Available in July, Axis has just introduced the P5544 PTZ dual-lens IP camera. Similar to the Mobotix DualDome D12 series this Axis camera has two different lenses for two different functions. Unlike the Mobotix DualDome D12 series which offers 180° recording, the Axis P5544 offers a complete 360° field of view.
One lens is for panoramic views and the other provides mechanical pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) functionality. This camera is advertised as ideal for wide surveillance overviews and detailed zoomed-in views for identification in applications such as:
- Train stations
- Logistics centers
- Shopping centers
The Axis P5544 supports 720p HDTV with 1280 x 720 resolution with H.264 compression to limit bandwidth and storage loads. With an IP51 rated casing for water and dust protection, this Axis states that:
The camera’s other features include day and night functionality for clearer video in low light conditions, and wide dynamic range for better visibility of objects in dark and light areas of a scene. AXIS P5544 supports two-way audio as well as audio detection, which can be used to trigger an alarm when unusual sounds are detected. The camera can connect to external devices such as sensors and relays to, for example, turn on lights or lock doors.
Pricing has yet to be announced. Check out Axis IP Cameras for additional options.