CommScope and Axis Communications Form Alliance

RICHARDSON, Texas, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, in support of the delivery of intelligent building solutions to its customers, has announced an...


RICHARDSON, Texas, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, in support of the delivery of intelligent building solutions to its customers, has announced an alliance with Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market.

Today, one of the more pervasive trends in the security industry is convergence, according to Mark Peterson , senior vice president, Global Marketing, Enterprise, CommScope. "In order to be more diligent and efficient with security programs, many companies are merging physical security departments with IT departments," he said. "In addition, many organizations are planning to add more intelligence to buildings, where data, building automation and safety and surveillance systems all converge on a single infrastructure platform. With this alliance, CommScope and Axis help bring the intelligent building to their customers.

"In order to allow our customers to deploy a high quality, top performing, and seamless network for all IP devices, CommScope is combining our strengths in the physical infrastructure space with the strength of companies that have their own unique expertise," said Peterson. "In the security space, Axis has the clear leadership and expertise in IP-based video surveillance. We believe that the alliance represents a great way to help our customers receive exceptional intelligent building solutions."

As part of CommScope's Alliance program, the relationship with Axis Communications should open opportunities for CommScope to promote the idea of an intelligent building infrastructure to customers around the world by linking them to an expert in converged surveillance operations.

Both CommScope and Alliance plan to engage in cross-training programs with their sales force. "We believe the training will assist with the delivery of prompt responses to customers' needs," said Peterson. "In addition, this alliance may cultivate the need for more education within the consulting community about convergence - recognizing the potential benefits from the collaborative designs of surveillance systems and IT network infrastructures."

"CommScope is helping us communicate more effectively to our customers the importance and benefits of an intelligent building network system where all applications, from servers to video surveillance system, are converged onto one infrastructure platform," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications. "We are thrilled to have an opportunity to build upon CommScope's expertise while delivering the latest converged video security solutions to our customers."

About Axis

Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms.

Axis is a Swedish-based company, operating worldwide with offices in 18 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange, Large Cap and Information Technology. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at www.axis.com.

About CommScope

CommScope (NYSE: CTV) is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. Through its SYSTIMAX(R) Solutions and Uniprise(TM) brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications. It is also the world's largest manufacturer of coaxial cable for Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with high-performance wired or wireless cabling solutions.

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