Axis Announces Zipstream Technology, Reducing Storage Requirements by 50 Percent
or More in Video Surveillance Applications
CHELMSFORD, Mass. -
Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, introduces
Zipstream technology allowing customers to benefit from reduced bandwidth and
storage requirements without having to invest in new cameras or software. Axis' Zipstream technology is fully compatible with the widely adopted H.264
compression standard and has been developed specifically for video surveillance
applications to lower bandwidth and storage requirements by an average of 50
percent or more.
"Demand for better image quality has been met with higher resolutions, frame
rates and increased low-light performance. But these advancements have also
increased the requirements on the network and storage infrastructure, often
forcing users to choose between image quality and storage," said Fredrik
Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. "Leveraging the network
camera's video compression engine, Axis' Zipstream technology can drastically
reduce bandwidth and storage needs without compromising important image
Axis' Zipstream technology analyzes and optimizes the network camera's video
stream in real time. Scenes containing interesting details are recorded in full
image quality and resolution while other areas are filtered out to optimally use
available bandwidth and storage. Important forensic details like faces, tattoos
or license plates are isolated and preserved, while irrelevant areas such as
white walls, lawns and vegetation are sacrificed by smoothing in order to
achieve better storage savings.
Customers can use Axis' Zipstream technology alongside other Axis network camera
technologies such as
Wide Dynamic Range - Forensic Capture and
Lightfinder. Zipstream is fully compatible with H.264 and can be used with
third-party video management software installations already in place, as well as
AXIS Camera Station and
AXIS Camera Companion.
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