Axis 2100 Color Network Camera (10-pack)
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Product Description

This camera provides crisp, quality images and streaming video from anywhere on your network. The AXIS 2100 Network Camera is a Plug and Watch digital camera with direct network attach! No PC required - the camera operates stand-alone and can be placed wherever there is a LAN connection or an available modem. It even contains a high performance web server, so you can put the camera directly on the Internet!

For complete and easy to use monitoring of up to 10 rooms and hallways, you need look no further than the Axis 2100 Color Network Camera (10-pack). This system 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 2100 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 2100 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 2100 is completely independent of any other file server and requires no special hardware or software for installation or use.

Each 24-bit color camera utilizes a high-end 0.25-inch Sony progressive-scan CCD (charge-coupled device) sensor, with a resolution of 640-by-480 pixels and a minimum illumination down to three Lux. The Axis 2100 comes with a replaceable, standard 4mm wide-angle CS lens, equivalent to a 35mm lens on a standard camera with aperture 2.0, with rotational focus control that can focus from 0.5-millimeters to infinity. Backlight compensation, AGC (Automatic Gain Control), automatic and preset white balance, and exposure times ranging from 1/30,000 to 0.7 of a second, ensure a higher picture quality. With five different compression levels generating high-quality JPEG still images and motion-JPEG video, the cameras can provide images at up to 10 frames-per-second (fps). Each camera has eight megabytes of RAM and uses two megabytes of internal flash memory that allow for simple firmware upgrades. Powered via a 12-volt external power supply (included), each camera generally has a seven-watt maximum power consumption. Each unit can operate in temperatures from five to 40-degrees Celsius.

Supporting TCP/IP, SMTP, HTTP and other protocols, the Axis 2100 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. The Axis 2100 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, motion detectors, and other external devices. The 2100 also features a conveniently hidden push button on the front to adjust focus and other functions.

PPP (Point to Point Protocol) support allows you to use your Axis 2100 remotely over a serial link, just as if it was located on your local network. The cameras can be easily configured for remote use via your PC and the supplied null modem cable. Because of the Axis 2100'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 cameras. In order to ensure maximum reliability and ease of use, the Axis 2100 is based on the Linux operating system, giving users access to free, open-source functionality.

Technical Features:

  • Sensitivity: 3 Lux to 10,000 Lux
  • Resolution: 640 by 480 pixels
  • Focal range: 0.5 millimeters to infinity
  • Frame rate: up to 10 fps
  • Dimensions: approximately 10 x 15 x 4 centimeters (WxDxH)
In short, the Axis 2100 is a reliable, economical and high-quality monitoring system designed to be used over the Internet or internal networks. Intended for indoor use only (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. Note: The Axis 2100 is a discontinued model and will be supported by Axis through February, 2008.

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
10 2100 cameras, 10 power adapters and cables, 10 mounting assemblies, serial null modem cable, software CD (for one camera), installation guide, and warranty.

  • Built-in Web server and network connection
  • View live images from any network-connected PC
  • Input/output connector to trigger the camera on external events
  • Can be password protected, or open to the entire world
  • Quick and easy installation, for indoor use only