AXIS Q8741-LE Bispectral PTZ Network Camera

Thermal and visual surveillance in one
  • One view - two bispectral video streams
  • Reliable detection, fast verification and identification with IR illumination
  • Responsive positioning 360° endless pan and 135° from ground to sky
  • Easy to install with one IP address
  • Long-distance network connection
AXIS Q8741-LE Network Camera is a positioning camera that brings a powerful – and cost effective – combination of visual and thermal video streams in a single PTZ camera to border surveillance and other applications with similar requirements. AXIS Q8741-LE features IR illumination and built-in optical IR filter on the visual stream, so even complete darkness or challenging mixed lighting conditions are no deterrence.
A Winning Combination
AXIS Q8741-LE gives you two excellent cameras in one: a thermal camera with outstanding contrast in 384x288 resolution for reliable detection and verification around-the-clock and in all weather and light conditions. And an exceptionally light-sensitive visual camera in HDTV 1080p with integrated 30x optical zoom for identification purposes. The visual camera also has Wide Dynamic Range – Forensic Capture for clarity and detail in scenes with both dark and light areas. And Focus recall for instant focus in areas you define.
Swift, Smooth 360° Coverage
AXIS Q8741-LE lets operators choose between really slow or super-fast pan (from 0.05 to 120 degrees per second) and tilt movement (from 0.05 to 65 degrees per second). So, they get smooth and jerk-free panoramic viewing when they need it and can respond quickly to events. The camera can be column-mounted, on poles or walls for a 360° panoramic view and a ground-to-sky view from -90° to +45°. It can withstand high winds when it’s standing still and winds of up to 40-meter per second (90 mph) when it’s in motion. And an SFP slot means it supports long-distance fiber-optic connection.
Single-unit Savings
AXIS Q8741-LE is a highly cost-effective solution. You need just one camera and one IP address to benefit from long-distance thermal detection, visual identification and PTZ capabilities. Which means lower purchase, installation and operational costs. The positioning camera is equipped with powerful IR LED illuminators for sharp video in complete darkness up to 500 meters (1640 feet) without diverging lens. The illuminators are long-range and long lasting, making AXIS Q8741-LE the right choice for surveillance where there are few or no light sources. Thanks to built-in optical IR-cut and IR-pass filters, the visual stream provides superior image quality even in challenging mixed lighting conditions. In addition, Axis Zipstream technology reduces storage and bandwidth needs with up to 50% or more while ensuring that important details are captured in full image quality.
Fast and Easy
Its slim design and many available accessories let you install it anywhere you want. It has an SFP slot, so it supports cost-effective, long-distance fiber-optic connection. And maintenance is made simple by a remote-control cleaning system that features long-life wipers. A 22 meter (72 feet) long, heavy-duty power cable is available as optional accessory. Designed for outdoor use, the cable has 3-wire, 12AWG and a jacket diameter of 10 mm (0.4 in).  
Focal length Viewing angle Detection
mm Horizontal Human: 1.8 x 0.5 m Vehicle: 4 x 1.5 m
m yards m yards
Detection (1.5 pixels on target)
35 10.7° 1028 1124 3153 3448
Recognition (6 pixels on target)
35 10.7° 257 281 788 862
Identification (12 pixels on target)
35 10.7° 129 141 394 431
The detection ranges are calculated with Johnson’s criteria and vary in different weather conditions.
AXIS Q8741-LE Bispectral PTZ Network Camera Thermal and visual surveillance in one AXIS Q8741-LE Bispectral PTZ Network Camera is a high-end combination of thermal camera with outstanding contrast for reliable detection and verification around-the-clock and in all weather and light conditions and an exceptionally light-sensitive visual camera for identification purposes. Designed for continuous, jerk-free pan and tilt movements, the camera includes long-range IR illumination to enhance identification even in complete darkness or challenging mixed lighting conditions. Easy to control and install with one IP address and multiple mounting options. The camera offers a tilt view of 45° above the horizon, and when column-mounted, it enables 360° unobstructed field of view
> Reliable detection, fast verification and identification > Bispectral video streams > Easy to install with one IP address > Responsive positioning 360° endless pan and 135° from ground to sky > Long-distance network connection
AXIS Q8741-LE Bispectral PTZ Network Camera
Models AXIS Q8741-LE 35 mm 8.3/30 fps
Image sensor Visual: 1/2.8” progressive scan CMOS Thermal: Uncooled micro bolometer 384x288 pixels, Pixel size: 17µm Lens Visual: 4.3–129 mm, F1.6–4.7 Horizontal field of view: 65.6°–2° Vertical field of view: 39°–1.2° Autofocus, auto-iris Thermal: Athermalized 35 mm, F1.2 Near focus distance: 33 m (108 ft) Horizontal field of view: 10.5° Vertical field of view: 7.9° Day and night Visual: Automatic switching from infrared-cut filter to infrared pass filter in night mode Minimum illumination Visual: Color: 0.2 lux at 30 IRE F1.6 B/W: 0.01 lux at 30 IRE F1.6 Color: 0.25 lux at 50 IRE F1.6 B/W: 0.02 lux at 50 IRE F1.6 B/W: 0.0 lux with IR illumination Sensitivity Thermal: NETD < 70 mK Shutter time Visual: 1/66500 s to 2 s Pan/Tilt/Zoom Pan: 360° endless, 0.05°–120°/s Tilt: -90° to +45°, 0.05°–65°/s Jerk-free movements at low speed: ±0.01°/s (at 0.05°/s) Preset accuracy: 0.05° 256 preset positions, guard tour, control queue, focus window, on-screen directional indicator, de-icing control a , dynamic load balancingb Visual: 30x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, total 360x zoom, Focus recall
