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Axis partners with IBM for network-based surveillance

Published on 29 March, 2007

Axis Communications announced today that IBM is offering Axis network video products as part of a new Digital Video Surveillance solution.  The system is an open framework for event-based surveillance that includes advanced indexing and analytics technologies.  It is fully customizable and will support Axis' entire line of network cameras and video servers.

Axis network cameras and video servers are currently being used in several pilot projects IBM has installed for enterprise-level customers in several industries.  The pilots focus on security for situation awareness - providing centralized monitoring, real-time alerts across multiple geographic locations and intelligent video analytics.

"Axis' leadership in network video is providing flexibility, easy-to-use installation and management with the high quality image required for an advanced video surveillance solution," said Jeanne Jang, global leader for IBM Digital Video Surveillance.  "Quality network cameras are critical as IBM unveils the industry's most advanced digital video surveillance services."

The IBM system is also tying the Axis network cameras and video servers to other customer applications, such as point-of-sale software for the retail environment.  This will enable Axis network video to become a more integrated tool for loss prevention and inventory management.

"We are very pleased that IBM will include Axis network video products in their customer offering. IBM's expertise and focus on enterprise-level customers are important in furthering the convergence of the security and IT market," says Ray Mauritsson, President of Axis Communications.

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