AXIS P1375 Network Camera

Product overview

  1. microSD card slot
  2. Status LED
  3. Built-in microphone
  4. Zoom puller
  5. Lock screw for focus ring
  6. Focus ring
  7. Power connector (DC)
  8. T92G20 connector
  9. Control button
  10. RS485/422 connector
  11. I/O connector
  12. i-CS connector (compatible with P-iris and DC-iris)
  13. Security slot
  14. Audio in (analogue/digital)
  15. Audio out
  16. Network connector (PoE)

Find the device on the network

To find Axis devices on the network and assign them IP addresses in Windows®, use AXIS IP Utility or AXIS Device Manager. Both applications are free and can be downloaded from axis.com/support.

For more information about how to find and assign IP addresses, go to How to assign an IP address and access your device.

Open the device's webpage

  1. Open a browser and type the IP address or host name of the Axis device.

    If you do not know the IP address, use AXIS IP Utility or AXIS Device Manager to find the device on the network.

  2. Type the username and password. If you access the device for the first time, you must set the root password. See Set a new password for the root account.

Verify that no one has tampered with the firmware

  1. To make sure that the device has its original Axis firmware, or to take full control of the device after a security attack:
  2. Reset to factory default settings. See Reset to factory default settings.

    After the reset, secure boot guarantees the state of the device.

  3. Configure and install the device.

Secure passwords

Important

Axis devices send the initially set password in clear text over the network. To protect your device after the first login, set up a secure and encrypted HTTPS connection and then change the password.

The device password is the primary protection for your data and services. Axis devices do not impose a password policy as they may be used in various types of installations.

To protect your data we strongly recommend that you:

  • Use a password with at least 8 characters, preferably created by a password generator.

  • Don’t expose the password.

  • Change the password at a recurring interval, at least once a year.

Set a new password for the root account

The default administrator username is root. There’s no default password for the root account. You set a password the first time you log in to the device.

  1. Type a password. Follow the instructions about secure passwords. See Secure passwords.

  2. Retype the password to confirm the spelling.

  3. Click Add user.

Important

If you lose the password for the root account, go to Reset to factory default settings and follow the instructions.

Configure your device

Need more help?

You can access the built-in help from the device’s webpage. The help provides more detailed information on the device’s features and their settings.

Replace the lens

  1. Stop all recordings and disconnect power from the product.

  2. Disconnect the lens cable and remove the standard lens.

  3. Attach the new lens and connect the lens cable.

  4. Reconnect the power.

  5. Log in to the product’s webpage, go to the Image tab and then select the P-Iris lens you have installed.

  6. Note

    If you use a DC iris lens, select Generic DC Iris.

  7. For the changes to take effect, you need to restart the device. Go to System > Maintenance and click Restart.

  8. Adjust the zoom and focus.

Hide parts of the image with privacy masks

You can create one or several privacy masks to hide parts of the image.

  1. Go to Video > Privacy masks.

  2. Click .

  3. Click the new mask and type a name.

  4. Adjust the size and placement of the privacy mask according to your needs.

  5. To change the color for all privacy masks, expand Privacy masks and select a color.

See also

Reduce noise in low-light conditions

To reduce noise in low-light conditions, you can adjust one or more of the following settings:

  • Adjust the trade-off between noise and motion blur. Go to Video > Image > Exposure and move the Blur-noise trade-off slider toward Low noise.

  • Set the exposure mode to automatic.

  • Note

    A high max shutter value can result in motion blur.

  • To slow down the shutter speed, set max shutter to the highest possible value.

  • Note

    When you reduce the max gain, the image can become darker.

  • Set the max gain to a lower value.

  • If possible, open the aperture.

  • Reduce sharpness in the image, under Appearance.

Select exposure mode

To improve image quality for specific surveillance scenes, use exposure modes. Exposure modes lets you control aperture, shutter speed, and gain. Go to Video > Image > Exposure and select between the following exposure modes:

  • For most use cases, select Automatic exposure.

  • For environments with certain artificial lighting, for example fluorescent lighting, select Flicker-free.

    Select the same frequency as the power line frequency.

  • For environments with certain artificial light and bright light, for example outdoors with fluorescent lighting at night and sun during daytime, select Flicker-reduced.

    Select the same frequency as the power line frequency.

