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 ******.

[***************]

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

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

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

  • ***+ *******: *** *** ********** adds ******* *** ******-******* PoE ******* ** ****-**** more ***** ** ***** devices **** *******, *******, or ***** *****.
  • ****** *********: **** ***** ** the *** ********** **** not *** ***** *** ARTPEC ****, ******* * ******-***** CPU *** ****** ****** that ******** *********** ********* data, ** **** ******* with ***** ****** *** ****** with *** *****.
  • ******* *** **,*** ***********: ***** **** ****** 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 *** ***** ** **** it ******** **** *** embedded ***** ******* ****** management ********. *******, *** A1601 **** ******** **** 3rd ***** ********** *********. At *******, *** ***** will **** *********** ******** **** * **** ******** 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, *** ***** *** ** MSRP ** $***. 

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 **** ******, **** **** a ******* ** ******* and ********* ** ***** offerings. ***** ******* *******:

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

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

Comments (27)

*** ** - **** this ******* **** ******? No.

*** ******** *** ** the ******* ******** **** Axis. ** **** ****** to ** **** ***** then *** **** ** go ********* *** *** a *** ***** *********** to ****** *** *****. Where **** ****** *** if *** **** ** issue ** ** *** old- *** **** ***** from *** *** ***** and **** **** *** its *** *** ******* fault *** ** **. You *** **** ***** in *** ******..

**** *** **** **** for ***** *****, ** was * "** **** sell *** ******** ***** to *** *** *******.." No ****** :)

**** *** ****** ** on *** ******** ******, pure ******* ***** ***** **********, they ***** *** ****** on * ***.. 

* *** **** **** A1001 ** ******* ** 400 ***********, *** **,***.  Is **** * ****?

**, *** * ****.  The ********** ***** *********** ** ** Axis ***** **********, *** *** ** the ********** ******** **** used **** *** ***** systems.

*** *** ** *** a **** ***** *** rather * **********/********** ***.  I *** * **** with that **** ** *** credentials ***** **** ***** Manager.  ******* ******* ** doing ******** *** ********** unresponsive.

**** ******, *****. * was ******** ************ **** this *******. ***** * years * *** ****** for ********* * *** more ****** ******** **** Axis. ******** *** ***** Manager? *** ***'* ******* these *** * *** page *******? ** **, that *** *** ** the *****. ** ********, all *** *****.  

* ** **** ** as ** ****** *** an **** ****** ******* platform *** **** ** supports ****. *** ***+ was * **** ***, but *** ******* ***** a ****** ... ****. Do ********* *** ** the ***. **** * POE **** ** *** a ****** ** ********. My $.**. 

*** ***, **-***** *** the ***!

 

******** ************* ** ****, it's ***********. * ******** suggesting ******* ******* ** to * *********** ******.

* ******** ********** ******* someone ** ** * proprietary ******.

**** ****.  *******, ** does ***** *** ***** of *********** ** ******** usurpers.

*******, *** ** *********** do *** ******** **** that ** ****?

** *** *** ** install * **** *********** into * ***** *** chassis?

**** ** ***** ** calm **** *********?

******* ** *** ****** Axis **** ****** **** an ****** ******* ********** and ******** * **** share ** *** ******...*** really *****?

**** **' ******** ******** get *** **** **' troll!

** *** **** * years ***** **** **** entry ** *** ******** access ******* ******, **** the ***** (**** ****).

*** **** ** **** that **** ***** **** up ******* *** ******** their *** */* ******** ;)

** **** ****** *******, just **** *** *****?

*** ***'* *** **-**** end ** ****?  ***'* there * ***** ***** one ***** ******* **** to?

*** **** ** *** point ** *****?

*'** *** **** ***** OSDP ****** *******.  *'* not ***% ****.  **** claim **** ******* ** OSDP ** '****** *******', but *'** *** **** to ******* ** *** overarching *********** ** ** not.

**: *** **-****, ** isn't *** ** ******* partners.  * ***** ***'** referring ** *** **-****, but **** ***'* ** a ********* *********** ***.  This ***** ***** ****:

 

** *** ***** ** ONVIF * & *, I ***** **** **** rhetorical ******** - *** value **** ** *** as ********* ** ***** S, *** *******, ** the *********** ***** ** conformance ** *******.

 

**** ***** **** ******* of **** ** '****** Channel', *** *'** *** them ** ******* ** the *********** *********** ** or ***.

*********** ****** *** **** *. **** as ** **** ****** Channel ** ******** ** the ***** (******** **** ultimately *** *********** ****)

 

******** ********** * ***** ago *** ***** ****'* do **.  **** **** let **** *** ** on *** ***** **** of **** ** *** college *****'* **** **'* in *** *******.  * never **** * ****'* think **** ***** ***** such * *****...

 

******** ********** * ***** ago *** ***** ****'* do **. 

*** ***** **** *** to ** ** ;)

**** ********* **: **** Secure *******:

'***, [*** ****** ******** & A1601] ** ** ***** compliant **** **** ****** channel.'

** ****** *** ******* questions * *** ***, please *** ** ****. 

***,

***, ** ****** ***** be ***** ** ****?

******.  **** ***** *** clonable ***** *** *********** readers.

**********?

**** ******** ***** ********** *** I **** *** ** answer **?

****, **** *** ********** in *** ******** *** it ** *** ****** used.  *******, ******** ***** biometrics ****** ****** ** connected **** ** *** panel **** **** ****** channel (*** *******) *** so *** ******** **:

  **** ********** ******* ** you **** **** (**** secure **** ** ******)

 

*******, ******** ***** ********** really ****** ** ********* back ** *** ***** with **** ****** *******...

** *** ***’* *** your ****** ******?

** ******* ****, *** if **** *** * POE **** ******* **** on **** *** * camera, **** *******, ** bio-reader, ** ** **** would ** * **** changer. ******.

**** ******** **** *** there, ***'* ** **. The **-* *** ** this $** ***** **** giving *** ***** *** dhcp. ** **** ***** happen, *** ** *** are * *** ** the **-* *** **** how **** **** ****** fun.

*** **-* *** ** this $** ***** **** giving *** ***** *** dhcp. ** **** ***** happen...

***’** ***** ** **** never ******.  ****** *** have *** ******* *******...

**** ** ** **** camera *** *** **** happens. 

**** ** ** **** camera *** *** **** happens.

**** ** ** **** camera **** * *** cable *** *** **** doesn’t.

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