AXIS 212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V Network Cameras

AXIS 212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V
Network Cameras
Full overview and instant zoom – without moving parts
AXIS 212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V Network Cameras
A whole new definition of PTZ
AXIS 212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V are no
ordinary PTZ cameras. They are the
only PTZ network cameras that
provide full overview, and instant,
one-click pan/tilt/zoom – with
maintained sharp image resolution.
And it’s all done without moving parts,
so there’s no wear and tear. In short,
it’s a whole new definition of PTZ.
Full overview
A full 140° field of vision provides video of the entire monitored
area. Conventional PTZ cameras can view only one part of the
whole video scene at a time.
Instant pan/tilt/zoom
Zooming in from full overview to close-up is instant, in onestep clicks. There’s no delayed reaction. Pan and tilt functions
work in the same way.
No moving parts
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras are unique in using a
wide-angle lens and a 3 megapixel sensor to achieve PTZ
functionality. No moving parts are needed, which means no
wear and tear.
AXIS 212 PTZ-V has a vandal-resistant casing that provides
effective protection against tampering as no part can be
forcibly moved.
Maintained resolution
Many cameras cannot deliver an overview with sharp
resolution, nor maintain resolution when zooming.
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras maintain sharp images at all
Video Surveillance in
demanding environments
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras are perfect for indoor
surveillance or premises up to 150 m2 (500 sq ft), such as shops,
reception areas, banks, server rooms and other places where
you need to see the whole area and have the possibility to
zoom in for detailed inspection and monitoring.
The AXIS 212 PTZ-V is a vandal-resistant network camera with
metal base and durable cover providing excellent protection
against vandalism – while offering the same superior camera
performance as AXIS 212 PTZ.
No moving parts
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras achieve full overview as well as
instant pan/tilt/zoom without moving parts, which means no
wear and tear. This unique feature is based on two determining
> A wide-angle lens combined with a 3 megapixel sensor
> Utilization of the full "windowing" possibilities:
the cameras capture predetermined sections of the
overview without mechanical motion.
The advantages of no moving parts are considerable:
> No wear and tear – and a level of durability and reliability
far ahead of conventional PTZ.
> No noise – thus making the cameras even more discreet.
> No way to tell where the cameras are pointing. In fact, the
cameras seems to follow anyone on the premises.
> No delay for mechanical movement – enabling instant
pan/tilt/zoom, and thus no time lag in the images.
Resolution –
sharp and maintained
The dotted lines show the limited area covered by conventional PTZ cameras.
If the man on the left was shoplifting, he would be out of view.
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras let you view the entire monitored area. There
are no hidden areas.
Instant pan/tilt/zoom
The 3x zoom provides instant, one-click zoom functionality.
Consequently, from the overview image, a security officer can
zoom in 3 times on any suspicious behavior by just clicking
on the part of the image where it’s happening. No other PTZ
camera can zoom in instantly on off-centered action. And
since there is no movement in the lens system, the cameras
instantly change the field of view. It’s this simple:
> Overview of the whole scene in perfect image quality
> Pan, tilt and zoom with one click
> Follow a visitor with one click
> Return to overview with one click
Many cameras cannot deliver an overview with sharp
resolution, nor maintain resolution when zooming.
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras can, because they have such
outstanding image resolution to start with.
Overview – the starting point
By having a full overview of 140° (pan), AXIS 212 PTZ network
cameras waste no pixels. This means that the full image sensor
can be used for image quality purposes – and the difference
is astonishing.
3x zoom
180/360° degree cameras cover a bigger area, but at the expense of spreading
the amount of available pixels (resolution) over areas that are often of no
interest. With the AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras, you see everything you need
to see, and the image is sharper.
Superior Image quality
AXIS 212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V offer progressive scan and advanced
signal processing based on a 3 megapixel CMOS sensor.
When you zoom in on suspicious behavior, you increase your chances of being
able to identify what is happening and who is involved.
Oversampling is a technology that uses the advantages of a
high-resolution sensor (2048x1536 pixels) in its full format.
This means that, whether in full overview mode or when
zooming in, full 1:1 VGA resolution of 640x480 pixels is
maintained - resulting in a brighter image, more detail and
higher contrast.
