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With the entry of more manufacturers and mergers and acquisitions in the security industry, the competition is undoubtedly getting fiercer VIVOTEK will seek to add value and increase return on investment for customers VIVOTEK 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: Total solutions have become more important than individual products in the industry. Security brands are starting to turn themselves into solution providers instead of product manufacturers. Moreover, with technology advancement, the adoption of intelligent video content analysis is on the rise. In addition to serving a security purpose, a surveillance system with intelligent features can also be leveraged as tool to improve the business efficiency. The market is demanding flexible, simple, smart and easy-to-use solutions to make life more efficient and intelligent. Looking ahead, VIVOTEK will continue collaborating closely with international and regional video management software partners to seamlessly integrate camera functionalities onto various platforms, keeping products and services at the forefront of innovation. In addition, VIVOTEK is turning into a total solution supplier and providing the market with more unique and smart solutions, including more flexible integration with other partners for a wider range of applications. With the entry of more manufacturers and mergers and acquisitions in the security industry, the competition is undoubtedly getting fiercer. In order to sustain corporate competitiveness, VIVOTEK will seek to add value and increase return on investment for customers based on its profound R&D capacity, experienced sales and marketing teams, and close cooperation with leading global software partners. Looking ahead to 2015, the telecom infrastructure is getting more complete and mature. The connection to the network is getting faster and easier. Based on this, a security system can be more than just for security. Security products with advanced IP surveillance system and high compatibility can now communicate with each other and form an integrated and intelligent security system. By adopting an integrated system, such intelligent features as motion detection, loitering detection, smoke detection or face recognition can be deployed. Able to realize seamless monitoring and real-time control in key spots, technology will accelerate the development of smart home and business intelligence in the coming years. See the full coverage of 2014/2015 Review and Forecast articles here
Security and Safety Things GmbH, along with a roster of pioneers, highlighted the benefit of an open approach at the first ever escon 2020 digital Ecosystem Conference last week, discussing the current successes and future developments of smart cameras and open systems. Security & Safety Things (S&ST) also offered a sneak preview of 2021, which included the company’s positioning as the fastest growing app store for smart cameras and several pilot projects in various vertical markets. “This past year offered us an opportunity to work together with our partners to find new ways to leverage our open ecosystem and address the challenges facing the global market, using the growing possibilities and innovative use cases in AI-enabled smart surveillance,” said Hartmut Schaper, Chief Executive Officer, Security & Safety Things. Harmonization across systems “We are looking forward to continuing that industry transformation in 2021, and leveraging the ingenuity of the collaborative developer community. In effect integrators will be able to offer flexible, customized solutions and greater device choice for end users." Harmonisation across systems, Ma said, can help the industry unlock the power of data and bring value to stakeholders In addition to S&ST, speakers from industry pioneers spoke on the importance of open systems and a collaborative approach. Steve Ma, VP, Open Security & Safety Alliance and VP, VIVOTEK discussed how the current market is too fragmented - which has caused stagnation in the industry. Harmonization across systems, Ma said, can help the industry unlock the power of data and bring value to stakeholders. AI powered smart devices José Daniel Garcia Espinel, Global Innovation Director for Prosegur, presented on the use of surveillance cameras as AI powered smart devices to enable new capabilities in security monitoring and response. Espinel talked about how the combination of video surveillance, AI based processing and predictive algorithms will help to further automate the operational model of Security Operation Centers, reducing the unsustainable demands on operators to constantly monitor different screens for activity. Guest speaker highlights also included: Markus Berger-de León, Coach & Business Builder, McKinsey & Company highlighted the opportunities for the security industry, post-COVID-19 - as video analytic advancements for building security, automotive and retail environments grow Keven Marier, VP Technology Partners, Milestone discussed how an open approach offers developers different ways to infuse their technology into an ecosystem - offering more choice and flexibility to customers Vincent Poty, Digital Transformation Officer, STANLEY Security presented on the importance of turning security autonomy back to end-users, and the growing demand of a more data-centric approach Business development teams Key members of the S&ST product and business development teams provided updates on upcoming ecosystem and end user projects, including new industries of focus, such as customized solutions for transportation and harbor management, parking optimization, and healthcare and elder care facilities. S&ST also highlighted their growing Market Application Store - featuring 70+ apps designed to address more than 32 use cases that can be customized based on customer request.
