Anthony Incorvati of Axis displays the Q1615-E
Axis Communications is here at the ITS World Congress to demonstrate the latest innovations in IP video technology, something the company is uniquely qualified to do. Twenty years ago, all surveillance cameras were analogue and delivered video via a coaxial cable to a recorder that stored the video on a VHS tape. Axis Communications says that when it invented the network camera in 1996, it made it possible to connect a video camera directly to a computer network. The shift from analogue to digital technology has already changed the global security market, and it’s changing the ITS market too.
Unlike its analogue predecessor, IP video provides improved image usability, camera intelligence and open standards. Here in Detroit, Axis is demonstrating the latest innovations in IP video technology. Lightfinder and wide dynamic range – Forensic Capture are just two features of the new Axis Q1615-E. The company says that this outdoor-ready fixed network camera offers exceptional image quality in HDTV 1080p in varying lighting conditions.
“Improved video quality following HDTV standards has made it much easier to identify people and objects in recorded video, even down to licence plate numbers,” says Anthony Incorvati, business development manager at Axis Communications. Intelligent camera capabilities have made it possible to alert traffic management centres and other users automatically when there is an incident, enabling faster redirection of traffic and dispatch of emergency services. Analytics are also being used to collect important data to support planners and engineers for future projects. And, since network cameras are based on open IP standards, authorised users get secure and flexible access via a computer or handheld device, from anywhere.