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Easy installation tool for small numbers of cameras

Axis Communications : 18 September, 2013  (New Product)
Camera Companion from Axis provides one-click configuration for small surveillance networks with less than sixteen cameras
Easy installation tool for small numbers of cameras
Axis Communications unveils version 2.1 of the popular and award-winning AXIS Camera Companion. The digital surveillance solution used in installations of 16 cameras or less. “With thousands of cameras installed every week this shows that users really appreciate the simplicity and the superb HDTV image quality offered by AXIS Camera Companion,” says Peter Friberg, Axis’ Director of System and Services. The new version includes support for 360° overview recording with de-warping when zooming into the image. This allows users to take advantage of the benefits from Axis’ 360° fixed dome HDTV cameras, providing great overview and details with only one camera. The new release also includes support for easy installation of a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) when increased storage capacity is needed. A set-up wizard makes it possible to easily install any NAS brand to the system, and for further simplicity One-Click NAS configuration is available for selected brands. “We know that easy operation of the system from anywhere is important to our customers. To complete the system, we have close cooperation with our partners to broaden and improve our selection of mobile viewing apps. With this release the existing apps are updated and new ones introduced.” says Peter Friberg. Unlike analogue surveillance installations, AXIS Camera Companion does not require a central recording device – a digital video recorder (DVR), network video recorder (NVR), or even a computer. All images are recorded onto a standard SD memory card in each camera, and the cameras keep recording even if the network fails. The cameras are powered over the network, eliminating the need for separate power cables. This reduces cost, simplifies installation, and makes the system more robust as there is no single point of failure. To further protect customer’s investments, existing analogue cameras can be integrated via video encoders. Further features of AXIS Camera Companion 2.1 include: * Multi-view streaming to increase surveillance efficiency for multi-megapixel cameras * Search filter for easy navigation to different sites * Visual system status notification * Windows 8 touch screen support * Third-party apps for viewing live and recorded video from EyeSpyFX and BrightSentry * One-click configuration for NAS units from QNAP
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