  • To lock the current exposure settings, select Hold current.

Maximize the details in an image

Important

If you maximize the details in an image, the bitrate will probably increase and you might get a reduced frame rate.

  • Go to Video > Stream > General and set the compression as low as possible.

  • Below the live view image, click and in Video format, select MJPEG.

  • Go to Video > Stream > H.264 and H.265 encoding > Zipstream and select Off.

Monitor long and narrow areas

Use corridor format to better utilize the full field of view in a long and narrow area, for example a staircase, hallway, road, or tunnel.

  1. Depending on your device, turn the camera or the 3-axis lens in the camera 90° or 270°.

  2. If the device doesn’t have automatic rotation of the view, go to Video > Installation.

  3. Rotate the view 90° or 270°.

Find out more at axis.com/axis-corridor-format.

Verify the pixel resolution

To verify that a defined part of the image contains enough pixels to, for example, recognize the face of a person, you can use the pixel counter.

  1. Go to Video > Image and click .

  2. Click for Pixel counter.

  3. In the camera’s live view, adjust the size and position of the rectangle around the area of interest, for example where you expect faces to appear.

    You can see the number of pixels for each of the rectangle’s sides, and decide if the values are enough for your needs.

View area

A view area is a cropped part of the full view. You can stream and store view areas instead of the full view to minimize bandwidth and storage needs. If you enable PTZ for a view area, you can pan, tilt and zoom within it. By using view areas you can remove parts of the full view, for example, the sky.

When you set up a view area, we recommend you to set the video stream resolution to the same size as or smaller than the view area size. If you set the video stream resolution larger than the view area size it implies digitally scaled up video after sensor capture, which requires more bandwidth without adding image information.

Handle scenes with strong backlight

Dynamic range is the difference in light levels in an image. In some cases the difference between the darkest and the brightest areas can be significant. The result is often an image where either the dark or the bright areas are visible. Wide dynamic range (WDR) makes both dark and bright areas of the image visible.

Image without WDR.
Image with WDR.
Note
  • WDR can cause artifacts in the image.
  • WDR may not be available for all capture modes.
  1. Go to Video > Image > Wide dynamic range.

  2. Turn on WDR.

  3. Use the Local contrast slider to adjust the amount of WDR.

  4. If you still have problems, go to Exposure and adjust the Exposure zone to cover the area of interest.

Find out more about WDR and how to use it at axis.com/web-articles/wdr.

Overlays are superimposed over the video stream. They are used to provide extra information during recordings, such as a timestamp, or during product installation and configuration. You can add either text or an image.

Show a text overlay in the video stream when the device detects an object

This example explains how to display the text “Motion detected” when the device detects an object.

  1. Make sure that AXIS Object Analytics is running:
  2. Go to Apps > AXIS Object Analytics.

  3. Start the application if it is not already running.

  4. Make sure you have set up the application according to your needs.

  1. Add the overlay text:
  2. Go to Video > Overlays.

  3. Under Overlays, select Text and click .

  4. Enter #D in the text field.

  5. Choose text size and appearance.

  6. To position the text overlay, click and select an option.

  1. Create a rule:
  2. Go to System > Events and add a rule.

  3. Type a name for the rule.

  4. In the list of conditions, under Application, select Object Analytics.

  5. In the list of actions, under Overlay text, select Use overlay text.

  6. Select a video channel.

  7. In Text, type “Motion detected”.

  8. Set the duration.

  9. Click Save.

Note

If you update the overlay text it will be automatically updated on all video streams dynamically.

Video compression formats

Decide which compression method to use based on your viewing requirements, and on the properties of your network. The available options are:

Motion JPEG

Note

To ensure support for the Opus audio codec, the Motion JPEG stream is always sent over RTP.

Motion JPEG, or MJPEG, is a digital video sequence that is made up of a series of individual JPEG images. These images are then displayed and updated at a rate sufficient to create a stream that shows constantly updated motion. For the viewer to perceive motion video the rate must be at least 16 image frames per second. Full motion video is perceived at 30 (NTSC) or 25 (PAL) frames per second.

The Motion JPEG stream uses considerable amounts of bandwidth, but provides excellent image quality and access to every image contained in the stream.

