AxonX wins kudos from Frost & Sullivan
PALO ALTO, Calif.--Based on its analysis of the North American fire and smoke detection market, Frost & Sullivan announced Sept. 6 that it is awarding axonX, a video smoke dectection company based in Sparks, Md. with the 2007 "Leadership of the Year Award."
Mac Mottley, president of axonX, said he was unaware that axonX was being considered by Frost & Sullivan, but that the company is pleased to have received the award from such an esteemed group and that the award "validates axonX as a leader in the video smoke detection market."
The award recognizes the company's SigniFire detection system, "the new product line with which axonX successfully recongized a growing market requirement and delivered innovation to a highly mature fire and smoke detection industry," according to a statement from Frost & Sullivan.
Frost & Sullivan research analyst GG Harihan noted that Signifire is the first video-based smoke and flame detection system to be approved by Factory Mutual. "The FM approval implies that the technology is tested and is an effective means for fire detection providing axonX the competitive advantage," Harihan said, axonX successfully anticipated market trends to stay ahead of the competition. "All these factors, plus the continued convergence of physical security and information technology and the growth of new construction and system retrofits are expected to promote the trend toward video-based detection technology and create new opportunities and growth," he said in a statement.