The new AXIS Q60-S PTZ Dome Network Cameras in nitrogen-pressurised stainless steel casings are described as “ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring applications” in mining environments, as the rust-free cameras can resist the corrosion withstand high-pressure steam cleaning. Pressurised nitrogen prevents internal condensation. Axis Communications, a leader in network video, launched three outdoor-ready, marine-grade stainless steel cameras that enable 360° coverage of wide areas in resolutions up to HDTV 1080p and great zoomed-in detail with up to 36x optical zoom.“AXIS Q60-S cameras provide exceptional video surveillance and high durability for reliable performance in demanding indoor and outdoor environments,” says Erik Frännlid, Axis’ Director of Product Management. “The stainless steel models are the latest additions to our newly upgraded AXIS Q60 PTZ Dome Series.” AXIS Q60-S cameras, with SAE 316L stainless steel and a nylon clear dome cover, can operate in -30°C to 50°C. They have IP66, IP6K9K, NEMA 4X and MIL-STD-810G 509.5 approvals, ensuring protection against dust, rain, high pressure/steam jet cleaning, snow, ice and salt fog. The cameras come with a multi-connector cable and a media converter switch that allows for network connection using standard network or fibre optic cables. The switch also enables the cameras to connect to external alarm devices via two configurable input/output ports and to 12 V power. Stainless steel mounting accessories are sold separately.The AXIS Q6042-S provides extended D1 resolution and 36x optical zoom while the AXIS Q6044-S offers HDTV 720 p and 30x optical zoom; and the AXIS Q6045-S supports HDTV 1080 p and 20x optical zoom. All AXIS Q60-S cameras support shock detection, which mechanically detects and triggers an alarm if the camera has been hit. The AXIS Q6042-S and AXIS Q6044-S also provide electronic image stabilisation, which reduces the effects of camera vibrations from wind or traffic to provide clearer, more useful video. The AXIS Q6044-S also supports automatic defog, which automatically detects fog in the scene and digitally filters it out of view for clearer video. AXIS Q6044-S has nearly three times better light sensitivity than the industry norm for HDTV cameras, enabling excellent video quality in low-light conditions.The AXIS Q6045-S offers the highest video resolution, enabling exceptional detail in wide and zoomed-in views. In addition to autotracking and Active Gatekeeper – which are available in all AXIS Q60 models – the AXIS Q6045-S has built-in video analytics such as highlight compensation (which masks bright lights for ease of viewing), object removed, fence detector, object counter and enter/exit detection.