Axis acquires top player in IP intercom market
The acquisition of 2N, one of the leading companies in the field of IP intercom, addresses the growing IP video intercom market and further strengthens Axis Communications’ product offering.
2N also operates in other areas, such as IP audio and IP lift intercom. According to Axis, the company has well-established sales channels through electricians and telecom installers as well as lift manufacturers, which can serve as a complement to Axis’ present global sales channels. At the same time, it is expected 2N will benefit from Axis’ strong market positon and R&D resources.
“The acquisition supports our ambition to contribute to a smarter and safer world. There is an increased customer demand for integrated solutions with open standards that deliver enhanced security. Together with 2N we can meet that demand,” says Peter Lindström, vice-president, new business, at Axis Communications.
The 2N brand will remain, and the company will operate as a subsidiary within the Axis group.
“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 Lindström.
2N develops and provides solutions for ICT and physical security industry and has a leading market position when it comes to IP audio and IP intercom (door and emergency IP intercoms). The company has about 200 employees, and is based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Axix Communications is a market leader in network video. It has more than 2,100 employees in more than 50 countries.