Axis Communications Releases AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion Proof Camera
AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion Proof Camera – Axis Communications has released the world’s first explosion-protected camera designed for zone/division 2 hazardous areas (international standards ATEX, IECEx, NEC).
AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion Proof Camera uses the ‘Ex e’ protection method, an explosion-protection approach referred to as increased safety or non-incendive. This method ensures that no arcs and sparks can appear, and that excessive temperatures cannot be reached, during normal operation of electrical equipment. As a result, electrical equipment using ‘Ex e’ protection cannot ignite gas or dust in the surrounding potentially combustible environment.
AXIS P1468-XLE is a robust, impact and weather-resistant fixed camera which delivers excellent image quality in 4K resolution under any light conditions, through Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic WDR, and OptimizedIR. Compact and lightweight in design, the camera is as easy to install as a standard camera.
The multitasking camera provides many benefits within health and safety applications and operational efficiency. Early detection of smoke and fire, ensuring that personal protective equipment is being worn and used, and monitoring restricted areas bring significant health and safety benefits to organizations. In operational efficiency, the camera can be used for visual verification of various processes and as part of an advanced data-driven sensory network.
AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion Proof Camera
Built on ARTPEC-8, AXIS P1468-XLE Explosion Proof Camera includes a deep learning processing unit (DLPU) enabling advanced features and powerful analytics that run on the edge. For instance, by connecting the camera to the process control system and continuously monitoring a process, you can fine-tune the process in real-time to maximize throughput. In addition, it is possible to extract and send metadata for further analysis, which can be used for trend monitoring and predictive maintenance. Built-in cybersecurity features help prevent unauthorized access and safeguard the system.
“For customers who have wanted to use video surveillance in Zone/Division 2 hazardous locations, the only realistic solution so far has been to use explosion-protected cameras certified for zone/division 1 hazardous locations,” said Jesper Olavi, global product manager at Axis.
“But the required heavy-duty enclosures are over-engineered and unnecessarily expensive for zone 2/division 2 hazardous locations. With the launch of AXIS P1468-XLE, customers will have the chance to bring high-quality video surveillance and advanced analytics into locations where they were previously rarely used due to the prohibitive cost.”
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