Video compression H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Baseline, Main and High Profiles Motion JPEG Resolution Visual: 1920x1080 (HDTV 1080p) to 320x180 Thermal: Sensor is 384x288. Image can be scaled up to 768x576 Frame rate Visual: Up to 25/30 fps (50/60 Hz) in HDTV 1080p Thermal: Up to 8.3 fps and 30 fps Video streaming Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 Controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/MBR H.264 Multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG Image settings Visual: Compression, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local contrast, white balance, exposure control, exposure zones, automatic backlight compensation, fine tuning of behavior at low light, 120 dB WDR - forensic capture, manual shutter time, text and image overlay, 20 individual 3D privacy masks, electronic image stabilization Thermal: Compression, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local contrast, exposure control, exposure zones, text and image overlay
Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSc encryption, network fail-over linke , IEEE 802.1Xc network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralized certificate management Supported protocols IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSc , SSL/TLSc , QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH, NTCIP
System Integration
Application Programming Interface Open API for software integration, including VAPIX® and AXIS Camera Application Platform; specifications at AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) ONVIF® Profile S and ONVIF® Profile G, specification at Analytics Included AXIS Video Motion Detection, AXIS Fence Guard, AXIS Motion Guard Supported 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 Record video: SD card and network share Upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email Pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload Notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap PTZ: PTZ preset, start/stop guard tour Illumination, overlay text, external output activation, wiper sequence, washer sequence Data streaming Event data Built-in installation aids Pixel counter
Casing IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated powder coated aluminum Color: white NCS S 1002-B Front window: Visual: Glass, Thermal: Germanium Long-life silicone wiper Weathershield: High-impact UV-stabilized thermoplastic Sustainability PVC free Memory 512 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash Power 20-28 V AC/DC Typical: 16 W (without illumination), 64 W (with illumination) Max: 204 W (without illumination), 300 W (with illumination) Power loss recoveryd TVS 2000V, surge protection, voltage transient protection I/O connector: output power 12 V DC, max load 50 mA Connectors SFP slot (SFP module not included) e RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T network connector e Power connector I/O connector: 6-pin terminal block with 4 configurable inputs/outputs IR illumination Distance Without diverging lenses 10° x 10°: 500 m (1640 ft) With diverging lenses 35° x 10°: 240 m (787 ft) f With diverging lenses 60° x 25°: 135 m (443 ft) With diverging lenses 80° x 30°: 100 m (328 ft) With diverging lenses 120° x 50°: 65 m (213 ft)g Power: 96 W Wavelength: 850 nm Illumination intensity adjustable during installation Illumination synchronized with day/night mode Storage Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card (included) Support for SD card encryption Support for recording to network-attached storage (NAS) For SD card and NAS recommendations see Operating conditions -50 °C to 55 °C (-58 °F to 131 °F) Maximum (intermittent): 65 °C (149 °F) Arctic Temperature Control: start-up at -40 °C (-40 °F) Humidity: 10-100% RH (condensing) Wind load when PTZ operational 40 m/s (90 mph)h , 52 m/s (116 mph) without weathershield Maximum effective projected area (EPA): 0.183 m2 Storage conditions -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F) Approvals EMC EN 55032 Class A, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, VCCI Class A ITE, ICES-003 Class A, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A, EN 50121-4, IEC 62236-4 Environment IEC/EN 60529 IP66, IEC 62262 IK10i , NEMA 250 Type 4x, ISO 4892-2, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC/EN 60068-2-1, IEC/EN 60068-2-2, IEC/EN 60068-2-14, IEC/EN 60068-2-78 Safety IEC/EN/UL 60950-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, IEC/EN 60598-1, IEC/EN 62471 (risk group 2), IS 13252 Dimensions 495 x 360 x 582 mm (19½ x 14 x 23 in) Weight 18.7 kg (41.2 lb) Included accessories Installation Guide AXIS PT IR Illuminator Kit C AXIS Surveillance Card 64 GB Connector Kit Torx® T20 bit, Torx® T30 bit Optional accessories AXIS T94J01A Wall Mount, AXIS T94N01G Pole Mount, AXIS T95A64 Corner Bracket, AXIS Washer Kit B, AXIS Cable 24 V DC/24-240 V AC 22 mj , AXIS T8611 SFP Module LC.LX, AXIS T8612 SFP Module LC.SX, AXIS T8613 SFP Module 1000BASE-T, Power supply DIN PS24 480 W For more accessories, see Video management software AXIS Companion, AXIS Camera Station, video management software from Axis’ Application Development Partners available at 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. Internal heaters to defrost ice build-up, activated by HTTP API (VAPIX). b. Pan and tilt motors actively compensate for changes in load conditions induced by external forces such as high winds. This allows minimum power consumption at low wind. c. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (, and cryptographic software written by Eric Young ( d. IP data and home position retained, and guard tour and other events resumed. e. If a network link is established via both the SFP slot and the RJ45 connector, the former acts as the primary link and the latter as the fail-over link. f. 35° diverging lenses installed. g. 120° diverging lenses as optional accessory. h. The values shown are based on results from actual wind tunnel testing. For drag force calculations, use maximum effective projected area (EPA). i. Excluding front window. j. When using the 22 m (72 ft) AXIS Cable 24 V DC/24–240 V AC, a power supply capable of delivering 400 W isrequired to compensate for the power lossin the cable
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