ADI named ‘2011 US Distributor of the Year’ by Axis Communications

Melville, N.Y., January 3, 2012 – ADI today announced it was named the United States 2011 Distributor of the Year by Axis Communications at the annual Axis Channel Convergence Conference (ACCC) in Boston this past Fall. ADI was recognized for its commitment to the IP surveillance market, and its growth throughout the year.

"Since the network camera was invented by Axis 15 years ago, we've been preaching the benefits that IP brings to video surveillance. Yet, as of today, 70 percent of the market remains analog," said Larry Newman, director of sales, Axis Communications. "ADI truly understands the value of network video and what it brings to the marketplace, and has made a corporate-wide commitment to drive convergence."

ADI is a distributor in Axis' Channel Partner Program, which is designed to help channel partners capitalize on Axis' market leadership in the fast-growing network video industry. As a channel-oriented company, Axis views partners as an extension of its team, playing a vital part in the overall success of their company.

"Axis is an important supplier to ADI, and we are honored to be recognized as the US Distributor of the Year," said Andy Morra, vice president of marketing at ADI. "ADI remains committed to the IP market, and helping our dealers discover new opportunities to grow. As network-based security systems continue to become more widespread, ADI will continue to offer the products, support and training dealers need to successfully deliver complete, integrated solutions."

ADI offers the full line of Axis IP surveillance products at its branch locations across the country including network cameras, video encoders, video management software, accessories and more. In addition, ADI and Axis offer joint training opportunities across the country to help dealers become educated on the latest IP technology.

ACCC is an annual gathering of Axis' top distributors, systems integrators, development partners, and strategic infrastructure partners in North America. The event includes educational sessions relating to IP-based technology trends, a review of the Axis product portfolio and future plans, and highlights of customer success stories.