Axis Announces High Frame Rate Fixed Network Cameras that Capture Quick
Movements in HDTV Quality and Extreme Lighting Conditions
AXIS Q1614 and AXIS Q1614-E deliver HDTV
720p video at 60 frames per second; feature both WDR-Dynamic Capture and
Lightfinder to combat difficult lighting
CHELMSFORD, Mass. – October 29, 2013 –
Communications, the market leader in network video surveillance, today 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
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 color detail at night;
• and new installation and maintenance features such as leveling 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 recognized 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 color 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 leveling 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 maximize camera uptime (see movie).
Price and availability
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 at the
suggested retail prices of $1,099 and $1,399 respectively.
Both indoor and outdoor versions of the camera are supported by
Station as well as the industry’s largest base of video management software
Axis’ Application Development Partner Program. AXIS Q16 Series also
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.