Axis 207W Wireless Network Camera - 0241-004

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Flexible, but not for outside!

by R. Brown on 5/28/2007

I purchased this cam to monitor security on a jobsite. It was going to be placed indoors pointing out a window. The first page of the manual warns against direct exposure of the sensors to sunlight. Since the window faces east and would get direct sun hits in the morning, this cam was not suitable for the application. I ended up using this for another application and purchased the axis 221 instead (IT has auto-iris and ifrared). The setup on this cam is easy if you are network saavy, I did not even use the axis software to set it up (of course you need to use a wired connection for initial setup). Thereafter the wireless mode was used. Connection seems to be consistent in wireless mode. I would think the megapixel version of this cam (207mw) would be at this price point soon and render this cam obsolete. Make sure you read the fine print though, 30fps capture on this cam at 640x480, only 15fps on 207mw at full resolution (albeit 1024x768 I think). Also load cam station one software for free from axis website (limitation 1 cam). Overall a good cam, just expected a better price point for what you get. A better option might be the vivotek 7138 or 7139

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Axis 207W Network Camera - Pretty Good

on 11/27/2007

Overall I am pretty satisfied. I had trouble setting it up (took several days of trial and error) since I do not know all the subtleties of routers, switches, IP addresses, etc. The directions, though not skimpy, should have given step by step examples. Better yet, why can’t software do it automatically? Once I got it running (one more trial than error) it has been great – good picture and stable operation. Through the Axis network, I have been able to get on to it from anywhere in the country. The sound feature has not been very useful…it either does not work or is too choppy to understand when it does work (one of these days I will get back to that). For a moderately priced camera it keeps an eye on things.

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Product Overview

The Axis 207W comes with both wireless IEEE802.11g and Ethernet network interface for flexible installation. It supports the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2 protocols to provide the best security measures for wireless networks. The high performing wireless transmission with a wide coverage range gives users the freedom to place the camera where it is needed, instead of where the network outlet is.


Manufacturer Axis Communication
Mfg Part# 0241-004
SKU 202222849
UPC 331021015470
UPC 14 07331021015470
Indoor camera, fixed lens.
Connects both over wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11g) and wired Ethernet.
Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 network camera.
True bandwidth-efficient MPEG-4.
Down to 1 lux.
Compact design.
Up to VGA 640x480 resolution at 30 fps frame rate.
Audio AAC with built-in microphone.
Includes Axis Camera Explorer software, adjustable stand / clamp for easy mounting, and power supply.
Tech Specs
Package Contents 207W Network CameraPower supplyStandClampConnector blockInstallation GuideCD with installation toolSoftware and User's ManualAxis Camera Explorer licenseMPEG-4 licenses (1 encoder, 1 decoder)MPEG-4 decoder (Windows)
Manufacturer Axis Communications
Standard Warranty 1 Year(s) Limited
Sensor CMOS
Lens Type Focal Length: 4.0mm
Input Voltage 5.1 V DC
Connectivity Technology Wireless - IEEE 802.11b/g / Cable
Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX / 1 x Alarm Input / 1 x Output / 1 x DC Power Input
Manufacturer Part Number 0241-004
Video Resolution 624 x 480 @ 30 fps MPEG-4
Additional Information Audio:Built-in microphone for one-way audioStandard MPEG-4 audio using AAC LC compressionAudio synchronized with MPEG-4 videoUsers:10 simultaneous unicast usersUnlimited users using multicast (MPEG-4)Processors and Memory:CPU, video processing and compression: ARTPEC-ARAM: 32MB8 MB Flash
System Requirement PC:Pentium III CPU 500 MHz or higher, or equivalent AMD128MB RAMAGP graphic card, Direct Draw, 32MB RAMWindows XP, 2000, NT4.0, Me or 98DirectX 9.0 or laterInternet Explorer 5.x or laterMac:OS X 10.3 Safari 1.3 or later with QuickTime browser plugin
Protocols IP / HTTP / TCP / ICMP / RTSP / RTP / UDP / IGMP / RTCP / SMTP / FTP / DHCP / UPnP / Bonjour / ARP / DNS / DDNS / SOCKS / NTP
Dimensions 3.35" Height x 2.17" Width x 15.75" Depth
Illumination 1 Lux - F2.0
Security Multiple user access levels with password protectionWEP 64/128 bit, WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP
Weight 190 g - incl. stand, excl. power supply
Product Name 207W Network Camera
Platform Support PC / Mac
Color Support Color
Product Type Surveillance/Network Camera
Product Model 207W
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