Axis 'Sold Out' P3707-PVE Multi-Imager Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 18, 2017

Axis faced significant product shortages over the summer.

Perhaps the most notorious and significantly sold out model was the Axis P3707-PE 8MP multi-imager, with stories from integrators circulating of various large orders of this model blocking availability.

Now, this fall, we were able to buy the P3707-PE and have tested it, examining:

  • Physical construction
  • Imager positioning issues
  • Full light image quality
  • Low light image quality
  • VMS compatibility
  • Frame rate limitations
  • Bandwidth

Is this unit really worth waiting for? Does it deserve to be sold out?

**** ***** *********** ******* ********* **** *** ******.

******* *** **** ********* *** ************* **** *** ***** *** the**** *****-***** *****-******, **** ******* **** *********** *********** ** ******* ***** orders ** **** ***** ******** ************.

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Physical ********

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Imager ***********

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Poor *** ***** ***********

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Sample ******

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Indoor *******

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Building ******

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Building ****/******* ****/*******

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1080p ** *** **********

********* ** *** ***** ** ******* ** ** *** ** full ***** **********, ***** *** ** ** ***** ** ************ with ******* *** ***********, **** ** *******, ************, **** ************ systems, ***. ** *** *****, ** *** *** ***** ****** all **** ****** **************.

** **** ******, **** ********** ** *** ** *****, **** slow ***** ******* ******* *** ****** *******/******* ***** ****** ******* and *****, ***** ** *** **** ***** (**** ********* ** ********, ~** ** ******* .***):

VMS *******

*** **** ******* ** *** *****-** **** ********* ** *** VMSes ******: ******** ******* ******, ***********, ******* ******** ******, ********* XProtect, *** ******* ***** *********. ******** **** **** ******** (*** for **** ******) ***** ***** ***** **** **** * ****** license *** *** **** *******.

Bandwidth ***********

*** ** *** *** ** ****' ********* ***** *****, *** P3707's ******** *** **** ***** **** ******* *-** ** ***** imager ******, **** ** ************ ******,***** ******, ********** ************* ****. *** ************ ***** **** *** ***** **************** ** *** *****-** (**** ***** *******).

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