Axis Releases First New Access Controller In 5 Years (A1601)

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 15, 2018

It has been 5 years since Axis 2013 entry in the physical access control market, with the A1001 (IPVM test).

Now, Axis has released its second access controller, the A1601. With this release, Axis is touting it is faster, more powerful, and better suited for large deployments.

Is that enough? How much does that move impact Axis competitive positioning vs Mercury?

Based on input from Axis, we examine these questions inside.

** *** **** * years ********* **** ***** ** the ******** ****** ******* market, **** ******** (**** ****).

***, **** *** ******** its ****** ****** **********,*** *****. **** **** *******, Axis ** ******* ** is ******, **** ********, and ****** ****** *** large ***********.

** **** ******? *** much **** **** **** impact **** *********** *********** vs *******?

***** ** ***** **** Axis, ** ******* ***** questions ******.

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Faster, ******* **** **********

****' *** ********** ****** appearance *** ********* ********** with *** ******** *****, although ************* ** *******, and *** ******* ** made ** ******** ** plastic. **** ***** ** the ********** ***** ** needed *** *** ******** new ******** **** ******* boards *** *********:

********** **** ****' ***** controller *** *****, *** new ***** ***** ***** improvements:

  • ***+ *******: *** *** ********** adds ******* *** ******-******* PoE ******* ** ****-**** more ***** ** ***** devices **** *******, *******, or ***** *****.
  • ****** *********: **** ***** ** the *** ********** **** not *** ***** *** ARTPEC ****, ******* * higher-power *** *** ****** design **** ******** *********** importing ****, ** **** minutes **** ***** ****** far ****** **** *** A1001.
  • ******* *** **,*** ***********: ***** **** ****** performance, *** ***** *** room *** **,*** **** credentials **** *** *****'* 50,000.
  • ******** ****** ********: *** *** ********* also ******** ** ******* tamper **** ******* **** the ********* ***** ** removed.
  • **** * ******: *** *** ********** is ******** **** *****-**** Form * ********, ******** for ********* ****-******** ***** compared ** *** *******-**** contacts ** *** *****.
  • ***** *********** ***********: *******, *** ***** is ***** *** ****** temperatures ******** ** *****, and ** ****** ****** for ************* ******, **********, and ***** ************.

*******, *** ********** ************ are ********** ***** ************ over *** ******** *****, and ** **** ************ either ***** ***** ** used **** ****** ********** impact.

No ******** ***** ********** ********

*** ******* ******** ********** of *** ***** ** that ** ******** **** own ******** ***** ******* access ********** ********. *******, the ***** **** ******** with *** ***** ********** platforms. ** *******, *** A1601 **** **** *********** ************ * **** ******** partners ********** *** ********** in ** ****.

** ***** ** ********* with *** ***** *********, members **** ********* ** IPVM **** ********* ****** over ** *** ***** management ** * *********** process, ****** * ********* layer ** ************* ** deployments ** **** *** embedded ***** *******. *** A1601 **** ********* **** extra ************* **** ** working **** **** *** party ********.

Sold ******* *********** ********

*** ****** **** ** consistent **** ***** **** product ** *** ***** will ** **** ******* existing ************ ********.

***** *** ***** **** be ******** ** ********** and *****-***** ****** *********, this **** ****** **** the **** ****** ******* of ****** *********** ***** re-sold ******* ****** ******* software / ****** *********.

MSRP $*** ******

** ********** ** *** A1001 ****** ** **** $599, *** ***** *** an **** ** $***.

Drawbacks ******

***** **** *** ********** software ***********, *** *** A1601 ******* **** ** the **** ******** *** potential *********** *** '******' system ****** ***********.

*****, ******* **-******* **** features, *** ***** ** still * ***-****/****** **********, unlike *** *, *, or **** ****** **** counts **** ** ********* systems. *** ***** **** not **** **** ********* modules **** ******* **** counts ****** *** *** on-board ******** ********* ******.

****, *** ***** ******* the *** ** ******* sized ********* ******, *** full-sized ***** ********* ****** in ***** ********* ******. While *** ******* **** terminal ** *** ******* to **** (******* ***** are **** ** *******, for *******), *** ****** sized ********* *** ****** for **********, ***** **** systems **** ********* * high ****** ** **** peripherals ***** ******** **** types *** *****, ***** using ****** ***** ********** than *** ****** ** installed **** *** ******* push-in ******.

Compared ** ******* ********

*** ***** **** ******* directly ***********'* **-****, **** * ***-****** networked **********.

****** *** *****, *** EP-1502 ** *** *** or ***+ ********* *** requires ********** ******** ***** supplies *** ******** ** additional ********* ** ******* the **** ******* ******* board:

*******, *** ******* ***** support********* */* ********* *** **** **********, and ** ********** ** control ** ** ** readers. *** **-**** **** has ***** ** **** ports *** **** ******* and *******, ***** ******** to **** **** *** A1601.

First ********** ***** ****

*** ****, ****** ******* releases **** **** ********** and **********, ****** *** camera *** ***** **** that ******** **** *** models **** ****.

****** ******* *** **** is ******* * ***** priority, **** ********** ********* ***** ****** revenue ************ *** ***.

***** *** ***** ********** a *** **********, ** occupies **** ** *** same ************* ********* ** the *****, *** ** many *********** ****** ***** could ** **** **** little **********. *** ********* is ****** ***** ** be ** ***** *** Axis, *** **** **** compelling ********* ** ****** the *** ********** ** different ****.

Modest ******* ***** **** ****** ******

******, ** ******** ** Axis ***** ******* ** their ****** ***** ***** the **** ******, **** cite * ******* ** updates *** ********* ** their *********. ***** ******* include:

  • ******* *** **,*** *********** in ******* ****
  • *********** **** **** ***** Aperio ******** *****
  • *********** ****** **** ******** locks
  • ******** ******* (******* *********** with ***** */* ***** module)
  • ****** ***** *** ************* into *** ********, **** Antipass ****, ****** ******* through ****
  • [******* ***] *** ****** credentials ***** *****
  • ******** ******* ******** * & C

*******, **** ** ***** changes ************* ****** *** competitiveness ** **** ******, and ******* *** ******** release ** * *** controller, *** *********** ********* will *** ** ************* changed.

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