$800 Axis Thermal Camera Examined

By: Brian Karas, Published on Jan 02, 2018

Axis is releasing two of the lowest cost thermal IP cameras ever. But will low cost be enough to spur adoption?

In this note, we examine the 2 new models, review feedback from Axis and analyze the main issues likely to impact this product's adoption.

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Positioning ********

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Technical ********

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Applications *** *****/*****

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Compared ** **** *** **** ******* ******

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