Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D
Hanwha Techwin Europe announces the appointment of Jeff (Chae Won) Lee as their new Managing Director. Having worked for the Hanwha Group for over 21 years, most recently as Hanwha Techwin Europe’s Sales Director, and with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), he has an exceptional track record of delivering on strategic objectives and a wealth of knowledge and experience of growing businesses. Video surveillance solutions They all share a passion for backing up our formidable line-up of video surveillance solutions" Jeff takes over the role of Managing Director from Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., who is returning to Korea to take up another senior management position. “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the highly professional, knowledgeable and talented Hanwha Techwin Europe team,” said Jeff Lee. “They all share a passion for backing up our formidable line-up of video surveillance solutions, with the highest possible levels of pre- and post-sales support.” Video surveillance solutions “Building partnerships and earning the trust of system integrators and distributors has always been fundamental to how Hanwha Techwin Europe operates. To this end, I firmly believe our company’s ongoing success can be secured by ensuring we always operate with integrity and that in addition to offering ground-breaking quality products and solutions, we excel in everything we do.” “I am confident that with the valued support of our business and technology partners throughout Europe, we will achieve great success during 2021. Our existing comprehensive range of Wisenet products and solutions provide so many opportunities to meet and even exceed end-user expectations. However, we will also be harnessing the very latest advances in technology, such as Deep Learning AI, to develop exciting new video surveillance solutions, which will enable our business partners to further grow their share of the video surveillance market.”
The sailings may take as little as 22 minutes, but carrying almost 4.5 million holidaymakers and Islanders to and from the Isle of Wight every year is a huge challenge. It is perhaps not surprising therefore to discover that Wightlink has invested in the latest video security technology to help them do so safely and efficiently. The team at award-winning ferry operator Wightlink knows more than a thing or two about giving Islanders a frequent and punctual service to mainland Hampshire, as well as offering visitors an easy way to enjoy a taste of Island life. Providing ferry services Through its forerunners, Wightlink has been providing ferry services to and from the Isle of Wight for more than 160 years. As the cross-Solent ferry operator, Wightlink in a normal year would complete approximately 45,000 sailings over three routes with the help of a fleet of ships which includes six vehicle and passenger ferries and two passenger-only FastCats. Hanwha Techwin Europe’s Managing Director Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., recently travelled to Portsmouth to see first-hand how Wisenet cameras are being used to assist Wightlink in almost every aspect of their day-to-day operations. Bob was accompanied by Jeff (Chae Won) Lee, the company’s Sales Director and Senior Strategic Sales Manager, Jon Hill. High definition images Wightlink’s crew are also making good use of the high definition images captured by the weather-proof cameras Over 260 Wisenet cameras have already been installed around Wightlink’s Portsmouth and Lymington facilities, as well as on three of the company’s ships. With safety of paramount importance, some of the cameras are being used to help verify any health & safety incidents which might occur in one of the terminals or onboard the ships. On the bridge, Wightlink’s crew are also making good use of the high definition images captured by the weather-proof cameras mounted at the bow and stern of the ships, which are assisting them with great precision to dock safely and efficiently. In addition, cameras supporting ANPR have also been deployed at various locations to ensure the smooth flow, identification and tracking of vehicles through every stage of their journey. IP network video surveillance The day was organised by Jim Kernahan, Managing Director of Trellisworks, a system integrator with extensive experience of designing, installing and maintaining IP network video surveillance, wireless and mobile network solutions. “The visit provided an excellent opportunity for Bob (H.Y.) Hwang and his colleagues to see how the Wisenet cameras were being put to good use,” said Jim. “However, our prime objective was to meet with members of the Wightlink team to explore how Trellisworks and Hanwha Techwin can continue to work in partnership to assist them in capitalising on the latest advances in technology.” Hybrid energy ferry Stuart James, Wightlink’s Marketing and Innovation Director, who has the task of devising and driving the company’s strategy of continual improvement by wisely investing in new technologies and systems, provided a guided tour of the company’s Portsmouth harbour facilities and its newest and environmentally-friendly hybrid energy ferry, Victoria of Wight. We were able to generate a number of good ideas on how we can build on the success of the existing cameras" “I was pleased to host the visit and take the opportunity to express our appreciation and satisfaction with how well Trellisworks and Hanwha Techwin have been working together for our benefit,” said Stuart. “Most importantly, we were able to generate a number of good ideas on how we can build on the success of the existing cameras.” The discussions which followed on from the tour focused on how the latest technology might assist Wightlink to further enhance safety and security by supporting on shore staff and the ships’ crews, as well as ensuring every passenger has the best possible customer experience. Video security solutions Among the options considered were specialist video applications, such as passenger counting and queue management which can be run on-board Wisenet cameras and AI Deep Learning solutions. Commenting on the visit, Bob (H.Y.) Hwang said: “We are very grateful to Stuart for providing us with a great insight into Wightlink operational requirements and also to the company’s CEO, Keith Greenfield, who kindly took the time to greet us.” “We are understandably delighted that a prestigious and superbly well-run company such as Wightlink has placed its trust in Hanwha Techwin to provide effective and future proof video security solutions. We are looking forward to working ever more closely with Trellisworks, which is a member of our STEP partnership program, to ensure together we are always able to exceed Wightlink’s expectations.”
The ability of Hanwha Techwin Europe’s Customer Support team to provide unbeatable pre and post-sales services has been enhanced by the company adopting the Zendesk Support platform. Zendesk Support is a globally recognised help desk system designed to assist product and service providers to prioritise, track and resolve customer support requests. It will augment Hanwha Techwin Europe’s existing customer support processes to ensure customers always receive a personalised and rapid response. Providing stronger customer support Zendesk Support will empower our UK based support team to provide even stronger customer support" “We are determined to excel in everything we do and in this respect, Zendesk Support will empower our UK based support team to provide even stronger customer support than we are already well known for, as it will allow us to prioritise and handle calls efficiently and improve customer experience,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “For Hanwha Techwin Europe, it is also about building a knowledge base and reporting system which will help us identify key issues and see the’ bigger picture’ in terms of our support environment.” Strengthening customer support services “The introduction of Zendesk Support completes the first phase of Hanwha Techwin Europe’s strengthening of its customer support services. The company has announced that over the coming months it intends to adopt other elements of the Zendesk suite.” “These include Zendesk Guide which provides access to a knowledge base and Zendesk Talk, which offers live chat and messaging opportunities, as well as the provision of local area all numbers to make it more convenient and economical for customers from across Europe to call in for support.”
