As the industry leader in video surveillance, we develop and supply innovative network solutions that improve security and business performance.

Seven years ago we excitedly announced the revolutionary new technology from AXIS called Zipsteam, created to compress file sizes and save you money. Today we are happy to report that this technology is continuously improving, with the AXIS team consistently refining their work to provide customers with the best version possible!

We provide network solutions in video surveillance, access control, intercom, and audio systems. They are enhanced by intelligent analytics applications and supported by high-quality training. Customers across the world use our solutions to protect people and property and improve business performance.

Right from the start, Zipstream was different because it identified and preserved areas of forensic interest. Today, it’s even better at differentiating between important and less important data, and it’s even more efficient.


Unlike most compression technology, Zipstream doesn’t just limit bitrate. Instead, three kinds of intelligent algorithms ensure that relevant forensic information is identified, recorded and sent in full resolution and at full frame rate.

General manager for Axis Communications, Fredrik Nilsson was understandably delighted with the advent of Zipstream – “Demand for better image quality has been met with higher resolutions, frame rates and increased low-light performance. But these advancements have also increased the requirements on the network and storage infrastructure, often forcing users to choose between image quality and storage. Leveraging the network camera’s video compression engine, Axis’ Zipstream technology can drastically reduce bandwidth and storage needs without compromising important image details.”

Zipstream analyses and optimises the network camera’s video stream in real time. Scenes containing interesting details are recorded in full image quality and resolution while other areas are filtered out to optimally use available bandwidth and storage. Important forensic details such as faces, tattoos or license plates are isolated and preserved, while irrelevant areas such as white walls, lawns and vegetation are sacrificed by smoothing in order to achieve better storage savings.

With Zipstream, you keep the resolution and the frame rate, and still store a whole lot less. So you save space – and money – without sacrificing valuable information.

Explore AXIS products

Every time Zipstream gets upgraded, it is made available for your installed base in firmware updates. So your Axis cameras will always perform at their very best, with the lowest possible bandwidth and storage requirements

More AXIS Products Available from Comms Express:

AXIS Network Cameras | AXIS Access Control | AXIS System Devices | AXIS Video Encoders | AXIS Network Video Recorders


If you require any further information on these or any other products that we stock here at Comms Express, please do not hesitate to contact our team who will be only too happy to help.

Until next time…