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Axis Communications celebrates 40th anniversary

Axis Communications celebrates 40th anniversary

Axis Communications celebrates 40th anniversary

CHELMSFORD, Mass. —Axis Communications, a provider of IoT, cloud and AI in video surveillance, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Originally founded in 1984, over the past four decades Axis has introduced a number of innovations beginning with the world's first network camera in 1996, which spawned an industry and triggered the shift from analog to IP-based video surveillance.

According to Axis it has since launched many other “world’s firsts” including the first network video System-on-Chip (the Axis Real Time Picture Encoding Chip, ARTPEC); the first video analytics in a camera (the AXIS 2120); Axis Lightfinder light-optimizing technology and Axis Zipstream video compression technology; as well as the AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) open application edge development platform. With a global presence in more than 50 countries, the company said it continues to evolve as an organization, expand its solutions portfolio and reach new industries and markets.

“At Axis, we are devoted to maintaining a long-term vision and innovating technologies every day that contribute to a smarter, safer world. In tandem with our 40th anniversary, and fundamental to our continued success, we acknowledge a unique set of benefits we provide to our customers and partners—who help us bring our vision to life,” said Fredrik Nilsson, vice president, Americas, Axis Communications. “This collection of benefits, combined together, is known as the ‘Axis Advantage.’ “

Highlights of the “Axis Advantage” and what Axis plans to deliver around them in the coming year:

  • A partner ecosystem built on value and long-term relationships.
  • Planned expansion of its Axis Experience Centers (AECs) network.
  • Keeping the Axis Communications Academy educators and curriculum on the cutting edge.
  • Widest array of network video and audio analytics on the market.
  • Open platforms that welcome innovation. A cornerstone of the Axis philosophy is to provide open technology solutions that promote collaboration and innovation. Accordingly, Axis has introduced the most popular API—VAPIX—over 25 years ago, released the fourth generation of its AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP), and launched Axis Cloud Connect.
  • Axis’ staff of about 150 full-time, in-house technical support specialists globally, with nearly half of these professionals in the Americas.

For more information about Axis Communications’ history and achievements, its long-term sustainability plan and ongoing news throughout its 40th anniversary, please visit

 Additionally, to learn more about the Axis Advantage benefits visit:


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