Axis launches new tools to simplify the design and specification of systems of any size and complexity

Chelmsford, Mass., 2016-Mar-23
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AXIS Design Studio is an integrated design platform that improves consultants’ workflow for complex and enterprise systems, while AXIS Site Designer offers system integrators and installers an efficient way to design complete surveillance solutions for small- to medium-sized installations.

AXIS Design Studio is an enterprise design platform that immerses a user in a camera design while improving the accuracy and efficiency of system designers’ workflow.
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, today announced the launch of two design platforms that simplify and streamline security system design. AXIS Design Studio is specifically designed for use by independent consultants to design complex, enterprise systems leveraging existing design software. System integrators and installers can utilize AXIS Site Designer to design security solutions for small and mid-sized systems.

“Axis is committed to making security easy and achievable for any sized system. We listen and incorporate market feedback into our product design and accessories. Now, we’ve expanded our system design tool offering with the launch of AXIS Design Studio and AXIS Site Designer,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “These platforms simplify the design process and help achieve the customer’s objectives with a successful installation of Axis products.”

Information about the new platforms, as well as the complete offering, will be available to attendees at the Axis booth (#14051) at ISC West on April 6-8.

AXIS Design Studio

AXIS Design Studio is the result of a partnership with Iomnis Surveillance Solutions, merging 3D virtualization with current Axis design tool competencies to improve the accuracy and efficiency of system designers’ workflow. The 3D modeling environment provides an immersive experience to simplify camera placement and accurately specify field of view. Product selection in the virtual world can be easily leveraged to produce deliverables, such as camera schedules and field of view footprint, with seamless integration to the online portal.

Designers can continue to build on the project from the 3D environment or begin a new design using the integrated online portal, dependent on the stage of the project. The portal simplifies camera selection by using interactive filtering tools to select the required product and accessories, including server and storage solutions. Once the design is complete, exporting a bill of material, server requirements and a unified CSI specification is a mouse click away.

“AXIS Design Studio not only streamlines the project design process, but also immerses the designer in a virtual modeling environment,” said Geoffrey Bauer, A&E program manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “This powerful platform enables consultants to design a complete project quickly and accurately by providing intuitive decision-making tools, eliminating time-consuming calculations and creating project deliverables. By streamlining the workflow, it allows consultants to increase their efficiency and focus on what they do best – all without sacrificing quality of service.”

Leveraging architectural files from Revit®, AutoCAD® or SketchUp®, system designers can virtually walk through a space, which can help engage the customer in the design process regardless of their familiarity with security products. The online portal quickly compiles projects, which can be securely synced to the cloud or downloaded to a local server.

AXIS Design Studio is supported by Axis Application Development Partners (ADP), including Aimetis Corporation and Milestone Systems. AXIS Design Studio is available today to qualified Axis Architecture & Engineering Program partners in North America. AXIS Design Studio is initially available only in English.

AXIS Site Designer

Axis provides system integrators and installers with an intuitive new web application that reduces the time and effort needed to design complete security solutions for small and mid-sized systems. AXIS Site Designer works online and offline to recommend cameras and recording solutions, saving time when specifying and designing end-to-end solutions for sites with up to 100 cameras. It includes easy-to-use templates for a variety of security requirements and gives interactive guidance on the selection of cameras, recording products and accessories needed for a complete surveillance solution.

The app features a selection of templates for common installation scenarios. A visual camera selector recommends cameras based on operational requirements, such as required resolution, camera coverage and light conditions. It is easy to find the right mounts and other accessories for any camera since the tool only presents compatible components. A storage calculator provides recommendations for suitable recording solutions based on typical scenarios. Finally, the tool produces a complete bill of materials that includes all components in the system.

AXIS Site Designer can be accessed for free at sitedesigner.axis.com and can be used with tablets, laptops or PCs.

For further information about Axis Communications, please contact:

Kristin Albano, Axis Communications, Inc.
Phone : 978 614 3089, Email : kristin.albano@axis.com

Anne Lines, Matter Communications
Phone : 978 518 4512, Email : axis@matternow.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 customers 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 2,100 dedicated employees in 50 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 80,000 partners. 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. Follow us on twitter @axisipvideo.