AXIS Communications’ P1428-E network camera has a resolution 4 times higher than HDTV 1080p. The new Axis P1428-E is designed to capture fine detail in large areas like parking lots and public squares.

The Axis P1428-E offers PoE, IP66-rating, remote zoom and focus, a built-in slot for micro SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and I/O connectors for interfacing with external devices. 

“Simply put, 4K offers four times the resolution of HDTV 1080p. It is an established industry standard both in motion picture production and for consumer displays with a dramatic pace of market penetration. Now it's time to make use of this new technology also in video surveillance,” 

“An important factor in the development of this first Axis 4K camera was to bring the new industry standard into a product series intended to be implemented into practical use from day one,” says Erik Frännlid, director of product management, Axis Communications.

“Initially, it is likely that most customers will be using a standard HDTV monitor. 4K makes it possible to enhance any portion of the screen without losing details. To manage bandwidth consumption, users can view the live video stream in HD 1080p and take advantage of 4K recordings for forensic purposes.”

4K standard is defined and approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and offers a video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. The Axis P1428-E Network Camera with 4K resolution is planned to be available in Q3 2014 through Axis’ distribution channels.