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Genetec and Axis partner to present combined access control offering

Genetec and Axis partner to present combined access control offering

Genetec and Axis partner to present combined access control offering

MONTRÉAL – Genetec and Axis Communications have announced that they are "transforming" physical access control with their release of Axis Powered by Genetec.

The collaborators announced the product as the industry's first enterprise-level access control offering that combines Genetec access control software with Axis network door controllers in a single, easily deployable package. Inventory will be available globally and offered exclusively through Genetec’s network of certified partners for the AXIS A1210 and AXIS A1610 network door controllers, the company said.

“Axis and Genetec share a trusted partnership based on a long history of collaboration and development ingenuity,” said Michel Chalouhi, vice president of global sales at Genetec Inc. “We are proud to work with Axis as the premier partner in our new Powered by Genetec program.  Our shared focus on delivering powerful and creative solutions to meet customer needs has underpinned the development of this sophisticated enterprise-level access control technology delivered in a streamlined, easy-to-acquire-and-deploy offering.”  

Genetec offered that integrators will benefit from the easy-to-deploy hardware that’s been pre-loaded with their access control software and removing the problems normally associated with software/hardware integration. The devices will benefit from continuous delivery of product and firmware improvements, features, and cybersecurity updates, the company stated.

“Axis and Genetec have a history of collaborative innovation. The new Axis Powered by Genetec solution exemplifies this relationship by truly integrating best-of-breed hardware and software thereby enhancing installation and maintenance while also boosting cybersecurity," noted Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications. “Our longstanding and trusted partnership with Genetec means integrators and end users can rely on this solution to deliver continual innovation, quality, and value for a wide range of physical access control needs.”

The companies emphasized the importance of simplicity in their products design while providing a range of features and built in cybersecurity measures that provide the platform with more flexibility for users to scale as their physical security needs evolve. “Harnessing the power of computing at the edge will become essential in modern system architecture,” added Christian Morin, vice president of research and development at Genetec Inc. “As we reach the limits of Moore’s Law, initiatives that distribute processing into containerized, hybrid edge/core structures will act to increase available computing power for complex applications. Initiatives such as Axis Powered by Genetec are at the forefront of such innovation and mark the beginning of other edge initiatives at Genetec.”

Genetec stated that it will be introducing Powered by Genetec to a range of edge computing devices in the coming financial quarters, and that Genetec certified channel partners will have access to part numbers and ready-to-ship inventory by April.

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