A vendor partnership between Quanika and Axis Communications (Axis) in the US will open an easier path to off-the-shelf systems integration for systems integrators, dealers, and their customers. The end-to-end offering, supported from Quanika’s new office in Florida, will enable consultants and systems integrators using Axis Communications video, access, and audio hardware to create seamless management solutions on projects of all sizes. Unified management solutions Software vendor Quanika provides end-to-end solutions for a wide range of applications, from small and medium scale projects up to enterprise level. “The company is predicting growth in demand for unified management solutions that encompass security, safety, building management and databases allowing integration with corporate systems for human resources, workflow scheduling, and visitor management.” Quanika provides end-to-end solutions for a wide range of applications “These solutions - which are now straightforward to implement, maintain, and extend - are helping users to benefit from data intelligence providing insight on all aspects of activity on their premises,” says Leo Cook, Quanika, General Manager. “As building use and occupancy patterns change, the ability of companies to make decisions based on granular data from access, video and other systems will become ever more important,” he adds. Making seamless integration Over the last eighteen months, Quanika has been addressing these and other common challenges solved by systems integration, strengthening its partnership with the world’s most-trusted video and access control brand, Axis Communications. The tech collaboration, under which Quanika has joined the Axis Application Development Partner (ADP) Program, has proven effective in Europe, opening up easier project delivery paths and resulting in major implementations in sectors including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, and mixed-use commercial developments. Quanika has been addressing these and other common challenges solved by systems integration “There’s a pressing market need for easy, yet comprehensive systems integration and a modularised approach addresses this,” says Bruce Stewart, Business Development Manager, Axis Door Solutions. “Quanika’s off-the-shelf integration with Axis hardware, site-specific devices and other third-party VMS platforms makes seamless integration easier for users. We are eager to welcome our partner, Quanika, to the Americas and are pleased to have their solutions available to our partners and end customers.” Access control software Quanika Compact and Enterprise access control software primarily benefits users looking to leverage the power of Axis Communications’ AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller and A1601 Network Door Controller for unlimited doors and users, and to integrate AXIS camera station as well as Milestone video management software (VMS). Quanika Compact is a practical choice for small-to-medium applications in healthcare Thanks to reduced cost and complexity, Quanika Compact is a practical choice for small-to-medium applications in healthcare, retail, manufacturing, logistics and similar locations, giving users the ability to tie together and flexibly manage multiple sites. Enterprise level functionality Quanika Enterprise is designed for large scale facilities and organisations that need unlimited cardholders and enterprise level functionality without the price tag, including multi-purpose buildings, hotels, transportation hubs, hospitals, and universities, giving organisations complete control and situational awareness across their entire estates globally. And Quanika VisitorPoint is a powerful yet simple to use and bolt-on visitor management solution that streamlines and automates reception operations and the allocation of meeting rooms and parking spaces to eliminate manual tasks, deliver significant operational efficiency, and improve both the visitor and employee experience.
Open Options and Axis Communications have announced the integration of Open Options' DNA Fusion and AXIS A1001 Open Options, an open platform access control and software development company, and Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, announce the integration of Open Options' DNA Fusion™ with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller. Open Options and Axis Communications are both proponents of the value of open architecture in access control software and hardware. By integrating DNA Fusion with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, the integration provides a non-proprietary, open IP-based complete access control solution that is leading edge and future proof. DNA Fusion DNA Fusion is designed with an open platform approach, for the extended enterprise, taking full advantage of the Distributed Network Architecture model. DNA Fusion delivers all the power and features available in a clean and easy-to-use interface, allowing users to monitor several systems through a common interface including audio and IP video recording. “As a long-standing proponent of the value of open architecture in access control software and hardware, Open Options welcomes more solutions like the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller to the security marketplace,” said Jonathan Berman, Open Options President and General Manager. “We’re excited to offer our customers technologically advanced, open platform door controllers for their physical access control needs.” AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is non-proprietary, open IP-based access control utilising PoE. Axis Communications has opened the door for integrations with market-leading access control software providers like Open Options and its flagship access control software product, DNA Fusion. The AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is supported by DNA Fusion version 6.6 or higher. “Our partnership with Open Options offers an excellent solution for open access control,” said Bruce Stewart, Business Development Manager, Access Control, Axis Communications, Inc. “The integration of DNA Fusion with the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller proves our commitment to bringing strong and valuable access control offerings to the market.”
