Axis Video Servers Monitor Ferry Terminals for Alaska Department of Transportation

Lund, 2005-Aug-23
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Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, announced today that the Alaska Department of Transportation has installed approximately 100 AXIS 241S Video Servers to monitor the Alaska Marine Highway System's (AMHS) ferry terminals. The project, which was funded by the Department of Homeland Security, monitors nine of the largest ferry terminals in southern Alaska.

The Axis video servers digitize video from analog cameras installed throughout the ferry terminals, enabling staff, security services, and local law enforcement units to monitor the facilities, surrounding waters, and vehicle and passenger traffic via the Internet. When the terminals are closed, local law enforcement officials and other authorized users can access the system remotely and can receive alerts if unusual motion is detected in the facilities. Video is managed and recorded from a central location with software from Axis' Application Development Partner, CamCentral Systems Inc.

"The Axis video servers were well-suited for this project because they enable online access to the video 24 hours a day," said Peter Turner, chief executive officer of CamCentral. "The market is increasingly moving to IP-based solutions such as these, and the Axis video servers gave us the flexibility and reliability we needed for such a demanding and secure application."

CamCentral installed the Axis video servers in conjunction with Morris Engineering Group, the electrical design firm that engineered the project for the Alaska DOT. The AXIS 241S Video Servers were chosen for the project because the open application program interface (API) allowed for easy integration with CamCentral's video management system.

"Axis network video technology consistently meets the stringent needs of large installations, by providing a high level of performance and reliability," said Ray Mauritsson, CEO of Axis Communications. "We are extremely pleased that the Alaska DOT has selected Axis for such a key professional project."

The AMHS is part of the Alaska DOT. It has operated year-round since 1963, transporting people, goods, and vehicles among communities in Alaska, Canada and the lower 48 U.S. States. The AMHS has carried approximately 400,000 passengers and 100,000 vehicles a year for the past 10 years.

For further information, please contact:
Margareta Lantz, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Manager
Phone: + 46 46 2721892. E-mail: margareta.lantz@axis.com

Lawrence de Guzman, Marketing and Public Relations Director
Phone: + 46 46 2721878. E-mail: lawrence.deguzman@axis.com

About Axis
Axis increases the value of network solutions. The company is an innovative market leader in network video and print servers. Axis' products and solutions are focused on applications such as security, surveillance, remote monitoring and document management. The products are based on in-house developed chip technology, which is also sold to third parties.

Axis was founded in 1984 and is listed on the O-list (Attract 40) of Stockholmsbörsen (XSSE: AXIS). Axis operates globally with offices in 16 countries and in cooperation with distributors, system integrators and OEM partners in 70 countries. Markets outside Sweden account for more than 95% of sales. Information about Axis can be found at www.axis.com.