CHELMSFORD, Mass. â€“ Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, has established a presence in Dallas, Texas, and expanded its sales force with the hire of account manager Jeff Montoya. Montoya, who has eight years of experience in the physical security industry, will help drive sales for Axis network video products by managing and building account relationships with the companyâ€™s distributors, integrators and resellers. He will report directly to John Steen, senior account manager.
Axis expanded into Texas because it is central to the Southwestâ€™s diverse economy, booming business sector and growing population. The addition of Montoya to the Axis sales team will further improve customer service in the Southwest by establishing a regional presence.
â€œWe look forward to leveraging Jeffâ€™s impressive background in physical security to enhance our relationships with Axisâ€™ current and potential partners,â€ said Mr. Steen. â€œJeffâ€™s expertise will further Axisâ€™ reach into the Southwestern states, one of the top markets in the U.S., and will enable the company to more effectively conduct business and expand sales in the Southwest.â€
Prior to joining Axis, Montoya was the south central regional sales manager for Sanyo Security Products. Montoyaâ€™s responsibilities at Sanyo included managing existing sales channels, developing new business, and developing programs and promotions to increase productivity of the existing customer base. He also has experience working in the physical security industry with companies such as ADT and Ultrak.
IP-based surveillance is rapidly replacing traditional analog systems. Industry analyst J.P. Freeman Co. predicts that by 2008 more than half of installed cameras will be network cameras. Axis network cameras and video servers connect directly to IP-based networks and contain built-in Web servers and operating systems that enable the transmission of real-time images over the Internet. Unlike analog systems, network video systems eliminate the need for expensive coaxial cabling because they utilize Ethernet for video transport over local area networks (LANs) and the Internet. In addition, network video systems use standard PC server hardware for monitoring and recording video, which provides a cost-efficient and scalable architecture that is suitable for a system of any size.
Axis Communications is online at www.axis.com.