It allows users to perform sequential or simultaneous firmware upgrades for multiple network video products and can be scaled to handle hundreds of Axis network cameras and video servers. AXIS Camera Management also enables users to locate Axis video products on the network, set IP addresses, show whether devices are reachable, and sequentially or simultaneously perform multiple firmware upgrades. Axis will make components of the tool available to the company’s application development partners (ADP), enabling them to integrate their applications to offer similar functionality. “In response to our customer’s needs we are now introducing the AXIS Camera Management, an ideal installation and management tool” says Johan Lembre, Vice President, Product Management, at Axis Communications. “Axis products are being used in increasingly larger installations comprising several hundreds of cameras. This tool will therefore be important in simplifying the process of installation, upgrading and management in a network video system.” The Axis Camera Management tool uses the http or https protocol for firmware upgrades and setting IP addresses. It uses standard network protocols and is fully compliant with most Axis video products in the 200 series. AXIS Camera Management is available immediately for download from www.axis.com.