Axis Laser Focus PTZ Camera Examined

By: IPVM Team, Published on Sep 08, 2016

How do you make a PTZ focus better and faster? If you are Axis, you add a laser to it.

In this report, we examine Axis' new Q6155-E, looking at its functionality, pricing, and competitive positioning vs conventional D/N PTZs as well as IR and Laser illuminated PTZs.

Update, see Axis Laser Focus PTZ Test results.

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Comments (9)

I would like it a lot more if the laser was visible. Not for any real world use, it would just look cool and be fun to play with.....

Ill make a change.org petition!

According to physics the laser should only be visible when interacting with matter. We sell the Uniview (FDA Approved) laser PTZ, I'll have to get it out and see what happens when I put dust or fog in front of the laser lens.

To be honest I'd settle for a really powerful squirt gun.

How about a real video with real images, Axis? Figure skaters, ballerinas, any thing...

U1 Hang tight....

Axis should integrate the laser to help determine perspective of objects for video analytics. This would eliminate shadows and lights as a cause of false events and make the analytics more accurate. As for IR illumination, integrated laser based distance could adjust the illumination to the proper level to light objects correctly.

Wondering what technique they use to avoid reading backscatter from their own illuminators.

Maybe pulsed IR?

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