Pushing forward with the surveillance industry revolution, VIVOTEK, the globally renowned IP surveillance solution provider, launches its iNSIGHT series fixed dome camera, the FD9392-EHTV-O, and AI-box, the IE9111-O. The iNSIGHT series presents added value and deeper understanding that goes beyond the surface. Driven by the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), the initiative follows OSSA’s Technology Stack for video security devices that prescribes an open and standardized platform for security and safety solutions. These two products represent the future of implementing an open platform approach in physical surveillance products, enabling system integrators, software application developers and users to cooperatively create in an open, efficient, and intelligent video age. Video content analytics The new iNSIGHT series products adopt Qualicomm SoC, encompassing machine learning and edge computing to deliver computing power through devices. In addition to advanced versatility and flexibility, the new iNSIGHT series was also designed based on an open IoT platform system supported by Security & Safety Things, making it easy for users and system integrators to download and install various Apps with intelligent video content analytics on the AIoT fixed dome camera, FD9392-EHTV-O. For existing security systems, VIVOTEK introduced its edge-computing AI-box, the IE9111-O, allowing system integrators to connect existing network cameras and transform the whole array into an AIoT intelligent system. Retail and parking applications We have received positive feedback in several pilot run projects of retail and parking applications" Steve Ma, Vice President of VIVOTEK’s Open Platform Business Division stated: “In the past, manufacturers and software developers were forced to expend resources on making their systems compatible to one another. From the day we joined the Alliance, our mission has been to create real value through technological innovation. Launching the iNSIGHT series camera and AI-box ‘Driven by OSSA’ is our first vital step as we envision the promising value and business opportunities of what lies ahead." "We have received positive feedback in several pilot run projects of retail and parking applications. Together, we can lead the industry to the next level.” Open platform philosophy “It is extremely rewarding to see the Alliance’s vision literally coming to market in the form of these very first ‘Driven by OSSA’ products. And we are delighted that these first products originate from VIVOTEK, one of OSSA’s founding members,” said Johan Jubbega, President, Open Security & Safety Alliance. “We are proud to collaborate with industry leaders that understand this collaborative, open platform philosophy spurs innovation beyond the limits of a single organization to ripple benefits outward for greater market potential and a more intuitive, customized user experience.”
Security and Safety Things GmbH will host escon 2020, the Security & Safety Things (S&ST) Ecosystem Conference 2020, to be held from 3 - 5:30 pm CET on November 10. The industry conference will provide a forum for leaders in security, open platforms and digital transformation to discuss their outlook on market conditions and perspectives on the future of smart cameras. The free, virtual event will also offer a year-in-review and an outlook for 2021. Fastest growing app store “As our industry events move to a digital format, we are very pleased to have assembled this roster of distinguished speakers, who will share expert views on how end users and integrators can leverage emerging open IoT platforms to enhance business functions and adopt other innovations ripe for use,” said Hartmut Schaper, chief executive officer, Security & Safety Things. We will also be offering insight into our own open IoT Platform with the industry’s fastest growing app store" “We will also be offering insight into our own open IoT Platform with the industry’s fastest growing app store for smart cameras and our plans for the years and months to come.” Key members of the S&ST product and business development teams will provide updates on upcoming ecosystem and end user projects, while Schaper will conclude with an outlook to 2021. AI powered smart devices Guest speaker highlights include: Markus Berger-de León, Coach & Business Builder, McKinsey & Company on how AI and machine learning propel video analytics beyond security Keven Marier, VP Technology Partners, Milestone on how an open approach provides integrators and end-customers the highest flexibility possible José Daniel Garcia Espinel, Global Innovation Director, Prosegur on surveillance cameras as AI powered smart devices for the future of security Steve Ma, VP, Open Security & Safety Alliance and EVP, VIVOTEK on how to lift the value potential of the entire industry through an open platform approach Vincent Poty, Digital Transformation Officer, STANLEY Security on how end-users can claim back control over their security
VIVOTEK, the IP surveillance solution provider, and Trend Micro Incorporated, cybersecurity solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to offer cutting-edge cyber-defense solutions. With VIVOTEK’s experience in IP surveillance and Trend Micro’s extensive expertise in cybersecurity, the partnership enables users to enjoy higher levels of network security when deploying VIVOTEK’s network cameras, and strengthen defences in response to the emerging security challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT). The brand new VIVOTEK cybersecurity-enhanced products will be launched by the end of January, and will be revealed in VIVOTEK’s booth (#SA-C41) at Intersec 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A Vital Step Through Joined Forces Dr. Steve Ma, vice-president of VIVOTEK Brand Business Research & Development Division, commented, “Our approach requires a tight integration between hardware-based security features and software applications. Joining forces with Trend Micro is a vital step and together we are proud to roll out the first cybersecurity-enhanced network cameras in the IP surveillance industry. Thanks to Trend Micro IoT Security for Surveillance Cameras (TMIS-CAM) solution, these cameras are able to automatically detect and prevent credential attack and block suspicious events. Both parties are committed to reduce security vulnerabilities, and develop a safety net for the IoT ecosystem.” An Effective Partnership Of Cameras And Network Security “As more and more network cameras are connecting to Internet for cloud-related services,” said Dr. Terence Liu, vice-president of Network Threat Defense Technology Group at Trend Micro, “securing the cameras from network security perspective is getting vital. The cooperation with VIVOTEK demonstrates an effective and practical approach of IoT security by combining deep knowledge of cameras and network threats.”
