Archive for the ‘Axis’ Category

The New 4k IP Cameras – A Writeup of Axis and Hikvision’s Webinar

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Axis P1428-E - From use-IP's range of 4k IP cameras
Hikvision and Axis recently gave a webinar in conjunction with Security System News on the topic of 4k IP cameras, the challenges that the new technology brings, as well as the vast number of benefits we can expect to see within the next couple of years as it increasingly moves towards becoming the industry standard. Below is a short writeup of their discussion by us at use-IP, where we’ll go over their points and provide a general introduction to 4k technology for the average user. Be sure to check out the webinar yourself here if you’re interested, ‘From the Living Room to the Control Room: 4k Ultra HD Surveillance‘, as it makes for a very interesting listen for anyone excited about where the technology will be taking us over the next few years.


Axis Camera Companion

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Axis Camera Companion is a new programme, available for free download from the Axis website.

Designed for small security applications (up to 16 cameras) and ideal for homes and small businesses, the Axis Camera Companion is the market’s easiest surveillance solution, allowing remote access without the use of a central PC, NVR or DVR.

This software allows the user to view video recorded to individual SD cards in each camera in superb HDTV quality. Please note that a suitable memory card for edge recording is displayed on each of our product pages under ‘Frequently Bought Together’.

With the new, more cost-effective, Axis  wireless IP camera models M1043-W and M1044-W (both available soon from use-IP) and the recent announcement from Axis regarding the upcoming M1013 and M1014 models, the range of compatible cameras is only set to grow further.

Axis Camera Companion currently supports the majority of Axis network cameras and video encoders with firmware 5.40 or later.

Supported Products:

Network Cameras:

For ultimate convenience, remote access can be gained on-the-go via the EyeSpyFX Android Viewer and EyeSpyFX iPhone/iPad Viewer.

For more information, take a look at the other videos on our product page for Axis Camera Companion.




Axis Product Codes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

At use-IP we often blog about new products from Axis Communications and include what at first seem to be the meaningless Axis product codes in the product names, such as “Q6032-E”M1031-W” etc. Well, in fact, the product codes can give you a good overview of the specifications and possible applications of each model. Each character of the product code denotes a certain aspect of the product:

Take the M1031-W for example:

  • The “M” lets you know that it is a member of Axis’s affordable range
  • The first number “1” indicates the product type, in this case “fixed camera”
  • The second number “0” is the series number

All of the above then gives you the series name, in this case the “Axis M10 Series

  • The third number “3” indicates the running no.
  • The final number “1” indicates the resolution/no. of channels
  • And the letter at the end indicates any extra features the camera may have, in this case “W” for Wireless

Axis Product Naming Convention

There are many different possibilities for each character of the product name and Axis provide a breakdown of each of these on their website.

Please use the links below to access Axis product pages, datasheets and Axis’s full breakdown of product names:



Axis Q6032, Q6035 and Q6035-E PTZ Network Dome Cameras

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Network camera manufacturer Axis Communications have recently released three new PTZ Dome Cameras; the Axis Q6032, the Axis Q6035 and the Axis Q6035-E. Whilst full specifications are available at our Axis product pages, here is a quick overview of each of the products in question:

Axis Q6032 Indoor PTZ Network Dome Camera 0356-002

  •  35x Optical Zoom
  • IP52 rated housing
  • D1 Resolution and H.264 compression
  • Power over Ethernet Plus (IEEE 802.3at)
  • SD/SDHC card slot for on-board storage
  • Minimum illumination of 0.008 Lux
  • Two-way audio streaming
  • Axis T8123 High POE Midspan 1-port included

Axis Q6035 Indoor HDTV PTZ Network Dome Camera 0429-002

  • HDTV 1080p resolution at up to 25/30fps
  • HDTV 720p resolution at up to 50/60fps
  • True Day/Night
  • H.264 compression
  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • High Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3at)
  • IP52 rated housing
  • Minimum illumination of 0.04 Lux
  • H.264 Compression
  • Two-way audio streaming
  • SD/SDHC card slot for on-board storage
  • Axis T8123 High POE Midspan 1-port included

The Axis Q6035-E shares almost all its technical specifications with the Axis Q6035, the only differences being related to audio and pan/tilt angles (for full description of differences see datasheet on product page). However, the most important difference is that the suffix “-E” model comes ready to mount outdoors in an IP66 rated housing.

Please use the links below for product pages, datasheets and our entire Axis range:

Axis M31 Vandal-Resistant Outdoor Network Dome Cameras

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Axis have recently added four new vandal-resistant models to the Axis M31 series of compact network dome cameras; the Axis M3113-VE, the Axis M3114-VE, the Axis M3113-VE NOCAP and the Axis M3114-VE NOCAP. The Axis M3113-VE and the Axis M3114-VE provide many of the features of their predecessors with the added feature of a vandal-resistant casing to increase reliability in tough applications. The key features of both models are:

Axis M3113-VE Vandal-Resistant Network Dome Camera 0412-001

  • 2.9mm fixed focal lens with horizontal viewing angle of 66°
  • H.264 and Motion JPEG compression
  • Frame rate of 30fps in all resolutions
  • SVGA resolution up to 800×600
  • IP67 rated impact-resistant aluminium/plastic casing
  • Support for Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af (Class 1)

Axis M3114-VE Vandal-Resistant Network Dome Camera 0413-001

  • 2.9mm fixed focal lens with horizontal viewing angle of 80°
  • H.264 and Motion JPEG compression
  • Frame rate of 30fps in all resolutions
  • HDTV 720p 1MP resolution at 1280×800
  • IP67 rated impact-resistant aluminium/plastic casing
  • Support for Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af (Class 1)


N.B. Both the M3113-VE and the M3114-VE have a variant model with almost identical specifications with the added suffix of NOCAP which simply indicates that the model does not come with the weather shield included in the standard model. Removing the weather shield has impact on only one element of the camera’s performance:

The camera tilt adjustment of the standard model (with weather shield) is 0°-65° whereas the tilt adjustment of the NOCAP model (without weather shield) is 0°-90°.

For M31-VE product pages, M31 series pages and our entire Axis range please use links below: