Hikvision, the worldwide leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, together with Observit AB, the industry-leading provider of open mobile video management system, have announced strategic cooperation to integrate their products to have full support for Hikvision’s 4 series Smart IP cameras and allow Observit’s embedded component to run on Hikvision cameras. The integration enables end users to manage tens of thousands of vehicles in the fleet with a noticeable improvement in their balance sheets.

First to be included in the integration

Cameras from Hikvision’s 4 series Smart IP camera range are the first to be included in the integration. The cameras are designed to fully meet all professional market requirements for efficient bandwidth and storage utilisation, as well as unparalleled image quality and customer convenience. These stunning features boast intelligent and reliable performance for mobile video surveillance.

HEOP programme

Based on Hikvision’s HEOP (Hikvision Embedded Open Platform) program, Observit’s Mobile Video Management System, Observit BOT, is allowed to be installed on Hikvision 4 series Smart IP cameras. Being reliable, available and serviceable, the Observit BOT supports remote operation at any time without waiting for the vehicle to arrive to the depot or station. Recordings are uploaded from the bus during operation to a central video storage, for later analysis. Besides, the system is easy to integrate with on-board applications such as alcohol interlock, Panic button and Eco driving to achieve immediate real-time information if any critical events happen on the vehicles.

Observit, CEO comments

“The strategic cooperation between Hikvision and Observit allows Observit to expand its reach to a very significant share of the global mobile surveillance market, strengthening Observit’s position as the Industry-leading provider of open mobile video management system in public transportation,” said Lars Flodén, CEO of Observit. “Hikvision users will benefit from the integrated solution which offers them the most comprehensive and reliable video management solutions on the market.

Allow customers improved image processing capability

Peter Guan, General Manager for Western and Northern Europe at Hikvision, comments: “Hikvision 4 series Smart IP cameras allow customers improved image processing capability. The Smart Codec function the cameras excel is particularly useful in mobile environment. As well, Observit BOT provides a reliable platform to manage the surveillance system anytime anywhere. Together, we believe the combined solution will definitely accelerate the security market in the public transportation sector.”

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