AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount Thermal Network Camera

Wide VGA thermal coverage with pan/tilt flexibility

  • High resolution thermal imaging
  • Superb image contrast, for more details
  • Built-in analytics for high quality detection
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Axis Zipstream technology
  • Version for Positioning Units
A Video Analytics Powerhouse

AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount’s powerful processor lets you add the strength of the market’s widest selection of video analytics solutions to your surveillance solution. For example, video analytics applications from Axis and our partners support swift and appropriate response to detected events by analyzing them, automatically dismissing non-threatening ones and instantly notifying security staff of potentially critical situations. Your staff can then view sharp, detailed footage to determine the precise nature of the threat – and act accordingly.

Easy and Flexible Installation

AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount is easy to install and can easily be integrated with existing security systems. To reach an unobstructed field of view (360°) and a ground-to-sky view of 135°, you can mount the PT mount thermal camera on AXIS T99A11 Positioning Unit.

AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount AXIS T99A11 Positioning Unit Axis thermal positioning camera
10 mm
19 mm
35 mm
60 mm


Sharp Images

Thermal IP cameras are a powerful tool in combination with video analytics to detect intruders or other unwanted behavior in the area of interest. In order to have a reliable and efficient surveillance system, the primary object needs to be visible. Sometimes it can be hard to filter it out if the background changes a lot, for example if large cold/hot objects are moving in the scene. Thanks to the enhanced automatic gain control in AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount, the background is stable and remains almost intact, reducing the risk for false alarms. The effect of hot objects in the background is minimized, helping to improve detection. In addition, AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount preserves more image details and compensates those areas that might be overexposed. Overall, the thermal network camera offers better detection to achieve great performance of the video analytics.


AXIS Q1942-E Thermal Network Camera with Automatic Gain Control


Thermal camera without Automatic Gain Control

Low Bandwidth and Storage

AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount is equipped with Axis Zipstream technology, which reduces storage and bandwidth requirements, while capturing important details in full image quality. It does this by compressing less significant areas more than areas of interest. In other words, areas devoid of people or movement are compressed more. This can be particularly relevant to applications where thermal IP cameras are likely to be used, since these are often applications in areas where access is highly restricted. Moreover, the Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) helps the camera to provide a smooth live viewing when it is mounted on instable places and vibration can be perceived as an issue.

