Jay Kay Event – Axis
During the Jay Kay Systems event, we had opportunities to meet in small groups with each manufacturer. These are my notes from the various sessions.
Scott – out of Calgary
Axis tries to deal with standards – HDTV – min 720p, 30 fps, etc.
Megapixel -> not really a standard, different companies can refer to it differently
WDR – Wide Dynamic Range -> Helps with severe bright background light.
H.264 reduce HD video from 23 mbps to 1.8ish mbps – very nice.
Going from 30 fps to say 15 fps really isn’t much different in what we can see, but reduces bandwidth and storage significantly.
Lightfinder – take a really faint light source, make a very nice video picture.
IR Illumination is a little tougher – bit of a niche technology -> hard to have good picture quality.
Cameras have some built-in analytics. ie. Loitering, dwell time, people count.
Three product lines:
m – entry level – great image quality, may not have day night, no audio, fixed view
p – -40 temperature rating, maybe some i/o ports, maybe audio
q – Very nice
m series has 1 year warranty
p/q has 3 years warranty
There is a software package that can be downloaded, but really intended for managing a camera or two.
Really focus on the cameras, NOT the management software.
I was really impressed with the Axis approach, their camera products and their willingness to be very clear about where their strengths and weaknesses are.