H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC

Note

H.264 is a licensed technology. The Axis product includes one H.264 viewing client license. To install additional unlicensed copies of the client is prohibited. To purchase additional licenses, contact your Axis reseller.

H.264 can, without compromising image quality, reduce the size of a digital video file by more than 80% compared to the Motion JPEG format and by as much as 50% compared to older MPEG formats. This means that less network bandwidth and storage space are required for a video file. Or seen another way, higher video quality can be achieved for a given bitrate.

H.265 or MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC

H.265 can, without compromising image quality, reduce the size of a digital video file by more than 25% compared to H.264.

Note
  • H.265 is licensed technology. The Axis product includes one H.265 viewing client license. Installing additional unlicensed copies of the client is prohibited. To purchase additional licenses, contact your Axis reseller.
  • Most web browsers don’t support H.265 decoding and because of this the camera doesn’t support it in its web interface. Instead you can use a video management system or application supporting H.265 decoding.

Reduce bandwidth and storage

Important

Reducing the bandwidth can result in loss of details in the image.

  1. Go to Video > Stream.

  2. Click in the live view.

  3. Select Video format H.264.

  4. Go to Video > Stream > General and increase Compression.

  5. Go to Video > Stream > H.264 and H.265 encoding and do one or more of the following:

    • Select the Zipstream level that you want to use.

    • Note

      The Zipstream settings are used for both H.264 and H.265.

    • Turn on Dynamic FPS.

    • Turn on Dynamic GOP and set a high Upper limit GOP length value.

Note

Most web browsers don’t support H.265 decoding and because of this the device doesn’t support it in its web interface. Instead you can use a video management system or application that supports H.265 decoding.

Set up network storage

  1. To store recordings on the network, you need to set up your network storage.
  2. Go to System > Storage.

  3. Click Add network storage under Network storage.

  4. Type the IP address of the host server.

  5. Type the name of the shared location on the host server under Network share.

  6. Type the username and password.

  7. Select the SMB version or leave it on Auto.

  8. Select Add share even if connection fails if you experience temporary connection issues, or if the share is not yet configured.

  9. Click Add.

Add audio to your recording

  1. Go to Video > Stream > Audio and include audio.

  2. If the device has more than one input source, select the correct one in Source.

  3. Go to Audio > Device settings and turn on the correct input source.

  4. If you make any changes to the input source, click Apply changes.

  5. Edit the stream profile that is used for the recording:

    1. Go to System > Stream profiles and select the stream profile.

    2. Select Include audio and turn it on.

    3. Click Save.

Record and watch video

  1. Record video directly from the camera
  2. Go to Video > Image.

  3. To start a recording, click .

    If you haven’t set up any storage, click and . For instructions on how to set up network storage, see Set up network storage

  4. To stop recording, click again.

  1. Watch video
  2. Go to Recordings.

  3. Click for your recording in the list.

Set up rules for events

You can create rules to make your device perform an action when certain events occur. A rule consists of conditions and actions. The conditions can be used to trigger the actions. For example, the device can start a recording or send an email when it detects motion, or show an overlay text while the device is recording.

To learn more, check out our guide Get started with rules for events.

Trigger an action

  1. Go to System > Events and add a rule. The rule defines when the device will perform certain actions. You can set up rules as scheduled, recurring, or manually triggered.

  2. Enter a Name.

  3. Select the Condition that must be met to trigger the action. If you specify more than one condition for the rule, all of the conditions must be met to trigger the action.

  4. Select which Action the device should perform when the conditions are met.

Note

If you make changes to an active rule, the rule must be turned on again for the changes to take effect.

Record video when the camera detects an object

This example explains how to set up the camera to start recording to the SD card five seconds before it detects an object and to stop one minute after.

  1. Make sure that AXIS Object Analytics is running:
  2. Go to Apps > AXIS Object Analytics.

  3. Start the application if it is not already running.

  4. Make sure you have set up the application according to your needs.

  1. Create a rule:
  2. Go to System > Events and add a rule.

  3. Type a name for the rule.

  4. In the list of conditions, under Application, select Object Analytics.

  5. In the list of actions, under Recordings, select Record video while the rule is active.

  6. In the list of storage options, select SD_DISK.

  7. Select a camera and a stream profile.

  8. Set the prebuffer time to 5 seconds.

  9. Set the postbuffer time to 1 minute.

  10. Click Save.

Applications

With applications you can get more out of your Axis device. AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) is an open platform that makes it possible for third parties to develop analytics and other applications for Axis devices. Applications can be preinstalled on the device, available for download for free, or for a license fee. To find out more about available applications, downloads, trials and licenses, go to axis.com/acap.

