The Swedish manufacturer, up to now develop solutions with Citilog partner, with this purchase strengthens its proposal of analysis technology of IP-based video for the sector of transport and traffic management.
The acquisition of Citilog on the part of Axis, so far partners in technology development focused on the management of traffic as the solution joint SmartCam, based on the Q1615-E network camera and Citilog software, It responds to the strategy of the Swedish manufacturer to strengthen its business of video monitoring in real-time for safety in transportation and traffic management.
So Ray Mauritsson pointed out, Managing Director of Axis: "Citilog products are well known for the traffic sector and complement our solutions for the most demanding market requirements. Its commitment to the development of quality, innovative and easy to use products, It is consistent with the focus of Axis to provide solutions for value added and competitive that respond to the needs of customers".
Citilog, based in Paris with offices in United States, Hong Kong and Spain, It has a staff of about thirty employees who developed video analysis tools in real time, and sensors for monitoring of transport, such as automatic incident detection, collection of data from traffic and control of intersection.
Both companies have developed SmartCam (more details at Digital Security Magazine), intelligent network video solution for traffic and transport management centers help improve traffic with maximum fluidity flows, from situations of reaches, withholdings and stopped vehicles, to serious accidents or extremely adverse weather conditions, with the aim of improving road safety and limit risks.
Citilog products are used around the world to monitor the roads, tunnels, bridges and other road infrastructure, as well as the operations of city traffic, so that the operators can expedite the response time and redirect traffic more efficiently.
Under the terms of the acquisition announced by Mauritsson, Citilog will continue for the time being operating independently, "since we will take our time to develop a strategy in the long run and experience of teams in order to give the best possible support to our partners and end customers".
The Steering Axis has also clarified that this acquisition has the blessing of Canon, owner for a year from the Swedish manufacturer, "a clear position of placing at the highest level in the network video surveillance market Axis brand that always said, and this includes acquisitions of this type".
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