Following the release of the all-new box network cameras, IP8155HP and IP8165HP, VIVOTEK announced recently the launch of two new fixed dome network cameras, the FD8155H and the FD8165H. Both cameras are designed with a high-resolution CMOS sensor and feature numerous advanced technologies, such as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Smart IR, and 3D Noise Reduction, thereby delivery superior image quality. The FD8155H offers 1.3MP video resolution at 60 fps, whereas the FD8165H achieves a higher 2MP video resolution while maintaining the same fps rate. The FD8155H and FD8165H feature WDR Pro II and WDR Pro respectively. These technologies facilitate favourable visibility under highly contrasted environments. Both models also feature 3D Noise Reduction, which enables the cameras to capture clear, polished video under low-light conditions and reduce bandwidth from sensor noise, and Smart IR, which prevents overexposure and reduces noise by instantaneously adjusting IR lighting intensity, thereby ensuring superb image quality around the clock. Moreover, both cameras are further equipped with a smart focus system for remote and precise focus adjustment, simplifying the installation and configuration process of the cameras. Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, asserted, "VIVOTEK continues to place considerable emphasis on superior image technologies, which is essentially one of the company’s biggest strengths. The launch of the FD8155H and FD8165H is yet another testimonial that elucidates our advancement in the development of fixed dome network cameras. These feature-rich cameras are ideal solutions for places with challenging lighting conditions, such as parking lot entrances, bank entrances, and hotel sidewalks."
VIVOTEK, with solid R&D resources and extensive experience in fisheye technology, is pleased to announce the launch of the world's smallest 5MP fisheye network camera, the FE8180. The FE8180's extremely low profile, with a diameter of only 90mm, further bolsters VIVOTEK's fisheye network camera products portfolio and satisfies diverse market needs. The launch of the FE8180 signals the dawn of a new era of simple but powerful panoramic surveillance. Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, "The most unique part of a fisheye camera is the wide angle view, which enables surveillance covering the entirety of a wide open space. From an economical perspective, users are able to capture a panoramic image that would usually require two or three cameras, saving on the total cost of implementation and simplifying the entire surveillance system. In the past few years, VIVOTEK has invested deeply in advanced and innovative fisheye network camera development. With the series launch of several high quality fisheye network cameras with excellent functionality and discreet outlook, VIVOTEK gained invaluable experience and took the leading position in the fisheye camera market. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the world's smallest fisheye camera, the FE8180, a truly all-in-one surveillance solution with comprehensive functionality suitable for indoor surveillance. Looking forward, VIVOTEK will continue our commitment to fisheye camera development and continue to provide markets with more advanced fisheye network cameras for diverse applications." Featuring a detailed 5-Megapixel resolution sensor, the FE8180 is able to deliver clear and detailed images. When combined with WDR Enhancement and 3D Noise Reduction features, unparalleled visibility and image quality can be guaranteed around the clock while simultaneously improving on bandwidth efficiency. Designed with a 1.57 mm fisheye lens for 180° panoramic view (wall mount) or 360° surround view (ceiling/floor/table mount) with zero blind spots, the camera is able to provide coverage of wide, open areas, such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices and more. Add to this local or client side dewarp functionality and hemispherical images captured from the FE8180 can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis. Further, by utilising the ultra-smooth ePTZ and cutting-edge Pixel Calculator functions, users can easily zoom in and focus on a region of interest (ROI) and be confident that the image will remain clear and of the highest quality. In order to make the installation and surveillance even more flexible, a flat back-panel mounting bracket for the FE8180 is also available. This bracket allows the FE8180 to be mounted on walls or a ceiling with a 15° tilt mount bracket. Currently available VIVOTEK fisheye network cameras include the 5-Megapixel FE8174/74V and FE8181/81V. In addition to 5-Megapixel and fisheye fixed dome features, FE8181/81V are equipped with a removable IR-cut filter for Day & Night functionality, and a built-in 10 meter IR Illuminator for uniform lighting across a 360° surround view. Additionally, in order to deliver even more value to customers, the full VIVOTEK video content analysis suite, including Field Detection, Line Crossing Detection, and Object Counting modules, is available immediately on VIVOTEK's FE8174 and FE8174V cameras.
VIVOTEK's after-sales services include extensive technical support, and product repair and replacement within the warranty period Continuing its strong commitment to providing solutions and services that best meet the needs of its global customers, recently VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the expansion of its global after-sales service network and warranty policy on a superior range of its network cameras. VIVOTEK's after-sales services include extensive technical support, and product repair and replacement within the warranty period. In order to support our business development in various markets, which is both rapidly expanding and plays a pivotal role both strategically and geographically, VIVOTEK has cooperated with several professional Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) centers and valued global distributors, enabling them to provide VIVOTEK's high standards of technical authorization. Just this year, VIVOTEK completed the signing of a cooperative agreement with Mexico-based MDS (Mantenimiento de Seguridad). At present VIVOTEK has successfully built a strong after-sales service at 16 sites across 5 continents, including 4 official RMA centers and 12 distributors' offices. The 4 RMA centers are located at VIVOTEK's headquarter in Taiwan, ComServe Network in the Netherlands, AGS Digital Service in Brazil and MDS in Mexico while the 12 distributors are located in China, Indonesia, India, Iran, Egypt, South Africa, North America, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. In addition to after-sales services, VIVOTEK has announced an extension of its warranty to 3 years for a series of its latest advanced network cameras. These include 6 fixed dome network cameras (FD8355HV, FD8355EHV, FD8365HV, FD8365EHV, FD8155H, and FD8165H); 4 bullet type network cameras (IP8355H, IP8355EH, IP8365H and IP8365EH); and 2 box network cameras (IP8155HP and IP8165HP). These cameras are all equipped with advanced features, such as WDR Pro, WDR Pro II, Supreme Night Visibility and extreme weather-proof. Global customers, who have bought or are going to buy, can now enjoy a 3-year warranty for these 12 network cameras, expanded from the previous 2-year warranty. Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, "VIVOTEK, through seamless integration with local repair centers and also our valued distributors in various regions, has built a strong service network across the globe, ensuring timely customer support, and minimizing service latency. The expansion of our warranty period, in addition to demonstrating our strong belief in the high quality and durability of our products, will give our global customers even greater confidence in cooperating with VIVOTEK. In the near future, we will introduce the 3-year warranty to even more models."
VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the launch of a revolutionary series of network cameras with embedded PoE extenders, IB8367-R, IB8367-RT and IB8338-HR. The three cameras are stylish, bullet-style network cameras ideal for diverse outdoor applications. The uniquely-designed PoE extender embedded within the three camera models allows for both PoE input and output and direct connection with other PoE network cameras without an additional power source, thereby facilitating long-distance surveillance system implementation in factory areas, parking lots, crossroads, and outdoor sidewalks. The IB8367-R and IB8367-RT models, which feature a 2-Megapixel CMOS sensor, offer viewing resolutions of 1920x1080 at 30 fps. By contrast, the entry-level IB8338-HR model is equipped with a 1MP sensor, enabling a viewing resolution of 720P at 30 fps. All models feature WDR functionality, a removable IR-cut filter, built-in IR illuminators (effective distance of 30 meters), Smart Stream, and 3DNR. The IB8367-R, IB8367-RT, and IB8338-HR models are capable of capturing high quality images under challenging lighting conditions without sacrificing bandwidth. Moreover, the IB8367-R and IB8367-RT models are especially designed with Smart IR technology, ensuring consistent and superb image output around the clock. To further optimize image quality and enhance sharpness and depth of field, all three models are equipped with a P-iris lens, which controls the lens iris with extreme precision using a built-in stepper motor and maintains optimal aperture through effective software control. Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “To sustain the excellence of our product portfolio, we have put great efforts to enhancing the innovation of product form factors and design. With the goal of satisfying our customers’ needs with total solutions, today, we are pleased to launch a series of the world’s first network cameras with embedded PoE extenders. VIVOTEK’s IB8367-R, IB8367-RT and IB8338-HR models revolutionise the establishment of long distance network surveillance systems by eliminating excess cables or power devices and significantly reducing the total cost of implementation and bringing more value to our customers.” Alongside the launch of the IB8367-R, IB8367-RT and IB8338-HR models, VIVOTEK also introduced a series of similar models without the embedded POE extender that share the same superior features as IB8367-R, IB8367-RT and IB8338-HR.
VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the debut of its compact Split-type Camera System VC8201, which is comprised of two camera units, CU8131 and CU8171, and a VC8201 video core. Designed separately, the bodies of the camera units are much more compact than general network cameras, making them easier to install and harder to notice. The CU8131 and CU8171, two camera units especially developed for the Split-type Camera System, are both designed as recessed dome type. With a 1-Megapixel CMOS sensor and WDR Pro technology, the CU8131 can capture clear and detailed images in environments with sharp lighting contrasts. The 5-Megapixel CU8171, featuring a fisheye lens, provides a 180° panoramic or 360° surround view without blind spots. In addition, the VC8201 video core supports different combinations of the two camera units (up to two 5-Megapixel fisheye camera units) with 8-meter long cables, dramatically simplifying the installation process. Incorporating some more advanced features like 3D Noise Reduction, tamper detection, 802.3af compliant PoE, SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, and VIVOTEK's 32-channel recording software, the Split-type Camera System is perfectly suitable for places with intricate interior design or complex layouts, such as retail stores, offices, galleries, museums, and vehicles. Steve Ma, Executive Vice President of VIVOTEK, noted, “We are pleased to introduce our Split-type Camera System to the market today. Considering trends in camera miniaturisation and user-friendliness, VIVOTEK has come up with a very clever response in the Split-type Camera System. The installation flexibility and outstanding image quality of this new product is sure to meet our clients’ every need.”
VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the launch of its two market leading and innovative network cameras: FE8181 and FE8181V. In addition to 5-Megapixel and fisheye fixed dome features, the cameras are furnished with a removable IR-cut filter for Day & Night functionality, and a built-in 10 meter IR Illuminator for uniform lighting across a 360° surround view, making them standouts in the fisheye camera market. With the IR features superior image quality is guaranteed throughout the entire day. FE8181 and FE8181V are designed with a 5-Megapixel CMOS sensor, enabling viewing resolution of 1920x1920 at a smooth 15 fps. Equipped with a 1.5 mm fisheye lens for 180° panoramic (wall mount) or 360° surround viewing (ceiling/floor/table mount), FE8181 and FE8181V are able to provide coverage of wide, open areas such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices and more, without blind spots. Featuring 3D Noise Reduction Technology, the cameras are able to capture clear, polished video under low-light conditions, which also helps to reduce bandwidth from sensor noise. Most uniquely, FE8181 and FE8181V, with built-in IR LEDs and patent protected light cup design, provide uniform 360° surround illumination for clear viewing up to distances of 10 meters, even in completely dark environments. In addition, both cameras are especially designed with VIVOTEK’s Application Development Platform, a self-developed open platform for the deployment of intelligent applications. Video analytic functionality like object tracking, heat mapping, and people counting can be directly integrated within the camera, realising intelligent surveillance and greatly contributing to business efficiency. FE8181V, is especially designed with vandal-proof IK10-rated and weather-proof IP66-rated Housing, enabling the camera to withstand the elements as well as human-inflicted attacks. Moreover, with full EN50155 compliance, the camera can withstand shock and vibration, maintaining a stable and reliable video feed on a moving vehicle or turbulent machine. Steve Ma, VIVOTEK's Executive VP, stated, "There are few fisheyes on the market that have good IR LEDs built in. It was through our R&D resources, extensive experience in fisheye technology, and ultimately an innovative spirit that we came to successfully develop the 5-Megapixel IR fisheye network cameras FE8181 and FE8181V. True to our commitment, with these cameras we are providing the market with an outstanding surveillance solution.”
VIVOTEK has announced its first video content analysis (VCA) application package, which includes three key functions: Field Detection, Line Crossing Detection, and Object Counting. Introduction of the new VCA application package follows the debut of the VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP), an open platform for integrating video analytic functionality within its cameras. Now, the VCA package can analyze data directly on a camera to provide solutions for business applications, in addition to traditional security use cases. Powerful Intelligent Functions The Field Detection feature allows users to define a zone in the field of view for automated monitoring. Whenever a person or object either enters or leaves this zone, the event is automatically detected, and notification is sent to the video management server or other back-end infrastructure. Line Crossing functionality is used to set up a virtual line within the camera’s field of view so that when a person or object crosses the line, the event is detected. VIVOTEK’s implementation of this feature detects line crossing from either the left or the right, or from either direction at once. In addition to obvious security applications, the Field Detection and Line Crossing Detection could be used to demarcate a zone in the field of view corresponding to an area in physical space where access is restricted. The Object Counting feature is particularly valuable for retail applications, providing quantitative data on variables such as in-store traffic and shopper behavior, as well as for transport-related applications, where the function can be used to track the number of passengers, vehicles, and so forth. Software accessing the precise numerical data provided by the Object Counting algorithm can then provide a reliable basis for users to make business decisions, improve service, increase operational efficiency, perform in-depth analysis, and more. In the business realm, these three key functions aid to improve the customer experience, adjust staffing levels, or determine sales conversion rates, among many other possibilities. Tapping Market Trends VIVOTEK Executive Vice President Steve Ma remarked, “The use of surveillance cameras is expanding from their traditional role in security to business applications. VIVOTEK is leading this trend in a big way with our on-camera video content analysis and the VIVOTEK Application Development Platform. We can’t wait to see the powerful software plug-ins that developers are going to create using this combination—and the benefits they will bring to retailers and other customers around the world.” The full VIVOTEK video content analysis suite, including Field Detection, Line Crossing Detection, and Object Counting modules, is available immediately on VIVOTEK’s MD8562, FE8174/74V, and FE8173 cameras. The company plans to integrate Field Detection and Line Crossing functions in other camera models in the near future.
VIVOTEK sees a strong demand for PoE products with high quality and compatibility VIVOTEK now offers Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) solutions to the surveillance market, including a wide range of PoE switches, PoE extenders, and PoE injectors. PoE solutions enable a single cable to provide data connection as well as electrical power to network surveillance devices. By adopting PoE solutions, the cost of the entire surveillance system implementation can be significantly reduced. With profound market experience, VIVOTEK sees a strong demand for PoE products with high quality and compatibility. To meet the market demand and maximize the efficiency of clients’ surveillance systems, VIVOTEK has formed a professional dedicated force to source components and peripherals with outstanding performance. With stringent testing process has been implemented, a new PoE solution product line is brought out. VIVOTEK has especially introduced IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at high power standards to its PoE switches and injectors, supporting power as high as 60 watts to be delivered over an Ethernet cable. In addition, VIVOTEK designed PoE extender for extending the surveillance system to 300 meters without any additional power supply required, significantly saving the implementation manpower and hardware costs. The PoE extender is especially ideal for factory applications. With the introduction of VIVOTEK PoE products, the implementation of a complete and long distance surveillance system has been transformed into a simple task. VIVOTEK’s Executive Vice President, Steve Ma, stated, “To fulfill clients’ needs with high quality and cost effective solutions is always VIVOTEK’s top priority. Today, VIVOTEK proudly announced its PoE products to offer clients with comprehensive solutions. This progression enables clients to build surveillance systems without having to waste time and energy searching for components or software from other companies. With professional consultancy from VIVOTEK, installing a surveillance system is now as easy as ever.” Besides PoE extenders and PoE injectors, VIVOTEK especially developed a wide range of PoE switches, such as 4-channel, 8-channel, 16-channels, and 24-channel form factors for industrial and commercial applications.
