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Designed for small security applications (up to 16 cameras) and ideal for homes and small businesses, the Axis Camera Companion is the market’s easiest surveillance solution, allowing remote access without the use of a central PC, NVR or DVR.
This software allows the user to view video recorded to individual SD cards in each camera in superb HDTV quality. Please note that a suitable memory card for edge recording is displayed on each of our product pages under ‘Frequently Bought Together’.
With the new, more cost-effective, Axis wireless IP camera models M1043-W and M1044-W (both available soon from use-IP) and the recent announcement from Axis regarding the upcoming M1013 and M1014 models, the range of compatible cameras is only set to grow further.
Axis Camera Companion currently supports the majority of Axis network cameras and video encoders with firmware 5.40 or later.
For more information, take a look at the other videos on our product page for Axis Camera Companion.
At use-IP we often blog about new products from Axis Communications and include what at first seem to be the meaningless Axis product codes in the product names, such as “Q6032-E” “M1031-W” etc. Well, in fact, the product codes can give you a good overview of the specifications and possible applications of each model. Each character of the product code denotes a certain aspect of the product:
Take the M1031-W for example:
All of the above then gives you the series name, in this case the “Axis M10 Series“
There are many different possibilities for each character of the product name and Axis provide a breakdown of each of these on their website.
Please use the links below to access Axis product pages, datasheets and Axis’s full breakdown of product names:
Network camera manufacturer Axis Communications have recently released three new PTZ Dome Cameras; the Axis Q6032, the Axis Q6035 and the Axis Q6035-E. Whilst full specifications are available at our Axis product pages, here is a quick overview of each of the products in question:
The Axis Q6035-E shares almost all its technical specifications with the Axis Q6035, the only differences being related to audio and pan/tilt angles (for full description of differences see datasheet on product page). However, the most important difference is that the suffix “-E” model comes ready to mount outdoors in an IP66 rated housing.
A conversation in the local Co-Op between the vicar and a local resident led to IP cameras supplied by use-IP being used for a very different application than security.
As some elderly parishioners of St Peter and St Paul Church in Deddington began to find it difficult to attend the Sunday Service, the idea of a live audio stream was proposed. However, long pauses in the service (during communion, for example) revealed that both audio and video would be ideal. The brains behind the scheme, local resident David Rogers, used the church’s existing telephone line to establish a broadband connection, to which he connected a PC and IP cameras sourced from use-IP. He began with the Axis M1011 but found that the Axis M1054 was much more effective in producing the desired picture quality when viewed in full-screen. Recently, Mr Rogers has installed a second Axis M1054 facing the font at the rear of the Church to enable a second view, which is particularly useful during baptisms. A third IP camera (the Axis M1011-W) is used by the bell ringers of the church to alert them to the arrival of the bride during wedding services.
Using an application controlling Adobe Flash Live Media Encoder, the stream automatically switches on each morning and an operator can remotely adjust the volume to suit each service, whether it is solemn vows or a full choir and organ.
The project looks set to extend further into the UK, with interest from Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, St John’s in Carterton and Buckingham Parish Church. The use of IP cameras in churches has also been noted on a more worldwide scale, following a visit from the Curate of Deddington (armed with nothing more than a laptop, an Axis M1011 and some cables) to Sweden to stream the consecration of Bishop Elect Jan-Olof Johannson from Uppsala Cathedral.
Back in Deddington, the success of the project is undeniable. Services are streamed frequently in the local nursing home and hospital, much to the delight of loyal church-goers, with one broadcast reaching an audience of 160. The technology has even enabled new Godparents from as far as Kuala Lumpur and New Zealand to take their vows and actively partake in baptism services from thousands of miles away.
The possibilities seem endless. Future projects planned in the Parish include a communal reading of the St James’ Bible in honour of its 400th anniversary conducted over Skype and a ‘Christianity in 15 Objects’ series planned for 2011-12.
This may be a far cry from the ‘normal’ applications of IP CCTV Cameras but the work in Deddington goes a long way to prove how dynamic the products at use-IP can be.
For more information, please visit www.deddingtonchurch.org and watch a service yourself!