Axis Communications, Booth 18051 Axis Communications presents what it calls the world’s smallest, ceiling-mount pan/tilt/zoom dome network cameras with HDTV performance. AXIS M50 PTZ Dome Network Camera Series offers security directors and business managers a highly discreet and affordable solution for monitoring indoor areas, such as retail stores, banks, hotels, office lobbies, restaurants and warehouses, with remote monitoring capabilities to improve security and more effectively manage one or more locations.

AXIS M50 Series can deliver multiple, individually configurable H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams simultaneously.

"With the launch of this affordably priced, palm-sized PTZ dome series, businesses of all types have the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility and wide-coverage viewing that a pan/tilt/zoom camera provides, with the bonus of an HDTV option,” said Fredrik Nilsson, of Axis Communications Inc.

With a sleek and compact design, AXIS M50 cameras are only 5.1 in. wide and 2.2 in. high, enabling high-quality 360 deg. surveillance (±180 deg. pan, 90 deg. tilt and 3x digital zoom) with HDTV 720p resolution in a package smaller than the average hand (see video). As a complement to its intelligent motion detection capabilities, a built-in microphone also enables audio detection that monitors for unusual noises.

The mini PTZ dome cameras are easy to install on soft and hard ceilings as well as on walls, and can cover an area of up to 4,300 sq. ft. With an IP51 rating, the cameras are dustproof and protected from dripping water, enabling video to be taken even when a sprinkler system is activated. The cameras are powered using Power over Ethernet (PoE IEEE 802.3af), which simplifies installation because a standard network cable, when connected to a switch with PoE support, will carry power, video and PTZ controls.

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