Axis’s Zipstream Compression Technology wins Innovative Product of The Year Award in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-Dec-18
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Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has won The Innovative Product of The Year Award from the New Zealand Security Association (NZSA).

(Pictured (left to right): Sargon Yousif, Axis - Regional Sales Manager New Zealand, and David Proud, NZSA Board Member)
The award-winning technology, Zipstream, was developed in early 2015 specifically for video surveillance applications, to lower bandwidth and storage requirements by an average of 50% or more. It achieves this performance by analysing and optimising the network camera’s video stream in real time, to determine which details need to be stored in high resolution, and which can be saved in lower quality.
This smart analysis focuses on very specific details relevant to the customer’s needs – such as faces, tattoos or license plates – recording and storing them in full image quality and resolution, while filtering out other areas such as white walls, lawns and vegetation.

The NZSA Innovative Product of the Year Award 2015 honours the most outstanding development achievements in the local security industry. They chose Axis Zipstream Compression Technology as the category winner for the bandwidth and storage savings that it opens up for many common 24/7 surveillance recordings due to its compatibility with the widely adopted H.264 compression standard.
Wai King Wong, Country Manager for Oceania at Axis Communications, commented: “We are very honoured that Axis Zipstream technology is gaining global recognition, from U.S.A during the ISC West 2015 and recently at the Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence 2015 in Australia”

Storage is a growing concern for our customers, especially as technology improves and the quality and therefore size of images and videos increases. To be acknowledged for our achievements and services to security professionals across New Zealand due to helping them solve the storage problem is a huge honour, and reflects our commitment to continuously innovate as we endeavour to provide our customers with smarter solutions”.

Customers can use Axis Zipstream technology alongside other Axis network camera technologies such as Wide Dynamic Range – Forensic Capture and Lightfinder. Zipstream is fully compatible with H.264 and can be used with AXIS Camera Station, AXIS Camera Companion and third-party video management software installations already in place.