Axis stays atop IHS video surveillance rankings, claims top spot for video encoders

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Friday, June 21, 2013

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Axis Communications, a provider of network video surveillance solutions, retained the top spot in IHS Research’s annual rankings of the top video surveillance companies, according to a news release.

Ranking just behind Axis in the same category were the Japanese electronics giant Panasonic and China-based Hikvision, according to the recently released report, titled “CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment – World – 2013.”

In addition, Axis for the first time claimed the No. 1 ranking for video encoders worldwide, the release noted.

While IHS declined to say who Axis had displaced atop the video encoder rankings, a market analyst at IHS told Security Systems News that other leading suppliers of encoders, according to their 2013 rankings, include Hikvision, Pelco, Bosch Security and NICE Systems.