The Axis Communications 210031 kit contains 10 AXIS 241S 1-channel Blade Video Servers. Each server accepts a single analog fixed or dome camera and turns it into a virtual network camera complete with remote Internet viewing and recording, PTZ control and alarm I/O ports. These board shaped Blades are designed to slide into a 19" AXIS Rack Solution, which accepts up to twelve Blades and allows easy swapping between different Blade models. The Rack uses a single Ethernet port to connect to the network and supplies both power and serial camera control for each Blade Server. With each Blade accepting one camera, this 10-pack kit provides network connection for up to ten analog cameras. This makes it an essential package for large established security facilities looking to take full advantage of the latest in network technology without having to replace their existing high resolution and expensive analog equipment.
Simultaneous M-JPEG/MPEG-4 (30 FPS):
Single port servers are available in four different configurations, each designed to suit a particular application. This AXIS 241S Video Server has the distinction of being able to capture video simultaneously in both the MJPEG and MPEG-4 formats at a resolution of 704 x 480 and at speeds up to 30 FPS. This gives a user the necessary control over how data is transmitted over a network and also provides a user with the image clarity and smooth picture movement required to better identify people and objects.
A number of standard serial ports allow the direct connection of a PTZ dome camera. Once connected, the dome camera is treated like any other network camera, with a user able to control basic pan, tilt, and zoom functions as well as any additional complex operations like preset positions, tours and groups.
Alarm I/O Ports:
To further enhance security performance, this server features a number of alarm I/O ports. These I/O ports will accept a number of external sensors to trigger alarm alerts or to activate devices following an alarm event.
Built-In Motion Detection:
Built into the server is a motion detection function fully configurable for area and sensitivity. Motion detection not only alerts an operator to suspicious movement, but when used to trigger recording to a DVR, saves valuable time and network resources. To keep users apprised of all important events, this server can be set to send alerts to a designated Email address over the network.
Secure Network Management:
An elaborate encryption and filtering system is incorporated to prevent hackers and other illicit network infiltrators from accessing the camera. Authorized users however will find it easy to access the camera for viewing images and for PTZ control. A multi-user password system is employed to determine the level of access for general clients and an administrator.
|Resolution||4CIF, 2CIFExp, 2CIF, CIF, QCIF|
Max 704 x 480 (NTSC) 704 x 576 (PAL)
Min 160 x 120 (NTSC) 176 x 144 (PAL)
|Frame Rate||Motion JPEG|
Up to 30/25 fps at 4CIF
Up to 30/25 fps at 2CIF
Up to 21/17 fps at 4CIF
|Video Inputs||BNC x1|
|Video Outputs||BNC x1 (loop-through)|
|PTZ Control||Yes (via AXIS Rack)|
|Control Ports||(via AXIS Rack)|
RS-485/422 half duplex port
D-Sub for RS-232 port
|Alarm I/O||(Via AXIS Rack)|
4 Alarm inputs, 4 alarm outputs
|Network Interface||(Via AXIS Rack)|
|Web Browser Access||Camera live view for up to 20 clients|
Video recording to file (ASF)
Sequence tour for up to 20 PTZ presets or external Axis video sources
Customizable HTML pages
|Network Protocol Support||IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, TCP, QoS, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), RTSP, RTP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, SMTP, FTP, ICMP DHCP, UPnP, Bonjour, ARP, DNS, DynDNS, SOCKS, IEEE802.1X.|
|Simultaneous Client Access||Yes|
|Security||Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X authentication|
|System Requirements||Pentium III CPU 500 MHz or higher, or equivalent AMD|
128 MB RAM, AGP graphics card with 32 MB RAM and Direct Draw
Windows XP, 2000
DirectX 9.0 or later
Internet Explorer 6.x or later
|Power Requirements||Powered by AXIS Rack|
|Power Consumption||Powered by AXIS Rack|