Ben Speakman has been appointed UK Country Manager for Hanwha Techwin. Ben, who until recently was Sales Director, UK North for Avigilon, is a seasoned sales professional who has worked within the electronic security industry for over 16 years. Reporting to Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe, Ben will be responsible for developing and driving a sales growth strategy to ensure the company continues to succeed within the highly competitive UK video surveillance market. Highly talented team of sales professionals We are looking forward to benefiting from his sales expertise and leadership skills" “I am very happy to have the opportunity to be joining the Hanwha Techwin UK sales team at this exciting time in the company’s development,” said Ben. “I will be managing and supporting a highly talented team of sales professionals who have already achieved considerable success.” “However, I believe there is still much more we can do to consolidate the trust customers have in the Wisenet brand. In doing so, I am confident we will achieve our goal of becoming the UK’s number one video surveillance solutions provider.” Commenting on the appointment, Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D. said: “We are delighted that Ben is heading up our UK sales team.” “We are looking forward to benefiting from his sales expertise and leadership skills, which I am certain will be put to very good use as we look to capitalise on our formidable Wisenet range of products and solutions. In particular, Ben shares our passion for building partnerships with distributors and providing the highest possible levels of support to system integrators.”
Working ever more closely with distribution partners and system integrators and valuing the feedback they provide in terms of changing market demands has, according to Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., delivered huge dividends for Hanwha Techwin in terms of devising a successful product strategy. “We have enjoyed significant sales success over the past three years. There is no doubt that this is largely due to our ability to truly understand how the market is evolving, which we have been able to do with the help of our field-based sales colleagues and our talented teams who have taken on board our customers’ feedback,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D. Providing integrators with competitive edge An updated version of the Wisenet WAVE VMS, which will offer improved scalability and inter-operability for medium sized installations“In addition to introducing new cameras and recording devices, this has also driven us to work in partnership with third-party technology providers to develop solutions which are relevant to today’s market and provide our distribution partners and system integrators with a competitive edge. During 2019, our customers can be assured we will continue to be a market leader by taking advantage of emerging technologies which will enable them to achieve maximum value from their Wisenet video surveillance solutions.” New products and solutions for 2019 Whilst Hanwha Techwin will be formally launching new additions to its Wisenet range throughout 2019, the company has given a strong indication as to what is in the product pipeline, including the following: With Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning, which present exciting new opportunities for a wide range of sophisticated applications, becoming more accessible to solution developers, Hanwha Techwin intends to introduce more which support the latest AI technology. The Wisenet 5 chipset, which is at the heart of the highly successful Wisenet X camera series, will be utilised in other camera lines, whilst there are plans to introduce an even more advanced Wisenet 7 chipset. An updated version of the Wisenet WAVE Video Management Software (VMS), which will offer improved scalability and inter-operability for medium sized installations, as well as a new version of Smart Security Manager (SSM), which is designed for entry level, legacy and special project, whilst continuing to cooperate with 3rd party VMS vendors for the high-end customers. A key attribute of the new products, which will be introduced over the coming months, is that they have all been designed to improve the installers’ experience and reduce operational costs. Smart solutions for retail and transportation sectors We also need to demonstrate a long-term commitment to provide customers with the highest levels of pre- and post-sales support"Hanwha Techwin intends to sustain its efforts to seek out opportunities to introduce new, innovative solutions to complement existing Wisenet solutions developed jointly with our technology partners for strategic vertical sectors, such as retail and transportation. Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D. believes the company’s Korean heritage and its core values of Challenge, Loyalty and Integrity, which are at the heart of its ‘WE MOVE with trust’ central marketing theme, have equipped the company to stand out from the crowd. Highest level of pre- and post-sales support “To have a brand name which is trusted, it is of course not sufficient just to have products which are better than our competitors’ or for them to be more affordable,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D. “We also need to demonstrate a long-term commitment to provide customers with the highest levels of pre- and post-sales support. “In this respect, our ‘WE MOVE with trust’ message encompasses respect for our distribution and solution partners, our passion for quality & service and an extended 5-year warranty support which we offer to our STEP partners as part of a package of benefits to reward their loyalty and give them a competitive edge.” Testing cyber security risks Hanwha Techwin has declared its intention to continually monitor and test cyber security risks using third party security agenciesDetermined not to be complacent, Hanwha Techwin has declared its intention to continually monitor and test cyber security risks using third party security agencies and a dedicated cyber security team. When necessary, it will release in quick time new firmware to counter the latest threats. Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D. is predicting that 2019 will be another year of substantial growth for Hanwha Techwin. “This is an exciting time for our security business. The year has already begun well with the recent announcement that our new manufacturing facility in Vietnam is fully operational. This is just one of many reasons why I am confident we will continue to succeed and be competitive in a market that continues to grow. At Hanwha Techwin, we continue to ‘MOVE with trust’.”
Hanwha Techwin has announced that its new 54,543 sq. meters manufacturing facility at the Que Vo Industrial Park in the Bacninh Province of Vietnam is now fully operational. Increase manufacturing output The strategic decision made in April 2017 to continue the expansion of Hanwha Techwin’s global security business by way of US$ 100 million investment in the new Vietnam-based facility, has been supported by the Vietnam government’s ‘Friendly Policy’ and the securing of various logistics channels for import and export through land and neighboring ports. The new facility offers Hanwha Techwin the opportunity to considerably increase manufacturing output and reduce costs. Logistics will also be greatly improved, ensuring that orders from the company’s distribution partners are fulfilled more efficiently and on time. Wisenet video surveillance products “I am pleased to report that a significant percentage of Wisenet video surveillance products will be shipped from Vietnam from the beginning of January 2019.” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “This is a very exciting time for Hanwha Techwin’s security business. Our new manufacturing facility and all our new colleagues who work there, will significantly contribute towards our ongoing success and our ability to be competitive in a market which continues to grow. With confidence, we continue to ‘MOVE with trust’.”
