AXIS F34 Main Unit offers a cost-efficient, highly discreet solution for the surveillance of four closely situated areas. The main unit, which should be placed in an indoor location, can connect to four different AXIS F Sensor Units. The sensor units can be mounted in tight places indoors or outdoors up to 8, 12 or 15 m (26, 39 or 49 ft.) away, depending on the sensor unit and if a cable accessory is supported.
AXIS F34 is ideal for use in small stores and offices, as well as around ATMs (automated teller machines). It is optimized for customers looking for a simple, flexible and cost-efficient multi-view surveillance solution.
AXIS F34 enables simultaneous streaming of views from four different areas through one Ethernet port. The installation cost—with the main unit, four sensor units and other system components—can be lower than the cost of a system that involves four comparable standard network cameras.
Costs for a network switch, for instance, may be lower as the number of ports required can be reduced. License fees for the video management software (VMS) can also be lowered if the VMS sees AXIS F34 as requiring one license instead of four. The overall installation and placement of the units may also be easier and more flexible than with conventional camera solutions.
AXIS F34 has two built-in full-sized SD card slots for local storage of recordings. The main unit supports Power over Ethernet and 8-28 V DC.
Each channel of AXIS F34 supports a 1080p or 720p capture mode and multiple, individually configurable streams. AXIS F34 can operate any combination of the two modes across the channels simultaneously.
A capture mode sets the maximum resolution and frame rate. In the 1080p mode, the maximum resolution is 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) and the maximum frame rate is 12.5/15 frames per second (50/60 Hz). It provides the full viewing angle from a 1080p sensor unit.
In the 720p capture mode, the maximum resolution is 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) and the maximum frame rate is 25/30 frames per second (50/60 Hz). It provides a cropped view for a 1080p sensor unit and the full view for a 720p sensor unit like AXIS F1004.
In either 1080p or 720p capture mode, AXIS F34 supports quad view streaming, which combines separate views from four sensor units into one for simultaneous viewing. Each scene would take up a quarter of the display area.
AXIS F34 supports Axis’ Zipstream technology, which is a more efficient implementation of the H.264 video encoder. It can lower bandwidth and storage use by an average of 50% or more for many surveillance scenarios. It ensures that important details are maintained while unnecessary data is removed.
AXIS F34 also offers wide dynamic range capability for handling scenes with high-contrast lighting. The main unit, together with AXIS F Sensor Units, provides color video in light as low as 0.3 lux.