Surveillance solutions manufacturer Axis Communications recently opened a brand new North American headquarters in Chelmsford, Mass.
According to a statement, the new 60,000-square-foot facility is located on the same campus as the company’s previous headquarters and features a state-of-the-art "Axis Experience Center." Located on the first floor of the new building, the Axis Experience Center features a product museum, executive board rooms, a 50-person auditorium, and a mock command center that will showcase the company’s products along with partner technologies in a real world setting.
The headquarters facility is about 30 minutes from Boston and is home to more than 150 employees. Nearly 90 from business development, sales, marketing, technical services, finance and human resources will work in the horseshoe-shaped space on the third floor.
In addition, the company also built three separate labs – the Partner Lab, the Axis Network Camera Lab and the Axis Light and Image Lab - on the third floor for product testing and troubleshooting. The Partner Lab will provide Axis technology partners with an opportunity to remotely access network cameras and test their software and applications. The Axis Network Camera Lab for internal testing was quadrupled in size to include every IP camera and encoder in the Axis product line, while, the Axis Light and Image Lab enables technical services and field sales engineer teams to simulate a wide variety of lighting scenarios to best recommend a certain product, accessory or image setting for a specific surveillance application.
"This entire space was completely empty before we moved in, so we were able to design the workspace upstairs and the Axis Experience Center completely from the ground up with our employees and partners in mind," said Axis General Manager Fredrik Nilsson. "This is the third year in a row that we’ve opened a new office in our region, and our office upstairs is only half filled – so with our joint partnerships and all these great resources at hand, there’s a tremendous growth opportunity in front of us."