David Liu (Yui-Juin Liu)
VIVOTEK, a global IP surveillance provider, announced 46 network cameras are natively integrated with Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Internet of Things (IoT) will support the AWS IoT Camera Connector Quick Start. The combined implementation of Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and AWS IoT enables VIVOTEK camera users to leverage the new AWS IoT Camera Connector Quick Start, a new solution that automates the discovery, provisioning, and connection of VIVOTEK cameras and their streaming video content to the user’s Amazon Web Services account. Using the new solution, VIVOTEK users are able to quickly and securely connect their cameras to AWS where they can store, index, playback and analyse streaming video content using a variety of machine learning services. Maximising video application With the integration of VIVOTEK network cameras and Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, users can maximise video application in open platformIn response to the possibilities offered by the rising trend of IoT, VIVOTEK aspires to become the Eye in IOT by drawing on its expansive technological capabilities in image and audio. Nowadays, apart from closed system, market demands of accessing video and audio streams in IP surveillance have grown rapidly in open platform. With the integration of VIVOTEK network cameras and Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, users can maximise video application in open platform. In addition to the first 46 network cameras available now, more VIVOTEK cameras will be ready next year. Customers in all industry verticals can leverage the joint capabilities to simplify their video-based infrastructure utilising the scale of the AWS cloud, while gaining access to innovative new machine-learning services for video analytics. Offering hardware solutions to more users “Providing Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and AWS IoT readiness on our platform, supporting the new AWS IoT Camera Connector Quick Start, and participating in the Device Qualification Program provides us with a positive, disruptive opportunity to bring our hardware solutions to a broader range of users. “The catalogue adds weight to the various offerings, by expanding exposure to choices that again, can be tailored to customers’ needs or even present options they weren’t aware existed, ultimately levelling the playing field for all types of vendors. Now we are accelerating more VIVOTEK cameras to integrate with Amazon Kinesis Video Streams by the first half of 2019,” said David Liu, President, VIVOTEK USA, Inc.
Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) and VIVOTEK, announced that, together, they will leverage Amazon Kinesis Video Streams to present end-to-end surveillance solutions that allow uploading, storing, managing and analysing surveillance footage on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The solution relies on the utilisation of Amazon Kinesis Video Streams with VIVOTEK cameras and Agent Vi's video analytics cloud SaaS, innoVi. Through this integration, the video feed captured by VIVOTEK cameras is fed to Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, which in turn securely ingests and stores video for processing and analytics. Agent Vi’s innoVi then analyses the video streams to enable automatic detections and sends alerts for events of interest; such as security breaches, safety incidents, traffic irregularities and more. innoVi can analyse an infinite number of video streams originating from cameras located anywhere in the world in real-time Scalable cloud infrastructure Powered by cutting-edge Deep Learning technology and a scalable cloud infrastructure, innoVi can analyse an infinite number of video streams originating from cameras located anywhere in the world in real-time, without the need to deploy any additional hardware or software. Harnessing the power of cloud computing and the benefits of automated video analysis that eliminates the need for continuous human observation of video feeds, the collaboration will benefit surveillance users by delivering a simple, rapid deployment of a complete, end-to-end surveillance solution. Compatible with Smart Home and City applications The Agent Vi-VIVOTEK solution is applicable to a wide range of surveillance applications, from mass market Smart Home applications, to enterprise security, large scale Smart City applications and more. “This solution will allow users to easily connect cameras anywhere in the world directly to AWS and immediately benefit from the power of Agent Vi’s enterprise-grade video analytics. The deployment simplicity saves the need for local storage or any additional hardware or software, making this solution ideal for any market from Smart Home to Smart City,” commented Itsik Kattan, CEO of Agent Vi. The Agent Vi-VIVOTEK solution will be presented at ISC West on 11-13 April 2018 in Las Vegas, NV., USA Process video data in real-time “We are excited to be partnering with Agent Vi to bring this end-to-end solution of enabling VIVOTEK cameras to connect to AWS and transform them into intelligent devices with the help of Agent Vi’s powerful Deep Learning technology and analytics,” says David Liu, President of VIVOTEK USA, Inc. “VIVOTEK’s direct utilisation of Amazon Kinesis Video Streams allows our video analytics partners and developers to easily access and process video data in real-time anywhere in the world,” adds David Liu. The solution will be presented at ISC West on 11-13 April 2018 in Las Vegas, NV., USA, within the VIVOTEK booth, #12089.
