The AXIS 214 PTZ combines a high-quality PTZ color camera enhanced with the day/night and audio functions. The camera’s range enables it to cover a wide field of view, making it ideal for the surveillance market. The AXIS 214 PTZ is optimised for professional surveillance with automatic day/night functionality. This provides perfect color video in low-light conditions and sharp black-and-white video in extremely dark conditions. The camera’s synchronized two-way audio feature enables remote users to listen to and speak with visitors or intruders. “The demand for PTZ network cameras has grown, as it is a cost-efficient and convenient improvement over analog systems which require additional wiring,” said Johan Lembre, Vice President, Product Management of Axis Communications. “The AXIS 214 PTZ broadens Axis’ network camera portfolio with a high-quality camera at an attractive price point.” The AXIS 214 PTZ incorporates an 18x optical motorized lens and a 12x digital zoom with auto focus, which allows users to zoom in on small or distant objects with exceptional clarity. The network camera has built-in motion detection and simultaneous MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG compression to optimize storage and viewing capabilities. It also provides pre- and post-alarm image buffering, and alarm notifications for scheduled or triggered events. The AXIS 214PTZ is now available through Axis’ distribution channels. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the camera is $EU1,199 across Europe.