|[May 03, 2012]
IT and Physical Security Industries Collide at Interop as Networking Veteran Vincent Ricco Joins Axis Communications
CHELMSFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Communications, the world leader in network video, today announced
that 23-year network hardware and software industry veteran Vincent
Ricco has joined the company as North American Business Development
Manager for the Technology
Partner Program. Ricco will join the Axis
team at Interop 2012 (booth #621) to showcase the company's network
video surveillance solutions and educate the IT industry on the ongoing
technology shift from analog CCTV to IP-based video surveillance.
Despite image quality, functionality, total cost of ownership and
scalability benefits of IP video surveillance, analog technology still
comprises an estimated 70 percent of new physical security
installations. However, industry analysts predict that by 2014 network
video surveillance sales will overtake analog in terms of revenue (IMS
Research) and, by 2020, the surveillance market will be nearly 100
Through Ricco's leadership, Axis (News - Alert) aims to bridge the gap between physical
security, hardware and infrastructure providers to build tight
partnerships and mutual interoperability testing procedures that deliver
complete IP video surveillance solutions. The Axis Technology Partner
Program will grow to not only provide sales opportunities for leading IT
hardware and infrastructure partners, but also solutions, sales an
technical training and overall industry education for the entire channel
- from security and IT systems integrators to distributors and end-users.
"Some of my friends and colleagues have asked, 'Why move from IT to
physical security?' My response is always the same: It moved into me,"
said Ricco. "In a world where nearly everything has gone digital, video
surveillance is one of the last pure growth opportunities for IP
technology. As the inventor of the IP camera and today's industry
leader, Axis was the logical choice for me."
Ricco joins Axis following nearly two decades at Allied Telesis (News - Alert), Inc., a
leading manufacturer of Layer 2-7 network hardware and software
solutions. He held a variety of positions during his tenure at Allied,
from district sales manager to vice president of sales. Most recently,
Ricco was a senior network consultant working with end-users and
integrators to provide infrastructure guidance for the physical
security, transportation and healthcare markets.
"I'm excited to help evangelize the benefits of IP video while, at the
same time, demystifying the technology for both analog users and the
traditional IT channel," he continued.
Ricco will report directly to Rob Muehlbauer - who was recently promoted
to business development programs manager - and will work with the global
partner and business development teams at Axis to help hardware,
software and infrastructure partners navigate the physical security
landscape amidst the analog to digital surveillance technology shift.
"When you consider our goals for the Technology Partner Program in North
America, I can't think of a better time than Interop (News - Alert) to announce that
Vince has joined our team," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis
Communications, Inc. "As our industry moves toward all IP, we'll need
technology partners by our side that are committed to growth in network
video surveillance and the best in interoperability."
Vincent Ricco has been a contributor to various IT standards
organizations, such as the TIA/EIA
Fiber Optic LAN Section and the HIMSS
Infrastructure Standards Committee. He is based in San Jose, Calif.,
and will be one of the 150-plus regional employees reporting to the brand
new Axis North American Headquarters in Chelmsford, Mass.
About Axis Communications
As the market leader in network video, Axis is leading the way to a
smarter, safer, more secure world - driving the shift from analog to
digital video surveillance. Offering network video solutions for
professional installations, Axis' products and solutions are based on an
innovative, open technology platform.
Axis has more than 1,000 dedicated employees in 40 locations around
the world and cooperates with partners covering 179 countries. Founded
in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based IT company listed on NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please
visit our website www.axis.com.
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