Detection Ranges
Focal length Viewing angle Detection
mm Horizontal Human:
1.8 x 0.5 m
4 x 1.5 m
m yards m yards
Detection (1.5 pixels on target) 10 63° 291 318 892 978
19 32° 573 627 1757 1921
35 17° 1079 1179 3307 3617
60 10° 1833 2005 5623 6149
Recognition (6 pixels on target) 10 63° 73 80 223 244
19 32° 143 157 439 480
35 17° 270 295 827 904
60 10° 458 501 1406 1538
Identification (12 pixels on target) 10 63° 36 40 112 122
19 32° 72 78 220 241
35 17° 135 147 413 452
60 10° 229 251 703 769
The detection ranges are calculated with Johnson’s criteria and vary in different weather conditions.
AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount Thermal Network Camera
Wide VGA thermal coverage with pan/tilt flexibility
The bullet-style, outdoor-ready AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount offers the possibility of mounting the camera on a pan/tilt
motor to increase installation flexibility. The thermal resolution of 640×480 and a range of lenses make it easy to detect
and verify people, objects and incidents from pitch dark areas to a sunlit parking lot. A noise filter gives improved
thermal image contrast while keeping noise levels low, without adding blur and ghost effects. AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount
withstands harsh weather conditions and has a built-in heater for the window. Additionally, it offers Power over Ethernet
and has a microSD card slot
AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount Thermal Network Camera
Models AXIS Q1942-E PT Mount 10 mm, 19 mm, 35 mm, 60 mm
Image sensor Uncooled Micro bolometer 640×480, pixel size: 17 µm
Spectral range: 8-14 μm
Lens Athermalized
10 mm
Horizontal field of view: 63°, F1.24
Near focus distance: 2.8 m (9.2 ft)
19 mm
Horizontal field of view: 31°, F1.23
Near focus distance: 9.2 m (30 ft)
35 mm
Horizontal field of view: 17°, F1.20
Near focus distance: 33 m (108 ft)
60 mm
Horizontal field of view: 10°, F1.25
Near focus distance: 91 m (300 ft)
Sensitivity NETD < 50 mK
Pan/Tilt Preset positions, guard tour, driver selection, control queue
H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles
Motion JPEG
Resolution Sensor is 640×480. Image can be scaled up to 800×600 (SVGA).
Frame rate Up to 8.3 fps and 30 fps
Video streaming At least three H.264 and Motion JPEG streams, simultaneous and
individually configured in max. resolution in full frame rate
Axis Zipstream technology in H.264
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
Image settings Compression, brightness, sharpness, contrast, exposure zone, text
and image overlay, privacy mask, mirroring of images, electronic
image stabilization, multiple palettes
Rotation: 0°, 180°
Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa
IEEE 802.1x (EAP-TLS)
network access control, digest
authentication, user access log, centralized certificate
management, brute force delay protection, signed firmware
, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ,
FTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II),
System Integration
Open API for software integration, including VAPIX® and
AXIS Camera Application Platform; specifications at
AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Connection
ONVIF® Profile G and ONVIF® Profile S specification at
Analytics Included
AXIS Video Motion Detection, AXIS Motion Guard,
AXIS Fence Guard, AXIS Loitering Guard, shock detection
AXIS Perimeter Defender
Support for AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling
installation of third-party applications, see
Event triggers Analytics, temperature, external input, time scheduled, edge
storage events
PTZ preset
Event actions File upload: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS network share, email
Notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP, SNMP trap
External output activation
Video recording to edge storage
Pre- and post-alarm video buffering
PTZ preset, guard tour, overlay text
Data streaming Event data
installation aids
Pixel counter
Casing IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated
Metal casing (aluminum) with integrated dehumidifying
membrane and a germanium window
Color: White NCS S 1002-B
Sustainability PVC free
Memory 512 MB RAM, 256 MB Flash
Power Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3
Typical 4.8 W, max 11.8 W
8–28 V DC, typical 6.6 W, max 13 W
20–24 V AC (50/60 Hz), typical 11 VA, max 19 VA
Power supply not included.
Connectors RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
Terminal block for power
RS485/RS422 for pan/tilt control
Storage Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card
Support for SD card encryption
Support for recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
For SD card and NAS recommendations see
-40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity 10–100% RH (condensing)
De-icing capability, compliant to MIL-STD-810F Method 521.3
-40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Approvals EMC
EN 55022 Class A, EN 50121-4, IEC 62236-4, EN 55024,
EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A,
ICES-003 Class A, VCCI Class A, RCM AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
KCC KN32 Class A, KN35
EN 50581, NEMA 250 Type 4X, IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2,
IEC 60068-2-6 Class 4M4, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-52,
IEC 60721-3-4 Class 4K3, MIL-STD-810F Method 521.3
IEC 60529 IP66
NIST SP500-267
Dimensions 309 x 105 mm (12 3/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Weight 10/19 mm: 1800 g (4.0 lb)
Mount 35 mm: 1900 g (4.2 lb)
Mount 60 mm: 2000 g (4.4 lb)
Torx® T20 screw driver, Terminal block connector
Installation Guide, Windows®
decoder 1-user license
Axis PoE Midspans, AXIS T8129 PoE Extender, AXIS T8640 PoE+
over Coax Adapter Kit, AXIS T8604 Media Converter Switch
AXIS T8415 Wireless Installation Tool
AXIS T8310 Control Board
For more accessories, see
AXIS Companion, AXIS Camera Station, Video management
software from Axis’ Application Development Partners available
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Simplified
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese
Warranty Axis 3-year warranty and AXIS Extended Warranty option, see
Export control This product is subject to export control regulations. You
should always consult and comply with the regulations of the
appropriate local export control authorities.
a. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the
OpenSSL Toolkit. (, and cryptographic software written by Eric
Young (

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