To find the user manuals for Axis applications, go to help.axis.com.

Note
  • Several applications can run at the same time but some applications might not be compatible with each other. Certain combinations of applications might require too much processing power or memory resources when run in parallel. Verify that the applications work together before deployment.
How to download and install an application
How to activate an application licence code on a device

Troubleshooting

Reset to factory default settings

Important

Reset to factory default should be used with caution. A reset to factory default resets all settings, including the IP address, to the factory default values.

To reset the product to the factory default settings:

  1. Disconnect power from the product.

  2. Press and hold the control button while reconnecting power. See Product overview.

  3. Keep the control button pressed for 15–30 seconds until the status LED indicator flashes amber.

  4. Release the control button. The process is complete when the status LED indicator turns green. The product has been reset to the factory default settings. If no DHCP server is available on the network, the default IP address is 192.168.0.90.

  5. Use the installation and management software tools to assign an IP address, set the password, and access the device.

    The installation and management software tools are available from the support pages on axis.com/support.

You can also reset parameters to factory default through the device’s webpage. Go to Maintenance > Factory default and click Default.

Firmware options

Axis offers product firmware management according to either the active track or the long-term support (LTS) tracks. Being on the active track means continuously getting access to all the latest product features, while the LTS tracks provide a fixed platform with periodic releases focused mainly on bug fixes and security updates.

Using firmware from the active track is recommended if you want to access the newest features, or if you use Axis end-to-end system offerings. The LTS tracks are recommended if you use third-party integrations, which are not continuously validated against the latest active track. With LTS, the products can maintain cybersecurity without introducing any significant functional changes or affecting any existing integrations. For more detailed information about Axis product firmware strategy, go to axis.com/support/firmware.

Check the current firmware version

Firmware is the software that determines the functionality of network devices. When you troubleshoot a problem, we recommend you to start by checking the current firmware version. The latest firmware version might contain a correction that fixes your particular problem.

To check the current firmware:

  1. Go to the device interface > Status.

  2. See the firmware version under Device info.

Upgrade the firmware

Important

Preconfigured and customized settings are saved when you upgrade the firmware (provided that the features are available in the new firmware) although this is not guaranteed by Axis Communications AB.

Important

Make sure the device remains connected to the power source throughout the upgrade process.

Note

When you upgrade the device with the latest firmware in the active track, the product receives the latest functionality available. Always read the upgrade instructions and release notes available with each new release before you upgrade the firmware. To find the latest firmware and the release notes, go to axis.com/support/firmware.

  1. Download the firmware file to your computer, available free of charge at axis.com/support/firmware.

  2. Log in to the device as an administrator.

  3. Go to Maintenance > Firmware upgrade and click Upgrade.

  4. When the upgrade has finished, the product restarts automatically.

You can use AXIS Device Manager to upgrade multiple devices at the same time. Find out more at axis.com/products/axis-device-manager.

Technical issues, clues, and solutions

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, try the troubleshooting section at axis.com/support.

Problems upgrading the firmware

Firmware upgrade failure

If the firmware upgrade fails, the device reloads the previous firmware. The most common reason is that the wrong firmware file has been uploaded. Check that the name of the firmware file corresponds to your device and try again.

Problems after firmware upgrade

If you experience problems after a firmware upgrade, roll back to the previously installed version from the Maintenance page.

Problems setting the IP address

The device is located on a different subnet

If the IP address intended for the device and the IP address of the computer used to access the device are located on different subnets, you cannot set the IP address. Contact your network administrator to obtain an IP address.

The IP address is being used by another device

Disconnect the Axis device from the network. Run the ping command (in a Command/DOS window, type ping and the IP address of the device):

  • If you receive: Reply from <IP address>: bytes=32; time=10... this means that the IP address may already be in use by another device on the network. Obtain a new IP address from the network administrator and reinstall the device.

  • If you receive: Request timed out, this means that the IP address is available for use with the Axis device. Check all cabling and reinstall the device.

