Axis Communications announced at ASIS last week the newest addition to complement its AXIS P33 series: AXIS P3346 Fixed Dome Network Cameras. AXIS P3346 is the industry’s first fixed dome network camera to feature P-Iris control with three-megapixel resolution as well as an HDTV 1080p option, the company said.


AXIS P3346 is easily installed thanks to its modular design and remote zoom and focus capabilities, and offers the highest resolution in the AXIS P33 series. The entire line of AXIS P33 network cameras is designed for efficient installation in both indoor and harsh outdoor environments.


“By continuing to cultivate the P-Iris technology that Axis announced earlier this year, we’re excited to add a multi-megapixel and 1080p option to one of our best-selling fixed dome product lines: AXIS P33 series,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. “As we strive to provide quality at all levels in our product portfolio, AXIS P3346 keeps us on this path by offering superb image quality with a very high-quality lens, complete with ease-of-installation features for many different indoor and outdoor application scenarios.”


The new fixed domes can deliver three megapixel resolution at 20fps, as well as wide screen HDTV 1080p video at 30fps, with great clarity and sharpness. The P-Iris control allows the camera to optimize the iris position for depth of field, lens resolution and incoming light to produce superb image quality with optimum sharpness in all lighting conditions, Axis stated.


All three available models — indoor, indoor vandal-resistant and outdoor vandal-resistant (AXIS P3346/-V/-VE) — can be easily and quickly installed due to a combination of smart features, including remote zoom for adjusting the angle of view over the network and remote focus that eliminates the need for manual focusing.


Moreover, these cameras support multi-view streaming, allowing up to eight specific view areas to be cropped from the full field-of-view and then streamed simultaneously with high performance. By streaming only the selected areas of interest instead of the full view, the utilization of network bandwidth and storage is optimized.


AXIS P3346/-V/-VE network cameras are supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner program, as well as by AXIS Camera Station, the company reported.