Axis Communications unveils AXIS P5414-E PTZ Dome Network Camera, the first in a new line of uniquely designed outdoor-ready pan/tilt/zoom domes with “direct drive” technology meant for wall-mounting.
The new HDTV 720p-quality PTZ dome with 18x optical zoom is ideal for use in city and perimeter surveillance applications, parking garages, campuses and schoolyards, and outside of retail and medical buildings.
The intelligent direct drive pan/tilt system found in AXIS P5414-E facilitates easy wall-mount installation and supports mechanical PTZ endurance by limiting the amount of moving parts. The camera is directly attached to the drive shaft of two motors – one for panning and another for tilting the camera. With no mechanical parts such as belts or gears, AXIS P5414-E creates a durable and highly efficient pan/tilt system to provide customers with a reliable and robust PTZ camera. Other innovations include a built-in wall bracket that eliminates the need to purchase a separate mounting accessory, which provides additional cost-savings and makes installation quicker and easier. See demo movie.
With the ability to pan 270°, AXIS P5414-E can also be mounted on the corner of a building using a corner mount bracket to enable wide area coverage and high optical zoom for detailed surveillance in HDTV resolution.
AXIS P5414-E features an integrated sunshield designed for easy removal, allowing customers to paint it to match the installation environment. This sunshield’s sloping form helps the camera resist attempts by vandals to pull it down. The camera has a hidden junction box that supports two-way audio, a memory card slot, four configurable inputs/outputs to external devices, and the option to use either 24 V DC or Power over Ethernet Plus (IEEE 802.3at). AXIS P5414-E also supports Advanced Gatekeeper, which enables the camera to automatically pan, tilt and zoom to a preset position when motion is detected in a predefined area.
AXIS P5414-E is expected to be available in July 2013 through Axis distribution channels at the suggested retail price of $1599.