Dahua’s position in the HDcctv Alliance demonstrates its commitment to the HD surveillance equipment market

Dahua’s participation in the Alliance is likely to accelerate the worldwide migration to HD surveillance

Leading surveillance equipment manufacturer, Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. and high-definition surveillance standard body HDcctv Alliance Limited announced that Dahua has joined the Alliance as a Steering Member and taken positions on the Alliance's Board of Directors.

"Dahua is one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing surveillance equipment manufacturers,” said Zhu Jiangming, Executive Vice President of Dahua. "We offer a complete portfolio of equipment, including analogue cameras and DVRs, network cameras and NVRs, and most recently HD-SDI cameras and DVRs. Our leadership position in the HDcctv Alliance demonstrates Dahua’s commitment to the HD surveillance equipment market: widespread adoption of the HDcctv standard that guarantees quality and multi-vendor interoperability is essential as the demand for HD surveillance accelerates.”

"Dahua plans to be an active Steering Member, driving both the marketing and the technical agendas of the HDcctv Alliance,” added Henry Zhang, Dahua’s Vice President of R&D, recently appointed as a Director of the Alliance. “Dahua began developing HD-SDI cameras, HD-SDI DVRs, and accessories in 2008, and we look forward to beginning to certify our products as compliant with the HDcctv standard. That will ensure that electrical performance meets customers’ expectations and, more importantly, that our HDcctv-compliant products are 100% out-of-the-box plug & play with HDcctv-compliant products from other manufacturers.”

"Dahua plans to be an active
Steering Member, driving both the
marketing and the technical
agendas of the HDcctv Alliance"

"Dahua focuses on the needs of customers, and we want to grow the HDcctv market as fast as possible,” said Yin Jun, Dahua’s Vice-Director of R&D, recently appointed as an Alternate Director of the Alliance. “We recognise that multiple, complementary technologies may best meet the range of market requirements. We hope that Dahua’s innovative HDCVI technology can be adopted as an HDcctv physical layer that is complementary to HDcctv XR and HDcctv CX. A common protocol, as well as common compliance certification testing across multiple media, will be very efficient for manufacturers of HD surveillance equipment.”

"The ultimate goal of the HDcctv standard is to transport high-quality HD video over the same cable types as analogue CCTV, leveraging exactly the same technical skill sets, ultimately at the same low price points,” said Todd Rockoff, Executive Director of HDcctv Alliance. “Dahua's unique perspective on the diverse needs of the surveillance market, coupled with its extensive technical resources, promises to contribute greatly to the HDcctv standard. Dahua’s participation as a Steering Member of the HDcctv Alliance is likely to accelerate the worldwide migration to HD surveillance.”

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