Axis Communications AXIS 221 Day/Night Network Camera

Axis Communications AXIS 221 Day/Night Network Camera with 3-8mm Varifocal AI Lens, Simultaneous MJPEG & MPEG-4, PoE and Motion Detection

Axis Communications AXIS 221 Day/Night Network Camera with 3-8mm Varifocal AI Lens, Simultaneous MJPEG & MPEG-4, PoE and Motion Detection

B&H # AX221 MFR # 0221-004
Axis Communications AXIS 221 Day/Night Network Camera

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The Axis Communications AXIS 221 is a high performance network camera specifically developed for applications requiring dependable day and night security surveillance. This makes it an excellent choice for monitoring parking lots, highway traffic conditions, sports stadiums, shopping centers, government buildings and numerous other applications.

True Day/Night Function with IR Cut Filter
In order to provide the best possible image quality 24-hours a day, this camera uses a removable IR cut filter to switch from high resolution color during the day to an ultra sensitive B/W mode when light levels fall.
Outstanding Image Quality with Pentax Lens
Utilizing a 1/3" progressive scan CCD and a Pentax lens, this camera is capable of delivering superior image quality with the sharpness and color depth required in closely identifying people and objects.
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
When used together with a PoE feeder, Power over Ethernet has the ability to power the camera via the standard network data cable. PoE greatly simplifies camera installation by allowing it to be placed in areas with no direct access to an AC outlet. Furthermore, when used in conjunction with a UPS (uninterrupted power supply), PoE will keep the camera operating in the event of a local power outage.
Simultaneous MJPEG & MPEG-4 Streaming
Video is captured simultaneously in both the JPEG and MPEG-4 formats. This provides the necessary versatility in transmitting over a network, allowing a user for example to set the camera to display images in the superior quality MJPEG format and the same time have the camera record in the faster MPEG-4 format to reduce file sizes.
Motion Detection with Pre & Post Alarm Image Capture
Built into the camera is a motion detection function fully configurable for area and sensitivity. Motion detection not only alerts an operator to suspicious activities but when used to trigger recording saves valuable time as well as storage and network resources. Images preceding and following an alarm event are recorded along with event footage, giving an operator a better evaluation of an occurrence.
In the Box
Axis Communications AXIS 221 Day/Night Network Camera with 3-8mm Varifocal AI Lens, Simultaneous MJPEG & MPEG-4, PoE and Motion Detection
  • Pentax TS3V310ED 3-8mm Varifocal lens (CS-mount)
  • Power supply (9 VDC)
  • Camera stand
  • Connector kit
  • Network management software
  • MPEG-4 licenses (1 encoder, 1 decoder)
  • MPEG-4 decoder (Windows)
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Axis Communications 212 specs

    Image Sensor 1/3" Sony Wfine progressive scan RGB CCD
    Horizontal Resolution N/A
    Lens (Pentax TS3V310ED)

    Focal Length: 3-8mm, F1.0
    Mount: CS mount
    Horizontal Angle of View: 35-93°
    Focus Range: 0.3m to infinity
    Iris Operation Auto (DC iris)
    Pan & Tilt No
    Minimum Illumination Color: 0.65 lux at F1.0
    B/W: 0.08 lux at F1.0
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    IR Illumination No
    Built-In Microphone No
    Audio Input No
    Audio Output No
    Controls Color Level
    White Balance
    Electronic Shutter
    Exposure Control
    Exposure Area
    Back Light Compensation
    Fine tuning of behaviour at low light
    Alarm I/O 2 Alarm inputs, 1 alarm output (via terminal block)
    Compression Format Simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4
    Picture Size 16 resolutions from 640 x 480 to 160 x 120 via API
    5 selections via configuration web page
    Frame Rate Motion JPEG
    Up to 45 fps at 640 x 480
    60 fps at 480x360 or lower

    Up to 24 fps at 640x480 30 fps at 480x360 or lower
    Built-In SD Card Slot No
    Web Browser Access Camera live view, sequence tour capability for up to 20 Axis cameras, customizable HTML pages
    Simultaneous Client Access 20 simultaneous users
    Unlimited number of users using multicast (MPEG-4)
    Multiple Camera Views Yes (with included software)
    Motion Detection Yes (multi-window)
    Network Interface RJ-45
    System Requirements Windows
    Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, ME or 98
    Pentium III 500MHz (or equivalent AMD)
    128MB Memory
    AGP Graphics card with Direct Draw and 32MB of memory
    DirectX 9.0 or later
    Internet Explorer 5 or later
    Power Requirements 7-24 VDC
    10-24 VAC
    Power over Ethernet
    Power Consumption DC: 5.5W
    AC: 7.5 VA
    Operating Temperature 41 - 122°F (5 - 50°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.5 x 1.9 x 7.3" (88 x 49 x 186mm)
    Weight 1.2 lbs (550 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 7.45 x 4.1"

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