Axis Communications introduced AXIS M70 and AXIS P72 Video Encoder Series with the market’s most comprehensive set of network video surveillance capabilities, the company said. These new products enable cost-effective migration from analog CCTV to a powerful IP-based video surveillance system. The new Axis encoders offer one of the most cost-efficient solutions on the market, with $125 per channel for H.264 video encoding at 15 fps, and $155 to $175 per channel for H.264 video and audio at full frame rate (30 fps), both in full D1 resolution (720 x 480). This makes AXIS M70 and AXIS P72 Series ideal for small and medium-sized locations, such as retail outlets, gas stations, convenience stores and small offices. The encoders range from 4- to 16-channel models. “With today’s release of AXIS M70 and P72 Series, we now offer a range of 16 different video encoders to help guide surveillance end-users into the digital age while protecting their existing analog investment. Encoders offer a great migration strategy, especially in segments like retail where there is a long-standing history of using analog surveillance,” said Fredrik Nilsson of Axis Communications Inc.