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AXIS Camera Management 

Efficient management tool for your Axis network video products

  • Locate and show connection status of Axis video devices on the network   
  • Set IP addresses   
  • Configure single or multiple units   
  • Manage firmware upgrades of multiple units   
  • Manage user access rights   
  • Use standard Internet protocols 

Powerful management capabilities 

AXIS Camera Management is a powerful and efficient installation and  management tool specially designed to be used with Axis network video products. Using standard network protocols and methods, the tool can automatically find and set IP addresses, configure, show connection status and manage firmware upgrades of multiple devices. 

All sizes of installations 

Installed onto your Windows PC, the AXIS Camera Management can be used in all sizes of installations. The tool is designed to handle hundreds of Axis network cameras and video servers. This flexible software takes advantage of your existing network infrastructure and simplifies management of your Axis network video products.

Interface overview

Main window

The main window provides a single interface to organize and monitor network video devices. On startup, AXIS Camera Management lists all the devices found on the local network in the All Devices group. Devices that need attention are listed in the Warnings/Errors group. You can create custom groups and sub-groups in My Groups in order to organize devices e.g. according to location or model.

The properties of a single device can be viewed by highlighting a device from the list.

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Assign IP address

The IP address in a device may need to be changed for various reasons, e.g. when configuring a device for the first time. 

AXIS Camera Management allows easy assignment and change of IP addresses. You can set the IP address manually, or suggest available IP addresses from a specified range to speed up the process of assigning the IP address in multiple devices.

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Specify the IP address for one device at at a time, or enter a range of IP addresses.

 

Configure devices

With AXIS Camera Management you can configure one or many devices at a time. With the Template Editor you can save parameter values in a template that can be applied on several devices. You select and add parameters from the sections on the left, and enter/change the parameter values in the Design area on the right.

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Upgrade multiple Axis video products with new firmware

Single or multiple Axis video products/devices of different models can easily be firmware upgraded in sequence or in parallel.

To automatically download the latest available firmware for your device, click the Download button in the Upgrade Firmware dialog. 

Upgrade firmware in multiple devices in Parallel to reduce the time required, or choose Sequence to have fewer devices offline when upgrading. 

You can also restore all upgraded devices to their original factory settings.

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Download the AXIS Camera Management data sheet 

User scenarios

These are some typical user scenarios where AXIS Camera Management would provide an easy and efficient solution:

  • Installer - Assigning IP addresses and configuring devices    
  • Contracted maintainer - Firmware upgrading   
  • System administrator - Monitoring status 

 Installer: Assigning IP addresses

You are an installer and have the responsibility to set the IP address of all newly installed Axis network video products. You also want to configure all the devices with the correct network settings. 

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Solution

AXIS Camera Management automatically lists all new network video products on the network.  

AXIS Camera Management will use the Master Password to access devices by default. The Master Password is only used to provide authentication when accessing a device and never to set the password in the device itself. Devices with other password settings than the Master Password appear with status "Credentials Mismatch" in the list and you enter the unique device password separately.

To assign IP addresses to multiple devices, you select the ones you want to configure, select "Assign IP.." and specify the range of IP addresses that can be used.

To configure the network settings, you use the Template Editor to save the appropriate parameter values. You then apply that template to the devices you choose.


Contracted maintainer: Firmware upgrading

You work as a contracted maintainer at a large company and are in charge of upgrading all network video products to the latest firmware version. The cameras are used for monitoring sensitive areas, and should be interrupted as little as possible. 

Solution

When Axis has launched a new firmware version for one of the products you are using, you download the firmware file from the Axis Web site. 

Using the AXIS Camera Management software, you select all units of that product model, select "Maintenance" | "Upgrade Firmware..." and locate the firmware file stored on your PC.  To have as few devices as possible offline at a time, you choose to upgrade in Sequence mode. 

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System administrator: Monitoring status

You are a system administrator in a large organization. More than 100 network cameras are connected to the network. You are responsible for keeping the units accessible at all times. You want to handle the devices remotely from the central IT-department. 

Solution

AXIS Camera Management Scenarios4_1206You have AXIS Camera Management installed on your PC. You have organized the network cameras into groups and subgroups according to their physical location.

The Warning/Error group allows you to quickly notice and take appropriate action in case a device requires attention. The "Not Accessible" status tells you that there might be a problem with the network connection or with the device itself. 

Supported products

AXIS Camera Management supports the following Axis network cameras and video servers:

AXIS 206AXIS 212 PTZAXIS 231D+AXIS 242S IV
AXIS 207AXIS 213 PTZAXIS 232D+AXIS 243SA
AXIS 207WAXIS 214 PTZAXIS 240Q
AXIS 207MWAXIS 216FDAXIS 241Q
AXIS 210AXIS 216FD-VAXIS 241QA
AXIS 210AAXIS 221AXIS 241S
AXIS 211AXIS 223MAXIS 241SA
AXIS 211AAXIS 225FD

The devices must have firmware 4.03/4.10 or higher installed.

AXIS Camera Management also has limited support for the AXIS 292 Network Video Decoder and supports the following discontinued products: AXIS 206M, AXIS 206W.