Axis 2120 Color Network Camera
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Product Description

Complete with built-in Web server and motion detection, the award-winning AXIS 2120 Network Camera is all you need to keep a visual track of events both at home and in the office.With no PC required for transmitting your images over the WAN/LAN or the Internet, you're just a network plug away from live remote monitoring from any convenient desktop.

For complete and easy to use monitoring of an area, room or hallway with motion detection, you need look no further than the Axis 2120 Color Network Camera. This camera is ideal for intruder detection, process control, industrial or public surveillance, visual security, image archiving, or any other application that requires remote monitoring.

The Axis 2120 Color Network Camera is a digital network camera that distributes live images or video over an intranet or the Internet. With a built-in Web Server and a direct network connection, the Axis 2120 allows high-quality remote surveillance from any browser on the network, and provides full Web-based control of its various management and configuration functions. Connecting directly to Ethernet networks, or to your local ISP using an external modem, the easy-to-use Axis 2120 is completely independent of any other file server and requires no special hardware or software for installation or use.

This 24-bit color camera utilizes a high-end 0.33-inch Sony super HAD interlaced CCD (charge-coupled device) sensor, with a resolution of 704-by-576 pixels and a minimum illumination down to one Lux. The Axis 2120 comes with a standard CS-mount, DC-iris varifocal (zoom) lens with a range of 3.5 to 8 millimeters, equivalent to 25 to 55 millimeters on a 35mm camera. Backlight compensation, AGC (Automatic Gain Control), automatic and fixed white balance, and exposure times ranging from 1/10,000 to 1/50 of a second, ensuring a high picture quality. With five user-controlled compression levels generating high-quality JPEG still images and motion-JPEG video, this camera can provide a frame rate of up to 30 frames-per-second (fps) for images and up to 25 fps for video. The Axis 2120 has 16 MB of DRAM, eight megabytes of which are available for pre/post alarm image storage, and four megabytes of internal flash memory that allows for simple firmware upgrades. Powered via a 12-volt external power cord (included), the 2120 camera requires a minimum of eight watts and a nine to 15-volt AC or DC power supply. This unit can operate in temperatures from five to 50-degrees Celsius.

Supporting TCP/IP, SMTP, HTTP and other protocols, the Axis 2120 can be configured and managed via its own simple Web-based administration tools through the use of a regular browser, and can be used in mixed environments such as Windows, Macintosh, Unix and others. This camera features a sophisticated motion detection system, exclusive multi-window triggering for non-critical remote monitoring, and in-picture programmable alarm functions triggered on time or alarm-based events that make them especially valuable for security applications. The 2120's DC-iris lens automatically regulates the amount of light entering the camera, so each unit provides a wide-angle zoom with minimum distortion making it ideal for outdoor use when installed in an appropriate outdoor housing. The Axis 2120 also has built-in support for the Axis 2191 Audio Module (sold separately), which allows live audio on your camera. Also included is a general input/output connector that can be used with Infrared sensors, door sensors, and other external devices. The 2120 also features a conveniently hidden push button on the front to return the camera to its original factory settings.

PPP (Point to Point Protocol) support allows you to use your Axis 2120 remotely over a serial link, just as if it were located on your local network. The camera can be easily configured for remote use via your PC and the supplied null modem cable. Because of the Axis 2120's self-contained Web server, your digital images can be secured like any other Internet host. Using the unit's security settings, which includes support for multi-user password protection, an administrator can assign whether individuals, groups, a whole company or the whole world can access the camera. In order to ensure maximum reliability and ease of use, the Axis 2120 is based on the Linux operating system, giving users access to free, open-source functionality.

Technical Features:

  • Sensitivity: 1 to 200,000 Lux with DC-iris varifocal lens; 1 to 5,000 Lux with fixed lens
  • Resolution: 704 by 576 pixels
  • Zoom: 2.3x
  • Frame rate: video up to 25 fps; images up to 30 fps
  • Dimensions: approximately 9 x 18 x 6 centimeters (WxDxH)
In sum, the Axis 2120 is a reliable, economical and high-quality monitoring system designed to be used over the Internet or internal networks. Though intended for both indoor and outdoor use, even with the varifocal DC-iris lens the CCD sensor may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light. This camera is optimized for use with Netscape, although Axis provides an ActiveX component for use with Internet Explorer.

About Surveillance Camera Technical Features
Lux rating is the measurement used to indicate how sensitive a camera is to light, and stands for the level of light reflected off a piece of paper by a candle from one meter away. Thus a sensitivity of three Lux would mean a camera could generate an acceptable picture of a piece-of-paper-sized object that was illuminated by the equivalent of three candles from one meter away. The lower the Lux level, the better the camera's ability to work in low-light conditions. The camera's resolution should be greater than or equal to the resolution supported by the system's recorder or monitor. The S/N, or signal to noise ratio, is an important measure of a camera's quality. A poor camera, low-light conditions or poor wiring causes "noise" which consumes processing power and disk space. A camera with a wide dynamic range is ideal, especially for recording areas in which both indoor and outdoor light are present. CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors provide high-quality images that are less susceptible to noise. CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors offer less image quality, but are usually more cost-effective and energy efficient.

About IP Cameras
An IP camera can be used to project images and video directly through a computer's Web browser for remote monitoring. An IP camera, unlike a web cam, contains the IP and Web page within it and can often be added to a network without additional configuration or software. Combined with a network video recorder, an IP camera can be used to construct a reliable video surveillance system.

What's in the Box
2120 camera, power adapter and cable, mounting assembly, serial null modem cable, software CD, installation guide, and warranty.