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Video encoder with H.264

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Axis Communications, has announced a highly compact and cost-effective one-channel video encoder with H.264 video compression.

The AXIS M7001 Video Encoder is good for integrating any type of
analogue CCTV surveillance cameras into network video surveillance

The video encoder’s small size (smaller than a modern cellphone) also
makes it ideal for use in camera housings and discreet surveillance
applications, for example, in retail stores and banks. A small covert
camera is made available with the video encoder in the AXIS M7001
Covert Surveillance Kit.

The AXIS M7001 Video Encoder is designed to be installed close to an
analog camera. It converts analogue video signals from all types of
analogue cameras into digital video streams that are then sent over an
IP-based network (e.g. LAN/intranet/Internet). The video encoder also
provides pan, tilt, zoom support to PTZand PTZ dome cameras.

The AXIS M7001 can deliver two simultaneous video streams, one in H.264
and another in Motion JPEG, at full frame rate in all resolutions up to
D1 (720×480 in NTSC). The H.264 support drastically reduces bandwidth
and storage requirements without compromising image quality. Motion
JPEG is also supported for increased flexibility. The video encoder
also enables users to adjust image settings such as brightness,
contrast and saturation to improve images before encoding takes place.
Video motion detection is also supported.
The AXIS M7001 is powered over Ethernet using the same cable as for
data transmission, which simplifies installation. The video encoder
can, in turn, feed power to the small covert camera that is included in
the AXIS M7001 Covert Surveillance Kit.


The video encoder includes advanced network capabilities that optimize
the network video solution for security, efficiency and manageability.
The product is supported by the AXIS Camera Station video management
software, as well as the industry’s largest base of application
software through Axis’ Application Development Partner program. The
video encoder and covert surveillance kit are available through Axis’
distribution channels in February 2009 for the manufacturer’s suggested
prices of $299 and $399, respectively.

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