Possible IP address conflict with another device on the same subnet

The static IP address in the Axis device is used before the DHCP server sets a dynamic address. This means that if the same default static IP address is also used by another device, there may be problems accessing the device.

The device can’t be accessed from a browser

Can’t log in

When HTTPS is enabled, ensure that the correct protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) is used when attempting to log in. You may need to manually type http or https in the browser’s address field.

If the password for the user root is lost, the device must be reset to the factory default settings. See Reset to factory default settings.

The IP address has been changed by DHCP

IP addresses obtained from a DHCP server are dynamic and may change. If the IP address has been changed, use AXIS IP Utility or AXIS Device Manager to locate the device on the network. Identify the device using its model or serial number, or by the DNS name (if the name has been configured).

If required, a static IP address can be assigned manually. For instructions, go to axis.com/support.

Certificate error when using IEEE 802.1X

For authentication to work properly, the date and time settings in the Axis device must be synchronized with an NTP server. Go to System > Date and time.

The device is accessible locally but not externally

To access the device externally, we recommend you to use one of the following applications for Windows®:

  • AXIS Companion: free of charge, ideal for small systems with basic surveillance needs.

  • AXIS Camera Station: 30-day trial version free of charge, ideal for small to mid-size systems.

For instructions and download, go to axis.com/vms.

Problems with streaming

Multicast H.264 only accessible by local clients

Check if your router supports multicasting, or if you need to configure the router settings between the client and the device. You might need to increase the TTL (Time To Live) value.

No multicast H.264 displayed in the client

Check with your network administrator that the multicast addresses used by the Axis device are valid for your network.

Check with your network administrator to see if there is a firewall that prevents viewing.

Poor rendering of H.264 images

Ensure that your graphics card uses the latest driver. You can usually download the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s website.

Color saturation is different in H.264 and Motion JPEG

Modify the settings for your graphics adapter. Go to the adapter’s documentation for more information.

Lower frame rate than expected

  • See Performance considerations.

  • Reduce the number of applications running on the client computer.

  • Limit the number of simultaneous viewers.

  • Check with the network administrator that there is enough bandwidth available.

  • Lower the image resolution.

  • The maximum frames per second is dependent on the utility frequency (60/50 Hz) of the Axis device.

Can't select H.265 encoding in live view

Web browsers don’t support H.265 decoding. Use a video management system or application that supports H.265 decoding.

Performance considerations

When setting up your system, it is important to consider how various settings and situations affect the performance. Some factors affect the amount of bandwidth (the bitrate) required, others can affect the frame rate, and some affect both. If the load on the CPU reaches its maximum, this also affects the frame rate.

The following factors are the most important to consider:

  • High image resolution or lower compression levels result in images containing more data which in turn affects the bandwidth.

  • Rotating the image in the GUI will increase the product's CPU load.

  • Access by large numbers of Motion JPEG or unicast H.264 clients affects the bandwidth.

  • Access by large numbers of Motion JPEG or unicast H.265 clients affects the bandwidth.

  • Simultaneous viewing of different streams (resolution, compression) by different clients affects both frame rate and bandwidth.

    Use identical streams wherever possible to maintain a high frame rate. Stream profiles can be used to ensure that streams are identical.

  • Accessing Motion JPEG and H.264 video streams simultaneously affects both frame rate and bandwidth.

  • Accessing Motion JPEG and H.265 video streams simultaneously affects both frame rate and bandwidth.

  • Heavy usage of event settings affects the product’s CPU load which in turn affects the frame rate.

  • Using HTTPS may reduce frame rate, in particular if streaming Motion JPEG.

  • Heavy network utilization due to poor infrastructure affects the bandwidth.

  • Viewing on poorly performing client computers lowers perceived performance and affects frame rate.

  • Running multiple AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) applications simultaneously may affect the frame rate and the general performance.

Specifications

LED Indicators

Note
  • The Status LED can be configured to be unlit during normal operation. To configure, go to Settings > System > Plain config.
  • The Status LED can be configured to flash while an event is active.
  • The Status LED can be configured to flash for identifying the unit. Go to Settings > System > Plain config.
Status LEDIndication
Unlit

Connection and normal operation.

Green

Steady green for 10 seconds for normal operation after startup completed.

Amber

Steady during startup. Flashes during firmware upgrade or reset to factory default.

