Axis acquires video analytics provider Citilog
The acquisition of Citilog provides proven analytics technology to strengthen Axis’ transportation offering, the company says. Citilog is a provider of intelligent real-time video monitoring for traffic and transportation security and safety.
A statement by Axis Communications says the addition of Citilog’s advanced surveillance technology and experienced personnel strengthens Axis’ network video solution and further expands its opportunities in the fast-growing traffic analytics market.
“Citilog’s proven products are well known to the traffic sector, and complement our solutions for the most demanding requirements in that market,” said Ray Mauritsson, CEO at Axis. “We are excited to be able to offer our channel partners and end users state-of-the-art analytics tools that work with their existing Axis network video solutions.”
Citilog is a privately held company with 30 employees, headquartered in Paris, France, and with offices in the U.S.A., Hong Kong and Spain. The company offers a suite of video analytics tools and sensors for transportation monitoring, such as automatic incident detection, traffic data collection and intersection control. Its products improve road safety, limit risks and help reduce travel time.
Axis and Citilog have worked together for several years on both engineering and sales to provide integrated solutions to a number of mutual customers.
Citilog’s products are used worldwide to monitor roadways, tunnels, bridges and other infrastructure, as well as city traffic operations. Alarms can be generated for numerous incidents and traffic saturation detection and enables traffic operators to redirect traffic and thereby adjust efficiency on the fly.