Logicalis Elevated to Axis Communications Solution Gold Partner Level for Success in IP-based Video Surveillance

Achievement Distinguishes Axis Channel Partners with Exceptional Business Performance, IP Video Surveillance Solutions Expertise

Farmington Hills, MI, February 28, 2013 – Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com/), announced today that it has been recognized as a Solution Gold Partner in the Southwestern U.S. by Axis Communications (http://www.axis.com/), the global leader in digital network video surveillance.

Logicalis provides category-leading network and technology infrastructure solutions to K-12 schools; state, county and local governments; and a variety of commercial organizations in the Southwest, combining local support with Logicalis’ national managed services and cloud infrastructure.  Logicalis has consistently held the position of No. 1 E-Rate provider for the state of Arizona, providing IT services for nearly half of the schools throughout the state.

Through its Southwestern Regional office, Logicalis provides physical security solutions to the K-12 market in Arizona and California, and with design and delivery offices in both Tempe, Ariz., and Irvine, Calif., is able to service the entire Southwestern United States.

Logicalis’ security solutions are custom designed for each client and integrated into an effective security system that balances technology with administrative controls and security forces with the emphasis on highly sophisticated technology as a force multiplier, including IP-based digital cameras, intrusion detection, intelligent video analytics, and access control.

“When it comes to choosing a partner for physical security and video surveillance implementations, experience and being able to provide customized solutions are everything ,” says Christopher Rafter, senior vice president and Southwest regional manager for Logicalis.  “Trusting that we have that experience is key in making that selection.  For our customers, seeing that Logicalis has earned the Axis Solution Gold Partner designation confirms that we are the right firm for them – that we have the talented people, the training, and many years of experience in custom physical security and video surveillance solutions.   This kind of recognition makes finding, evaluating and choosing Logicalis easier for our customers.  That is always our goal – to be easy to work with.”

“An often surprising fact about the video surveillance industry is that about 65 percent of new installations still use outdated analog CCTV. By the year 2020, however, the market is expected to shift to almost 100 percent IP-based video technology,” says Larry Newman, director of sales for Axis Communications, Inc. “Axis channel partners like Logicalis who have history, knowledge and proficiency in networking solutions and IT technologies are in a position of strength to take advantage of this market shift. Committing themselves to video surveillance installation education is the last piece in designing effective solutions for their customers.”

About the Axis Communications’ Channel Partner Program

Axis Communications’ Channel Partner Program is designed to help partners capitalize on Axis’ market leadership and strong technology, software and security consultant relationships in the fast-growing network video surveillance market. Solution Gold Partners who qualify for the status and privileges of this category have shown commitment to industry education through Axis Communications’ Academy training courses, which is a key stepping stone to becoming an Axis Certified Professional. Additionally, Solution Gold Partners have demonstrated exceptional business performance, measured by revenue, support and specific training goals. Such partners are actively engaged in the integration of Axis network video products and have proven their ability to meet the most challenging end user requirements.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs almost 3,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.2 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/.