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Axis 241QA Video server - 4 port

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This product is discontinued, for alterative models please see Network Video Encoders

The Axis 241QA is a 4-port video server that will enable your current analogue video streams to easily migrate to an IP-based network solution, with fully featured, digital surveillance benefits.

The Axis 241QA Video Server will digitize up to 4 analogue video streams for transmission over an IP network at full frame rate (up to 25/30 frames per second) allowing the viewing of images across a local network (LAN) or remote viewing over the Internet.

This video server also provides unique functionality to your analogue video streams by offering built-in motion video detection and powerful event management functions, driven by triggered or scheduled events which report back to the user using a number of protocols such as TCP, HTTP, FTP or SMTP (email).

The Axis 241QA Video Server provides a maximum resolution of 768x576 with a de-interlace filter improving image quality at the highest resolution and offers two-way audio, allowing not only the user to listen in on the area the camera is located but to also issue request or orders. (microphone and active speakers required).

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Axis 241QA - Key benefits:

  • Converts up to 4 existing analogue CCTV cameras into IP network cameras, giving you direct access to live images over a Local Area Network (LAN) or the Internet
  • Increases the functionality of your existing CCTV cameras
  • 2-way communication allowing the user to listen-in or communicate with people in the cameras area

Axis 241QA - Key features:

  • Built-in video motion detection
  • 9 MB pre/post alarm memory per channel
  • Advanced event handling with multiple alarm notifications using SMTP (e-mail), TCP and HTTP, and video/image uploading via e-mail, FTP and HTTP
  • Support for Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) devices
  • Resolutions 4CIF, 2CIFExp, 2CIF, CIF, QCIF up to a maximum resolution of 768x576 with up to 11 compression levels (MJPEG) or up to 23 compression levels (MPEG-4)
  • De-Interlace filter for improved image quality at maximum resolution
  • Image customization with text, time/date and image overlay
  • 8MB Flash memory provides ability to upload embedded applications
  • Colour and black and white modes available

Axis 241QA - Typical applications:

  • Convert up to 4 existing analogue cameras into network IP cameras to enable you to monitor your office, shop, manufacturing line or car park from a local network or remotely across the internet
  • Use this item as a webcam – Streamdays offers an off-the-shelf solution for you

Axis 241QA - Key technical indicators:

  • Simultaneous streams in Motion JPEG (MJPEG) and MPEG-4
  • Resolution: up to 768x576 pixels (PAL) and 704x480 pixels (NTSC)
  • Frame rate: up to 25 to 30 frames per second
  • Security comprises multiple user access levels with unique password protection, HTTPS support and IP address filtering
  • Number of simultaneous users: up to 20

Axis 241QA - Connections:

  • Network: 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Video: 4x analogue composite video inputs (BNC) (PAL/NTSC auto sensing)
  • Power: power supply included 9 VDC
  • Serial communication: RS-232 (DB-9) and RS-485 (terminal block)
  • I/O: 4 alarm inputs + 4 outputs (terminal block)
  • 3.5mm jack for mic in (max 54mVpp) or line in (max 8.0 Vpp, mono). 3.5mm jack for Line Out (max 2.6 Vpp, mono) to active speaker.
  • Dimensions in mm: 42(H) x 140(W) x 155(D)

Axis 241QA - Accessories included:

  • Power supply
  • Mounting brackets
  • Connector kit
  • Installation guide
  • User manual
  • MPEG4 Licenses (1 encoder, 1 decoder), MPEG-4 decoder (Windows)

Additional items you may want to order with this camera:

  • We can supply appropriate microphones and active speakers on request, please contact us for more information.
  • Pre-configuration service. We will configure your video server for you. With all the set up hassle taking care of, your equipment will reach you as a true Plug and Play unit.
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