Axis New Industry Standard i-CS Lens

By Brian Karas, Published Jun 22, 2016, 10:14am EDT

Is this the next big thing in lensing?

7 years ago, Axis launched P-iris. Now, Axis has announced i-CS, which is even more 'intelligent'.

But how much practical use is it? In this report, we examine Axis' i-CS lens technology, compare it to other lens options (including P-iris and motorized zoom lenses), and analyze its ability to impact the market.

Compared ** ***** **** **** ********

  • ***** **** ****: **** is *** ** ******* to * ***** ******** and ** *** **********. Relatively ******** ** ****** systems.
  • ****** **** ****: **** is ******** *** ** installation *** **** ***** fixed. ****** **** ********, mostly *** ****** *********.
  • ****/**/***** ****: **** ******* is **** ********** ***** on * ******* ***** reading. ** ******** ** camera ***** **** *******. Camera ****** ******** ******** to ******** ***** *** lens ** *********. ******* iris *** ****** **********, depth-of-field *** ******* ***** quality *** **** ******. Most ****** ******** ** areas **** ******** ********.
  • *-****: ********* ******* ** iris, ****** **** **** to ******** ******** ** try ******** ***** ******* and **** ******* ******** controls ** ******* **** image.  ** ***** ****** change, ****** **** ******* to ********** **** ***** processing ******** ****** ******* or ******* ****, ** maintain * **** ********** image *******.

*-** *** *-**** ***** iris ******* *********, *** goes *** ****** **** control ** ******* *******/********** of *** ******* ** lens ******** *** ****.

i-CS ********

*-** ****** ******** ******** found ** ******** **** lenses ** **** *******, adding ********* ***** *** zoom, *** * ************** protocol **** ****** *** lens ** ***** **** about ********** **** ** current ***** ******, **** position, *** ***** ***** with *** ******.

****** *-** *** * joint *********** ******* **** and ********, *** ******** is ***** ******** ** an **** ******** ** that ***** ******* *** lens ************* *** ********* it **** ***** ********.

*** *-** ****** **** ********* ** ********:

  • ***********-*****  (*/*.*” *=*.*-*.***, **.*, IR ********* **** ******* of *** ******)
  • ***********-***** (*/*.*” *=*.*-****, **.*, IR ********* **** ******* of **** ******)

*** ********** ********* ******, see ****' *-** **********.

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

****-***** / ********* **** lenses **** ****** ***********, and ******* ** *********** for ****** ************ **** efficient.  ********** ********* ****** typically ****** ** ******* in *** *****, ********* the ******* ****** ** be ******* ** *****.  If *** ****** ******* during ************, *** * camera **** *** ******* with * *-*** **** now ***** * *-**** lens, *** ******** ****** must ** ***** **** and ******* ***, *********** with * ***** ** wait *** *** *** unit ** ******.

*-** ****** ******** *** *********** of *** *****-********* */** lens *****, **** *** ******** of ** ********** ********* lens.

*** ********** **** ******* with ***** *************, *** i-CS **** *** **** the configuration * "* *****" operation, ********* ** ****.

***** ************ ** ******* image ******* *** **** be **** **** *-** lenses, *** **** *** communicate **** ***** ****** distortion ** *** ******, which **** **** *** camera *** *** ** compensate *** ** *** image ********** *****. *** visible ****** ** **** in * ******* ***** is ****** ** ** negligible.

i-CS ***** *******

******* *** *** *** ****** has *** *** **** released ** ********, ** expect them ** ** ********** **** expensive **** *-**** ******, due ** *** **** of ****** *** ******* motors *** *** ********** low ******* *******.

Not ********* **********

*-** ****** *** *** compatible **** *** ******* currently ** *** ******.  It ******** * ********* ***** interface ** ****** ******* of *** **** ******, making ******* **** **** **** a ******** *******, ******* have ** ** ******** at *** ******** ***** to ******* *-**.

*** ***** ******* ********* with ******* *** *-** are ****' ******** *-**** **** ******/******* ******, ***** **** has ****** **** ** available ** ** ****.

** *-** ******* ****** will **** **** ***** DC ** *-**** ******.

Lens **** *** ********* ** ****

**** ***'* **** *** been ******* *** **** likely *** ******* *** ability ** **** ** control *-** ****** ** the **** ******.

*** ******* ** **** lens ********** *** ** valuable ** ************ **** provide ********* *************, ** certain ********** ***** *** scene *** ** ********** more **********.

Axis' **** *******

*****, *** ****** ******* of ****, *** * long ******* ** ****** development *** ******** ************ like ***** ************* ** lenses.

*******, **** ****'* ******* i-CS ** *********** **** Canon, ******* **** ****** with ********. ** ***** credit, ******** *** **** manufacturing ****** *** ** years, *** ** ****-***** in ********* ******* **** CCTV.

**** ********* ***** *********** with ******** ** **** as ***-****** *** *********** by *****.

Adoption ****** ** ** *******

** ** *** ****** i-CS ** **** * major ****** ******, ****** do ***** *** ********** functionality ** ********** *** optimizing ************ *** ****** advantage ** ******** ********* like ***** *************.  

*-**** ****'* **** ******* support, *** *** *-** lens **** ********** *********** complexity, *** ****, ** support *** ************** *** control ********.

***** **** *-** **** options *** *********, ********** at ****** ***** *******, integrators *** **** **** existing */** ****** ***** better ******* *******, **** if *** ***** ******* is **** ******.

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