Axis Communications extends distributor agreement with Open Platform Systems into New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-Feb-26
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Auckland, New Zealand, 10th February, 2014 – Axis Communications, the leading global provider of network video, and Open Platform Systems (OPS), an Australian value-added distributor of IT network access equipment, today announced that they are extending their distribution agreement into the New Zealand market. The announcement follows a highly successful partnership between the two companies in the Australian market since 2011.

OPS joins Axis Communications’ existing distributors to service the New Zealand market and will be distributing the full suite of Axis products. The agreement is effective immediately.

“As the market leader in network video and a driving force behind the shift from analog to digital video surveillance, Axis Communications’ products are a welcome addition to our growing New Zealand portfolio. The extension of our relationship with Axis Communications reflects the increasing demand for IP network cameras from our partners servicing a range of industries and sectors in New Zealand,” said Kobi Ben-Shabat, Managing Director from Open Platform Systems.

Wai King Wong, Country Manager for Oceania region at Axis Communications, commented, “The CCTV and video surveillance market is headed in a direction where revenue for network video is expected to overtake analog for the first time ever*. This growing demand is reflected in the extension of our distribution agreement with Open Platform Systems into the New Zealand market.

“Open Platform Systems enables its partners to tailor solutions to match their customers’ exact needs – providing end-to-end solutions across multiple technologies to suit all applications. OPS also provides support services that are second to none. This commitment to exceptional customer service is one of the main reasons we have hand-picked OPS to distribute Axis products across the region,” Wai King Wong concluded.

About Axis Communications
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to its customers and carried through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.

Axis has more than 1,600 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 60,000 partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. More information about

About Open Platform Systems
Open Platform System is a value-add distributor for IP Video, Access Control and License Plate recognition solutions. Our mission is to provide our customers with best in class pre- and post-sales support as well as assistance in designing solutions for complicated systems. OPS is an Australian company with offices across VIC, NSW, W.A and QLD.

For more information about OPS, please visit our website at

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