Axis Communications, a provider of intelligent security solutions, recently introduced its AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade. This new offering provides for a multi-channel migration solution to IP video that leverages a building’s existing coaxial infrastructure to connect to new IP cameras.
There are several ways to migrate from analog CCTV to digital surveillance systems, such as video encoders and media converters, and using existing cabling can be beneficial from an investment and operations continuity standpoint. For existing large-scale analog installations where re-cabling could be cost-prohibitive, or for organizations that cannot afford severe disruption to everyday operations, making use of current infrastructure is an important consideration. AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade allows surveillance users to leverage coaxial cabling while still having the full benefits of IP video.
The new offering provides facilities a way to glean the benefits of IP video surveillance without having to make significant changes to existing infrastructure. The AXIS T8646 blade was designed to fit Axis’ video encoder chassis, so any combination of encoder blades and AXIS T8646 can be used simultaneously. This allows customers to migrate to IP at their desired pace.
To complete the solution, an AXIS T8642 Ethernet over Coax Device Unit PoE+ is used on the IP camera side. Both the device unit and the network camera receive power over the coax cable using the new rack-mountable AXIS T8082 and AXIS T8085 power supply solutions, helping to simplify installation and maintenance. AXIS T8646 is available both as a single blade unit and in a kit that combines one AXIS T8646 blade with six AXIS T8642 device units.