Axis Communications opens new Experience Center during ASIS

Company’s US expansion plan forges ahead with grand opening; New radar camera showcased
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Axis Communications, a global leader in network video based here, opened its newest Axis Experience Center (AEC) in Irving, Texas, at a grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting event held on Sept. 26, in conjunction with the ASIS 2017 conference held last week in Dallas.

The 7,100 square foot AEC features a 30-person training center, multiple state-of-the-art conference rooms, which can collectively hold up to 25 people. The space features solutions in realistic demo areas for key vertical markets in the South Central business area, including retail, education, gaming and critical infrastructure. The space includes more than 60 Axis devices including cameras, access control, audio, analytics and intercom.

“The opening of this AEC is taking us closer to our goal of bringing Axis solutions closer to our customers and partners,” Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, said at the grand opening ribbon-cutting event. “The Irving AEC symbolizes our growth and our vision of innovating for a smarter, safer world.”

The center will primarily serve as a hub for the 22 team members in the South Central Business Area, including 10 office-based employees. The South Central Business Area includes Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

“I’m excited to be a part of the grand opening of the Irving AEC. I’ve been with Axis for more than nine years and have seen the company grow into what it is today,” Steve Darragh, business area director, South Central, Axis Communications, said at the unveiling. “The opening of Axis’ sixth AEC in North America truly solidifies Axis as a leader in the industry.”

The locations of Axis’ North American AECs include California, Chicago, Mexico, Canada, the North American headquarters in Massachusetts and its newest AEC in Texas. Axis also plans to open additional locations.

Axis also unveiled at ASIS its new network radar technology for accurate area detection—the AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector—which was named recipient of 2017 ASIS Accolade Security's Best Award.

“We’re excited to release the AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector as it expands our product portfolio and, most importantly, addresses customer needs for reliable perimeter and area detection,” Nilsson said in the product’s announcement. “Radar helps close a gap in security systems as it offers great area coverage, detects movement with high accuracy and reduces false alarms.”

Axis has more than 2,700 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 90,000 partners.