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Axis 241QA Video Server - video server - 4 channels - 0230-004

The AXIS 241 Video Servers are designed to migrate your analog investments into high-performance IP solutions, ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring.   Learn more about the product
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Full-featured, digital benefits for analog surveillance systems

The AXIS 241 Video Servers are designed to migrate your analog investments into high-performance IP solutions, ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring. The AXIS 241QA Video Server accommodates four analog video streams.

Powerful event management tools

System integration and network utilization are optimized with sophisticated functions such as built-in motion detection, SNMP and simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 streams. Powerful event management tools include image upload, alarm notification and I/O control. Pan/tilt/zoom control is done over the serial port, enabling PTZ and dome camera handling over the network. A de-interlace filter eliminates interlace artifacts from NTSC/PAL cameras.

Advanced network security

A complete set of security features, including multiple user access levels, HTTPS encryption and IP address filtering, ensure secure video handling and configuration.

Integrated two-way audio support

AXIS 241QA provides one audio stream in each direction, enabling users to not only see, but also listen in on an area and communicate requests or orders.

Support for PTZ and dome cameras

All Axis video encoders connect to analog pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras to allow for easy operation of these PTZ cameras across the IP network. Axis' open policy ensures simple and fast integration with most analog PTZ cameras on the market by including software drivers for more than 25 different analog cameras, including products from American Dynamics, Bosch, Canon, Panasonic, Pelco, Philips, Samsung, Sensormatic and Sony.


– High quality, de-interlaced video at 30/25 frames per second per channel
– Simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 streams in resolutions up to 768 x 576
– Video motion detection and pre/post-alarm buffer
– Support for PTZ and dome cameras
– HTTPS encryption for network security
– Integrated two-way audio support


Video compression: Motion JPEG
MPEG-4 Part 2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2), Profiles: ASP and SP

Resolutions: Resolutions 4CIF, 2CIFExp, 2CIF, CIF, QCIF
max 704x480 (NTSC) 768x576 (PAL)
min 160x120 (NTSC) 176x144 (PAL)

Frame rate (NTSC/PAL): Motion JPEG: Up to 30/25 fps at 4CIF (1 channel)
30/25 fps at CIF (4 channel)
MPEG-4: Up to 30/25 fps at 2CIF (1 channel)
21/17 fps at 4CIF (1 channel)
20/17 fps at CIF (4 channel)

Video streaming: Simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
Constant and variable bit rate (MPEG-4)

Image settings: Compression levels: 11 (Motion JPEG) /23 (MPEG-4)
Rotation: 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270 degrees
Aspect ratio correction
Color: color, black & white
Overlay capabilities: time, date, text or image
De-interlace filter

Audio (AXIS 241QA/SA): G.711 PCM 64kbit/s, G.726 ADPCM 32 or 24 kbit/s, full duplex, half duplex, simplex or audio off

Security: Multiple user access levels with password protection, IP address filtering and HTTPS encryption

Alarm and event management: Events triggered by built-in motion detection, external inputs or according to a schedule
Image upload over FTP, email and HTTP
Notification over TCP, email, HTTP and external outputs
Pre- and post alarm buffer of 9 MB per channel (approx. 4 min of CIF resolution video at 4 frames per second)

Pan/Tilt/Zoom: A wide range of analog PTZ dome cameras is supported
20 presets/camera, Guard tour, PTZ control queue

Analog composite video, NTSC/PAL autosensing inputs:
AXIS 241Q/QA: 4 BNC inputs
AXIS 241S/SA: 1 BNC input and 1 BNC output: loopthrough or Y/C video input
Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX, RJ-45
Terminal block: 4 alarm inputs, 4 alarm outputs,
RS-485/422 half duplex port, alternative power connection
D-Sub for RS-232 port
AXIS 241QA/SA: 3.5 mm jack for Mic in (max 54 mVpp) or Line in (max 8.0 Vpp, mono), 3.5 mm jack for Line out (max 2.6 Vpp, mono) to active speaker

Casing: Metal casing. Standalone, stackable or with brackets for wall or cage mount

Processors and memory: CPU: ETRAX 100LX 32bit
Video processing and compression: ARTPEC-2
RAM: 64MB (241Q/QA), 32 MB (241S/SA)
Flash: 8 MB
Battery backed up by real-time clock

Installation, management and maintenance: Installation tool on CD and web-based configuration
Configuration backup and restore
Firmware upgrades over HTTP or FTP

Video access from Web browser: Camera live view, sequence tour capability for up to 20 PTZ presets or other Axis video sources, customizable HTML pages

Minimum Web browsing requirements: Pentium III CPU 500 MHz or higher, or equivalent AMD
128 MB RAM
AGP graphic card, Direct Draw, 32 MB RAM
Windows XP, 2000, NT4.0, ME or 98, DirectX 9.0 or later
Internet Explorer 5.x or later

System integration support: Powerful API for software integration available at, including AXIS VAPIX API, AXIS Media Control SDK, event trigger data in video stream, embedded scripting and access to serial port peripherals over HTTP/TCP
Watchdog secures continuous operation, can be monitored by other systems via event notification
Embedded operating system: Linux 2.4


Approvals: EMC: EN55024: 1998+A1, EN55022:1998 ClassB
EN61000-3-2:2000, EN61000-3-3:1995+A1.
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B, VCCI: 2003 Class B ITE, C-tick AS/NZS 3548 and ICES-003 Class B by compliance with EN 550022:1998 Class B
Safety: UL and CSA (Power supply), EN60950
Device Type Video server
Video Channels 4
Audio Channels 1
Image Resolution 704x480 (NTSC), 160x120 (NTSC), 176x144 (PAL), 768x576 (PAL)
Compression Format MJPEG, MPEG-4, ADPCM, G.711
Package Content Manual, external power adapter, software, video server, mounting kit, connector kit
Software Included (Y) Drivers & Utilities
Country Kits United States
Compliant Standards CSA, UL, C-Tick, VCCI Class B ITE, EN 60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN55024, EN55022 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, FCC Part 15 B, EMC, AS/NZS 3548
Warranty 3 years
Video Server
Frame Rate 25 fps (PAL), 30 fps (NTSC)
Flash Memory 8 MB
Features Motion detection, PTZ support, PAL/NTSC auto-sensing input
DDNS Support Yes
Web Server Yes
Network Interfaces Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Features E-mail alert, IP address filtering
System Requirements
Browser Internet Explorer 5.x or later
Video Input Ports BNC x 4
Audio Input Ports Mini-phone mono 3.5 mm x 1
Audio Output Ports Mini-phone mono 3.5 mm x 1
Alarm Ports Alarm input x 4, alarm output x 4
Camera Control Interface (PTZ) RS-232/485
Network Port 10/100Base-T
Other Ports Serial RS-422 x 1
Dimensions & Weight
Width 5.5 in
Depth 6.1 in
Height 1.7 in
Weight 19 oz
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
Max Operating Temperature 122 °F
Humidity Range Operating 20 - 80%
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Axis 241QA Video Server - video server - 4 channels (0230-004 )

The AXIS 241 Video Servers are designed to migrate your analog investments into high-performance IP solutions, ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring.

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