Oh Tee Lee, Regional Director, South Asia Pacific Region, Axis Communications, at the Bangalore launch event, May 27 2011 ( IndiaTechOnline photo)
Axis launches world's smallest HD surveillance camera in India


From Vishnu Anand in Bangalore.

Networked video solutions leader ,Axis Communications , has launched 'intelligent' cameras in India – including the world’s smallest high definition dome camera. The palm sized AXIS M50 PTZ Dome Network Camera Series, offers features for remotely monitoring indoor areas such as stores, banks, hotels, office lobbies, restaurants and warehouses, to more effectively manage one or more locations and improve security.Besides providing HD quality 360 degrees surveillance, a built-in microphone also allows monitoring for unusual noises during off-hours to trigger a security alarm. The cameras also enable users to monitor a site seamlessly from a remote location by allowing them to pan, tilt and zoom the camera to gain a 360 degrees view.

Oh Tee Lee, Regional Director, South Asia Pacific Region, Axis Communications said at the Bangalore launch event: “Over the last few years, we have achieved considerable momentum in driving the shift to network video surveillance adoption in India. India is now a major contributor of Axis’ Asia market revenue and a rapid growth market for us. With our latest range of products, we will continue to focus on building ‘intelligence on the edge' in all our solutions. Our growth plan also includes a stronger foray into the tier 2 and tier 3 cities, by further expanding our partner networks.”

Axis has also launched in India, the AXIS Q1921 and AXIS Q1921-E Thermal Network Cameras that work equally well in daylight and low light conditions -- ideal for surveillance in roads, tunnels and airports.

Axis products and solutions have been deployed by customers across various verticals such as hospitality (Hotel ITC-Welcomgroup), airports (Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad), seaports (Vizag seaport), industrial (BPCL - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Reliance Oil & Gas and NTPC - National Thermal Power Corporation), city surveillance (city surveillance project in Kolkata and Junagadh, Shivajinagar Bus Terminus in Bangalore and D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai), education (The Indian Public School, Coimbatore), defence (Indian Navy) as well as The Serum Institute of India, Pune, Nokia, Yahoo, Target, Wipro Technologies, Shell India and Reliance Internet data centres across Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.

Axis Communications launched the world's first ever network-ready digital color camera in 1996 – the NetEye 200 --, making the year 2011, the 15th anniversary of the launch of IP-based surveillance cameras. The NetEye 200 was a self-contained, combining RISC-based hardware, a digital color camera, a built-in World Wide Web server and a direct Ethernet attachment -- all in a compact (2x5x6 inch) easy-mount unit.

Axis is a Sweden-based company, founded in 1984 and operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. It has been in India since 2007

The video surveillance equipment in India is currently valued at $204.2 million in 2011 of which he network video equipment market in India is valued at $38.1 million & is poised to grow to $127.7 by 2014.  The network video equipment market in India in 2011 is expected to grow by 54.3%,  compared to 2010. According to the IMS 2010 Asia report, India has the second highest forecasted growth in Asia in the network surveillance market with a CAGR of 22.1%.  

May 28 2011