AXIS has released Axis S1016, a one-box workstation built to make use of Axis cameras and Axis Camera Station to provide a good, dependable and tried and tested solution for SMEs needed 16 video inputs, with the capability to expand the system to 24 inputs if required. According to Axis’ Wai King Wong, this S1016 is not an enterprise–level solution it is designed from the ground up to support users who desire a system from a single manufacturer, with a uniform warranty, and support from a single source. “Our S1016 workstation is tested, proven, stable and reliable,” says Wai King. “It’s been built and configured for surveillance and may do 12 frames per second on all inputs simultaneously. The processors, hard drives and video cards will vary from standard, there’s a 3-year warranty, and next-day replacement of any parts and redundant hard drives. “It’s a Dell box and includes a variety of neat features such as the capability to deliver information about key parameters including temperature and HDD function that allow problems to be dealt with quickly and prior to security is compromised.” We have a steer of the Axis’ office digital cameras through the device – John Richardson does the driving plus the underlying system is easy to handle. This latest Axis Camera Station is a nice job, I think to myself, making a mental note to undertake a separate review of it. You operate an add wizard to look for new cameras and the system will discover and add them towards the system. It’s camera management technology, states Richardson, as he goes through the procedure to demonstrate. Making life easy for installers and clients, the pre-installed AXIS Camera Station movie management software features a flexible live view layout, site maps, powerful occasion setup, efficient alarm management and responsive PTZ control. System controls such as digital camera and storage are configured to further simplify system setup and maximize performance. There’s intuitive time line visualization and an efficient video search enabling fast investigation and retrieval of evidence for safe and secure export. The S1016 comes with pre-installed system software such as Windows 7, recorders can be scalable with additional AXIS Camera Station licenses, there’s support for multiple screens and also the AXIS Camera Station S9001 Desktop Terminal is available as a choice. A keyboard and computer mouse are included. While we’ll take a good look at the latest Axis Camera Station software within the next issue, it’s worth running through the fundamental specifications of the S1016 VMS. There is live view with map function, PTZ control, playback, smart seek out recordings, playback of up to 64x or frame-by-frame and up to 25-camera synchronized playback. There’s export manual and scheduled export, single images in JPEG format, video in ASF format, digital signature on exported recordings, and a standalone player. Events can be triggered by movie motion detection, and there’s an active tampering alarm, AXIS cross line detection, external I/O, action button, system causes and device event triggers. You can choose scheduled recording, schedule per camera for continuous recording or customization of weekday and weekend recordings. Other features include an alarm supervisor, Microsoft Active Directory support and multiple user access amounts with password protection using regional or Windows domain users (Active directory).
AXIS S1016 Camera Station Specifications
In terms of raw specifications, the S1016 features an Intel i5 4570S processor running at 2.90 GHz, with RAM of 4GB (4096 MB). Onboard storage is a 3 TB, 7200rpm HDD with 64 MB cache and SATA 6Gb/s interface, RAID 1 and the graphic card is an AMD Radeon R5 A240 with 1 GB of memory. There’s an optical disk drive, an OEM DVD RW, embedded Win7 Pro operating-system, the system card is an Intel I217LM supporting up to 1Gb throughput. The system can handle resolutions as much as 5 megapixels, up to 15 fps at compression level 30. Recording is qualified for recording up to 24 movie channels with a global recording rate up to 96 Mbit per second. The unit supports all Axis network cameras and encoders including HD, standard resolution, high resolution, PTZ and thermal cameras with firmware 4.30 or later. Axis S1016 has 6 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, 3 x display port including 1 x VGA, 1 x Dual link and one DVI-I (maximum of 2 monitors). There’s a network connector, line-in/out connectors, Computer mouse and keyboard connectors. Running heat is between 5-35 degrees C. proportions are 360 x 175 x 417 mm (14.17 x 6.89 x 16.42 in) and weight is 8.50 kg (18.74 lb). This product features one-way audio streaming with AAC, G.711 and G.726 compression, while video compression is H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) and movement JPEG. Within the S10 recorder series, other choices include the AXIS S1032, rack server model for installations of up to 32 movie networks and the AXIS S1048, rack server model for installations of up to 48 movie networks.