Despite having a global presence with regional and local support offices in the Americas, Asia, Middle East and across Europe, Hanwha Techwin is very much defined by its Korean heritage. As a global manufacturer of professional video surveillance solutions whose headquarters are in Korea, Hanwha Techwin is proud of the contribution it is making to its country’s reputation for designing, developing and producing quality, innovative products which make a real difference to people’s lives. Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe, believes the company’s Korean heritage and its core values of Challenge, Loyalty and Integrity, which are at the heart of its ‘WE MOVE with trust’ central marketing theme, have equipped the company to stand out from the crowd. In this interview, we asked Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., to provide an update on the steps the company is taking to ensure it continues to succeed in a highly competitive market, but first we asked Bob if the ‘WE MOVE with trust’ campaign has helped sales. Q 1: Is 2018 proving to be a good year for Hanwha Techwin? Bob: Yes, I am pleased to report we are enjoying what looks to be another record-breaking year. The quantity of products shipped each month has never been higher and it is possible our success will exceed that achieved in 2017 when we saw a 40% growth in the number of products sold. Q 2: Do you think the ‘WE MOVE with trust’ campaign has contributed to this success? Bob: There is no doubt that our efforts to build trust with all parties involved in the supply chain is understood and appreciated by our customers. We continue to ensure our products are designed to combat the activities of hackers and that customers’ confidential data is kept safe" Q 3: Can you give some examples of what this means in practical terms? Bob: We continue to ensure our products are designed to combat the activities of hackers and that customers’ confidential data is kept safe. This is just as important to the many thousands of small businesses that entrust our video surveillance solutions to protect their assets, people and property, as it is for our high security and mission critical end-user clients which include local authorities, government, military and emergency services. Cyber Security Cyber security has been at the top of our list of priorities for some time. We believe our cameras and recorders incorporate all reasonable measures to prevent unauthorised access to images and data. We do not have a ‘back-door’ and we have introduced sensible password protocols. We consider it essential that a secure password is set up during the initial installation process, which is why we prohibit the consecutive use of the same letter or number and we encourage the use of special characters as well as a combination of letters and numbers. It is important not to be complacent and we are constantly monitoring and testing the latest methods of hacking using third party security agencies. When necessary, we release new firmware to counter the latest threats. Our 'WE MOVE with trust’ message also embraces our relationship with distribution and solution partners, our quality & service and extended 5-year Warranty support which we offer to our STEP partners as part of a package of benefits to reward their loyalty and give them a competitive edge. Wisenet Biometrics and A.I Tech video analytics A.I Tech’s video analytics technology was the winner of the Business Intelligence category in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 In particular, we appreciate our customers do not measure products and solutions just by their features and this is why Hanwha Techwin believes in taking responsibility for the solutions developed with our technology partners. The good news is that our strategy of working in close partnership with specialist application developers in order to deliver new, innovative solutions which make good use of our high performance Wisenet open platform cameras, has been further justified by an award recently won by our technology partner, A.I.Tech. A.I Tech’s video analytics technology, which is utilised by our Wisenet Biometrics and Retail solutions, was selected as the winner of the Business Intelligence category in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018. The awards, which are run by Benchmark Magazine, the UK’s monthly publication which is widely regarded as the “Which” magazine for the electronic security industry, are designed to recognise and reward innovative thinking and the delivery of benefits through advanced security solutions. Q 4: Can we expect to see new technology partnership announcements in the near future? Bob: To answer your question, I should first point out that we now have a formidable range of cameras which collectively provide effective solutions for virtually any video surveillance project. The range starts with Wisenet HD+ analogue cameras which deliver Full HD images in 1080p without the need to upgrade cabling infrastructure. These are followed by (include ‘Wisenet L’ in translated versions) Q entry level Full HD network cameras. Next comes Wisenet X cameras which are supercharged by the most powerful chipset ever incorporated into a full camera range, available in 2MP or 5MP. Finally, our premium, top-of-the-range Wisenet P cameras deliver superb quality 4K (12MP) images. Wisenet Smart solutions The massive processing power of the chipsets built into open platform Wisenet cameras enable customers to achieve much more from video security systems The massive processing power of the chipsets built into our open platform Wisenet cameras means we are able to help customers achieve so much more from video surveillance systems than just capturing superb quality images. By this I mean we can provide the cameras with pre-loaded specialist analytics applications which deliver real-world practical benefits. We intend to sustain our efforts to seek out opportunities to introduce new, innovative solutions to complement existing Wisenet solutions developed jointly with our technology partners. These include: Wisenet Intruder Detection Solution - a single device intruder detection solution which provides maximum detection, whilst significantly reducing the impact of time consuming and costly false alarms. Wisenet Intelligent Traffic Management Solution - comprehensive suite of ANPR-based intelligent traffic management solutions. Wisenet Automatic Incident Detection (AID) Solution - an easy to deploy and highly accurate city-wide incident detection solution which is designed to be affordable for budget conscious local authorities. Wisenet Retail Intelligence Solutions - includes Heatmap and People Counting cameras to enable retailers to monitor continuously updated live reports and view comparative hourly and weekly reports on footfall, store hotspots and dwell times, as well as how long customers have to queue. Wisenet Transport Solution - vibration-proof Wisenet cameras and small footprint NVRs which are designed to provide a robust solution for monitoring activity on buses, trains, trucks and other forms of transport. Q 5: Have you taken any action to help customers comply with GDPR? At Hanwha Techwin, we believe it is important for end-users and system integrators to work closely together to negate the risk of data misuse" Bob: At Hanwha Techwin, we believe it is important for end-users, system integrators and manufacturers to work closely together to negate the risk of data misuse. In this respect, we have placed maximum importance on providing privacy-friendly products which assist end-users to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR compliance and white paper Although not wishing to be alarmist, a serious violation of GDPR could be subject to a fine of up to 4% of a company’s annual revenue or EUR 20 million, whichever is higher. In addition, non-compliance with GDPR violation could result in a class action or civil law suits against individuals. With this in mind, Hanwha Techwin has published a White Paper which sets out the impact on video surveillance systems of the new GDPR which came into force in May 2018. The White Paper addresses in detail the responsibilities of those who are in control of video surveillance systems. It also explains what steps Hanwha Techwin has taken to ensure the features and functions of its Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software (VMS), are able to assist operators in complying with GDPR. Alternatively, an Executive Summary is available which highlights the key aspects of the White Paper. Q 6: How would you summarise Hanwha Techwin’s aspirations for the future? Bob: We intend to drive forward our plans to further enhance the value of our Wisenet brand by capitalising on the expertise of our talented design and development engineering teams and the ingenuity of our technology partners. We will be able to do this as a result of the encouragement we receive from our parent company in Korea who have supported our decision to continue to recruit sales and technical colleagues of the highest calibre to ensure our Wisenet brand is backed by unbeatable pre and post-sales support. Most importantly, we are determined to build on our reputation for operating with integrity and for striving to excel in everything we do.
