Telecom Lead India: Axis Communications, a provider
of network video has launched AXIS Camera Companion (ACC), which is an
entry-level IP video solution for small installations by the SMB segment of the
The solution consists of a free software client and Axis
network cameras or video encoders with SD-card support. The solution is
designed for systems from 1 to 16 cameras. It is ideal for retail stores, offices,
hotels or other small businesses that need easy-to-use and future-proof video
surveillance with HDTV quality.
While network video is increasingly replacing
analog technology in larger installations, smaller video systems still rely
heavily on analog cameras and DVRs. India has the largest SMB base in the
world, so we are thrilled to offer a solution that addresses the needs of this
important segment,” said Sudhindra Holla, India – country manager, Axis
The new solution allows small business owners to use HDTV
network cameras to help them clearly identify intruders, shoplifters and other
The company said that now video can be viewed live and
recordings played back either from on-site or remotely over the Internet.
The system supports motion detection and pan/tilt/zoom
control. Video clips and snapshots can be easily exported to colleagues and
authorities, and the system supports third-party apps for viewing live and
recorded video on leading smartphones and tablets, such as iPhone, iPad and
Since AXIS Camera Companion records all video in the
cameras or encoders, the solution becomes very simple, reliable and
cost-effective. With this small business owners can enjoy the benefits of
network video, such as excellent HDTV image quality, remote access to video and
scalability,” Sudhindra Holla added.
The company said that AXIS Camera Companion does not
require a central recording device. The cameras are powered over the network,
eliminating the need for separate power cables.
Furthermore, the company added that all images are
recorded onto a standard SD memory card in each camera, and even if a network
fails, the cameras keep recording.
Axis launches wireless cameras
Last year, Axis Communications announced the launch of
small and affordable AXIS M1043-W and AXIS M1044-W Network Cameras with
wireless connection capabilities, local recording of video and audio, and smart
video surveillance features.