A perfect solution for small to mid-sized systems - AXIS Camera Station is a complete monitoring and recording system for up to 50 cameras. Installed on a standard PC, it is ideal for retail shops, hotels and schools. It offers easy installation and setup with automatic camera discovery, a powerful Configuration Wizard and efficient management of the Axis network video products in the system. The software has extensive language support.
A reliable solution installed at 35,000 sites worldwide - To eliminate compatibility problems and secure system uptime, AXIS Camera Station is designed to perfectly match Axis? wide range of network products and product features.
Support for H.264 video compression and camera-based alarm triggers such as motion detection, Cross Line Detection enable optimization of bandwidth and storage efficiency. Support for fail-over recording and tampering alarm in cameras with SD/SDHC card further secure system operation.
Superior image quality - AXIS Camera Station makes it possible to view, record and export high-quality video in H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG compression formats. Support for progressive scan, megapixel and HDTV resolution further improves identification and ensures a level of image quality that surpasses that from a DVR solution with analog cameras.
Remote viewing of one or several sites - The Windows client of AXIS Camera Station can be installed on any PC, enabling remote viewing and control of one or several video surveillance sites from anywhere. All you need is an Internet connection.
AXIS Camera Station or DVRs? AXIS Camera Station in combination with Axis network video products offers many benefits compared with analog surveillance systems based on Digital Video Recorders:
System scalability - AXIS Camera Station is installed on a standard PC, which reduces response times and simplifies upgrades/replacements (as opposed to when using proprietary equipment such as DVRs). Cameras and licenses can be easily added one by one. The system hardware can be expanded to meet increased performance requirements
Image quality - With progressive scan, and HDTV and megapixel resolutions, network camera technology has surpassed the image quality provided by analog cameras with DVRs.
Cost effectiveness - Most facilities are already wired with network cables, thus an IP-Surveillance solution requires no additional wiring for video, audio and remote PTZ control. Most Axis network network video products support Power over Ethernet (PoE), which allows you to power the devices through the network and eliminate the wiring needed for electrical outlets. Using standard PC and server hardware for video recording and storage rather than proprietary equipment such as DVRs, radically reduces management and equipment costs.
Camera intelligence - Advanced network cameras and video encoders with built-in intelligence or analytics, such as video motion detection, audio detection alarmand active tampering alarm reduce the amount of uninteresting recordings. Multi-view streaming and fail-over recording in cameras are examples of new possibilities for system optimization and improved reliability that are not available in an analog solution.
System integration - Network video products based on open standards can be easily integrated with computer and Ethernet-based information systems, audio or security systems and other digital devices. For instance, video from a network camera can be integrated into a Point of Sales system or a building management system. AXIS Camera Station comes with an open interface for easy integration with third-party applications.
Installation scenarios - The need for comprehensive network video surveillance solutions in retail shops, production facilities, office premises, service locations, hotels, schools and many other kinds of public venues is growing.
Scenario 1: Flexible monitoring of a single site
AXIS Camera Station and Axis network cameras are installed on the same local network. Viewing, playback and administration can be done locally or remotely by installing AXIS Camera Station client on a PC with Internet access.
Scenario 2: Remote monitoring of several sites
AXIS Camera Station and Axis network cameras are installed on several dispersed sites. Viewing, playback and administration of all sites can be done locally or remotely by installing AXIS Camera station client on a PC with Internet access.
User interface - The AXIS Camera Station user interface is developed with a focus on ease-of-use and intuitive handling, with navigation tools that provide quick access to cameras and recordings in the system.
Supported languages - AXIS Camera Station has multilingual support for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, Danish, Turkish, Arabic and Persian.
Live view - Live view provides a single interface to organize and monitor Axis network cameras and video encoders on your network.
Playback - Recordings - Search, playback and export recordings from one or many cameras in a desired time interval with timeline visualization.
Camera Management - Manage your Axis network video products in an efficient way. Using standard network protocols and methods, you can set IP addresses and passwords, see the connection status and manage firmware upgrades of multiple devices.