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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:

 

 

Church Puts IP CCTV to Holy Different Use

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

A conversation in the local Co-Op between the vicar and a local resident led to IP cameras supplied by use-IP being used for a very different application than security.

As some elderly parishioners of St Peter and St Paul Church in Deddington began to find it difficult to attend the Sunday Service, the idea of a live audio stream was proposed. However, long pauses in the service (during communion, for example) revealed that both audio and video would be ideal. The brains behind the scheme, local resident David Rogers, used the church’s existing telephone line to establish a broadband connection, to which he connected a PC and IP cameras sourced from use-IP. He began with the Axis M1011 but found that the Axis M1054 was much more effective in producing the desired picture quality when viewed in full-screen. Recently, Mr Rogers has installed a second Axis M1054 facing the font at the rear of the Church to enable a second view, which is particularly useful during baptisms. A third IP camera (the Axis M1011-W) is used by the bell ringers of the church to alert them to the arrival of the bride during wedding services.

 

Using an application controlling Adobe Flash Live Media Encoder, the stream automatically switches on each morning and an operator can remotely adjust the volume to suit each service, whether it is solemn vows or a full choir and organ.

 

The project looks set to extend further into the UK, with interest from Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, St John’s in Carterton and Buckingham Parish Church. The use of IP cameras in churches has also been noted on a more worldwide scale, following a visit from the Curate of Deddington (armed with nothing more than a laptop, an Axis M1011 and some cables) to Sweden to stream the consecration of Bishop Elect Jan-Olof Johannson from Uppsala Cathedral.

 

St Peter & St Paul

Back in Deddington, the success of the project is undeniable. Services are streamed frequently in the local nursing home and hospital, much to the delight of loyal church-goers, with one broadcast reaching an audience of 160. The technology has even enabled new Godparents from as far as Kuala Lumpur and New Zealand to take their vows and actively partake in baptism services from thousands of miles away.

 

The possibilities seem endless. Future projects planned in the Parish include a communal reading of the St James’ Bible in honour of its 400th anniversary conducted over Skype and a ‘Christianity in 15 Objects’ series planned for 2011-12.

 

This may be a far cry from the ‘normal’ applications of IP CCTV Cameras but the work in Deddington goes a long way to prove how dynamic the products at use-IP can be.

 

For more information, please visit www.deddingtonchurch.org and watch a service yourself!

Axis IP Cameras – 15 Years of Development

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Axis IP cameras have been leading the market for the past 15 years!

I can remember the Axis 2100 well.

Great to see that even after 15 years Axis aren’t slowing down at all, with recently announced new models that will have their competitors working hard to keep up! More on those new models to follow in the coming days and weeks, checkout the video below for a brief overview of their product history.

Visit our webshop for the full range of Axis IP Cameras.

IP CCTV Guide Book from Axis

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Axis provide a 120-page Technical Guide to Network Video – free to download from their website.

Ideal for a bit of light reading in that quiet period between Christmas and New Year.

From the Introduction:

The move to open video systems—combined with the benefits of networking, digital
imaging, and camera intelligence—constitutes a far more effective means of security
surveillance and remote monitoring than has ever been reached before. Network video
provides everything that analog video offers, plus a wide range of innovative functions
and features that are only possible with digital technology.
Before setting up your own system, you need to consider what features are required.
It is equally important to consider factors such as performance, interoperability,
scalability, flexibility and future-proof functionality. This guide will walk you through
these factors, helping you to achieve a solution that fully takes advantage of the
potential of network video technology.

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