Axis Communications is celebrating the opening of its 13th Axis Experience Center (AEC), with this one in Houston. The Houston AEC is Axis’ 13th innovation center within the Americas, and its opening comes just weeks after the unveiling of the company’s new Greater Toronto AEC location.
The Houston AEC is designed to provide customers, partners, and business leaders with localized resources and hands-on opportunities to test cutting-edge security technologies in a simulated environment.
In recognition of the city’s deeply rooted connection to the space industry, the new 4,800-square-foot facility embodies a ‘Space City’ theme, according to Axis.
As a focal point, the state-of-the-art facility features a ‘Launch Pad’ with a large circular truss system that displays Axis Communications’ core suite of end-to-end solutions, including the latest innovations in video, access control, audio, and intercom, all working together on AXIS Camera Station software platform.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to view and test the latest in high-performance network cameras and other edge devices – as well as emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, analytics and IP-based security technologies.
With over 10 million residents, Houston represents the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Among those residents are many existing Axis customers across key industries such as manufacturing, critical infrastructure, healthcare, and SLED (State, Local and Education) government agencies, according to the company.
As Axis Communications expands its footprint in key geographies, it says Houston is a natural extension of the company’s growth trajectory and vision of innovating for a smarter, safer world — joining Dallas as Axis’ second, Texas-based AEC.
“As a global company, Axis Communications fully realizes the importance of building relationships at a local level. It’s important to meet customers where they live and work, and to provide them with hands-on opportunities to test the latest technologies that are driving the security market forward,” says Steve Stanberry, business area director, South Central, Axis Communications. “Axis has a long history with the City of Houston and the diverse range of industries it supports, and we are excited to further strengthen our commitment and deepen our roots here with this new AEC opening.”
With plans to unveil additional facilities before the end of the year, current Axis Experience Center locations include New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington D.C., Toronto, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo.
The Houston AEC is located at 750 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 950, Houston, Texas 77024.