Hikvision has become an Official Sponsor of Dutch top tier football club Ajax. As part of the agreement, the company is building an innovative showcase in the field of camera technology with the club. Both in the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam and on the club’s training grounds – the ‘Sport Complex of the Future’. Together with the Ajax Performance Team, ground-breaking monitoring of training and soccer matches will be carried out using Hikvision cameras in partnership with software from video analysis experts Game On. This powerful combination will deliver even better analyses, in turn further improving the game. Need for real-time feedback There are various challenges facing performance coaches, like Max Reckers, Ajax’s Performance Technologist. “Firstly there are physical issues, like where to position a camera. There’s not enough space on the midline, and mounting cameras on training ground poles make them too close to get a good view. There’s also the question of manpower, since a camera operator (or operators) would be needed constantly. Existing analysis tools are too time-consuming and their process is not flexible enough. They also don’t provide real-time feedback."To overcome these challenges, a solution was needed that provides a 180 degree view covering the whole playing field To overcome these challenges, a solution was needed that provides a 180 degree view covering the whole playing field. It would also be necessary to be able to track the players accurately as they crisscross the pitch. In order to achieve these things, a camera would need to be placed near the field, in a suitable vantage point, and the system would need to work seamlessly with software to track the players and allows in-match and post-match analysis. Collaboration for effective analysis Performance managers like Reckers can do effective analysis and are able to present interesting findings, a recording facility is vital, and clarity of image is always a plus when dealing with such a fast-paced game with various moving elements! Within Ajax we are always looking for the best solution that provides the best analysis tool. The solution came through collaboration – Hikvision cameras and Game On analysis software. A 24MP PanoVu camera was installed, both in all training pitches at the ‘Sport Complex of the Future’ and the main Ajax stadium in Amsterdam. The cameras were positioned so that the whole pitch could be seen – possible due to the panoramic nature of the camera. These cameras also provide very clear images – with four lenses of 6MP each, making a total of 24MP – one of the highest definition PanoVu cameras in the industry. The cameras have a frame per second rate of 30, meaning that nothing will be missed.Game On’s software adds a ‘virtual PTZ’ function which allows the software to zoom into specific players and track them on the field Detailed pitch view The normal image from a PanoVu camera is slightly bent – or ‘warped’ - so specialised software from Game On and TNO came into play to stitch the streams from the four lenses together to complete the full detailed view of the entire pitch. This software also 'dewarps' the images, further improving it. Game On’s software adds a ‘virtual PTZ’ function which allows the software to zoom into specific players and track them on the field. The NVR applied to the solution brings full flexibility, allowing operators to save the images. This also means that previous images and recordings can be easily retrieved. The combination of cutting-edge Hikvision technology and the latest software from Game On allows Ajax to track players across the pitch, both in training and matches. This will really make a big difference to the way Ajax sees its games, and advises its players to become even more competitive – hopefully with the knock-on effect of making on of the most popular spectator sports become even more exciting. Simplifying analysis Reckers added: “We are amazed by the Hikvision technologies which we recently have implemented at our training ground and stadium. The PanoVu camera is opening an entirely new world for us in the world of Performance Analysis. Being able to capture the full pitch at high resolution is simplifying our analysis process so much. Being able to provide real-time feedback to coaches and players empowers us even more.” Derek Yang, President of Hikvision Europe, says: “This is an interesting project for us because it shows a whole new application for our technologies. Working with Ajax, TNO and Game On has been a revelation, and we’re thrilled that Hikvision’s cameras could play such a central part in this sports solution. We are now looking to the future and are planning to use the cameras to detect goals and to predict the best way to pass the ball.”
Hikvision, global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is pleased to announce that its DarkFighterX camera (iDS-2DF8225IH-A) has won a GIT Award 2018 in Category C – CCTV, Video Security. DarkFighterX Camera's capabilities The camera, which was launched earlier this year in Europe, is the next level of night surveillance and an upgrade of Hikvision’s DarkFighter technology. The technology can provide colourful, sharp images right down to the lowest light levels – in fact to 0.001 lux. This takes colour to the max by taking inspiration from the way the human eye works. Eyes use different cells to collect colour and brightness information, which the brain then merges. The DarkFighterX cameras take information from an IR sensor (for brightness) and information from a visible light sensor (for colour) and combines them to provide the best of both worlds – one bright full-colour image. Night and IR video surveillance The awards are given by GIT Security, one of the widest read security magazines in Europe The camera is at the cutting edge of security technology and are particularly useful in applications that require 24h full-colour images, like cities - streets, squares and parks; outdoors - rivers and forests; and transportation – railways and ports. The awards are given by GIT Security, one of the widest read security magazines in Europe. Because winners are voted on, the award is independent, meaning that the product was chosen by readers of the magazine and website – in other words, industry players. Derek Yang, Hikvision’s President, EU, said: “We are thrilled to receive this award as we are constantly striving to develop products that are high quality and fit for purpose. This is especially relevant to us as it represents the voice of readers of GIT Security – our customers.”