The dome cameras, which are highly resistant to corrosion and acid, are designed to be deployed in challenging industrial environments where chemicals are used, as well as for transport and off-shore applications. Constructed of SUS316L standard stainless-steel, the new domes share a long list of innovative features built into other cameras in the award-winning open platform Wisenet X series, which when it was released in 2017, redefined the standard for high definition cameras. Supercharged by the most powerful DSP chipset ever incorporated into a full camera range, Wisenet cameras are equipped with the premier 150dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology and the innovative motorised varifocal F0.94 low light lens. Wisenet X series cameras Wisenet X cameras also feature H.265 compression and WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression. This ensures that Hanwha Techwin’s new Wisenet X series is one of the most bandwidth friendly camera ranges available. The four new models are: Wisenet XNP-6320HS 2MP 32x network PTZ dome camera Wisenet XNV-6120RS 2MP Vandal resistant IR dome camera Wisenet XNV-6080RS 2MP Vandal resistant IR dome camera with motorised varifocal lens Wisenet XNV-8080RS 5MP Vandal resistant IR dome camera Ultra-robust camera domes “We have developed these new stainless-steel products in order to meet the needs of end-user clients who operate in difficult operating conditions but wish to benefit from the innovative technology incorporated into the Wisenet series,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “System integrators who install these ultra robust camera domes can do so safe in the knowledge that they will be effective regardless of whether they are used for security, health & safety or production monitoring purposes.”
The technology at the heart of the Wisenet Biometrics and Retail solutions, which have been jointly engineered by Hanwha Techwin and analytic specialists A.I Tech, has won the Business Intelligence category in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018. The awards are designed to recognise and reward innovative thinking and the delivery of benefits through advanced security solutions. They are run by Benchmark Magazine, the monthly publication which is widely regarded as the “Which” magazine for the electronic security industry. AI-Tech video analytics A Benchmark test team and an independent panel from the security industry judged products and solutions from across 10 technology areas, with A.I Tech’s A.I. Tech video analytics winning the Business Intelligence category against stiff competition from the other short-listed finalists. Wisenet Biometrics and Retail solutions, which are supplied ready to work out-of-box, are designed to enable small retail chains, as well as small outlets such as convenience stores, CTNs and petrol stations, to gain a greater understanding of the type and numbers of people who visit their stores. Wisenet open platform cameras “We are very pleased that A.I. Tech’s innovative video analytics technology has been recognised in the form of this high profile, prestigious award,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “This further justifies our strategy of working in close partnership with specialist application developers, such as A.I. Tech, in order to deliver on our promise to continually develop new, innovative solutions which make good use of our high performance Wisenet open platform cameras.”
Hanwha Techwin Europe has recruited Uri Guterman to take on the newly created role of Head of Product & Marketing. Uri will be working closely with Hanwha Techwin Europe’s Country Managers and other key stakeholders to drive the implementation of the company’s B2B channel programme. He will also be responsible for developing strategies and driving programmes to help win additional new business across Europe. Merged Product and Marketing departments “We are delighted to have been able to recruit someone of Uri’s calibre to this very important role,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “With Justin Hollis, our previous Head of Marketing moving on to a new challenge, we have taken the opportunity to review our organisation’s structure and in order to align our strategic goals, we have merged our Product and Marketing departments.” Uri brings to Hanwha Techwin a wealth of product management expertise accrued over 20 years at a European level and 10 years experience of the video surveillance industry. With a proven track record of being a high energy team player and with the ability to lead and simultaneously manage multiple projects, Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D. believes Uri could not be joining the company at a better time. “We will be able to put Uri’s talents to good use as we look to focus on future growth opportunities made possible by our investment in outstanding new products and technology partnership based solutions, which incorporate cutting edge technologies.” Focus on future “We appreciate product and solution partnerships are not measured by features and functions alone. We believe in taking responsibility for solutions with partners who add value for customers, which is why Uri will have the responsibility of ensuring our ‘WE MOVE with trust’ message, which embraces our distribution and solution partners, cyber security, quality & service and our extended 5 year warranty, continues to be highlighted across Europe.”
The latest addition to the Wisenet P premium camera series manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has the capability of two video surveillance cameras in a single housing. The PNM-7000VD is able to capture Full HD 2MP images of adjacent areas with the help of two separate lenses. A 270° viewing angle is achieved when two 2.4mm lenses are installed, making the PNM-7000VD, which supports H.265 compression, an ideal solution for monitoring large open spaces such car parks, shopping centres and warehouses. Depending on the required field of view, system integrators can also choose to fit 2.8, 3.6 or 6mm lenses. PNM-7000VD multi-directional camera End-users are understandably looking for maximum value from their video surveillance system" “End-users are understandably looking for maximum value from their video surveillance system. Our new two channel multi-directional camera significantly reduces the costs which would normally be associated with installing two separate cameras, perhaps either side of a building or site, without any compromise on quality,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin. “It is an excellent example of how ‘We MOVE with trust’ by introducing innovative solutions which offer real-life practical benefits.” The PNM-7000VD is equipped with the world’s best 150dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Lens Distortion Correction and Digital Image Stabilisation technology to deliver optimised images in every situation. It also has a long list of other useful features including privacy masking and direction, face, fog, virtual line, appear/disappear, loitering and camera tampering detection. Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slots enable video to be automatically recorded in the event of network disruption. WiseStream II technology The PNM-7000VD supports H.264 and MJPEG compression, but bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when H.265 is utilised with WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image.
