Research: Axis Communications Now Top Global Surveillance Camera Provider, Even When Including Analog

Axis Communication, a video-surveillance company, is now ranked as the number one global manufacturer of surveillance cameras in the latest IMS Research report.

The ranking included manufacturers of both IP-based and analog video surveillance cameras. Axis sells IP-based cameras.

"The video surveillance industry -- despite the impression often painted on TV and in the movies -- is one of the last holdouts to fully embrace the digital age," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications. "But the fact that an all-IP provider is now the number one manufacturer of all surveillance cameras worldwide is a surefire sign that the analog to digital shift in video surveillance is upon us. The numbers for the North American market are even more promising."

"The report confirms our own estimates of gained market shares last year, where we presented a growth of 33 percent," said Ray Mauritsson, president and CEO of Axis Communications. "We further strengthened our position by continuing our strategy, which is based on the three cornerstones: launch of innovative network video products, a well-developed partner network and global expansion."

According to the report, network camera sales could represent 60 percent of total worldwide surveillance camera sales by 2016, up from 40 percent in 2011.

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