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Axis introduces revolutionary PTZ Network Camera without moving parts


LUND, Sweden. – (May 8, 2006) – Axis Communications announce today the revolutionary AXIS 212 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Network Camera, for indoor security surveillance. The camera incorporates a digital PTZ device that provides instant, one-click pan/tilt/zoom functionality and automatic patrolling without wear and tear on moving parts. The AXIS 212 PTZ’s compact and discreet design makes it ideal for monitoring areas up to 150 square metres, such as shops and reception areas.

The AXIS 212 PTZ Network Camera incorporates a high quality, three mega pixel sensor and a wide-angle lens that allow users to instantly zoom in on objects within 150 square metres. It provides simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 compression in order to optimize image quality and bandwidth utilization. The AXIS 212 PTZ also features two-way audio, including a built-in microphone, and Power over Ethernet to run data and power over a single cable and reduce cabling installation costs.

“Axis is setting a new standard with the AXIS 212 PTZ, which is our first digital Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera without moving parts,” said Johan Lembre, Vice President, Product Management of Axis Communications. "With this new product, we are meeting the market’s requirements for a
reliable and extremely cost-efficient indoor network camera. "

The AXIS 212 PTZ features pre- and post-alarm image buffering, video motion detection, and scheduled and triggered event functionality with alarm notification. The network camera comes with a comprehensive set of security features such as multi-level password protection, IP address filtering and HTTPS encryption.

The AXIS 212 PTZ will be available in July through Axis’ distribution channels. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is € 449.

About Axis
Axis increases the value of network solutions. The company is an innovative market leader in network video and print servers. Axis’ products and solutions are focused on applications such as security, surveillance, remote monitoring and document management. The products are based on in-house developed chip technology, which is also sold to third parties.

Axis was founded in 1984 and is listed on the O-list (Attract 40) of Stockholmsbörsen (XSSE: AXIS). Axis operates globally with offices in 16 countries and in cooperation with distributors, system integrators and OEM partners in 70 countries. Markets outside Sweden account for more than 95% of sales. Information about Axis can be found at


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