You can access live and recorded video at any time from any
computer anywhere. AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras also allow
for powerful event management with multi-window motion
detection, audio detection and I/O (input/output) for connecting
devices such as external relays and sensors to activate lights or
open/close doors. The pre- and post-image alarm buffer further
contributes to powerful event management, by securing images
just before and after an alarm. AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras
support AXIS Camera Station video management software,
offering all the advanced capabilities you need: remote video
monitoring, recording and playback.
AXIS 212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V include VAPIX®, Axis Communications’
powerful Application Programming Interface (API), facilitating
the development of customized applications. They also ensure
that you benefit from the widest available range of third
party applications, available via Axis Application Development
1x zoom
3x zoom
When you zoom in 3 times, you obtain normal VGA 1:1 resolution®
Bandwidth saver
Easy installation
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras are optimized for wall
mounting. An adapter is provided for angled mounting, so that
when positioned at a specific angle, the camera can monitor a
specific area along a wall or corridor, for instance.
Another obvious advantage of VGA resolution combined with
enhanced image quality is lower requirements on bandwidth
and storage capacity. AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras are able
to efficiently "window" a specific portion of the 3 megapixel
sensor grid. In doing so, the cameras filter out unnecessary
information, which offloads your network and storage capacity,
and lets you capture a well-defined "image concentrate".
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras offer the highest degree of
security by using multiple, password-protected user access levels,
IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption and IEEE 802.1X network
access control. With the appropriate access rights, video from
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras can be accessed from any
computer, anywhere, at any time.
IPv6 is supported in addition to IPv4, as insurance against
the growing shortage of IP addresses, eliminating the need
for network address translation and simplifying configuration
in an IPv6-enabled network. Network utilization is optimized
with the support for Quality of Service (QoS), which enables
reservation of network capacity and prioritization of missioncritical surveillance in a QoS-aware network.
Angle adapter for left
and right mounting
The angled wall mount will help you
optimize the direction of the tunnel vision
so that no sensor space is wasted.
Built-in Power over Ethernet enables power
to be delivered to AXIS 212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V via
the network, consolidating power for higher
reliability as well as further reducing cabling
requirements and installation costs.
The security
Market trends for cameras, particularly those for use
within security applications, indicate a growing
interest in PTZ network cameras, as network video
has made it possible to easily manage cameras
remotely with no extra cables. Built-in
Power over Ethernet further contributes to
this by enabling power to be delivered to
AXIS 212 PTZ network cameras via the network,
consolidating power for higher reliability as well
as further reducing cabling requirements and
installation costs.
The lack of moving parts contributes to operating reliability
as well as resistance to tampering. Even though the camera
does not need to move to capture a full field of view, it gives
the impression of following anybody within its range. This
can be a significant security factor, as people tend to act
responsibly if they feel they’re being watched.
Simultaneous MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG video streams for
optimized quality and bandwidth usage together with preand post-alarm image buffering, video motion detection,
scheduled and triggered event functionality with alarm
notification provide effective indoor monitoring. The builtin two-way audio support enables remote users to not only
view, but also listen in on an area and communicate orders
or requests to visitors or intruders, thereby increasing the
monitoring options.
In short, these compact and
discreet cameras are ideal for indoor
environments where you need an
overview and the possibility to
instantly pan, tilt and zoom for
detailed inspections. Add open
integration capacities, flexibility,
scalability and the added security
that comes with a reliable product
from a reliable supplier, and you
have the ideal solution for indoor
video surveillance.
