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Axis Acquires 2N, Joins IP Intercom Market

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Axis Peter Lindström

Axis acquires 2N, the number one company in IP intercom (Door and Emergency IP Intercoms), according to IHS.

With its HQ in Prague, 2N develops and provides solutions for ICT and physical security industry and has about 200 employees.

Axis is the market leader in network video. They invented the world’s first network camera back in 1996 and with the help of 80,000 partners, now span 179 countries. This acquisition addresses the growing IP video intercom market and further strengthens Axis Communications’ solution offering.

2N also operates in other areas (for example, IP audio and IP lift intercom) and has well-established sales channels through electricians and telecom installers as well as lift manufacturers-- which cpuld serve as a complement to Axis present global sales channels. At the same time, 2N can benefit from Axis’ strong market positon and R&D resources.

The 2N brand will remain as the company will operate as a subsidiary within the Axis group. The joint operations will concern knowledge-sharing and assisting each other in R&D and market access.

An important joint task is to accelerate the convergence from analog systems towards IP intercom and develop new opportunities.

“We plan for development and growth for Axis as well as for 2N. The market is growing, and by acquiring 2N we can continue to drive the change in the market,” says Peter Lindström, VP New Business at Axis Communications.

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