One of the UK’s largest video surveillance projects in recent years involving the deployment of 845 Wisenet cameras manufactured by Hanwha Techwin, is nearing completion. The video surveillance system, which is designed to play an important role in helping ensure the safe and reliable delivery of public transport across the West Midlands, is being used to monitor activity at over 50 railway stations, 11 bus stations, 3 Midland Metro park and ride sites, as well as the main Number 11 bus route around the City of Birmingham. Live and recorded images from all cameras are being monitored at an advanced control room, located in central Birmingham Wisenet HD IP camera integration The project which is targeted for completion in July 2018 has so far seen approximately 845 Wisenet cameras installed by Total Integrated Solutions Ltd. (TIS) on behalf of Transport for West Midlands which was set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to co-ordinate investment needed to improve the region’s transport infrastructure. The remaining work includes the deployment of the latest generation of Wisenet high definition IP cameras at a number of car parks, together with significant camera upgrades in Walsall and Solihull, two of four Local Authority public space CCTV systems are already monitored by WMCA. Live and recorded images from all the cameras are being monitored at a £1.2M state-of-the-art control room located in central Birmingham. “Our approach to this very large, complex project was not simply one of agreeing to meet exacting KPI’s from a performance perspective,” said Eamonn Murphy, Coleshill based TIS’s key account manager. “We felt the route to success would be to adopt a more partnership type approach, where we were not only the provider of technical solutions but were also involved at a strategic level in identifying with Transport for West Midlands a pathway of system upgrade, improved efficiency, cost reduction, innovation and utilising latest technology such as video analytics to the best advantage.” TIS is assured seamless integration between Wisenet cameras and Veracity Coldstore ‘direct to storage’ solution Wisenet cameras & Veracity Coldstore solutions Transport for West Midlands evaluated cameras available from 9 different manufacturers. The subsequent decision to source all the cameras from Hanwha Techwin, (previously known as Samsung Techwin), was partly due to the price/performance ratio of its cameras, but there were two other important factors which were taken into consideration. Firstly, Hanwha Techwin has a close working relationship with its technology partner, Veracity. This meant TIS could be assured that there would be seamless integration between Wisenet cameras and the Veracity Coldstore ‘direct to storage’ solution. This negates the need for Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and thereby substantially reduces capital costs, as well as minimising setup and maintenance requirements. Open Platform cameras The Veracity Coldstore recording solution is unique in the linear way that data is written to the hard drives. Only 2 hard drives are spinning at any one time, meaning a significant reduction in power consumption, lower heat generation and greater longevity of the hard drives, reducing the overall cost of ownership. When drive failures do occur, the faulty drive can be swapped with a new drive allowing uninterrupted use. The second important factor was the capability of the Wisenet open platform cameras to accommodate a variety of edge-based analytics such as ANPR and heat mapping, should Transport for West Midlands wish to deploy these at some point in the future. Trials of the Wisenet People Counting application are currently being carried out. This utilises the analytics software developed by Facit Data Systems, another Hanwha Techwin technology partner. Wisenet SNP-6320H cameras are configured for the transmission of 25 images per second (ips) at 1080p resolution Intelligent Day/Night cameras A large percentage of the cameras installed are Wisenet SNP-6320H 2 Megapixel Full HD network PTZ dome cameras. In addition to being a true Day/Night camera which is able to capture high quality images in low light, the SNP-6320H’s powerful 32 x zoom capability enables operators to observe the close-up detail of any activity. Trials were conducted where the cameras were capped at 2 Mbps and configured for the transmission of 25 images per second (ips) at 1080p resolution. The performance at this low bandwidth level was impressive and further contributed to the selection of the Wisenet SNP-6320H, which are also equipped with intelligent auto-tracking capability to ensure a greater level of detail can be captured when no operator is present. Other Wisenet cameras deployed as part of the project include the SNV-6084R vandal-resistant IR dome and the SNB-6004 fixed camera, both of which are able to capture Full HD 2 Megapixel images. Video Surveillance Technology “Working on rail, Metro and bus station sites spread across the wider West Midlands area is a complex and challenging operation and the TIS team deserve recognition for its expertise and diligence,” said Mark Babington, Safety & Security Manager for Transport for West Midlands. Suppliers such as Hanwha Techwin and Veracity have also worked extremely well in partnership with us to ensure we could achieve maximum benefit from this substantial investment" “TIS’s engineers were qualified to the highest degree to support the latest video surveillance technology, as well as being experienced to cope with older legacy systems. Both were needed within the unique environment of a busy integrated transportation network which brings its own exceptional requirements of compliance with bespoke health and safety legislation.” “Suppliers such as Hanwha Techwin and Veracity have also worked extremely well in partnership with us to ensure we could achieve maximum benefit from this substantial investment in the West Midlands transport infrastructure.” Commenting on the success of the project, Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director, Hanwha Techwin Europe, said: “We greatly value the opportunity to have been involved in this project. It is a excellent example of the benefit of all stakeholders interacting with each other in partnership at an early stage of a project to ensure the most suitable products are specified and subsequently installed to the client’s satisfaction.”