AXIS 212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V Network Cameras: A typical installation
212 PTZ-V
network camera
Give instructions, orders or
provide help by connecting
a loudspeaker to the camera
Record sound, listen
to what is happening,
activate an audio alarm
PC with video
recording application
Record what you are
looking at or schedule
your recordings
Use a relay to send alarms through the camera
or turn on the light after an alarm
Secure power to the cameras
and recording system with an
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Easily connect to the
AXIS 212 PTZ network
cameras via a standard
PC on the network or the
Axis video
surveillance joystick
All pan/tilt/zoom
functions in your hands
AXIS 212 PTZ: Tamper-resistant
AXIS 212 PTZ-V: Vandal-resistant
Image sensor
1/2” progressive scan CMOS 3.1 Megapixel
Fujinon, F1. 8, fixed iris
Focal length: 2.7 mm
Focus range: 0.2 m to infinity (from front of lens)
Angle of view
44° - 140° horizontal
35° - 105° vertical
3x, 0.1 s from wide to tele
Minimum illumination 10 Lux wide mode
20 Lux tele mode
Pan range
± 70° instant pan
Tilt range
± 52° instant tilt
Max speed
Video compression
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4 Part 2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2) with motion estimation
Profiles: ASP and SP
9 resolutions from 640x480 to 160x120 via API
6 selections via configuration web page
Frame rate
Motion JPEG: Up to 30 fps in VGA
Up to 30 fps in VGA
Video streaming
Simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
Constant and variable bit rate (MPEG-4)
Image settings
Compression levels: 100
Configurable color level, brightness, sharpness, white
balance, exposure control, fine tuning of behavior at
low light
Overlay capabilities: time, date, text
20 preset positions
Guard Tour
Sequence mode
Supports Windows compatible joysticks
Designed for continuous movement
Shutter time
1/5 s to 1/10000 s
Half-duplex or simplex
Built-in microphone, external microphone input or line
Mono audio output (line level) connects to PA system or
active speaker with built-in amplifier
Audio compression: AAC LC 8-32 kbit/s, G.711 PCM
64 kbit/s, G.726 ADPCM 32 or 24 kbit/s
Multiple user access levels with password protection
IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption
IEEE 802.1X network access control
20 simultaneous users
Unlimited number of users using multicast (MPEG-4)
Alarm and event
Events triggered by video motion detection, audio
detection, external input or according to a schedule
Image upload over FTP, email and HTTP
Notification over TCP, email, HTTP and external output
9 MB of pre- and post alarm buffer (approx 5 min of
320x240 resolution video at 4 frames per sec)
RJ-45 for Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX
Mini DC power jack
Terminal block for 1 alarm input and 1 output
3.5 mm jack for Mic in (max 80 mVpp) or Line mono
input (max 6.4 Vpp), 3.5 mm jack for Line mono
output (max 1.3 Vpp) to active speaker
AXIS 212 PTZ: Polycarbonate base
AXIS 212 PTZ-V: 1000 kg (2200 lbs) impact-resistant
casing with metal base and rugged polycarbonate
transparent cover
Processors and
CPU, video processing and compression: ARTPEC-A
RAM: 32 MB
Flash: 8 MB
Real-time clock with battery back-up
4.9 - 5.1 V DC max 3.6 W
Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) Class 1
Operating conditions
5 - 40 °C (41 - 104 °F)
Humidity 20 - 80% RH (non-condensing)
management and
AXIS Camera Management tool on CD and web-based
Configuration of backup and restore
Firmware upgrades over HTTP or FTP, firmware available at
Video access from
web browser
Camera live view
Video recording to file (ASF)
Sequence tour for up to 20 PTZ presets or Axis video
Customizable HTML pages
web browsing
Pentium III CPU 500 MHz or higher, or equivalent AMD
128 MB RAM
DirectX 9 compatible graphics board, Direct Draw
Windows XP, 2000
Internet Explorer 6.x or later
For other operating systems and browsers see
System integration
Open API for software integration, including VAPIX® from
Axis Communications*, AXIS Media Control SDK*, event
trigger data in video stream
Quality of Service (QoS) Layer 3, DiffServ Model
Embedded Linux operating system
Supported protocols
More information on protocol usage available at
* Available at
* This product includes software developed by the Open SSL Project for
use in the Open SSL Tool kit (
Accessories (included) Installation Guide, CD with installation tools, recording
software and User’s Manual, mounting and connector kits,
angled wall mount, power supply PS-H 5.1 V DC, licenses
for 1 encoder and 1decoder, decoder software for Windows
Video management
software (not incl.)
AXIS Camera Station - Video management software for
viewing, recording and archiving up to 25 cameras
See for more
software applications via partners
Accessories (not incl.) AXIS 295 Video Surveillance Joystick
Multi-user decoder license pack
Vertical tilt adapter
EN55022 Class B, EN55024, N61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3,
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class BVCCI Class B,
ICES-003 Class B, C-tick AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN60950
Power supply: UL, CSA
Dimensions (H x W x D) 78 x 144 x 132 mm (3.0” x 5.6” x 5.2”)
AXIS 212 PTZ: 504 g (1.1 lbs)
and weight
AXIS 212 PTZ-V: 660 g (1.5 lbs)
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