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

Author: 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.

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