The 5 new vandal-resistant thermal cameras in the Wisenet T series are able to capture images at up to 640 x 480 resolution and are designed to detect objects and people in difficult environmental conditions such as through smoke, snow, heavy rain and fog, which traditional video surveillance cameras may not be able to do. They also offer an effective solution for projects where there are concerns about light pollution. “Wisenet cameras are increasingly being specified for multi-sited, high security and mission critical projects across Europe and these new thermal cameras will enhance our ability to provide robust solutions, regardless of the operating conditions,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “Our camera line-up is now even more formidable with the introduction of the Wisenet T series. Together with our Wisenet P, Q, X and HD+ cameras, they place us in a very strong position to meet the demanding requirements of airport, bus & railway stations, city surveillance, solar farm and traffic monitoring type applications.” Built-in Gyro sensors offer accurate stabilisation, while audio analysis recognises critical sounds Feature rich thermal camera All models in the Wisenet T series are equipped with audio analysis functionality which recognises critical sounds such as gunshots, explosions, screams and broken glass. Additional features include temperature change, shock, object/people direction, loitering and camera tampering detection. Built-in Gyro sensors offer accurate stabilisation which comes into effect when a camera is disturbed by wind or vibrations, resulting in more stable images. Bi-directional audio, motion detection and handover are also offered as standard, as is the ability to store up to 256GB of data via an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slot to ensure video is automatically recorded in the event of network disruption. There is also a choice of H.265, H.264 or MJPEG compression and feature WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression. Wisenet VGA camera range Wisenet TNO-4030T: 13mm fixed lens. 5m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4040T: 19mm fixed lens. 11m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4041T: 19mm fixed lens. 11m minimum object distance. Pan/Tilt mount Wisenet TNO-4050T: 36mm fixed lens. 36m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4051T: 19mm fixed lens. 36m minimum object distance Pan/Tilt mount
The 5 vandal-resistant thermal cameras in the Wisenet T series, which are able to capture images at up to 640 x 480 resolution, are designed to detect objects and people in difficult environmental conditions such as through smoke, snow, heavy rain and fog, which traditional video surveillance cameras may not be able to do. They also offer a solution for projects where there are concerns about light pollution. “Wisenet cameras are increasingly being specified for multi-sited, high security and mission critical projects across Europe and these new thermal cameras will enhance our ability to provide robust solutions, regardless of the operating conditions,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. All models in the Wisenet T series are equipped with audio analysis functionality which recognises critical sounds such as gunshots, explosions, screams and broken glass Equipped with audio analysis functionality “Our camera line-up is now even more formidable with the introduction of the Wisenet T series. Together with our Wisenet P, Q, X and HD+ cameras, they place us in a very strong position to meet the demanding requirements of airport, bus & railway stations, city surveillance, solar farm and traffic monitoring type applications.” All models in the Wisenet T series are equipped with audio analysis functionality which recognises critical sounds such as gunshots, explosions, screams and broken glass. Additional features include temperature change, shock, object/people direction, loitering and camera tampering detection. Storage capacity up to 256GB Built-in Gyro sensors offer accurate stabilisation which comes into effect when a camera is disturbed by wind or vibrations, resulting in more stable images. Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression Bi-directional audio, motion detection and handover are also offered as standard, as is the ability to store up to 256GB of data via an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slot to ensure video is automatically recorded in the event of network disruption. There is also a choice of H.265, H.264 or MJPEG compression and feature WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression. The 5 thermal cameras in the T series range are: Wisenet TNO-4030T: 13mm fixed lens. 5m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4040T: 19mm fixed lens. 11m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4041T: 19mm fixed lens. 11m minimum object distance. Pan/Tilt mount Wisenet TNO-4050T: 36mm fixed lens. 36m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4051T: 19mm fixed lens. 36m minimum object distance. Pan/Tilt mount
Hanwha Techwin has strengthened its range of Intelligent Traffic Management solutions with the introduction of Wisenet Group ANPR cameras. Taking advantage of a powerful chipset, Wisenet Group ANPR cameras are an ideal edge-based solution for small sites with multiple entrances/exits or roadways. Camera-to-camera IP communication technology enables up to 4 Wisenet Group ANPR cameras, (1 master camera and 3 slaves) to work together. The cameras recognise vehicle number plates and simultaneously transmit data to a single web-based display. Sharing many of the features and attributes of the Wisenet ANPR single use solution introduced at the end of 2017, Wisenet Group ANPR provides the opportunity to automatically control the movement of white listed cars through barriers via camera relay outputs, as well as provide valuable car park management information, such as ‘time spent’ and occupancy rates. Users can deploy a highly-effective ANPR solution without having to evaluate the myriad of specialist analytics solutions on the market" Intelligent traffic management solutions The comprehensive range of ANPR based Wisenet Intelligent Traffic Management solutions have been developed by Hanwha Techwin in partnership with analytics experts, FF Group. In addition to Wisenet Group and single site ANPR cameras, the range also includes a number plate server solution for large site management and Cloud based options for multiple sites and cameras. “Collectively, these ANPR solutions provide car park access control for business applications, as well as large scale city wide based systems which help local authorities keep people safe, enforce parking regulations and detect other traffic infringements,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “The key benefit of the deep integration of FF Group’s analytics with our Wisenet cameras is that users can deploy a highly-effective ANPR solution without having to evaluate the myriad of specialist analytics solutions on the market.”
Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS) from Hanwha Techwin is now able to support Paxton N2 access control and COLDSTORE video storage solutions. Access Control Users of the Paxton Net2 access control are able to view event-driven video captured by high definition IP network cameras connected to Wisenet WAVE VMS. The integration, which is achievable via a free Paxton Net2 Plugin, provides the ability to visually verify the identity of anyone attempting to gain access to a site or sensitive areas of a building, as well as provide video verification of alarm incidents. Wisenet WAVE has also been integrated with Veracity’s COLDSTORE ‘direct to disk’ storage system Video Storage Wisenet WAVE has also been integrated with Veracity’s COLDSTORE ‘direct to disk’ storage system which negates the need to install network video recorders (NVRs) to record and store the high definition images captured by Wisenet open platform network cameras. Despite its simplified architecture, COLDSTORE is able to support audio and metadata as well as video, whilst offering innovative features such as camera-level fail-over, resilience to network interruptions and optional fully-redundant recording. “These integrations are important to system integrators because Wisenet IP network video surveillance cameras are now regularly being specified alongside Net2 and COLDSTORE as part of integrated electronic security solutions,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to work closely with the Paxton and Veracity technical teams in order to achieve the integrations. These are further examples of how we move with trust’ with technology partners to deliver added value to our mutual customers.” Paxton’s N2 access control and Veracity’s COLDSTORE join a wide range of other products and solutions which have been integrated with WiseNet WAVE, including A.I. Tech analytics and NCR point of sale systems. Introduced in January 2018, Wisenet WAVE makes it almost effortless to monitor up to 64 high-definition video streams Wisenet WAVE Introduced in January 2018, Wisenet WAVE makes it almost effortless to monitor up to 64 high-definition video streams. An auto-discover feature ensures connected cameras and a wide range of third-party IP network devices can be addressed and set up in just minutes. An intuitive ‘drag & drop’ tool makes setting up a display of live and recorded images on a single screen or video wall effortless with customisable layouts and sizes. Other key features include a virtual PTZ which, with just a simple click of the mouse, enables operators to zoom in to see close-up detail of any suspicious activity whilst motion detection and video analytics support can be configured to generate alerts when user-defined incidents occur.
