Axis unveils new chip for improved video quality


Axis Communications introduced its new chip, ARTPEC-4 for network video products significantly enhances image quality and video analytics performance in Axis’ network video cameras and video encoders.

ARTPEC-4 is designed to offer video with lower noise and higher light sensitivity for sharper images of moving objects. The chip is a key enabler of Axis’ unique Lightfinder technology, which allows cameras to ‘see’ clearly in dark and low-light conditions. Lightfinder is included in the award-winning AXIS Q1602 Network Camera, the market’s most light sensitive surveillance camera.

The new chip improves H.264 compression and simultaneous supports H.264 and Motion JPEG streams, and the built-in multiple streaming means that video streams can be optimised individually, this leads to better HDTV images, increased flexibility and lowered costs for network and storage.

ARTPEC-4 also boasts more processing power for intelligent video analysis. This is in particular beneficial for analytics applications running on the AXIS Camera Application Platform for scalable, distributed analytics in video surveillance.

The  improved de-interlacing and multi-channel video ports on the new chip helps it lowers the cost per port for video encoders and enables more affordable, multi-channel video encoder products.

“The development of ARTPEC-4 underlines the importance of our in-house development in cementing our leadership in the technology field. With our newest chip we see improved image quality leading to more usable video surveillance systems, broadening the usage of Axis cameras in more applications and extending the scope of where they can be used,” said Baraa Al Akkad, Regional Sales Manager, Middle East, Axis Communications.