Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, today introduced two multi-sensor panoramic cameras. The 8-megapixel AXIS P3707-PE, with four varifocal camera heads, enables a 360° coverage or a combination of overview and zoomed-in views in four different directions.
The 15-megapixel AXIS Q3708-PVE features three image sensors for a 180° surveillance and has Wide Dynamic Range - Forensic Capture technology and low light capabilities for excellent image quality in all lighting conditions. Additionally, both cameras support Axis’ Zipstream technology for reduced bandwidth and storage requirements.
The cameras are best suited for video surveillance in airport terminals, railway stations, city surveillance, perimeter security for critical infrastructure, school campuses and shopping malls. The cameras can also be used for both indoor and outdoor surveillance.
“AXIS P3707-PE and AXIS Q3708-PVE address the market need for high-resolution panoramic cameras. These cameras have the capability to act as several cameras in one making them cost-efficient,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “By offering Axis’ Zipstream technology in both cameras, businesses will be able to leverage this unique compression technology and be able to reduce bandwidth and storage requirements by 50% or more without compromising important image details.”
AXIS P3707-PE is comprised of four camera heads that can be repositioned along a circular track to point in the desired viewing direction. Each camera head can be individually tilted and adjusted to provide a 108° to 54° horizontal field of view for either wide or zoomed-in views. The camera heads can be rotated to support Axis’ Corridor Format for optimal coverage of vertically oriented scenes. A specially designed clear dome offers perfect L values and allows for undistorted views in all directions. AXIS P3707-PE supports individually configurable video streams for each camera head, as well as quad-view streaming, enabling 1080p resolution videos at 12.5/15 frames per second and 720p videos at full frame rate.
AXIS Q3708-PVE offers easy installation as well as factory-focused lenses. It has Wide Dynamic Range - Forensic Capture technology, low light capabilities for excellent image quality in all lighting conditions and is also versatile as it offers day and night functionality. AXIS Q3708-PVE provides 11-megapixel resolution (3x QuadHD) at 30 frames per second, or 15-megapixel resolution (3x 5 MP) at 20 frames per second.
Both AXIS P3707-PE and AXIS Q3708-PVE are accessible through a single IP address. This means only one video management software license is needed with many video management systems. Both cameras also support Power over Ethernet and Axis’ Zipstream technology for reduced bandwidth and storage requirements. Cyber protection has also been built in to these cameras to include support of IEEE 802.1x for authentication and HTTPS (also known as SSL/ TLS) to encrypt data.
AXIS P3707-PE and AXIS Q3708-PVE will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in Q2 2016 at a suggested retail price of $1,199 for AXIS P3707-PE and $1,999 for AXIS Q3708-PVE.