIS 221 network cameras with a potential for additional installations. 

Axis network cameras are a key part of a solution to improve on-board security for NSB's rail passengers and personnel.  Camera installations will begin in spring 2008 with all cameras installed by mid-2010.  Two Axis network cameras have been chosen; the AXIS 209FD-R will be used for surveillance within the carriages, with the AXIS 221 for use at the front and rear of the train.

Designed specifically for transport applications, the AXIS 209FD-R network camera has attracted high levels of interest from the sector since its introduction in 2006.  Measuring just four centimetres high, the AXIS 209FD-R network camera is easy to install within an inner ceiling or on walls.  The camera delivers detailed images so that individuals and objects of interest can be easily identified.  The AXIS 209FD-R is also equipped with Power over Ethernet and can use the same Ethernet cable to supply power and deliver image data, which makes installation fast and cost efficient.

The AXIS 221 network camera is a high performance day and night camera for round-the-clock surveillance, providing high quality images under all lighting conditions.  It is suited to both indoor and outdoor applications and also features Power over Ethernet.

The compact, durable and easy to install AXIS 209FD-R has been recognised in the transportation sectorRay Mauritsson, president, Axis Communications, commented: "In recent years we have experienced increased interest for installations of network video in the transportation sector.  Axis' network video products have been installed in many demanding environments, including buses in Stockholm, trains in Zurich and underground trains in Moscow."

Bjørn Bekkevold, president, ESP Group, commented: "It has been a pleasure to cooperate with Axis on this system solution with NSB.  With this system onboard, both passengers and the employees will gain increased security when they travel and work.  This is something that I place a high value on as a passenger."

Steve Gorski, managing director, Axis Communications (UK) Ltd, commented: "This order with NSB demonstrates the recognition that the Axis 209FD-R has received in the transportation sector.  The product ticks all the right boxes for a transport solution, it is a compact, durable and easy to install unit that offers images that can be used to identify individuals.  We believe this product will achieve further momentum in the sector. "

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