Axis strengthens its network video solution offering for small systems with software upgrade and launch of memory card optimized for surveillance

Chelmsford, Mass., 2015-Apr-09
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Improved offering increases storage capacity and flexibility for small systems users. For efficient storage of video, AXIS Surveillance microSDXC™ Card 64GB is a reliable high performance edge storage solution. The launch of AXIS Camera Companion 3 will introduce Axis Secure Remote Access, which improves ease of installation by removing the need of manual port forwarding and router configuration.

The AXIS Camera Companion solution consists of software running on standard Axis network cameras or video encoders with edge storage support for recording onto AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Cards, a mobile viewing app for operation via smart devices and standard third-party network equipment such as routers, switches and NAS devices.
Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, strengthens its offering for small systems with the launch of AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB, a memory card optimized for surveillance applications, and AXIS Camera Companion 3, a major upgrade of the multiple award-winning surveillance solution for small systems. “The success of AXIS Camera Companion in small business is a testament to the demand for IP video in this market, as well as the need for simplicity,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “This new version further streamlines the installation process and provides peace of mind with Axis Secure Remote Access. Combined with the new AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card, small systems can have an efficient, yet robust solution.”

For optimal storage of video content, the new AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB combines the market and technology know-how from SanDisk, a global leader in flash storage, with the extensive security system expertise of Axis. “Working with Axis, a market leader in network video, we have gained unique insight into the needs and requirements of surveillance applications, thus allowing us to optimize our products for this use,” says Oded Sagee, senior director and general manager of Connected Solutions at SanDisk. “Our vertically integrated approach and expertise in flash memory enables us to architect our industrial grade storage solutions to provide the reliability needed to offer trusted performance that’s absolutely critical for the security and surveillance markets.”

Edge storage is specifically useful in AXIS Camera Companion systems with a few cameras, offering de-centralized video recording and eliminating the cost and the risk with centralized solutions. The AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB is delivered with a SD™ card adapter and supported by Axis 3-year warranty.

AXIS Camera Companion software turns Axis cameras into a surveillance solution that typically comprises of a few cameras and supports up to 16 channels. The new version, AXIS Camera Companion 3, introduces Axis Secure Remote Access, which removes the need of manual port forwarding and router configuration, thus enabling an easy to setup, encrypted communication between cameras and smartphone or PC clients. “With Axis Secure Remote Access it is evident that security has been taken into consideration from the start,” says Jonas Magazinius, security consultant at Assured AB.

In addition, AXIS Camera Companion 3 offers an updated user interface with several performance improvements, such as instant camera switching in live view for enhanced user experience and sharper client de-warping for better image usability of overview cameras with 360° views. AXIS Camera Companion 3 is compatible with other SD cards; however, the combination of AXIS Camera Companion 3, the new AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB and the recently announced Axis’ Zipstream technology for reduced bandwidth and storage needs meet the unique needs of the small systems market.

The new AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64GB will be available through Axis sales channels during Q2 2015.

The new AXIS Camera Companion 3 software client will be available for free download from www.axis.com/products/cam_companion_software/index.htm during Q2 2015.

The cameras are available through Axis’ security installation and system integration partners. Axis network cameras and video encoders with firmware 5.40 or later support AXIS Camera Companion. For a complete list of the supported products, please see: http://www.axis.com/products/cam_companion_software/supported.htm

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AXIS Camera Companion has won ASIS Accolades Security’s Best Award, Maximum Impact Awards as the Best Video Surveillance System, both in USA and Futurshop 2012 Awards for Best Security Product in Spain. It has also been voted the ‘most innovative’ surveillance solution by an independent panel of experts for the Association of Convenience Stores.


For further information about Axis Communications, please contact:

Kelley Brescia, Axis Communications, Inc.
Phone : 978 614 2137, Email : kelley.brescia@axis.com

Matt Flanagan, fama PR, Inc.
Phone : 617 986 5002, Email : axis@famapr.com

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 1,900 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 75,000 partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com.