Axis Communications has announced the upcoming release of AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) version 4 later this year.

ACAP assists developers and integrators deliver video analytics that empower security solutions, as well as delivering valuable business intelligence to customers.

ACAP version 4 leverages known software development tools and components as well as industry-standard APIs and efficiently reuses components from Axis and other sources. It brings further support for high-level programming languages that will significantly reduce both proof-of-concept builds and time needed to reach production-ready code.

Key features include:

* Support for running container-based applications on the device
* Adoption of known open, de-facto software frameworks and industry-standard APIs
* Support for high-level programming languages
* Deep learning toolchain and API.

Supporting most Axis products and hardware, ACAP version 4 bridges the gap between edge and server or cloud. It also allows developers to use the edge for building faster, more scalable and more efficient solutions that fully utilize Axis devices.

Axis has recently introduced 2 AI-enabled cameras: the AXIS Q1615 Mk III network camera and the AXIS P3255-LVE dome camera with edge-based deep learning processing for scalability.