Published on 28 May, 2013
|The newly instituted SER Award aims to highlight the important role of Swedish electrical and computer engineers
Axis’ network camera is the winner of the SER Award 2013, a newly created engineering award by the Swedish Electrical and Computer Engineers National Association (SER). The award was presented to the team that developed the world’s first network camera at Axis in 1996 – Carl-Axel Alm, Gunnar Dahlgren, Martin Gren, Per Kannermark and Stefan Lundberg – at the association's annual meeting in Stockholm on 18 April.
The newly instituted SER Award aims to highlight the important role Swedish electrical and computer engineers play in creating a smart and sustainable society.
The judging panel – formed by influential members of the SER and business and academic institutions – explained its decision, "Axis’ network camera was the first of its kind in the world and is now a unique and world-leading product protected by numerous patents. The company behind Axis is also very successful and currently employs approximately 500 engineers in Lund. A good and inspiring role model for Swedish electrical and computer engineers! "
“We are proud to be the first winners of the SER Award,” said Carl-Axel Alm, hardware designer for Axis Communications. “Starting with the world’s first network camera, and then in 1998, the world’s first video encoder, we have always been committed to driving innovation in the surveillance and physical security industry. We invest heavily in our own research and development team, and our engineers all share a passion for creating the highest quality products in the market. It is very rewarding to see the dedication recognised with this award.”
The team members behind the first network camera, which was launched at Interop Atlanta in September 1996, are all still actively working for Axis.