VIVOTEK FD8134 fixed dome network camera played an integral role in the rescue operation Five years ago, a collapsed mine in Chile made news headlines around the world, once 33 miners were discovered to still be alive trapped 200 stories underground, the world became captivated by the rescue mission. Official and authorised film rights to the Chilean miner’s stories were sold, leading to the production of the movie which was released across Latin American in August and United States in November. VIVOTEK fixed dome network camera selected VIVOTEK’s fixed dome network camera played an integral role in the rescue operation and was able to connect the trapped miners to life above ground while rescue efforts were underway. VIVOTEK Distributor, Tecnologias IP LTDA recommended a vast selection of reliable cameras to aid in recovery endeavors, but it was ultimately the VIVOTEK FD8134 1MP fixed dome network camera that was selected. VIVOTEK’s FD8134 was lowered down to the miners through a small tube providing real-time surveillance while supplying video feeds to multiple points. This fix dome network camera was also installed onto the actual rescue capsules used to transport the miners above ground. With its built-in IR illuminator, the FD8134 was able to provide the rescue team and the media with clear footage of the miners living conditions, despite the lack of light 700 meters underground. Designed for use as an indoor network camera, the FD8134 was durable enough to withstand the harsh environment of the collapsed mine, where temperatures ranged from 32° to 34°C and relative humidity of 90%. With its H.264 high definition video quality and weighing in at only 479g, this camera was perfect for this mission. The FD8134 was able to provide the recovery team and the media with multiple video streams, thereby allowing simultaneous viewing at varying frame rates and resolutions as needed. Remote focus functionality In order to keep up with technology advancements, VIVOTEK has since improved the FD8134 by replacing it with FD836B-EHTV and FD9371-EHTV outdoor fixed dome network cameras. Both models feature robust IK10 and IP66-rated housing, WDR capability, remote focus functionality and offer a wide operating temperature range from -50°C to 50°C. In addition, FD836B-EHTV delivers 2-Megapixel resolution with a cost-effective performance. FD9371-EHTV, a 3-Megapixel outdoor fix dome camera, adopts the latest H.265 video compression technology with VIVOTEK’s Smart Stream II technology, which can reduce bandwidth and data storage demands by up to 80%. Moreover, VIVOTEK’s new models inherit FD8134’s clarity, reliability, reputation and will continue to provide uncompromised image quality with advanced camera functions. “With release of the movie the Chilean rescue mission is in the spotlight once again including the brave efforts of the rescue team, but most of all the 33 brave men who survived the long and torturous ordeal. VIVOTEK is proud to have had the opportunity to aid in this important rescue mission by being able to provide equipment that was durable, reliable and rugged enough to withstand the conditions,” said VIVOTEK USA President, David Liu.
