ADI, Melville, N.Y., was named the United States 2011 Distributor of the Year by Axis Communications, Chelmsford, Mass., at the annual Axis Channel Convergence Conference (ACCC) in Boston this past Fall. ACCC is an annual gathering of Axis’ top distributors, systems integrators, development partners, and strategic infrastructure partners in North America. ADI was recognized for its commitment to the IP surveillance market, and its growth throughout the year, Axis said.

“Since the network camera was invented by Axis 15 years ago, we’ve been preaching the benefits that IP brings to video surveillance. Yet, as of today, 70 percent of the market remains analog,” said Larry Newman, director of sales, Axis Communications.

ADI is a distributor in Axis’ Channel Partner Program, which is designed to help channel partners capitalize on Axis’ market leadership in the fast-growing network video industry. ADI offers the full line of Axis IP surveillance products at its branch locations across the country including network cameras, video encoders, video management software, accessories and more. ADI and Axis offer joint training opportunities across the country to help dealers become educated on the latest IP technology.