Axis Communications celebrates two wins from SIA’s New Product Showcase Awards

July 17, 2020
AXIS C8210 Network Audio Amplifier and AXIS Live Privacy Shield recognized as innovative solutions for network audio migration and real time privacy safeguards.

Axis Communications and its goals to continually innovate and meet market needs were recently recognized by SIA with two 2020 New Product Showcase Awards (NPS). The awards, honoring new innovative security products, were presented virtually on July 9 in partnership with ISC West. Axis won the “Communications and Networking Solutions” category for the AXIS C8210 Network Audio Amplifier and the “Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies” category for the AXIS Live Privacy Shield.

The AXIS C8210 Network Audio Amplifier, which won in the “Communications and Networking Solutions” category, is a compact and smart migration tool that transforms any passive speaker into a network speaker with all the benefits of network audio. It is ideal for playing background music and live and scheduled announcements in educational facilities and retail stores. With a built-in-amplifier and Digital Signal Processer (DSP) that delivers total power output of 15W, AXIS C8210 can transmit high-quality audio to one or multiple speakers without the need for additional equipment.

Winning the “Video Surveillance and Advanced Imaging” category, AXIS Live Privacy Shield effectively addresses rules and regulations protecting privacy and personal data by masking the identities of individuals in live and recorded video. The analytics software runs directly on Axis cameras and is the only edge-based solution that dependably masks moving people and objects in real time at up to full frame rate. AXIS Live Privacy Shield is designed for use in indoor areas with good, stable lighting, ideal for processing, manufacturing and logistics applications where video surveillance is primarily used to monitor the premises.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Axis has earned a NPS award win. In 2019, Axis took home the New Product Showcase Merit Award as an acknowledgement of the company’s ongoing partnership and support. In 2018, Axis took home two wins, winning the “Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions” award for its AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector and the “Design and Installation Tools” award for its AXIS Device Manager.

Since its inception in 1979, the New Product Showcase has been the security industry's premier awards-based marketing program. New products are reviewed by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience, and in 2020, following significant deliberations, the 30 judges presented awards for technologies covering 23 product and service categories. The full list of award winners can be found by visiting

Learn more about the award-winning products
AXIS C8210 Network Audio Amplifier AXIS Live Privacy Shield
Chris Shanelaris, Public Relations Manager at Axis Communications US
For further information, please contact: Chris Shanelaris, Public Relations Manager, Americas, Axis Communications
Phone: 978-614-3023