Axis Communications has launched the AXIS 214 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Network Camera, a high performance camera for professional surveillance and remote monitoring. 

The AXIS 214 PTZ combines a high-quality PTZ colour camera enhanced with the day/night and audio functions. 

The AXIS 214 PTZ is optimized for professional surveillance with automatic day/night functionality.  This provides good colour video in low-light conditions and sharp black-and-white video in extremely dark conditions.  The camera’s synchronised two-way audio feature enables remote users to listen to and speak with visitors or intruders. 

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 high 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.