VIVOTEK announced recently the launch of the next-generation 1080p Full HD speed dome network camera, SD8364E. This next-generation camera not only maintains all of the advanced features of its predecessor, the SD8363E, but also includes several new features, such as a 30x zoom lens, image defog and electronic image stabilisation (EIS) technology. Similar to the SD8363E, the SD8364E is designed with 360°continuous pan and 220° extended tilt range, which effectively alleviates dead angles. In addition, the upgraded 30x optical zoom lens enables the SD8364E to capture images in even greater detail at higher quality. This renders the SD8364E especially ideal for monitoring wide open indoor and outdoor spaces, where high-level reliability and precision under challenging surveillance conditions are always required. Featuring WDR Pro technology, SD8364E is capable of coping with challenging lighting conditions and generating image quality close to the capabilities of the human eye. This state-of-the-art speed dome camera is protected with an IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated housing that ensures fluent operation under extreme or hazardous weather conditions. More uniquely, the newly-added image defog feature enables the SD8364E to capture clear images under foggy conditions, exponentially enhancing operational performance. The incorporation of EIS technology further enables the SD8364E to mitigate the effect of camera vibration due to wind and ensure a stable image. Together, the newly-added features of the SD8364E guarantee the retrieval of high-quality images in the harshest outdoor environments. Steve Ma, VIVOTEK's Executive VP, stated, "VIVOTEK has invested a great deal of effort and resources into developing high quality speed dome cameras and has deployed numerous success projects throughout the world. The most high-profile project is the adoption by the Brazilian military defense facilities for ensuring the security at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, demonstrating the quality and robustness of VIVOTEK speed dome cameras.”
HDMI technology rovides end users with a superior HD experience VIVOTEK is pleased to announce that it is now an official HDMI adopter. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) technology is the global standard for connecting high-definition equipment, such as HDTVs, personal computers, cameras, camcorders, tablets, gaming consoles, smart phones, and any device with an HD signal. With the significant development and prevalence of consumer electronic devices, seven leading manufacturers, Hitachi, Panasonic Corporation, Philips, Sony, Technicolor, Toshiba, and Silicon Image, gathered together in 2002 and established the consortium of HDMI to jointly define a digital interface specification for consumer electronics products. HDMI technology, which is capable of delivering clear digital audio and video signal via a single cable, provides end users with a superior HD experience, making the connection and transmission of all digital data easier and better. According to HDMI official statistics, more than 1,200 of the world’s largest and leading consumer electronics manufacturers have adopted HDMI connectivity. Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “We are now facing an irresistible shift from the analog to digital generation. A common standard for ensuring digital data transmission and communication is exceptionally important. VIVOTEK, as the leading provider of HD network cameras, is pleased to become the official HDMI adopter. By adopting the standard, the usability of our products will increase tremendously.”
VIVOTEK announced recently the launch of its two new professional box network cameras IP8155HP and IP8165HP. IP8155HP and IP8165HP offer 60 fps @ 1.3-Megapixel resolution and 60 fps @ 2-Megapixel resolution respectively, delivering superb image quality. Both cameras are designed with WDR technology. IP8165HP delivers WDR Pro, while IP8155HP is equipped with the even more advanced WDR Pro II, which provides extreme visibility under high contrast environments with a 4-shutter capture method. Combined with 3D Noise Reduction Technology, IP8155HP and IP8165HP are able to capture clear, polished video under low-light conditions and reduce bandwidth from sensor noise. In order to control the iris with extreme precision, both cameras are designed with a P-iris lens with its built-in stepper motor. Through close integration with the camera firmware, the lens is able to keep the iris opening at an optimal level at all times. More uniquely, in order to help installers to adjust the focus of IP8155HP and IP8165HP more easily, the RBF (Remote Back Focus) System is being introduced on both cameras, ensuring precise focus adjustment. In addition, incorporating the EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) function allows the image to be free of turbulence whenever physical shaking of the camera is detected. Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “In response to the strong market demand for cameras with high visibility under any kind of conditions, we are keeping our commitment to the development of WDR series cameras in different form factors. Right after the launch of a series of dome and bullet type network cameras earlier this year, now we have our box type network cameras with advanced WDR technology, meeting our customers’ diversified demands.”
Norbain is pleased to announce that it can now offer VIVOTEK’s Speed Dome Network Camera (SD8363E) which has been deployed to aid the Brazilian military safeguarding the matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In order to protect players and fans alike across all of the stadiums, the Brazil government dispatched one of its military brigades, the Special Operations Command (COPESP), to establish security. Alongside VIVOTEK’s state-of-the-art 1080p Full HD speed dome network camera SD8363E, COPESP employed its professional intelligent military platform to monitor movement inside and outside of the stadiums. VIVOTEK’s SD8363E has several advanced features including exceptional frame rate, extreme weatherproofing, IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated housing, WDR Pro technology, and 360°continuous pan and 220° extended tilt range. It’s these features that make the SD8363E especially ideal for monitoring wide open spaces like stadiums. Claudio Freitas, the Colonel of COPESP, comments: “The World Cup is an international event. We knew that the entire world would be watching, so the real-time security control is crucial. My COPESP personnel, with the professional intelligent military platform and VIVOTEK’s cameras, did an amazing job ensuring that the venues were a safe place to enjoy a football match.” Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, comments: “Large open venues like football stadiums are potential targets for terrorist attacks. Thus, it is crucial to have real-time security control over the entire event, seamlessly protecting the players and also the audience with an advanced surveillance system. VIVOTEK is honored that our latest speed dome network camera SD8363E, with high-level reliability and top-notch image quality, supports COPESP to ensure security at the World Cup.”
