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Axis P7216 video encoder with 16 channel support, two-way audio, high resolution quad-view and SD card storage

This product is discontinued. An alternative model is Axis P7316
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  • 4 built-in memory card slots
  • High resolution quad-viewing
  • Audio I/O ports support external devices
  • High-quality video encoder for 16-channels
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This product is discontinued, for other alternatives please see Network Video Encoders And Decoders

Overview of the Axis P7216 0542-003

Axis P7216 cost-effective network video encoder with simultaneous streaming at full frame rate, PTZ support and included power supply.

The Axis P7216 is a high quality video encoder, enabling analogue cameras to be used on an IP video system without needing to invest in new network cameras. The P7216 provides support for up to 16 cameras, an ideal encoder for small to medium sized CCTV systems in applications such as offices, retail and medical centres. This Axis encoder delivers a H.264 and Motion JPEG stream per channel at full frame rate up to D1 resolution for smooth video data.

Intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection, two-way audio with audio detection and active tampering alarm can all alert the user to potential security breaches for precise, reliable monitoring. Analogue cameras with PTZ can also be controlled through the MP217 protocol, enabling effective coverage of an area and utilising the existing analogue camera features.

4 built-in memory card slots provide edge storage for data in case of network failure, so data remains smooth and uninterrupted. Configurable inputs and outputs enable sensors and external relays to be connected to enable features such as light activation and door unlocking.

The Axis P7216 encoder can either act as a standalone device or can be rackmounted into a 19 rack and comes with a power supply included.

Key features & benefits

  • 16 channel support provides encoding for up to 16 cameras, ideal for small to medium installations
  • Two-way audio enables sound to be recorded to complement visual video, and can also be transmitted through the encoder and camera to give warnings or instructions
  • PTZ support provides compatibility for analogue pan-tilt-zoom cameras
  • High resolution quad-viewing
  • Simultaneous streaming in H.264 and Motion JPEG for compression flexibility
  • Intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection, active tampering alarm and audio detection provide secure and accurate monitoring
  • Configurable inputs and outputs enable external relays and sensors to be connected to enhance security
  • SFP slot enables network redundancy
  • Edge storage can act as a data back up
  • Can act as a standalone unit or can be rackmounted in a 19" rack
  • Included power supply

Compatible recording platforms

  • Software:
    • Axis Camera Station
    • Milestone XProtect

Typical applications



  • Power supply
  • Mounting and connector kit (incl. 2 mount brackets and 4 rubber feet)
  • Installation guide
  • Installation and management software CD
  • Windows decoder licenses


  • MicroSD card (please select from the accessories tab if required)
  • Axis Camera Station
  • Axis T8310 video surveillance control board


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Key technical features for 0542-003 Axis P7216 video encoder

Power:AXIS PS-P power supply
Audio:two-way, full and half duplex (mic/line input 1 or 2/line output)
Memory:4x 512 MB RAM, 4x 128 MB Flash
Resolution:176x120 to 720x576, 176x120 to 1536x1152 for quad view
PTZ:wide range of analogue PTZ cameras supported (drivers available for download at, support for one PTZ driver in each group of 4 channels, 100 presets/camera, guard tour, PTZ control queue, supports Windows compatible joysticks
Compression:H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) baseline and main profile, Motion JPEG
Image settings:compression, color, brightness, contrast, aspect ratio correction, mirroring of images, text and image overlay, privacy mask, enhanced deinterlace filter, video termination, anti-aliasing, temporal noise filtering, rotation: 90°, 180°, 270°
Frame-rate:H.264: 30/25 (NTSC/PAL) fps, 15 fps in quad view in full resolution, Motion JPEG: 30/25 (NTSC/PAL) fps, 15 fps in quad view in full resolution
Viewing, detection & recording
Video streaming:one individually configured H.264 and one Motion JPEG stream per channel at full frame rate, more streams if identical or limited in frame rate/resolution
Audio compression:in: AAC-LC 8 or 16 kHz 8~64 kbit/s, G.711 PCM 8 kHz 64 kbit/s G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 kbit/s or 24 kbit/s, out: G.711 PCM 8 kHz 64 kbit/s, PCM 16 kHz 128 kbit/s G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 kbit/s or 24 kbit/s
Simultaneous users:not given
Alarm trigger:video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection, video loss
Alarm actions:file upload: FTP, HTTP and email, notification: email, HTTP and TCP, video and audio recording to edge storage, pre- and post-alarm video buffering, PTZ preset, play audio clip, external output activation
Card recording:4 x microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC slots supporting memory cards up to 64 GB (cards not included), support for recording to network share (network-attached storage or file server)
Bandwidth control:controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/CBR H.264
Power:AXIS PS-P power supply
Network: 1000 Base TX Ethernet (RJ45) + 1x auxiliary Ethernet (RJ45)
Audio:external microphone input or line input, line level output, audio streaming, record (AU) and play uploaded (WAV, AU) clips AU (G.711 8-bit 8/16 kHz mono), WAV (PCM 16-bit 8/16 kHz mono) 8 input, 4 output8 x 3.5 mm audio input sockets, 4x 3.5 mm audio output sockets
Video:16 x analogue composite video inputs (BNC)
Other:4 x terminal blocks for RS422/RS485 serial communication (full duplex), 1 x DC input terminal block, 1x Gbps SFP slot, 4x terminal block for RS485/RS422 serial communication(full duplex)
Dimensions:L482mm x W114mm x D44mm
Weight:1.85kg (net)
Warranty:5 years
Operating temperatures:0°C ~ + 50°C (32°F ~ 122°F), operating humidity 20% ~ 80% (non-condensing)
Protocols supported:IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSa, IEEE 802.1Xa, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS
Security:password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa encryption, IEEE 802.1Xa network access control, digest authentication, user access log
Software:open API for software integration, including VAPIX«; specifications at, Axis Video Hosting System (AVHS) with one-click camera connection
ONVIF compliant:yes, profile S
Mounting:standalone, rack mount or wall mount
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