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AXIS Communications AXIS 212 PTZ Network Camera Pan Tilt Zoom with No Moving Parts

AXIS Communications 0257-004

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AXIS Communications

Model 212

Manufacturer Part#  0257-004

UPC Code: 733102101756

Provantage Code:  AXIC08K

  • Product Type: Network Camera
  • Image Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Maximum Focal Length: 2.70 mm
  • Maximum Video Resolution: 640 x 480
  • Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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AXIS Communications 0257-004 Specifications

    AXIS 212 PTZ Network Camera Pan Tilt Zoom with No Moving Parts


    The AXIS 212 PTZ network Camera for cost-efficient and reliable indoor surveillance, offers instant one-click pan/tilt/zoom control with digital PTZ. The built-in two-way audio support enables remote users to not only view, but also listen in on an area and communicate orders or requests to visitors or intruders.

    The AXIS 212 PTZ incorporates a high-quality 3 megapixel sensor and a wide-angle lens that allows the user to instantly zoom in on small or distant objects with exceptional clarity. This compact and discreet camera is ideal for monitoring shops, receptions, banks and other facilities where you need zoom in for detailed inspections.

    With no moving parts exposed to regular wear and tear, the camera is ideal for automatic patrolling. It also provides effective protection against tampering as no parts can be forcibly moved.

    Support for Power over Ethernet allows the camera to receive both data and power over a single Ethernet cable - which makes the installation easier and cheaper. If connected to a central Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), the camera can continue to operate even when there is a power failure.


    Features Include
    • Superior image quality with progressive scan
    • 30 frames per second in VGA resolution (640x480 pixels)
    • Powerful scheduled event management including video motion detection, audio detection, inputs/output for connecting e.g. external sensors and relays to activate light or open/close doors
    • Image upload and notification over FTP, email and HTTP, with 9 MB pre- and post alarm buffering approx. 5 min. of 320x240 video at 4 frames per sec.
    • Time, date, text, a privacy mask or an image may be inserted in the video stream
    • Network security using multi-level password protection, IP address filtering and HTTPS encryption
    • SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II) support for network management
    • Powerful Application Programming Interface (API) for software integration, including AXIS VAPIX and AXIS Media control SDK. Flash memory for upload of embedded applications


    The Axis 212 PTZ is no ordinary PTZ. It's the only PTZ network camera that provides full overview, and instant, one-click pan/tilt/zoom - with maintained sharp image resolution. And it's all done without moving parts, so there's no wear and tear. In short, it's a whole new definition of PTZ.


General Information
Product NameAXIS 212 PTZ Network Camera Pan Tilt Zoom w/No Moving Parts
Manufacturer Part Number0257-004
Product Model212
Product TypeNetwork Camera
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Display & Graphics
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Color SupportedColor
Focal Length2.70 mm
Network & Communication
Connectivity TechnologyCable
Remote ManagementYes
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Physical Characteristics
Limited Warranty3 Year
Package Contents
  • 212 PTZ Network Camera
  • Installation Guide
  • CD with installation and management tools
  • Demo software and User's Manual
  • Mounting and connector kits
  • Angled wall mount
  • Power supply PS-H 5.1 V DC
  • MPEG-4 licenses (1 encoder, 1 decoder)
  • MPEG-4 decoder (Windows)
Other Information
Maximum Focal Length2.70 mm
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet






















Tilt52° to 52°
Minimum Operating Temperature41°F (5°C)
Maximum Operating Temperature104°F (40°C)
Swivel70° to 70°
Lens IncludedYes
Digital Zoom3x
Operating System SupportedWindows
FeaturesTamper Resistant

Built-in Microphone

Motion Detection

Audio Detection

Security Features
  • Multiple user access levels with password protection
  • IP address filtering
  • HTTPS encryption
System RequirementsPC:
  • Pentium III CPU 500MHz or higher, or equivalent AMD
  • Windows XP or 2000
  • 128MB RAM
  • AGP graphic card, Direct Draw, 32MB RAM
  • DirectX 9.0 or later
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or later
Viewing Angle35° to 140°
Application / UsageIndoor
IlluminationMinimum 10 Lux
Platform SupportedPC
Additional Information
  • 3.1 Megapixels Sensor Resolution
  • Built-in Power Over Ethernet
  • SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II) Supported


  • 20 simultaneous users
  • Unlimited number of users using multicast (MPEG-4)

Processors and Memory:

  • CPU, Video processing and Compression: ARTPEC-A
  • RAM: 32MB, Flash: 8MB
  • Battery backed-up real-time clock
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