Keeping an eye on things

Keeping an eye on things

Safety is paramount in public transport – with “observation” an important aspect … Axis Communications, an expert in the surveillance industry, has announced the local availability of the Axis P39-R Network Camera Series; specially designed for video surveillance in public transport and vehicles.

The new high-performance cameras are dust and water resistant and can withstand some tough conditions such as vibrations, shocks, bumps and temperature fluctuations. The series also features active tampering alarm functions that allow for the detection of tampering attempts – such as blocking or spray-painting.

Jason McGregor, sales manager at Axis Communications, adds: “The Axis P39-R Series is our third-generation suite of ‘ruggedised’ cameras designed for the onboard environment. For customers who want to upgrade to this latest version, the P39-R Series shares the same physical interface as Axis M31-R cameras.”

The cameras are, reportedly, adapted to respond quickly to changes in light levels. This ensures that high image quality and image usability are maintained. “Also, the use of progressive scan enables the cameras to show moving objects without distortion,” the company points out. “Traffic Light mode helps to better distinguish colours of traffic lights in very dark scenes.”

McGregor adds: “In addition to the rail and bus markets, we are seeing more and more mobile applications for this type of highly reliable camera for rugged environments. These include cargo and freight, emergency, mining and other types of utility vehicles.”

The company notes that the P39-R Series allows for a quick and reliable installation, as the desired field of view and levelled image can be easily achieved by using the supplied lens tool to direct and rotate the ball that holds the lens and image sensor. The tool can also be used to exchange and focus the lens when a different angle of view is required.

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