Axis Wins First Engineering Award from the Swedish Electrical and Computer Engineers National Association

Lund, 2013-May-16
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Axis Communications team behind the world’s first IP camera wins SER Award 2013.

The team behind the world’s first IP camera, Gunnar Dahlgren, Per Kannermark, Martin Gren, Stefan Lundberg and Carl-Axel Alm, wins SER Award 2013.
Axis’ network camera is the winner of the SER Award 2013, a newly created engineering award by the Swedish Electrical and Computer Engineers National Association (SER). The award was presented to the team that developed the world’s first network camera at Axis in 1996 – Carl-Axel Alm, Gunnar Dahlgren, Martin Gren, Per Kannermark and Stefan Lundberg – at the association's annual meeting in Stockholm on 18 April.

The newly instituted SER Award aims to highlight the important role Swedish electrical and computer engineers play in creating a smart and sustainable society.

The judging panel – formed by influential members of the SER and business and academic institutions – explained its decision, "Axis’ network camera was the first of its kind in the world and is now a unique and world-leading product protected by numerous patents. The company behind Axis is also very successful and currently employs approximately 500 engineers in Lund. A good and inspiring role model for Swedish electrical and computer engineers! "

“We are proud to be the first winners of the SER Award,” said Carl-Axel Alm, hardware designer for Axis Communications. “Starting with the world’s first network camera, and then in 1998, the world’s first video encoder, we have always been committed to driving innovation in the surveillance and physical security industry. We invest heavily in our own research and development team, and our engineers all share a passion for creating the highest quality products in the market. It is very rewarding to see the dedication recognized with this award.”

The team members behind the first network camera, which was launched at Interop Atlanta in September 1996, are all still actively working for Axis.

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About Axis Communications

As the market leader in network video, Axis is leading the way to a smarter, safer, more secure world — driving the shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Offering network video solutions for professional installations, Axis’ products and solutions are based on an innovative, open technology platform.
Axis has more than 1,400 dedicated employees in 40 locations around the world and cooperates with partners covering 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based IT company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website