VIVOTEK’s SD8363E monitors movement both inside and outside stadiums VIVOTEK is pleased to announce that its speed dome network camera SD8363E has been deployed to aid the Brazilian military safeguarding the matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup, an international event held once every four years, is known as one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. This year, Brazil was endowed as the host of this festival. In order to protect athletes and fans at all of the stadium sites, the Brazil government dispatched one of its military brigades, the Special Operations Command (COPESP), to establish security. COPESP employed its professional intelligent military platform, with VIVOTEK’s state-of-the-art 1080p Full HD speed dome network camera SD8363E integrated, to monitor movement inside and outside stadiums. VIVOTEK’s SD8363E, with several advanced features as exceptional frame rate, extreme weather proofing, IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated housing, WDR Pro technology, and 360°continuous pan and 220° extended tilt range, is especially ideal for monitoring wide open spaces like stadiums. Claudio Freitas, the Colonel of COPESP, remarked, “The World Cup is an international event. We knew that the entire world would be watching. Thus, the real-time security control is crucial. My COPESP personnel, with the professional intelligent military platform and VIVOTEK’s cameras, did an amazing job ensuring that the venues were a safe place to enjoy a football match.” Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “Large open venues like football stadiums are potential targets for terrorist attacks. Thus, it is crucial to have real-time security control over the entire event, seamlessly protecting the players and also the audience with an advanced surveillance system. VIVOTEK is honored that our latest speed dome network camera SD8363E, with high-level reliability and top-notch image quality, supports COPESP to ensure security at the World Cup.”
VIVOTEK announces its latest intelligent technologies and next-generation products, now part of VIVOTEK’s self-developed smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions. VIVOTEK's Executive Vice President, Steve Ma, asserts, "Social and economic development have led developed and developing countries to place focal attention on the building of smart cities. However, enhancing efficiency and improving quality of life are key prerequisites for realising a smart city. VIVOTEK has a high level of commitment to accelerate the prevalence of smart cities, putting tremendous resources into relevant research and development to consequently produce smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions that facilitate the construction of smart living environments." VIVOTEK promotes the development of smart cities through installation of smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions, and thus highlights its intelligent applications, small form-factor and easy-to-use solutions, and renowned lighting technology. Smart (Intelligent Application) To expand the camera scalability and create more benefits for customers, VIVOTEK introduces the VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP); an open platform for integrating video analytic functionality within its cameras. Several intelligent features, such as object counting, line detection, field detection, face detection, and heat map, among others, can be directly installed in VIVOTEK cameras, significantly contributing to security and business efficiency. The FE8181V, VIVOTEK's newly developed 5-Megapixel IR fisheye fixed dome network camera is equipped with VADP. Among the available applications is heat mapping. Simple (User-Friendly Solutions) To achieve the goal of improving the security, efficiency, and productivity of retail staff and ensuring a safer shopping environment for customers, VIVOTEK has developed a user friendly "Convenient Retail Solution." This solution comprises the ND8321, a plug-and-play network video recorder, elegantly designed ultra-mini bullet network cameras, and ultra-mini dome network cameras. This comprehensive solution not only improves the operational flow of retail stores, but also ensures the quality of customers' shopping experiences. Moreover, VIVOTEK developed a compact, easy-to-use Split Camera System for ATM applications. This system comprises recessed camera units and a video core that minimize inconveniences to ATM users, but simultaneously capturing their features clearly. Superior (Renowned Lighting Technologies) Low-light object identification functionalities have become a fundamental criteria in the market because of increasing demand for the effective security and intelligent utilisation of video footage. To offer unparalleled visibility under low light conditions, VIVOTEK has designed cameras with SNV (Supreme Night Visibility) technology and three types of WDR solutions in the development of its products, namely, WDR Enhanced, WDR Pro (100-120dB), and WDR Pro II (140dB). VIVOTEK's latest professional outdoor bullet network camera, the IP8355EH, is equipped with low-light technology and WDR Pro II. In addition, VIVOTEK has newly developed a 5-Megapixel IR fisheye fixed dome network camera, the FE8181V. This model is furnished with a removable IR-cut filter to provision for both daytime and night-time operations, and equipped with a 10 meters built-in IR illuminator that delivers uniform lighting for 360° surround view at night. VIVOTEK's FE8181V is undoubtedly an innovative solution for the contemporary industry. More uniquely, VIVOTEK has been collaborating closely and maintaining strong partnership with international and regional leading solution partners for seamlessly integrating camera functionalities onto different platforms. VIVOTEK has successfully integrated AxxonSoft, DIGIEVER, Genetec, GVD, Milestone, NUUO, QNAP and Synology platforms.
