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AXIS 213 PTZ Network Camera

Pan, tilt and zoom live video directly over your network

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Same unit for both 
ceiling and desktop use


The AXIS 213 PTZ Network Camera enables advanced remote monitoring with pan, tilt and zoom control over IP networks. It features a powerful 26x optical zoom, auto focus lens and an IR mode for nighttime conditions.

The AXIS 213 PTZ delivers superior quality Motion JPEG and MPEG-4* video streams simultaneously. The camera provides 20 preset positions and 1 preset sequence (auto patrol) to monitor specific areas. It also offers pre- and post-alarm image buffering and advanced event management features.

The optional AXIS 213CM Connection Module provides functionalities such as two-way audio, in addition to two alarm inputs and three relay outputs.

The AXIS 213 PTZ connects directly to an IP network, and with a built-in Web server, enables remote monitoring and control from any PC connected to the local area network or the Internet. The camera provides wide coverage with its ability to pan 340 degrees, tilt 100 degrees and zoom in on specific details. The AXIS 213 PTZ is ideal for monitoring people and property, and for remote learning and troubleshooting. A protective dome housing is available for indoor and outdoor applications.

* MPEG-4 is available as a free software upgrade in Q1 2005


  • Pan, tilt, zoom network camera with built-in 26x optical zoom, auto focus lens + 12x digital zoom    
  • Operates under all light conditions, indoors as well as outdoors    
  • IR mode: camera can be manually controlled or scheduled for switching between color image during daytime, and black and white image in low light or nighttime conditions using the built-in IR lighting or an external IR lamp for longer distances    
  • Superior image quality in simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video streams (MPEG-4 is available as a free software upgrade in Q1 2005)    
  • Resolutions up to 768 x 576 at up to 25 fps (PAL) or 704x480 at 30 fps (NTSC)    
  • Advanced event management: scheduled and triggered event functionality with alarm notification via e-mail, TCP, HTTP, and image uploading via e-mail, FTP & HTTP    
  • Security: multiple user access levels with password protection and IP address filtering, which enables only pre-defined IP addresses to access the camera    
  • 20 preset positions + 1 preset sequence mode (auto patrol)    
  • Up to 20 viewers can directly access the camera simultaneously; virtually unlimited viewers if streamed through a relaying server    
  • Easy installation using the free AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service or the Windows-based AXIS IP Utility software 

Optional accessories:

  • Optional AXIS 213CM Connection Module provides full duplex (two-way) audio, 2 alarm inputs + 3 relay outputs; 1 analog video output (PAL/NTSC)     
  • Videotec DBH24K Dome Housing     
  • Wireless connectivity with 802.11g EZ Connect SMC2870W     
  • Wide range of application software from Axis and its Application Development Partners 

Application possibilities:

  • Retail/small business monitoring/security - A business owner or a remotely located security company can monitor the entire store as well as zoom in on critical areas, like the cash registers
  • Remote monitoring of sensitive areas - e.g. server rooms and wiring closets
  • Supervision of any work in progress - e.g. construction site
  • LAN-based education - e.g. within hospitals
  • Remote troubleshooting or guidance - Head office can guide remote service personnel through visual inspection.

Download the AXIS 213 PTZ data sheet 

Technical specifications:

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• Network camera with built-in pan/tilt/zoom functionality
• Built-in Web server
• Supports simultaneous streams of Motion JPEG and MPEG-4*
• Supports both desktop and ceiling mounting 


• Low light functionality using built-in IR lighting**
• 20 preset positions and 1 sequence
• PTZ control queue
• Support for 20 simultaneous direct viewers. Unlimited number of viewers using MPEG-4* and multicast, or via a relaying server
• UPnP support
• Advanced event management including up to 6 MB of pre- and post buffers for images
• Pan angle range: 340 degrees
• Tilt angle range: 100 degrees 

Additional features when using Connection Module
• Support for full duplex audio
• Possibility to connect external devices
• Analog video output*** (PAL or NTSC)

System requirements

The following specifications apply to the use of browser-based viewing. When using an application software, please refer to the specifications provided with the software.

