Lund, September 21, 2009

Axis announces its first
product with ONVIF support


Axis Communications, the market leader within network video and one of the founders of ONVIF, today announces its first network video camera with ONVIF support. The announcement demonstrates Axis’ commitment to ONVIF and is the first step in the company’s strategy to provide ONVIF support in its network video products.


Axis today announces firmware version 5.10 for AXIS P3301 Fixed Dome Network Camera. The new firmware includes support for ONVIF, the global interface specification for network video products. “This demonstrates our commitment to supporting the ONVIF specification in our products,” says Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management at Axis Communications. “At the same time, this is only the first step in an ongoing process. Moving forward, we will implement ONVIF support in the majority of our network video products, either directly at launch or in firmware updates.”

ONVIF was founded in 2008 with the goal to develop a global standard for the interface of network video products. The forum has already attracted more than 90 member companies and according to a recent analysis by IMS Research, ONVIF members command nearly 60% of the market revenues for network video surveillance equipment.

Axis’ engagement in ONVIF is one of the company’s initiatives to create openness in the market for network video. “We fully believe that end users and integrators benefit the most from having the possibility to choose best-of-breed solutions when designing their surveillance systems,” says Erik Frännlid. “Our own interface, VAPIX, has always been open for third-party development and Axis network video products are today supported by the market’s broadest range of video management software. In parallel with introducing ONVIF, our product portfolio will continue to support VAPIX, thus making the best of two worlds available to the market and our partners.”

For photos and other resources, please visit www.axis.com/corporate/press/press_material.htm?key=p3301 .

 

About Axis Communications
Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms. Axis is a Swedish-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at www.axis.com.

For further information, please contact:
Erik Frännlid, Director Product Management, Axis Communications
Phone +46 46 2721800, E-mail: erik.frannlid@axis.com

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