Amber/Red

Flashes amber/red if network connection is unavailable or lost.

Red

Firmware upgrade failure.

Status LED behavior for focus assistant

Note

Only valid for optional P-iris, DC-iris or manual iris lenses.

The status LED flashes when the Focus Assistant is active.

ColorIndication
RedThe image is out of focus.
Adjust the lens.
AmberThe image is close to focus.
The lens needs fine tuning.
GreenThe image is in focus.

SD card slot

NOTICE
  • Risk of damage to SD card. Do not use sharp tools, metal objects, or excessive force when inserting or removing the SD card. Use your fingers to insert and remove the card.
  • Risk of data loss and corrupted recordings. Do not remove the SD card while the product is running. Unmount the SD card from the product’s webpage before removal.

This product supports microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC cards.

For SD card recommendations, see axis.com.

microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C LLC. microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC are trademarks or registered trademarks of SD-3C, LLC in the United States, other countries or both.

Buttons

Control button

  • The control button is used for:
  • Enabling the Focus Assistant. Press and very quickly release the Control button.

  • Resetting the product to factory default settings. See Reset to factory default settings.

Connectors

Network connector

RJ45 Ethernet connector with Power over Ethernet (PoE).

Audio connector

  • Audio in – 3.5 mm input for a mono microphone, or a line-in mono signal (left channel is used from a stereo signal).

  • Audio out – 3.5 mm output for audio (line level) that can be connected to a public address (PA) system or an active speaker with a built-in amplifier. A stereo connector must be used for audio out.

Audio input

1 Tip2 Ring3 Sleeve

Unbalanced microphone (with or without electret power) or line

Electret power if selected

Ground

Audio output

1 Tip2 Ring3 Sleeve

Channel 1, unbalanced line, mono

Channel 1, unbalanced line, mono

Ground

I/O connector

Use the I/O connector with external devices in combination with, for example, motion detection, event triggering, and alarm notifications. In addition to the 0 V DC reference point and power (DC output), the I/O connector provides the interface to:

Digital input –
For connecting devices that can toggle between an open and closed circuit, for example PIR sensors, door/window contacts, and glass break detectors.
Supervised input –
Enables possibility to detect tampering on a digital input.
Digital output –
For connecting external devices such as relays and LEDs. Connected devices can be activated by the VAPIX® Application Programming Interface, through an event or from the product’s webpage.
FunctionPinNotesSpecifications
DC ground10 V DC
DC output2Can be used to power auxiliary equipment.
Note: This pin can only be used as power out.
12 V DC
Max load = 50 mA
Input 13Digital input or Supervised input – Connect to pin 1 to activate, or leave floating (unconnected) to deactivate. To use supervised input, install end-of-line resistors. See connection diagram for information about how to connect the resistors.0 to max 30 V DC
Output 14Digital output – Internally connected to pin 1 (DC ground) when active, and floating (unconnected) when inactive. If used with an inductive load, e.g., a relay, connect a diode in parallel with the load, to protect against voltage transients.0 to max 30 V DC, open drain, 100 mA
Input 25Digital input or Supervised input – Connect to pin 1 to activate, or leave floating (unconnected) to deactivate. To use supervised input, install end-of-line resistors. See connection diagram for information about how to connect the resistors.0 to max 30 V DC
Output 26Digital output – Internally connected to pin 1 (DC ground) when active, and floating (unconnected) when inactive. If used with an inductive load, e.g., a relay, connect a diode in parallel with the load, to protect against voltage transients.0 to max 30 V DC, open drain, 100 mA
  1. DC ground
  2. DC output 12 V, max 50 mA
  3. Supervised input port 1
  4. Digital output port 1
  5. Supervised input port 2
  6. Digital output port 2

Power connector

2-pin terminal block for DC power input. Use a Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) compliant limited power source (LPS) with either a rated output power limited to ≤100 W or a rated output current limited to ≤5 A.

RS485/RS422 connector

Two 2-pin terminal blocks for RS485/RS422 serial interface used to control auxiliary equipment such as pan-tilt devices.

