AXIS TU8003 90 W Connectivity Midspan

Product overview

  1. Optical fibre connector (SFP)
  2. Network connector RJ45 (PoE)
  3. Ethernet RJ45 connector (DATA)
  4. Audio connector
  5. Power connector
  6. I/O connector
  7. PoE LED
  8. Power LED


About the device

When you connect your device to a supported Axis camera, settings for audio and I/O will appear on the camera's webpage.


Make sure Link-Local address (ZeroConf) and IPv4 network protocols are turned on. Otherwise audio and I/O won’t work.

You can manage all the settings described in this manual through the camera's webpage.


Add audio to your recording

  1. Turn on audio:
  2. Go to Settings > Audio and turn on Allow audio.

  3. Go to Input > Type and select your audio source.

  4. Edit the stream profile which is used for the recording:
  5. Go to Settings > Stream and click Stream profiles.

  6. Select the stream profile and click Audio.

  7. Select the checkbox and select Include.

  8. Click Save.

  9. Click Close.

Allow two-way audio communication


When you have set up two-way audio communication in the camera’s user interface, use a video management system to make use of the functionality.

  1. Connect a microphone to the Audio in connector.

  2. Connect a speaker to the Audio out connector.

  1. Allow two-way audio in the camera's web page:
  2. Go to Video > Stream > Audio and include audio.

  3. Go to Audio > Device settings and make sure audio is allowed.

  4. Turn on the correct input source.

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

  6. Go to System > Plain config.

  7. Set Select group to Audio.

  8. Make sure Duplex mode is set to Full duplex


Trigger an action

  1. Go to Settings > System > Events to set up a rule. The rule defines when the device will perform certain actions. Rules can be setup as scheduled, recurring, or for example, triggered by motion detection.

  2. 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.

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


If you make changes to an active rule, you have to restart the rule for the changes to take effect.

Record video when a PIR detector senses motion

  • Required hardware
  • 3-wire cable (ground, power, I/O)

  • Axis PIR detector

  1. Note

    For information on the I/O connector, see Connectors.

  2. Connect the ground wire to pin 1 (GND/-).

  3. Connect the power wire to pin 2 (12V DC output).

  4. Connect the I/O wire to pin 3 (I/O input).

  1. Connect the wires to the PIR detector’s I/O connector
  2. Connect the other end of the ground wire to pin 1 (GND/-).

  3. Connect the other end of the power wire to pin 2 (DC input/+).

  4. Connect the other end of the I/O wire to pin 3 (I/O output).

  1. Configure the I/O port in the camera’s webpage
  2. Go to Settings > System > I/O ports.

  3. Select Input in the Port 1 drop-down list.

  4. Give the input module a descriptive name.

  5. To make the PIR detector send a signal to the camera when it senses motion, select Closed circuit in the drop-down list.

To trigger the camera to start recording when it receives a signal from the PIR detector, you need to create a rule in the camera’s webpage.


  • The midspan does not power up
  • Verify that the power cable is properly connected.

  • Remove and re-apply power to the device and check the indicators during power up sequence.

  • Verify that the power inlet cable is functional.

  • The powered device does not operate
  • Verify that the powered device is designed for PoE operation.

  • Verify that a standard Category 5e/6, straight-wired cable with four pairs is used.

  • Verify that the powered device is connected to the PoE port.

  • If an external power splitter is in use, verify that it works.

  • Verify that there is no short over on any of the twisted pair cables or over the RJ45 connectors.

  • If possible, reconnect the same powered device into a different midspan.

  • The end device operates, but there is no data link
  • If using an Ethernet RJ45 cable, verify that a standard Category 5e/6, straight-wired cable with four pairs is used.

  • If using an Ethernet RJ45 cable, verify that the Ethernet cable length is less than 100 m (330 ft) from the Ethernet source to the load/remote terminal.

  • If using an optical fibre cable, verify that the cable and the SFP module are of the correct type, and that the cable is functional.

  • If an external power splitter is in use, verify that it works.

  • If possible, reconnect the same powered device into a different midspan.


LED indicators

Power LED
LED colorBehaviorDescription
OffPower off
GreenSolidPower on
LED colorBehaviorDescription
OffNo device is connected.
RedSolidA remote device is connected but PoE negotiation has failed or the port is overloaded or shorted.
GreenSolidA remote device is connected, PoE negotiation has succeeded and the port is providing load.


Network connector

This product comes with several network connectors:

  • PoE: RJ45 connector with High Power over Ethernet (High PoE)

  • SFP: SFP connector to connect an SFP module with an optical fibre cable

  • DATA: RJ45 connector to connect a device with an Ethernet RJ45 cable


You can connect a device to either the SFP port or the data port. If you connect two devices, one device in each port, the device connected to the SFP port will have priority.

Audio connector

4-pin terminal block for audio input and output.

12 V212 V for external source
Line in3Audio IN
Line out4Audio OUT

I/O connector

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.
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.
Turns PoE output on or off.

6-pin terminal block

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
Configurable (Input or Output)3–5Digital input – Connect to pin 1 to activate, or leave floating (unconnected) to deactivate.0 to max 30 V DC
Digital 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
CAM ON/OFF6CAM ON: To keep the camera powered on, leave this pin floating (disconnected).
CAM OFF: Connect to pin 1 to power off the camera.


  1. DC ground
  2. DC output 12 V, max 50 mA
  3. Configurable I/O
  4. Configurable I/O
  5. Configurable I/O