Ankush Kumar

IFSEC Global India Correspondent, IFSEC Global

March 30, 2015

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Axis Compression Innovation Slashes Bandwidth Requirements by 50%

Axis Communications has launched Zipstream technology that reduces the bandwidth and storage requirements of video surveillance applications by at least 50%.

The newly launched technology is compatible with the H.264 compression standard and can be used with the latest Axis cameras and leading VMS’ without additional investments.

“Significant progress towards better image quality with higher HDTV resolutions and increased low-light performance has also increased the requirements on the network and storage infrastructure,” says Johan Paulsson, Chief Technology Officer, Axis Communications.

“With Axis’ Zipstream technology we enable our customers to drastically reduce bandwidth and storage needs without compromising on important image details.”

“For example, more than twice the video footage can now be stored on SD cards or NAS’s in small systems built on AXIS Camera Companion as well as other edge recording applications.”

“Axis’ Zipstream technology adds a new module inside the network camera’s video compression engine which ensures that important details in the image get enough attention in the video stream while unnecessary data can be squeezed,” added Paulsson.

Axis’ Zipstream technology analyses and optimizes the network camera’s video stream in real tiZipstream_1503_lowme.

Scenes containing interesting details are recorded in full image quality and resolution while other areas are filtered out, to optimally use available bandwidth and storage.

Important forensic details like faces, tattoos or license plates are isolated and preserved, while irrelevant areas such as white walls, lawns and vegetation are sacrificed by smoothing in order to achieve the better storage savings.

Customers can use Axis’ Zipstream technology alongside other Axis network camera technologies such as Wide Dynamic Range – Forensic Capture and Lightfinder.

The first new products with Axis’ Zipstream installed are planned to be AXIS M1124/-E, AXIS M1125/-E and AXIS P1365/-E fixed network cameras, and AXIS P3224-LV/-LVE and AXIS P3225-LV/-LVE fixed dome network cameras.

Find out the latest news and product launches from Axis Communications AB on the IFSEC Global Directory

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