Axis I/O Module
Affected Roles: Administrator
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum Desktop/Server
Date Created: 10/11/2019
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The AXIS P8221 Network I/O Audio Module provides eight configurable input/output (I/O) ports and audio capabilities to a network video system that either does not have such support or require additional support. The AXIS P8221 complements Axis network video products and integrates easily into existing network video installations using VAPIX®. Sensors such as a door switch, smoke detector, IR detector or glass break detector—used for triggering an alarm event—can be connected as inputs.
Output ports can be connected to control devices or relays, for instance, to open/close doors or turn on/off lights upon alarm. The AXIS P8221 supports two-way audio in half or full-duplex. It has a built-in low power amplifier for small speakers so there is no need for an external preamplifier. It also has phantom power for a balanced microphone.
The AXIS P8221 has support for Power over Ethernet allowing easy, cost-efficient and reliable installation.
Plug the Axis P8221 device into the same network as your DW Spectrum Server or System and the device will be automatically discovered like any IP camera.
To enable control of the device make sure you have an I/O License activated.
You will need 1 I/O license for each device. – See License Type for part numbers.
How to Use
The DW Spectrum Desktop interface allows you to operate the device's ports by visualizing them in the Tile Mode. The left part tells you what ports are currently in use, while the right one is clickable (ON/OFF).