Axis acquires Cognimatics Print E-mail

Less than a week after acquiring IP intercom company 2N, Axis Communications on Monday announced that it is buying Cognimatics, a Swedish-based provider of analytics solutions tailored to meet the needs of the retail sector.

Cognimatics' technology, which is used for people counting, queue measurement and occupancy estimation, will bolster Axis’ portfolio of solutions for the retail market segment.

“Cognimatics’ products are well-known with a successful track record in the retail sector, and complement our solutions in that market. Their commitment to developing innovative and easy-to-use products is consistent with Axis’ approach to provide the highest value solution for a range of customer needs. We are excited to be able to offer our partners and end users solutions that act as a natural complement to their existing Axis solutions,” Axis Communications Ray Mauritsson CEO said in a statement.

Founded in 2003, Cognimatics is a privately owned Swedish company, headquartered in Lund, with 12 employees. The company offers a suite of video analytics applications that can be used to provide retailers with behavioral intelligence that helps optimize their operations, improve customer experience, and enhance security and safety. Axis Communications and Cognimatics have cooperated for several years on both engineering and sales to provide integrated solutions to a number of mutual customers. Cognimatics serves customers in more than 70 countries via a global distributor and system integrator network.