Axis Zipstream Technology

Alright, Axis’s Zipstream technology sells itself in a lot of ways you’re probably already familiar with. 50% reduction in storage requirements is the big one. Of course, that’s pretty possible – 50% is easy to achieve if you twist the stats and numbers of comparing systems. We will give Axis the fact that Zipstream is a pretty crafty technology that compresses very, very well. While we think the 50% is reaching it most cases, what is not ‘reaching’ is the fact that Zipstream has incredible compression tech for PTZ cameras in particular.

What’s awesome about Axis’s Zipstream tech is that it has a lot of dynamic functionalities going on which it uses to squeeze out the best compression it can. Little things that, truly, put it over the edge of a lot of competitors. One of the best tricks Axis has implemented is that of Zipstream automatically adapting to the present activity. Basically, if the image has a lot going on, the camera will strengthen the quality to get a better recording. Conversely, if there’s little activity on screen, it will lower the image quality, giving it faster streaming speed as well as smaller files for storage.

Whereas most compression technologies slowly accrue worse bandwidth usage whenever a PTZ camera moves around, Zipstream compensates for this, cutting down on network data usage and, on the back end, video storage requirements.

Zipstream is compatible with the H.264 compression standard and couples well with all the Axis technologies. It operates in conjunction with video recorder tech such as Axis Companion as well as any third-party video management software.

Axis Zipstream Technology
Jul 5th 2021 Matt B

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