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Axis introduce new lens technology and fast frame rates for high-end IP cameras

Axis Q1615-E Mk II with i-CS lensAxis will soon roll out new lens technology in the new Mk II version of the already well specified Q1615 – for both the indoor and outdoor models. The updated cameras will also include the addition of Axis’ well established Zipstream technology, predefined scene profiles and another first for Axis – HD 720p frame rates of up to 100fps.

The new Q1615 and Q1615-E will feature an intelligent CS-mount lens which can directly exchange information with the camera thanks to an open protocol, making installation and configuration quicker and easier.

In the past, cameras with a CS-mount lens were unaware of which lens was mounted so more manual adjustments were necessary to achieve optimal results. The new lens enables information such as geometrical distortion and the exact position of zoom, focus and iris opening to be exchanged between the camera and the lens. This intelligent CS-mount lens, labelled the i-CS lens, is the result of a joint development between Axis Communications and the Japanese leading lens manufacturer (CBC Group).

Several motors inside the lens allow the user to adjust the lens settings remotely, making fine tuning during installation easier. The technology is a welcome improvement and we think this will make a big difference when choosing a camera for use in areas with highly variable lighting conditions.

100 frames per second

Fast frame rates of up to 100fps allow for detailed video capture of fast moving objects, which can be of great importance in applications such as industrial applications, when monitoring a production line. Details of parts and packages can be overviewed easily and precisely, enabling full control of the production process.

Scene profiles

The scene profiles enable the user to select between Traffic overview, Forensic or Live view. Selection of each profile will prompt the camera to automatically adjust exposure time, white balance, aperture, sharpness, contrast and noise in order to obtain the best video quality for the selected surveillance needs.

The updated Q1615 and Q1615-E are due to launch in Q3 of 2016. We’ll keep you posted as soon as they arrive at Network Webcams.

Published on June 22nd, 2016 by Network Webcams

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