Axis Communications, a developer of network video devices, has introduced the Axis’ Sharpdome technology with new AXIS Q61-E Series of cameras. The Sharpdome technology with its mechanics and a dome geometry provides full scene fidelity and amazingly sharp images in all directions. In addition, the technology lets cameras identify objects as much as 20° above the camera horizon making these cameras also suitable for uneven terrain. Sharpdome technology includes Axis’ unique Speed Dry function that quickly removes water drops from the dome glass to provide sharp images in rainy weather. It also simplifies dome cleaning, allowing for more efficient methods, such as high pressure cleaning.
The new camera series is one of the markets most compact and fastest PTZ dome cameras. They provide 30x optical zoom with up to HDTV 1080p resolution, Lightfinder technology and Wide Dynamic Range (130 dB) to handle difficult lighting conditions and support electronic image stabilization—useful for getting smoother video in windy conditions.
“Surveillance of critical infrastructure, such as wind farms and substations, are just two examples where top performance HDTV image quality and high scene fidelity at all angles of view are extremely important,” says Erik Frännlid, Axis’ Director of Product Management. “By bringing Sharpdome technology into the AXIS Q61-E Series, we can offer a compact and robust PTZ camera for reliable identification in HDTV that fits in most environments, plus we meet the system operators’ requirements to efficiently monitor the area above the horizon.”
AXIS Q61 Series cameras are the first PTZ cameras with Lightfinder technology, a feature that provides excellent colors in low-light environments. AXIS Q6114-E offers Lightfinder and HDTV 720p resolution and AXIS Q6115-E features HDTV 1080p resolution. Both models offer full resolution in 50 or 60 frames per second.
To assist operators, the cameras offer Advanced Gatekeeper, a feature that makes the camera automatically pan, tilt and zoom to a preset position when motion is detected in a pre-defined area and then it continues to track the detected object.
The two camera models in the AXIS Q61-E Series can be installed either indoors or in challenging outdoor environments. The durable PTZ network cameras withstand extreme climate changes thanks to Arctic Temperature Control that lets the camera function at -50°C (-58°F). In addition, the cameras support automatic defog, which, when activated, detects fog in the scene and digitally filters it out of view to provide clearer video.
The cameras are compact, nearly half the size of the existing AXIS Q60-E Series and they blend into any environment. To meet specific mounting needs they can be combined with Axis’ existing range of mounting brackets. Furthermore, the casing can easily be repainted in a color that meets the customer’s requirement.
AXIS Q61-E cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, and AXIS Camera Station. The cameras include support for AXIS Camera Companion, AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.
AXIS Q6114-E/Q6115-E PTZ Dome Network Cameras will be available in Q2, 2015 through Axis distribution channels.
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