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Canon Axis acquisition

In February 2015, Canon announced its intention to acquire leading IP camera manufacturer Axis Communications for a staggering (estimated) amount of $2.8 billion. The acquisition offer for Axis is Canon’s second major move to establish a strong presence in the video surveillance market after the company had acquired VMS supplier Milestone Systems.

The security industry has been abuzz since the Axis story broke, speculating on what this mega acquisition might mean for them.’s editors and correspondents have been closely monitoring developments following Canon’s offer to buy, gathering expert opinions from key stakeholders including integrators and resellers of Axis products and presenting their own analysis. Read on for our comprehensive coverage of one of the biggest merger & acquisition (M&A) stories of 2015 in the video surveillance space.  

Canon Axis acquisition - News
Security industry’s top 10 mergers & acquisitions of 2015
The companies making the biggest M&A moves of 2015 include Canon, Phybridge and ASSA ABLOY For the second year in a row, Canon made the biggest M&A move in the security marketplace in...
A wrinkle emerges in Canon’s acquisition of Axis Communications
28 April, 2015: Anyone thinking the Canon acquisition of Axis is a done deal should reconsider. Not so fast. A wrinkle has emerged as the Japanese imaging giant has been buying up shares of Axis in anticipation of acquiring the...
Post Canon acquisition, Axis still committed to open security systems
20 February, 2015: In the wake of Canon’s acquisition of Axis Communications, the company faces a communication challenge in the market – to reiterate the camera manufacturer’s commitment to open...
Canon-Axis buy: Integrators respond
Recent news of Canon’s $2.83 billion cash bid for network surveillance leader Axis Communications came as a surprise to some, but many could easily digest the move as more consolidation of the...
Canon & Axis Communications: Pre acquisition history of collaboration
17 February, 2015: A more than 20-year shared history between Canon and Axis Communications has been an underreported aspect of the recent announcement by the world’s largest camera company of plans to acquire the...
Canon left clues on Axis acquisition bid
12 February, 2015: Surprise – shock, even – was the initial reaction of most in the industry to the announcement earlier this week of Canon’s intent to acquire Axis. Maybe it was the (apparent) suddenness of the...
Axis set to unveil new products as IoT market beckons
10 February, 2015: Is Axis Communications getting ready to expand its business beyond IP video cameras and even access control? A recent comment by Axis founder Martin Gren appears to suggest as much. In a Q&A...
Canon to buy Axis Communications for $2.8 billion
10 February, 2015: Canon Inc. has made a public offer to the shareholders of Axis Communications to transfer all of their shares in Axis to Canon for a consideration of SEK 340 in cash per share in the Company. The total value...
Axis Board's Statement regarding Canon's share purchase offer
10 February, 2015: Background This statement is made by the Board of Directors (the “Board of Directors”) of Axis Aktiebolag (the “Company” or “Axis”) pursuant to section II.19 of Nasdaq...
Canon's shocking acquisition of Axis: is security industry turning tide?
10 February, 2015: Have we entered the age of the security company "open marriage?" I used that phrase just a few days ago in relation to the Panasonic-Video Insight acquisition. Now the phrase springs immediately back to mind...
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Arecont Vision releases MicroDome Duo compact twin-sensor megapixel camera series
Arecont Vision releases MicroDome Duo compact twin-sensor megapixel camera series

Arecont Vision announces the expansion of the compact MicroDome ultra-low profile true day/night camera family with the release of its dual-sensor MicroDome Duo series.

MicroDome Duo unique capabilities

With revolutionary innovation and in-house designs, Arecont Vision has pioneered the multi-sensor megapixel surveillance camera market since 2006. MicroDome Duo is the latest addition to that continuing heritage, with an extremely compact and advanced twin sensor omnidirectional camera. Both sensors feature independent remote focus modules, mounted on 3-axis gimbals for outstanding viewing coverage. 

“Customers across the Middle East and around the world will benefit from the small size, advanced cybersecurity protection, future-proof design and unique capabilities of the new MicroDome Duo,” said Sanjit Bardhan, Vice President of Sales, Middle East, Africa, and India (MEAI) for Arecont Vision. “MicroDome Duo reduces the number of came...

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