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High-performance video encoder from Axis.

Axis Communications Axis Communications AB (XSSE:AXIS) is a manufacturer of IT equipment, mostly known for its print servers and network cameras. According to its latest annual report, it has sold over 500.000 network cameras, thus claiming to be the world leader in that market.  introduces three new video encoder products that support the latest and highly efficient video compression Encoding digital video to take up less storage space and transmission bandwidth. See video codec and data compression.

video compression - Compression of sequences of images.
 format, H.264. The products enable analog cameras to be integrated into a more efficient and powerful IP-based video surveillance system.<p>"The new and upcoming Axis products are based on a high-performance video encoder platform that has unparalleled image processing image processing

Set of computational techniques for analyzing, enhancing, compressing, and reconstructing images. Its main components are importing, in which an image is captured through scanning or digital photography; analysis and manipulation of the image, accomplished
 capabilities," says Gilles Ortega, Regional Manager Axis Communications, MENA MENA Middle East & North Africa
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. "It enables the products to deliver superb image quality with higher resolutions, frame rates and multiple streaming capabilities, and with much lower bandwidth and storage requirements using the H.264 compression standard. In addition, there is increased capacity for running intelligent video applications that help users effectively manage large-scale video surveillance systems."<p>The three products consist of the standalone AXIS Q7401 Video Encoder for integrating one analog camera; AXIS Q7406 Video Encoder Blade, which supports six analog channels; and AXIS Q7900 Rack, which is one of the industry's highest-density rack solutions with support for up to 84 analog cameras. The video encoders, which support all types of analog video The original video recording method that stores continuous waves of red, green and blue intensities. In analog video, the number of rows is fixed. There are no real columns, and the maximum detail is determined by the frequency response of the analog system.  cameras, convert analog signals into digital streams that are then sent over IP networks for viewing and recording on networked computers. <p>Both the AXIS Q7401 and AXIS Q7406 incorporate an encoder for H.264, which is also known as MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC. Without compromising image quality, Axis' H.264 encoder can reduce bandwidth and storage requirements by more than 80% compared with Motion JPEG See MPEG and JPEG 2000.

Motion JPEG - Moving JPEG
 and as much as 50% more than with the MPEG-4 Part 2 standard. The products also support Motion JPEG for increased flexibility.<p>The AXIS Q7401 and AXIS Q7406 can also provide multiple, individually configurable video streams from each channel at full frame rate in all resolutions. Both products include intelligent capabilities such as enhanced video motion detection and active tampering alarm. <p>The AXIS Q7401 also supports Power over Ethernet Power over Ethernet or PoE technology describes a system to transmit electrical power, along with data, to remote devices over standard twisted-pair cable in an Ethernet network.  (IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields.  802.3af), which enables the unit, as well as the analog camera that is connected to it, to receive power through the network cable. It also offers two-way audio and audio detection, and has an SD/SDHC memory card slot for local storage.<p>The AXIS Q7900 Rack offers an expandable system that is ideal for use in installations with large numbers of analog cameras. The 19-inch rack holds up to 14 hot-swappable video encoder blades. With four ports that support Gigabit Ethernet, it can handle multiple video streams from each analog channel. It is also highly reliable with its redundant power supply units. In addition, it enables fan cassettes to be changed without the need to cut off power. <p>The Axis video encoders offer the market's most comprehensive set of network capabilities, optimizing the network video solution for security, efficiency and manageability. The products are also supported by the AXIS Camera Station video management software, as well as the industry's largest base of application software through Axis' Application Development Partner program. The products are available now through Axis' distribution channels.

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Date:Nov 17, 2008
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