Axis Communications are the founders of launching a network camera. Axis communications products include network cameras, video encoders, accessories, video management software, camera applications, and product selectors. Axis has around 400,000 professional network video products and well over 3 million networking products. Axis Communications originally started out as an IT company selling print servers. However, their advanced understanding of networks and embedded computing allowed them to evolve and develop top of the line network cameras for the security industry. Throughout this manufacturer's lifetime, they have won well over 50 awards, including the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Award, Futureshop 2012 award, Highly Commended Product Award and Government Security Award in 2012.