The i-CS series of intelligent lenses are engineered to optimize IP image quality by exchanging information from the lens, to the camera. By communicating lens specifications such as model type, manufacturer, geometrical distortion, focal length, and F-stop, manual configuration time is drastically reduced. i-CS compatible cameras can call up lens information on demand delivering application-specific functions for the selected video surveillance Installation. By allowing remote zoom, EIS and BDC adjustment, set-up time is further streamlined. The i-CS series is the result of a joint development between Computar Optics and Axis Communications® and has become the new industry standard in intelligent optics. The open protocol technology allows it to exchange information with the new high-end IP cameras*.