VIVOTEK to bring its visitors all-new experiences withits self-developed smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions VIVOTEK is pleased to announce its participation in the 2014 IFSEC International, which shall take place from the 17th to the 19th of June at the ExCeL London. For decades, IFSEC International has been regarded as one of the grandest and largest events in the security industry. With an estimated attendance of over 24,000 security professionals from all over the world, VIVOTEK shall display its latest intelligent technologies and next-generation products at Booth C1100 located within the venue, bringing visitors all-new experiences with VIVOTEK’s self-developed smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions. VIVOTEK’s Executive Vice President, Steve Ma, asserted, “Social and economic development have led developed and developing countries to place focal attention on the building of smart cities. However, enhancing efficiency and improving quality of life are key prerequisites for realising a smart city. VIVOTEK demonstrates a high level of commitment to accelerate the prevalence of smart cities, putting tremendous resources into relevant research and development to consequently produce smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions that facilitate the construction of smart living environments.” VIVOTEK aims to promote the development of smart cities through the installation of smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions, and thus highlights its intelligent applications, small form-factor and easy-to-use solutions, and renowned lighting technology at the 2014 IFSEC International. Smart (Intelligent Application): To expand the camera scalability and create more benefits for customers, VIVOTEK introduces the VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP); an open platform for integrating video analytic functionality within its cameras. several intelligent features, such as object counting, line detection, field detection, face detection, and heat map, among others, can be directly installed in VIVOTEK cameras, significantly contributing to security and business efficiency. The FE8181V, VIVOTEK’s newly developed 5-Megapixel IR fisheye fixed dome network camera is equipped with VADP, and will be employed at the IFSEC to demonstrate heat map applications. Simple (User-Friendly Solutions):To achieve the goal of improving the security, efficiency, and productivity of retail staff and ensuring a safer shopping environment for customers, VIVOTEK has developed a user friendly “Convenient Retail Solution.” This solution comprises the ND8321, a plug-and-play network video recorder, “Social and economic development have led developed and developing countries to place focal attention on the building of smart cities" elegantly designed ultra-mini bullet network cameras, and ultra-mini dome network cameras. This comprehensive solution not only improves the operational flow of retail stores, but also ensures the quality of customers’ shopping experiences. Moreover, VIVOTEK developed a compact, easy-to-use Split Camera System for ATM applications. This system comprises recessed camera units and a video core that minimize inconveniences to ATM users, but simultaneously capturing their features clearly. Superior (Renowned Lighting Technologies): Low-light object identification functionalities have become a fundamental criteria in the market because of increasing demand for the effective security and intelligent utilisation of video footage. To offer unparalleled visibility under low light conditions, VIVOTEK has designed cameras with SNV (Supreme Night Visibility) technology and three types of WDR solutions in the development of its products, namely, WDR Enhanced, WDR Pro (100-120dB), and WDR Pro II (140dB). VIVOTEK’s latest professional outdoor bullet network camera, the IP8355EH, is equipped with low-light technology and WDR Pro II. This model will be on display at the IFSEC. In addition, VIVOTEK has newly developed a 5-Megapixel IR fisheye fixed dome network camera, the FE8181V. This model is furnished with a removable IR-cut filter to provision for both daytime and nighttime operations, and equipped with a 10 meters built-in IR illuminator that delivers uniform lighting for 360° surround view at night. VIVOTEK’s FE8181V is undoubtedly an innovative solution for the contemporary industry. More uniquely, VIVOTEK has been collaborating closely and maintaining strong partnership with international and regional leading solution partners for seamlessly integrating camera functionalities onto different platforms. At IFSEC, the successful integration of AxxonSoft, Digiever, Genetec, GVD, Milestone, NUUO, QNAP and Synology platforms and VIVOTEK’s latest products, Panoramic PTZ solution, and Smart Stream technology will be explicitly highlighted.
VIVOTEK announced recently the launch of its three new network cameras, including compact fixed dome network camera FD8154 and FD8154V and bullet-style network camera IB8354-C, bolstering its SNV (Supreme Night Visibility) product portfolios. FD8154, FD8154V and IB8354-C all feature 1.3-Megapixel resolution and the ability to output 30 frames per second in H.264 compression. Equipped with SNV technology, three cameras offer unparalleled night visibility under low light conditions. With quality optical components and sophisticated image signal processing algorithm, they could reproduce high quality image while lighting is insufficient. Moreover, designed with a removable IR-cut filter as well as improved IR illuminators, which is effective up to 20M, FD8154, FD8154V and IB8354-C can secure superior image quality for the entire day. FD8154V and IB8354-C are especially designed for diverse outdoor applications. Both cameras are encased in an IP66-rated weather-proof housing for protecting camera from rain, dust and harsh environmental conditions. FD8154V is especially made of IK10-rated vandal-proof housing, making it a robust choice. Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “With the rising demand for intelligent video content analysis and the high business value that the video contains, the video resolution, quality and usability should be taken into consideration at the same time. We are pleased to launch three new network cameras FD8154, FD8154V and IB8354-C with our advanced SNV technology. They are absolutely the ideal options for performing high quality surveillance around the clock.”
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