Axis announces two new explosion-protected network devices


Axis Communications has announced the launch of two new products – a new thermometric camera and an explosion-protected network horn speaker.

Axis believes that they have unveiled the world’s first explosion-protected thermometric camera, which they say is specifically designed and certified for use in Zone and Division 2 hazardous locations. 

In addition, the explosion-protected network horn speaker is the first to be released by the company and is certified for use in Zone and Division 1 hazardous locations. 

The new thermometric camera and horn speaker have been designed and manufactured by Axis to comply with international explosion-protected standards. 

The new products follow the Axis 2023 launch of the world’s first explosion-protected camera specifically designed for Zone and Division 2 hazardous locations, and shows the commitment to expand its explosion-protected offering to further meet customers’ needs. 

AXIS Q1961-XTE Explosion-Protected Thermal Camera

According to Axis, the AXIS Q1961-XTE enables remote temperature monitoring to optimise operational efficiency, with a detection range that can extend into Zone and Division 1 hazardous locations.

In addition, they claim it makes temperature monitoring more accessible to Zone 2/21 and Class I/II/III Division 2 hazardous areas. This capability can decrease hardware costs for sites that currently rely on Zone/Division 1-certified thermometric cameras. 

According to Axis, the camera’s remote temperature monitoring and automated alert capability enhances operational efficiency by indicating advance warning of overheating equipment.

As such, they believe the solution also increases the speed and effectiveness of response compared to using a handheld device, which relies on the manual observation of a specific spot at a specific time.

Making this capability accessible to Zone/Division 2 hazardous areas, operational processes within critical infrastructure and industrial environments, such as waste management and recycling, can be optimised and made safer. 

Further details can be accessed here: AXIS Q1961-XTE Explosion-Protected Thermal Camera

AXIS XC1311 Explosion-Protected Network Horn Speaker

Meanwhile, the AXIS XC1311 Explosion-Protected Network Horn Speaker increases health and safety applications, operational efficiency, and security across Zone/Division 1 and 2 areas with automatic alerts via network camera integration, say the company.

It is certified for hazardous areas including Class I Division 1 Groups A, B, C, D and Zone 1 IIC, Zone 21 IIIC, enables live, scheduled, and event-triggered voice messages. 

According to Axis, the network horn speaker improves the speed and effectiveness of audio warnings within hazardous areas, in conjunction with analytics-equipped network cameras, which provide remote monitoring and automated alerts.

Triggered by an analytics-equipped camera, AXIS XC1311 Explosion-Protected Network Horn Speaker can relay audio warnings about smoke detection and temperature changes as precursors to a fire risk.

In addition, the new horn speaker can issue prerecorded reminders to wear personal protective equipment, such as hard hats, when its absence is detected. The audio device also improves security within hazardous areas by warning personnel, or intruders, about unauthorised location access.

Axis states that the horn speaker can relay messages such as real-time severe weather alerts, and can also be manually operated, issuing live instructions and individual audio messages to specific areas on the site. AXIS XC1311 Explosion-Protected Network Horn Speaker delivers audio messages with high volume and clarity, even in noisy environments, the company guarantees.

To optimise cybersecurity, AXIS XC1311 also features Axis Edge Vault to prevent unauthorised access. The horn speaker’s explosion-protected design is achieved by encasing the electronics and power connections within an aluminium chamber.

Like Axis explosion-protected cameras, the design and manufacture according to explosion-protected standards also requires full traceability of all critical components for 10 years. 

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