Michael Bates; formerly sales director, Oceania, for Hikvision Australia; has been appointed general manager at AFN Solutions (powered by Telstra).

According to Bates, AFN, which was founded back in 1997, has evolved from being a high-end security integrator specializing in CCTV, to an organisation now at the cutting edge of video analytics solutions globally. 

“AFN's standing was recognised in late 2014 when Telstra acquired a controlling share in the business,” Bates said. “With the support of Telstra's vast resources, AFN is forecasting exponential growth both locally and across the globe.” ♦