The serial port can be configured to support:

  • Two-wire RS485 half duplex

  • Four-wire RS485 full duplex

  • Two-wire RS422 simplex

  • Four-wire RS422 full duplex point to point communication

FunctionPinNotes
RS485B alt RS485/422 RX(B)1RX pair for all modes (combined RX/TX for 2-wire RS485)
RS485A alt RS485/422 RX(A)2
RS485/RS422 TX(B)3TX pair for RS422 and 4-wire RS485
RS485/RS422 TX(A)4
Important

The maximum cable length is 30 m (98 ft).

T92G20 connector

Use this connector when you mount the camera in an AXIS T92G20 Outdoor Housing. The connector supplies power to the heater and the IR illumination in the housing.

PTZ drivers

APTP

This is a list of models supported by this driver. The physical installation depends on your Axis product and the PTZ unit.

Important

Check what serial communication your Axis product and the PTZ unit will support.

  • Supported models with RS485 2-wire interface:
  • AXIS T99A Positioning Unit Series.

    For information about compatible Axis products, see axis.com.

Other models may be supported but this has not been verified by Axis.

Technical information

DEFAULT capabilities for PTZ driver:

DriverAPTP
Version1.1.0

DEFAULT serial configuration:

PortModeRS485
BaudRate115200
DataBits8
StopBits1
ParityNone

DEFAULT supported capabilities in this PTZ driver:

Note

Different PTZ units may have other capabilities (both less and more).

MovementAbsoluteRelativeContinuous
Panyesyesyes
Tiltyesyesyes

Connection

For the RS485/RS422 pin assignment on your device, see RS485/RS422 connector.

To change serial port settings, go to System > Plain config > Serial in the device interface.

Pelco

This is a list of models supported by this driver. The physical installation depends on your Axis product and the PTZ unit.

Important

Check what serial communication your Axis product and the PTZ unit will support.

  • Supported models:
  • Pelco DD5-C

  • Pelco Esprit ES30C/ES31C

  • Pelco LRD41C21

  • Pelco LRD41C22

  • Pelco Spectra III

  • Pelco Spectra IV

  • Pelco Spectra Mini

  • Videotec DTRX3/PTH310P

  • Videotec ULISSE

  • PTK AMB

  • YP3040

Other models may be supported but this has not been verified by Axis.

Technical information

DEFAULT capabilities for PTZ driver:

DriverPelco
Version4.17

DEFAULT serial configuration:

PortModeRS485
BaudRate2400
DataBits8
StopBits1
ParityNone

DEFAULT supported capabilities in this PTZ driver:

Note

Different PTZ units may have other capabilities (both less and more).

MovementAbsoluteRelativeContinuous
Pannoyesyes
Tiltnoyesyes
Zoomnoyesyes
Focusnoyesyes
Irisnoyesyes
AutoIrisyes
AutoFocusyes
IrCutFilterno
BackLightyes
OSDMenuyes

Connection

For the RS485/RS422 pin assignment on your device, see RS485/RS422 connector.

To change serial port settings, go to System > Plain config > Serial in the device interface.

Visca

This is a list of models supported by this driver. The physical installation depends on your Axis product and the PTZ unit.

Important

Check what serial communication your Axis product and the PTZ unit will support.

  • Supported models with RS422 4-wire interface:
  • Sony EVI-D70/D70P

  • WISKA DCP-27 (PT-head)

  • Supported models with RS232 interface (may require external RS422-4-wire/RS232 converter):
  • Axis EVI-D30/D31

  • Sony EVI-G20/G21

  • Sony EVI-D30/D31

  • Sony EVI-D100/D100P

  • Sony EVI-D70/D70P

Other models may be supported but this has not been verified by Axis.

Technical information

DEFAULT capabilities for PTZ driver:

DriverVisca/EVI
Version4.11

DEFAULT serial configuration:

PortModeRS422
BaudRate9600
DataBits8
StopBits1
ParityNone

DEFAULT supported capabilities in this PTZ driver:

Note

Different PTZ units may have other capabilities (both less and more).

MovementAbsoluteRelativeContinuous
Panyesyesyes
Tiltyesyesyes
Zoomyesyesyes
Focusyesyesyes
Irisyesyesno
AutoIrisyes
AutoFocusyes
IrCutFilteryes
BackLightyes
OSDMenuno

Connection

For the RS485/RS422 pin assignment on your device, see RS485/RS422 connector.

To change serial port settings, go to System > Plain config > Serial in the device interface.