• Pentium III 500 MHz or higher, any AMD Athlon Memory****
• 128 MB RAM****
• Meeting the specification for selected operating system and browser
Graphic card ****:
• AGP card with Direct Draw support and 16 MB video memory (32/64 MB recommended for high resolutions/color depths)

Supported operating systems:
• Windows XP****, 2000****, NT4.0, ME and 98, Linux
and Mac OS X
Supported Web browsers:
• Windows - Internet Explorer 5.x or later**** and Mozilla 1.4***** or later
• Linux - Mozilla 1.4***** or later
• Mac OS X - Mozilla 1.4***** or later and Netscape 7.1***** or later

Hardware and System

• 1⁄4” Interlaced CCD
• Motorized zoom lens 3.5 - 91 mm, F1.6 – F4.0, horizontal viewing angle: 42 - 1.7 º
• Auto focus, 26x optical and 12x digital zoom
• AXIS ARTPEC-2 video compression chip + 8 MB RAM
• Linux 2.4 kernel
• 32 MB RAM
• 4 MB Flash 


Connections Camera
• Network: 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet networks (RJ-45)
• Power: 13 V DC/1.8 A (max)- external power supply, included
• Bus: 26-pin multi-connector (to Connection Module) 

Connection Module (available accessory)
• Bus: 26-pin multi-connector (to camera)
• Audio: Mic in (3.5 mm jack) and Line out (3.5 mm jack)
• I/O: 2 alarm inputs + 3 relay outputs (connector block)
• Video: Analog composite video output*** (BNC) 


• Multiple user access levels with password protection
• IP address filtering



• Color and black/white mode
• Video compression: Motion JPEG and MPEG-4*
• Operates down to 1 lux in normal mode and in complete darkness using built-in IR lighting**
• Frame rate: Up to 30/25 frames per second (NTSC/PAL)
• Supports 10 different resolutions including 4CIF, 2CIF, CIF and QCIF
• Max resolution: 768 x 576 (PAL) or 704x480 (NTSC)
• Configurable backlight compensation, exposure, white balance, etc
• 5 video compression levels
The file size of a JPEG image depends on factors such as selected resolution, compression level and the actual content of the image. 

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Firmware updates

• Flash memory allows firmware updates over the network using HTTP or FTP over TCP/IP. Firmware upgrades are available from   

Custom Applications

Designed for system integration and custom application development by providing:
• AXIS Media Control SDK
• Embedded scripting support
• Customized HTML pages 

Operating conditions

• Temp: 5 - 40 C (41 - 104 ºF)
• Humidity: 20 - 80% RHG 

Dimensions and weight

• Height: 130 mm (5.12”)
• Width: 104 mm (4.09”)
• Depth: 130 mm (5.12”)
• Weight: 700 g (1.55 lb) (excl. power supply 


• EMC:
- CE Compliant according to: EN55022/1998
Class B, EN55024/1998 A1:2001, EN61000-3-
2:2000, EN61000-3-3:1995 A1:2001
- FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class B
- Canada ICES-003 Class B
- VCCI Class B
- C-tick AS/NZS 3548
• Safety:
- EN 60950, UL, CSA, PS<E>, AS, SISIR, GS, FIMKO (AC Adapter) 

Included accessories

• Power supply
• Ceiling mount
• Rubber feet kit for desktop use
• Quick Installation Guide
• CD-ROM with software and User’s Manual
• One encoding and one decoding MPEG-4 license* 

Available Accessories (not incl.)

• AXIS 213CM Connection Module – provides duplex audio, I/O and analog video output***
• AXIS Camera Station – software for recording and management of up to 25 cameras. Advanced search tools. Remote client included
• AXIS Camera Recorder – viewing and event based recording of up to 16 cameras, search tools included
• AXIS Camera Explorer – basic software for viewing and manual recording of multiple cameras
• AXIS 292 Network Video Decoder (view only, no PTZ control)
• AXIS MPEG-4 Decoder 10 user license pack*
• IP65-rated Dome Housing for installation of the camera in outdoor or adverse, indoor environments 

* MPEG-4 is available as a free software upgrade Q1 2005
** At distances up to 3 m (9.8 ft)
*** Available for ceiling mount only
**** MPEG-4 requirements
Limitations in functionality