The awards recognise phenomenal accomplishments of distributors, system integrators and partners across the nation VIVOTEK USA recently announced the winners of its prestigious Distributor and System Integrator Awards for 2014. The awards recognise phenomenal accomplishments of distributors, system integrators and partners across the nation. This year marks the first year VIVOTEK USA presented awards for exceptional sales, product knowledge, encouragement for future research and development, commitment to VIVOTEK's products and their ability to improve security. "It is of immense importance we honour and give credit when due. Allowing our partners to stand behind our company, delivering reliable products in a very competitive industry, we must recognise their achievements and contributions to our growth and success," said VIVOTEK USA President David Liu. Each year, VIVOTEK USA will acknowledge vendors based on outstanding sales, revenue, growth, support and feedback from regional sales managers. Winners were honoured in seven categories: The 2014 Distributor and System Integrator Award Recipients are: Distributor of the Year: WYNIT Outstanding Growth Distributor: SMC National Dealer/Partner of the Year - AISG, New York Regional Dealer/Partner of the Year: West - Utah Yamas Controls - Mike Evans, Salt Lake City, UT, Central - Duke Communications, Houston, TX, East - Complete Security, Marlboro, NJ Technology Partner of the Year: Exacq Manufacturer's Rep Firm of the Year: LRG Manufacturer's Rep Firm Sales Person of the Year: Matt Bryant of Security Solutions VIVOTEK Distribution Sales Manager Michael Schmitz said the notable winner of Distributor of the Year belongs to WYNIT. "We commend them for their efforts to support sales and their willingness to do whatever we need regarding MAP pricing." VIVOTEK National Sales Manager, Central division, Rob Salsman is assured Outstanding growth distributor honouree "SMC has provided growth over 200% from 2013 to 2014 with much more in the pipeline." "All of our cameras are integrated and their support team has been quick to respond to several integration issues. VIVOTEK definitely has more projects going on with Exacq in comparison to other partners," said VIVOTEK USA Sales Engineer Archimedes Mandap of Technology Partner of the Year favorite. "It is of immense importance we honour and give credit when due. Allowing our partners to stand behind our company, delivering reliable products in a very competitive industry" Regional Sales Manager David Taylor mentioned Manufacture's Rep Firm of the Year, "LRG has been key in the central region's growth and understands what being a brand partner is about. Comprehensively, LRG provides VIVOTEK a level of support that is unmatched and has a team of people directed by Chris Lanier, whom are all key resources to us." Southeast Regional Sales Manager Shane Nikov celebrated Manufacturer's Rep Firm Sales Person of the Year, Matt Bryant of Security Solutions. "Matt is by far the biggest asset that VIVOTEK has on the rep side of the business. He is constantly working beyond the 9-5 schedule and makes things happen. He has provided us with multiple opportunities with new and large dealers. On top of his commitment to VIVOTEK, Matt is always available and his Southeast region is continuously increasing year after year. He is a great partner and proponent of VIVOTEK USA." Winners will receive awards and be recognised for their achievements by mail. VIVOTEK USA congratulates all recipients of our 2014 Distributor and Integrator Awards. We are proud to be backed by such supportive, dedicated and successful individuals and partners who believe in our various solutions serving the IP surveillance industry.
David Liu joined VIVOTEK in 2006 and has demonstrated his ability over wide range of leadership positions in the company VIVOTEK recently announced the appointment of David Liu (Yui-Juin Liu) as VIVOTEK USA’s president effective June 30, 2014. Harry Hu, the former President, stepped down for personal reasons and plans to return with his family to Taiwan. “It has been an honour and pleasure to work with our management team and employees for the past 8 years.” said Harry Hu. “With a proven record of growing businesses and managing complex projects, David will lead VIVOTEK to the next level in our business. I’m confident that under his leadership, VIVOTEK will continue to expand its business and deliver tremendous value to our partners.” In the search for a new President, the Executive Board of VIVOTEK sought a candidate who could build on VIVOTEK’s leading position in IP surveillance and continue to accelerate its fast-growing business. “We had very specific criteria for our new President, and we were very strategic about finding the right person,” said Eddy Lan, VIVOTEK’s founder and Vice Chairman. “No one better understands the strength of VIVOTEK’s products and technology, which David clearly demonstrated during his role as the lead of R&D and Project Management. He also has a recognised ability to set strategy, lead large teams and drive growth and innovation at great scale.” “I am honoured to have been chosen by the board to lead VIVOTEK USA into the next exciting era of the Company,” said David Liu. “VIVOTEK’s focus in product and technology development has helped to establish us as a leader in IP surveillance, and I look forward to working with our executive team and our employees in driving growth for our Company.” David Liu has a very outstanding academic background and specialises in Telecommunication Engineering. David Liu joined VIVOTEK in 2006 and has demonstrated his ability over a wide range of leadership positions in the company. He is extremely experienced in product customisation, project consultancy, training, customer relationship. Since 2012, he has served as the lead of project management and has had key roles in winning large scale complex projects in global markets.