Hanwha Techwin’s ‘BabyView eco’ monitoring system and its ‘Wisenet Circle’ AI-based security manager application, have both won their respective categories in the 2018 ‘if Design’ Awards. This is the second year Hanwha Techwin products have been recognised by the judges of the prestigious ‘iF Design’ Awards which since 1953 have recognised designs that are able to achieve the best results when commercially applied. Regarded as one of one of the world’s top three design competitions, along with Germany’s ‘Red Dot Award’ and the U.S.’s ‘IDEA, this year’s competition saw approximately 6,400 entries from 54 countries. BabyView eco monitoring system ‘BabyView eco’, the winner of the product category, has a unique design and friendly appearance which reflects the features of a baby camera. Available in Europe during the second quarter of 2018, BabyView eco’ has a long-tail design which can be installed in virtually any location. Wisenet Circle security manager application ‘Wisenet Circle’, which provides object and voice recognition as well as a long list of other functions based on artificial intelligence, won Professional Concept category. As a conceptual design suggesting the future direction of Hanwha Techwin’s image security solutions, the application has received favorable reviews for its quick and intuitive implementation of complex security functions. Home security camera “It’s a great honour to win the ‘iF Design Award’ again this year. It follows on from last year’s award for our home security camera,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director, Hanwha Techwin Europe. “We will continue to research and develop innovative solutions from a user’s perspective and lead the global security market based on our company’s differentiated design and outstanding technical prowess. By winning the ‘iF Design Award 2018’, the ‘Red Dot Design Award 2017’ and the ‘iF Design Award 2017’ over the last two years, we have demonstrated our technical excellence and world-class design competitiveness.”
The Wisenet Automatic Incident Detection (AID) solution, which has been developed as a result of Hanwha Techwin and analytics specialist Sprinx Technologies combining their expertise, has been shortlisted for an Intertraffic Amsterdam Innovation Award. Wisenet AID is one of three solutions on the shortlist for the prestigious Traffic Management category which has been announced by an international jury of transportation experts. The winner will be announced at the opening ceremony of the Intertraffic Amsterdam exhibition taking place 20-23 March 2018 at RAI Amsterdam. Wisenet AID is one of three solutions on the shortlist for the prestigious Traffic Management category Mutual technologies “We are proud that together with Hanwha Techwin we have developed a solution which has been recognised as being innovative by the World's leading traffic Industry event. This is further confirmation of the power of the combination of our mutual technologies and expertise.,” said Paola Clerici, General Manager and Commercial & Marketing Director of Sprinx Technologies s.r.l. “We have trust in our partnership with Hanwha Techwin, which is why we have decided to work only with their video surveillance products and are making every effort to promote our joint solution in the traffic management market.” The Wisenet AID solution takes full advantage of the massive processing power of the chipset incorporated into Wisenet X cameras. This allows all application functions to simultaneously operate on the edge and offers a major advantage over competitors’ camera which is only able to deliver a limited number of functions at one time. Wisenet X cameras are also equipped with a ½” Full HD image sensor which offers Hanwha Techwin technology partners, such as Sprinx Technologies, the freedom to develop innovative, practical features which provide real-world benefits to end-users. We have trust in our partnership with Hanwha Techwin, which is why we have decided to work only with their video surveillance products" 3D object recognition technology In addition, 3D object recognition technology, which is which is unique to the Wisenet AID solution, significantly negates the risk of false alarms compared to conventional 2D technology used in other cameras. Wisenet Automatic Incident Detection (AID) is an easy to deploy and highly accurate city wide incident detection solution which is designed to be affordable for budget conscious local authorities. Hanwha Techwin engineers have worked very closely with the Sprinx Technologies team to meet the expectations of traffic managers who are tasked with resolving the challenge of the ever increasing number of vehicles causing congestion within city centres and on highways and motorways. Wisenet Automatic Incident Detection (AID) is an easy to deploy and highly accurate city wide incident detection solution Traffic AID Traffic AID lets operators instantly know when traffic is slowing down and whether there is a lengthening queue. It will also detect broken down or illegally stopped vehicles and if there is a wrong way driver, a pedestrian in danger or there is smoke in a tunnel. It will even spot if some cargo has fallen off a lorry! Traffic AID utilises intelligent image processing to quickly alert operators about specific traffic related events whilst at the same time enables statistical data such as vehicle classification, counting and flow to be recorded. Traffic AID’s intuitive web user interface enables operators to specify detection zones and parameters and to analyse statistical data via easy on the eye graphics and charts. An event journal provides a log of all events and snapshots of individual incidents. Traffic AID lets operators instantly know when traffic is slowing down Affordable module options For city surveillance managers who do not require the complete Traffic AID package, there are a number of affordable module options available to help them keep traffic and pedestrians on the move. These include: Pedestrian and Stop Detection (PSD), Traffic Flow and Traffic Data, whilst the Traffic Hub server based application collects and aggregates data from multiple network connected Wisenet cameras and through its interface offers a quick overview of all traffic incidents.
Hanwha Techwin has appointed Keith Bardsley as Business Development Manager for the North of England. Keith will work closely with installers and system integrators in order to identify new opportunities for Wisenet video surveillance solutions and provide pre and post sales support for medium to large projects. Prior to joining Hanwha Techwin, Keith was a Regional Sales Manager for NW Systems Group, a systems integrator specialising in IP network based security solutions and he has also previously worked for Intech Solutions and ADT Fire & Security. “The expansion of our UK sales team is another example of how ‘‘WE MOVE with trust,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “We are delivering on our promise to provide the best possible support for our business partners and customers by continuing to increase our pre and post sales resources in line with increased demand. I am pleased to welcome Keith to our UK sales team. He will be able to put his extensive knowledge of IP video surveillance technology to very good use by supporting the increasing numbers of installers and integrators who are choosing to recommend Wisenet video surveillance solutions to their end-user clients.”
