Axis Launches Zipstream Compression Technology

Norbain is pleased to announce the launch of Axis’ Zipstream compression technology, developed specifically for video surveillance applications. This new technology reduces bandwidth and storage requirements by an average of 50% or more, without the need to invest in new cameras or software. It is fully compatible with the widely adopted H.264 compression standard.

Zipstream analyses and optimises the network camera’s video stream in real time. Scenes containing interesting details are recorded in full image quality and resolution, while other areas are filtered out, to optimally use available bandwidth and storage. This allows important forensic details like faces, tattoos or license plates to be isolated and preserved. Irrelevant areas such as white walls, lawns and vegetation are sacrificed by smoothing in order to achieve the better storage savings.

Customers can use Axis’ Zipstream technology alongside other Axis network camera technologies such as Lightfinder and Wide Dynamic Range – Forensic Capture. It also works with third-party video management software installations already in place.

Axis is making its Zipstream technology available on existing network cameras AXIS Q1615, AXIS Q1635 and in the AXIS Q35 Series via firmware updates. New fixed network cameras and fixed dome network cameras due for release this year will also include the new Zipstream technology.

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