Axis Launches Improved Free Management Tool for Network Video Products
Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, has launched an improved version of AXIS Camera Management, a powerful tool for installation and management of Axis network video products. The tool supports central management of Axis cameras in a single or multi-site system, enabling both easy distribution of applications to multiple cameras and efficient management of network video cameras for security installers and system administrators.
AXIS Camera Management is designed for efficient management of network video installations that use Axis network video products. The tool can be scaled to handle thousands of Axis network cameras and video encoders and by implementing the tool at multiple sites, all cameras can be managed from one central location. Based on standard network protocols and methods and with an intuitive user interface, AXIS Camera Management allows installers and administrators to easily configure, maintain and upgrade single or multiple video units.
“Efficient management of cameras is key to any large security installation and is an important part of our total camera offering. Being able to offer a powerful tool that provides one central point of management further strengthens our offering to system administrators,” says Nafis Jasmani, Country Manager, Axis Communications, Malaysia.
AXIS Camera Management can automatically find cameras and other Axis video devices on the network and set IP addresses, configure multiple devices and show their connection status. To simplify device maintenance, the tool automatically provides information about the latest firmware available and downloads and distributes upgrades to the relevant devices. Users can perform sequential or parallel firmware upgrades for multiple network video products.
In this new version, AXIS Camera Management also supports AXIS Camera Application Platform, an open application platform where third-party developed applications can be easily installed and registered to selected Axis network cameras and video encoders.
AXIS Camera Management 3.10, replaces AXIS Camera Management 2.00. The tool is compatible with all Axis video products with firmware versions of 4.40 or higher.
360° panoramic cameras for superb overview surveillance
Axis Communications, the global market leader in network video, today presents 360° fixed mini dome cameras with a 5 megapixel sensor that enables detailed, high-quality 360° or 180° panoramic views of wide areas. The competitively priced indoor AXIS M3007-PV and AXIS M3007-P Network Cameras provide retail stores, hotels, schools and offices with cost-effective solutions to getting wide overviews that help users detect activities and track the flow of people.
“Axis’ new 360° fixed cameras give price-sensitive market segments the option of using just one camera to get the big picture, with great details, at an affordable price,” says Nafis Jasmani, Country Manager, Axis Communications, Malaysia. “The cameras also have substantial capacity for intelligent video applications and support a range of video management software including the complimentary AXIS Camera Companion.”
The cameras, which are the latest additions to the AXIS M30 Series, can be mounted on ceilings for 360° overviews or on walls for 180° panoramic views. Both AXIS M3007-PV and AXIS M3007-P support several viewing modes, including 360° overview in 5 megapixel resolution, as well as horizontal panoramic views and quad views that have been dewarped for easy viewing. The quad view mode is suitable, for instance, when the camera is positioned at an intersection of corridors. The cameras also provide view area modes that allow users to digitally pan, tilt and zoom in on areas of interest. Multiple streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG can be sent simultaneously