Alex Walthers was promoted to business development manager for the ADP Program Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, recently announced further expansion of its North America Business Development group to include more focus on partnerships, solutions and professional services. “Axis has always been a long-term company and this further expansion to better serve our partner ecosystem is continued proof of that commitment. We view our leadership position in the security industry as one built on trust and want to continually work to move our industry forward,” said Scott Dunn, director of business development solutions and services, Axis Communications, Inc. Patrik Pettersson – Manager, professional services Patrik Pettersson was promoted to manager of the newly formed Professional Services team to develop new services for Axis’ architect and engineer (A&E) and systems integration communities. As part of the Systems and Solutions team within business development, Pettersson will report to Ryan Gregory and manage solutions engineers, system architects and product analysts. Pettersson brings knowledge and experience to his new role after nearly 10 years with Axis in various positions, including retail business development, managing the Technology Partner Program and, most recently, product analyst. “The enterprise space continues to grow with ever evolving technology advancements and new partnerships,” said Pettersson. “We feel that we can bring a new level of services utilizing our knowledge and tools to assist our partner ecosystem to efficiently design solutions and deliver them to the marketplace to win more business.” Bruce Stewart – Manager, access control “Having a dedicated team for access control will help us continue to educate the industry and strategically target this market", says Bruce Stewart - Manager for access control Bruce Stewart was promoted to manager for access control, following the successful launch of access control products in North America. Stewart was promoted last year to business development manager for access control as part of the newly formed Systems and Solutions team. In his new role, he will continue to report to Ryan Gregory and drive Axis’ efforts in the access control market with a team of regional business development specialists. “Since Axis’s entry in to access control in 2013, we are seeing the market’s acceptance and demand of open, IP-based physical access control systems,” Stewart said. “Having a dedicated team for access control will help us continue to educate the industry and strategically target this market.” Alex Walthers – Business Development Manager, Application Development Partner (ADP) programme Alex Walthers was promoted to business development manager for the Application Development Partner (ADP) Programme. Walthers first joined Axis in a marketing business development role before moving to the business development team as an account executive for business development programs. In his new role, Walthers will continue to report to Robert Muehlbauer, Business Development Programs Manager, and will focus on driving strategic partnerships with Application Development Partners. “Our ADP partners are essential to leverage the value of our open VAPIX API interface and our close collaboration will enable a broad array of cutting-edge solutions across our industry segments,” said Walthers.
Suprema’s biometric devices are integrated into the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller Suprema, a leading global provider of biometrics and security technology, is pleased to announce that Suprema biometric devices can now be paired with Axis Communications and its AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller through ENTERTECH SYSTEMS’ BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform. This new integration helps enterprises around the world successfully deploy access control systems with leading biometric technology. Integration between Suprema and Axis “The integration of Suprema biometric technology with AXIS A1001 represents two industry leaders combining the best technology in their respective fields for the maximum user benefits,” said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema Inc. “The infusion of biometrics into Axis' system that has strength in video management will offer customers the benefits of true identity with enhanced security and extra convenience.” Suprema’s biometric devices are integrated into the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, an open, non-proprietary platform. The Controller meets the requirements for advanced enterprise systems as well as smaller installations. The integration allows users of AXIS A1001 to access biometric templates on an individual user basis without having to manage the dual data entry traditionally found in stand-alone biometric solutions. This is accomplished with a real-time seamless sync of biometric technology into AXIS A1001 through ENTERTECH SYSTEMS’ BioConnect application. Through BioConnect’s simple graphical user interface, users can access the enrollment window to search for a user/badge and add biometric templates. With this integration Axis customers now have the ability to easily and simply integrate proven biometrics into their access control systems. “We are pleased to provide our customers with cutting edge biometrics for secure access control,” said Bruce Stewart, access control business development manager for Axis Communications. “Suprema’s advanced biometric technologies integrated with our A1001 network door controller will provide our customers with an integrated system that includes truly easy to use and manage biometrics.” Integration will allow mainstream adoption of biometrics “This new relationship with Axis will enable their customers to fast track and overcome three major obstacles to mainstream adoption of biometrics,” said Rob Douglas, CEO of ENTERTECH SYSTEMS. “Cost, complexity and user on-boarding are all addressed by our BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform, which leverages Suprema’s leading biometric technology.” These companies participated at ISC West 2015 from April 15-17 in Las Vegas. Suprema and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS were at booth #17101 while Axis was at booth #14059.
The reader has an ergonomic design with an illuminated keypad and clearly identifiable symbols Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, recently introduced the AXIS A4011-E Reader. The reader has an ergonomic design with an illuminated keypad and clearly identifiable symbols. It supports touch-free entry with most entry card formats and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation. AXIS A4011-E was featured in the Axis booth (#1023) at ASIS International in Atlanta from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. “A year ago Axis announced its entry into the physical access control market with the industry’s first non-proprietary, open IP-based AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller at ASIS International,” said Bruce Stewart, business development manager, access control, Axis Communications, Inc. “Today we expand this offering with the introduction of AXIS A4011-E Reader, which is based on proven technology from ASSA ABLOY. This feature-rich and future-proof door reader is suitable for most installations, meeting our customers’ demands for a total solution.” The new AXIS A4011-E Reader has an intuitive user interface with illuminated symbols and a sound indicator to clearly display the status and communicate with the user. The keypad features backlight illumination and durable stainless steel buttons. AXIS A4011-E is a future-proof and generic reader that supports several different card formats in order to meet specific system requirements. It can handle two different card formats simultaneously, which simplifies system expansion and enables easy migration from one card technology to another. Axis first entered the physical access control market with the launch of AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller last year. AXIS A1001 is an independent unit that can be installed at each door, completed with third-party door accessories such as sensors, door locks and readers. Although AXIS A1001 is compatible with most standard readers, AXIS A4011-E is specifically designed to work with AXIS A1001 for easy configuration. Additional features of AXIS A4011-E Reader include: Support for most 13.56 MHz card formats such as iCLASS, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE Plus, MIFARE DESFire EV1 and SEOS Built-in tamper switches between housing and wall High reading speed Operating conditions: -13ºF to 158ºF AXIS A4011-E Reader is expected to be available in selected countries in Q4 2014 through Axis’ standard distribution channels