Axis provides video server capabilities to network cameras from Canon

Axis Communications has signed a strategically important OEM-agreement with Canon for the development and delivery of network video server boards to be used in a series of Canon network cameras. This new agreement extends Axis' existing cooperation with Canon and is the first to include products for the fast growing network video market. The order value during the first year for Axis is estimated to between 500 000 and 1 million Euros.

The agreement with Canon marks another important step in Axis' efforts within the OEM segment - extending the existing partnership between the two companies beyond access points and print server solutions. The customized video server boards now shipped to Canon will be used for Canon's VB-C10 and VB-C10R network cameras, enabling easy installation and giving users network access to images and camera controls with a standard Web browser. "We know Axis from before, they have supplied us with print servers for several years with good quality and high reliability," says Mr. Mitsuhiro Tokuhara, Group Executive of Lens Products Group, Canon. "We feel confident in their ability to continuously develop new hardware and software solutions for connecting network devices and that makes Axis a good partner to Canon." The Canon VB-C10 is a high quality network camera, ideal for remote monitoring applications where the built-in pan, tilt and zoom functions are critical, allowing one camera to monitor large areas from multiple angles. It's also a good tool for Web attraction applications, such as live event broadcasting where Web page visitors can follow events in real time. For further information, please contact: Ray Mauritsson, Vice President OEM, Axis Communications Phone: + 46 708 90 18 10, E-mail: Anne Rhenman, Director Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Axis Communications Phone: + 46 708 90 18 29, E-mail:

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