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Axis Communications 240Q 4-Port Standalone Video Server

Axis Part # 0232-004

Model # AXIS 240Q Video Server

Axis Communications 240Q 4-Port Standalone Video Server
Axis Communications 240Q 4-Port Standalone Video Server
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The Axis Communications AXIS 240Q Video Server effectively bridges the gap between analog and digital technology. The server accepts four analog fixed or dome cameras and turns them into virtual network cameras complete with remote Internet viewing and recording, PTZ control and alarm I/O ports. This server includes its own enclosure and unlike a Blade, is designed for complete standalone operation and does not require installation in a Rack. Connection to the network is via a single Ethernet cable, making it quick and easy to setup and operate without the need for a local PC. These and other features make this server a very useful tool for long 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.

M-JPEG Streaming Only (6 FPS):
Video Servers are available in four different configurations, each designed to suit a particular application. This AXIS 240Q server captures video only in the M-JPEG mode and at speeds up to 6 FPS for every channel. Most of the other servers capture video simultaneously in both M-JPEG and MPEG-4 at speeds up to 30 FPS per channel. For this reason, this server is well suited for applications requiring dependable over the network streaming but do not require maximum network transmission versatility or full motion video.

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.

PTZ Control:
A number of standard serial ports allow the direct connection of PTZ dome cameras. Once connected, dome cameras are 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 events such as when a door or window is being forcefully opened, and to activate devices following an alarm event like turning a light on or locking down a row of doors.

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.

Signal SystemNTSC/PAL
CompressionM-JPEG only (11 levels)
Resolution4CIF, 2CIFExp, 2CIF, CIF, QCIF
max 704 x 480 (NTSC) 704 x 576 (PAL)
min 160 x 120 (NTSC) 176 x 144 (PAL)
Frame RateUp to 6/5 fps per channel
Switching MethodN/A
Video InputsBNC x4
Video OutputsNo
Audio InputsNo
Audio OutputsNo
PTZ ControlYes
Motion DetectionYes
USB PortNo
Control PortsRS-485/422 half duplex port
D-Sub for RS-232 port
Alarm I/O4 Alarm inputs, 4 alarm output
Network InterfaceRJ-45 (10/100BaseTX)
Web Browser AccessCamera live view, sequence tour for up to 20 PTZ presets or external Axis video sources, customizable HTML pages
Network Protocol SupportIPv4/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 AccessYes
SecurityMultiple user access levels with password protection
IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption
IEEE 802.1X network access control
System RequirementsPentium 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 Requirements7-20 VDC (includes power supply)
Power Consumption8W
Operating Temperature41 - 122°F (5 - 50°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD)5.5 x 1.7 x 6.1" (140 x 42 x 155mm)
Weight1.2 lbs (540 g)
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