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June 21, 2017

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Axis launches integrated mobile access control with HID Global and upgrades Zipstream compression

Axis Communications, the leading provider of network video recording systems, has launched the integration of HID Global’s Mobile Access with its Axis A1001 Network Door Controller and entry manager software at IFSEC 2017.

The integrated mobile access control platform supports mobile-enabled workforces and lets smart phones and other mobile devices function as credentials so staff and other authorised personnel can gain access to secured buildings, rooms and areas.

Mobile devices and smartphones are ubiquitous and their functionality includes diverse applications, from contactless payments to health tracking.

By integrating HID Global’s mobile access technology with its software and door controller, Axis’ system combines convenience with the levels of security expected by businesses and their employees. The platform is suitable for small, medium or enterprise-sized organisations.

The platform stores secure identities on smartphones for opening doors and locks instead of managing traditional printed identity credentials, improving convenience for end users and offering a more cost-effective and simpler way to manage credentials.

“Axis and HID are both well-known, global brands that are partnering together to develop open, IP-based secure access solutions. Mobile credentials are finally gaining greater acceptance and adoption thanks to an increasingly mobile-first perspective. This mobile access control offering demonstrates Axis’ innovative solutions to the market in partnering with a leader such as HID. It is an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use solution,” says Stephanie Hensler, Axis Communications’ director of business development, access control.

The platform consists of:

  • AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, which makes yes/no decisions about who may enter, in which areas and at what times
  • AXIS Entry Manager access control software, which is integrated with HID Mobile Access portal and is used to set up the systems, add new users and manage mobile IDs
  • HID iCLASS SE and/or Multiclass SE readers
  • HID Mobile Access portal
  • HID Mobile Access app

Axis Communications has also partnered with Simons Voss Technologies to launch an integrated, IP-based digital locking and access control system to replace physical keys for buildings.

SmartIntego battery-powered digital locks come in the form of either cylinders, padlocks or door handles. They connect wirelessly via a Simons Voss GatewayNode to Axis A1001 door controller and Axis Entry Manager software.

Each SimonsVoss GatewayNode has a 16-wireless digital lock capacity and each Axis A1001 manages one GatewayNode. Therefor each A1001 door controller can manage up to 16 Simons Voss wireless locks and a hard-wired door reader.

The integrated platform is offered as a standalone setup, with no server, or a fully integrated platform using an Axis software partner for enterprise installations.

Online integration between the AXIS A1001 door controller and SmartIntego wireless lock components via AXIS Entry Manager work on an open, IP-based architecture.

Also, in time for IFSEC, Axis is enhancing its compression technology to work with new 360° cameras and 4K resolution.

The Zipstream technology ensures important forensic details of video footage are maintained, while minimising bandwidth and storage requirements by half.

The company has also developed new domes that include the enhanced Zipstream, offering 360-degree, high-resolution coverage, cost-effectively.

“Combining these new 360-degree domes with the enhanced Zipstream technology really does deliver a cost-effective solution for customers, providing comprehensive coverage while ensuring the detail of that panoramic view is not lost when streaming and storing data,” added Petra Bennermark, global product manager, Axis Communications.

The AXIS M3047-P and AXIS M3048-P dome cameras will be available through Axis’ distribution channels from June 2017 to the suggested retail price $469.00 and $669.00 respectively.

The enhancements to Zipstream will be exhibited together with the new panoramic cameras, as well as new 4K cameras, at IFSEC.

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