You may not have consciously noticed, but a major manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, which was previously known as Samsung Techwin, has successfully changed its name to Hanwha Techwin and at the same introduced the Wisenet brand as its main product brand name. Company and product rebranding The rebranding of the company and its products and solutions, which by all accounts been achieved without any disruption to its business or that of its customers, was a logical step to take following on from its acquisition by the Hanwha Group. In this interview, Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe outlines what else may be changing following a recent announcement that the Hanwha Group intends to continue to nurture and invest in its Security division. Q: Bob, with the rebranding exercise almost totally complete, what is your strategy for the remainder of this year and beyond, to ensure your company continues to succeed? A: I think it is important to highlight that the encouragement and support we receive from our parent company has reinvigorated the Hanwha Techwin team. It has empowered us to invest in an exciting product development programme which has delivered immediate results and we now have a formidable range of affordable video surveillance solutions for virtually any application or project. Our ongoing research and development programme, involving carefully selected technology partners, is also laying down the foundations for our long-term success. Q: Your recent marketing activities have “WE MOVE with trust” as a central theme. What does this mean in practical terms to your customers? A: “WE MOVE with trust” is a philosophy which is shared by all my Hanwha Techwin colleagues. It reflects the positive attitude we have in terms of the actions we take to support our end-user customers and a commitment to move forwards with a passion, to excel in everything we do. This philosophy embraces our determination to build on the trust we have in our distribution and technology partners and covers many different aspects of our business activities. We respect and highly value their expertise and the vital contribution they make to the supply chain, for the benefit of those who rely on our solutions to keep people, buildings and assets safe or to introduce business efficiencies. Wisenet cameras are collectively able to provide cost-effective options for small offices and shops, as well as solutions for high security and mission critical commercial applications Q: Can you give some examples of how this philosophy is applied on a day-to-day basis? A: It means, for example, we can be trusted to keep our promise to installers, system integrators and our business partners throughout Europe that we will continue to invest in our pre- and post-sales support team in line with increasing demand, and there will be continuity in the supply of our products which are being designed and produced by the same talented people in the same factories as they have always been. It also means we can be trusted to remain vigilant to ensure Wisenet cameras, recording devices and software are equipped to minimise the threat from cyber attacks. Although no manufacturer can offer 100% guarantees, we have a sustained testing and monitoring programme designed to identify evolving new threats to the integrity of our solutions. We are committed to being open and honest with our customers when new cyber security threats are identified, moving quickly to develop further advanced versions of our firmware to combat them. Hanwha Techwin Technology partnerships Q: You clearly place considerable importance on the technology partnerships you have developed with other manufacturers. How is this benefiting your customers in real-life terms? A: We take pride in taking the lead in the design, development and production of innovative, feature rich camera and recording solutions, but we appreciate our customers quite often wish us to provide them with a total solution. The technology partnerships we have established with other manufacturers who are experts in their respective fields, ensures end-users are able to achieve more from their investment in video surveillance in addition to capturing superb, high definition images. The open platform technology and massive processing power of the chipsets incorporated into our Wisenet cameras means that we are able to run multiple edge-based applications. Although virtually any application can be uploaded to the cameras, we have carefully chosen specific applications from preferred technology partners and made these available out-of-box to ensure seamless integrations and easy installation. These include: Retail analytics solutions: Wisenet people counting and heatmap cameras can be put to work straight of out-of-box. They offer accurate, real-time information about customer in-store behaviour and provide retailers the opportunity to measure store efficiency between footfall and actual sales. They also identify the busiest days, times and seasons, helping to manage peaks and troughs of customer flow at checkouts. Both cameras feature applications developed by our technology partner, Facit Data Systems. As a result of our technology partnership with Sprinx Technologies we are now also able to offer a complete traffic incident solution. Our Wisenet X camera series has been integrated with an Automatic Incident Detection and Traffic Data (AID) application from Sprinx Technologies, making it easier to detect incidents and keep traffic on the move. The complete AID solution allows reliable detection of incidents and events in traffic flow on critical infrastructure, such as roads, highways, tunnels and intersections. We are also working in partnership with analytics experts FF Group to offer a suite of ANPR solutions ranging from car park access control for business applications, through to large scale city-wide based systems, which enable local authorities and police to keep people safe, as well as detect illegally parked vehicles and other traffic infringements. The Wisenet X camera series has been integrated with an Automatic Incident Detection and Traffic Data (AID) application from Sprinx Technologies Looking to the future, we have anticipated the huge potential of AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology and will be collaborating on the intelligent video analysis platform which is currently being developed by NVIDIA. This will feature AI GPUs based on Deep Learning on security devices. We will be looking to develop AI cameras and storage devices capable of autonomously detecting abnormal movements and situations by utilising the NVIDIA platform which we will apply to our city surveillance, retail and traffic solutions. Wisenet X series features and integrations Q: You have recently been heavily promoting the new Wisenet X camera series. What is it about these cameras which makes them stand out in a market which seems to be overcrowded with video surveillance cameras? A: When we launched the Wisenet X camera series earlier this year, we believed we had also delivered on our commitment to set a new standard for IP network video surveillance cameras. Wisenet X 2MP or 5MP cameras and domes are at the heart of what I referred to earlier as our formidable range of cameras which are collectively able to provide cost-effective options for small offices and shops, as well as ultra high-performance solutions for high security and mission critical commercial applications. Wisenet X series cameras are equipped with the World’s best 150dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and the World’s best F0.94 motorised varifocal low light lens. Together, these features ensure superb quality images are captured regardless of the lighting conditions, from bursts of bright sunlight to almost total darkness. Wisenet X cameras are also supercharged by the most powerful chipset ever incorporated into a full camera range. With all new architecture, the Hanwha Techwin proprietary chipset runs up to three times faster than older generations of chipsets and this delivers much faster processing of video and on-board Applications. Q: Is the Wisenet X series proving to be popular with your customers? A: Yes, and we are confident that sales will continue to increase following the announcement that we have successfully accelerated our programme to integrate Wisenet X cameras with leading VMS solutions such as Genetec Security Center 5.6 and Milestone XProtect®. This is yet another example of how the Hanwha ‘WE MOVE with trust’ philosophy is realised in the form of technology partnerships which ensure Hanwha Techwin’s end-user customers are able to achieve the full benefit from their investment in a video surveillance system.