Leading network video equipment maker Axis Communications has introduced a modular camera series that provides discreet surveillance solutions for the users with high image details. Also, the vendor provides a great flexibility in allowing the users to choose the right device for the installation.
The divided network camera concept will allow the users can install the small sensor unit discreetly in tight places and the bigger main unit elsewhere away from the other’s view. The Axis F Series comprises of units that are sold separately. The series includes Axis F41 Main Unit, four compatible Axis F sensor units with various form factors and lens types for different field of views.
The main unit includes the processor, power, network, SD card slot and other connections and it can be connected to an Axis F sensor unit. The sensor units consist of an image sensor and lens and it can be connected to the main unit with a pre-mounted cable.
The AXIS F41 Main Unit supports features such as Axis’ Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) – Forensic Capture to enable details from bright and dark areas to be visible, HDTV 1080p videos at 50 to 60 fps, two way audio, input or output ports to external devices for improved alarm management, full sized SD card for local storage, RS232 port for integration of external data to the video, power over Ethernet, external power supply and intelligent video capabilities.
As mentioned above, there are four various sensor form factors and they are listed below:
- IP66-rated AXIS F1005-E Sensor Unit with a fixed lens and 113° horizontal field of view
- AXIS F1015 Sensor Unit with a varifocal lens for a 53° to 108° horizontal field of view
- AXIS F1025 Sensor Unit with a pinhole lens and 89° horizontal field of view
- IP66-rated AXIS F1035-E Sensor Unit with a fisheye lens for a 194° horizontal field of view.
The Axis F41 Main Unit has Axis Camera Companion video management software and it is compatible to the Axis Camera Station and Axis Application Development Partner Program. There is support for ONVIF and Axis Video Hosting System as well.
The Main Unit and the Axis F1005-E and F1015 sensor units will be available from July while the other two sensor units will be made available from September.