The new Hikvision office is also equipped with much larger demonstration and training areas Hikvision, the global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, announces the opening of a new European Head Office and Logistics Centre in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Greater space for employees, warehouse storage and demonstrations The new European Head Office occupies a total space of over 2000 square metres, giving Hikvision the capacity to accommodate more employees, and providing more warehouse space for storage. The end result is that the company is able to immediately provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive product solutions for its European customers. The new office is also equipped with much larger demonstration and training areas, where customers can see and learn about cutting-edge technologies from Hikvision. Strengthening customer relationships Derek Yang, General Manager at Hikvision Europe, says, “The opening of our new European Head Office and Logistics Centre is the culmination of six years of resounding success, with year on year figures consistently reaching over 50% growth. With this extensive growth, the need for extension of office and warehouse space has become more and more significant. “We appreciate the continued support from our customers over the years. The expansion aims to further strengthen those relationships, providing more efficient local sales and support for them. We are looking forward to a bright future ahead.” Yang commented. Hikvision Europe is the current market leader in the video surveillance industry, with five local branch offices in Italy, France, Spain, UK and Poland. The company plans to expand further in the future to better serve local markets. The move to the new building was completed on March 29th 2016. The address for the new European head office is: Dirk Storklaan 3, 2132 PX Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
18th edition of Secutech took place from 28 – 30 April 2015 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Insightful fringe activities covered wide spectrum of industry sectors One of the most influential international exhibitions for security professionals, Secutech, successfully concluded its 2015 edition on a high note. Organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, the 18th edition of Secutech utilised 35,875 square metre of exhibition space from 28 – 30 April 2015 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. A total of 485 companies from 19 countries and regions gathered to showcase a wide variety of ground-breaking technologies and products. By covering everything from access control, fire & safety, info security and IP surveillance, to HD transmission, smart home, software and storage, the fair offered a holistic platform for international professionals to connect with manufacturers, OEMs and security enterprises to facilitate trade and partnership. Commenting on the show’s result, Mr. Parson Lee, Manager Director for the organiser said: “We have received an astounding number of 26,229 visitors from 82 countries and regions. The year marked the debut of SMAhome Expo, a special zone featuring a line-up of over 150 home automation experts and international standards. The enriched profile of Secutech has received acclaims and unfaltering support from the industry for further streamlining sourcing and developing opportunities for broadening the business scope and network. I am confident that the show will continue to serve as a first-choice platform for industry players to unveil the latest trends and innovations in the global market.” Participants praised the ample opportunities offered at the fair To many world-class brands, Secutech is an important event for launching new innovations, networking and conducting industry research. "We have received an astounding number of 26,229 visitors from 82 countries & regions" Industry giant Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd from China is one of the loyal supporters and they launched their latest safety building solutions and two series of smart cameras, the lighter fighter and dark fighter, at Secutech 2015. The company has generated over 200 business leads with professional buyers from Taiwan, Japan, India and some countries from the Middle East and Europe in just two days. Mr. Derek Yang, Asia General Manager for the company shared: “Secutech is highly recognised by the global industry and of significant international influence. We have met many visitors who are knowledgeable. They have purchasing authority. I am glad they are very much interested in our new features after viewing the demonstration. Like always we have good results and will definitely exhibit at the show again.” Echoing Mr. Derek Yang was Ms. Stacey Lien, Department Manager, International Sales Department 2 of another market leader, Vivotek Inc. from Taiwan. The company has picked Secutech as a platform for launching its brand new L2 Vivocam PoE Switch, the world’s first PoE switch with IP surveillance management function. Ms. Lien said: “The new product launch is successful since we are able to reach a lot of system integrators and end users, and interact with them to learn more about their feedback and comments. We take part at Secutech every year and it never ceases to amaze us. It is Taiwan’s most leading platform for the security industry.” State-of-the-art storage solutions Leading brands in data storage reflected similar sentiments. Featuring their state-of-the-art storage solutions, including cloud storage, SSDs and HDDs, Toshiba Electronic Components Taiwan Corporation’s Storage Products Div. Associate Senior Manager, Ms. Jenny Yang commented: “Though Toshiba is a renowned brand we are pretty new to the security sector, we are here to promote our brand to international industry players at Secutech. We have received inquiries from local and overseas visitors from Dubai and the Middle East. They are mainly system integrators, distributors and end-users. We are satisfied with the result so far.” Acknowledging the surging demand for security-related devices in the current smart home market, many enterprises are diversifying their business scopes to capture the potential. Mr. Chris Hsu, Global Marketing Manager of Merit Lilin Ent. Co Ltd mentioned: “Secutech is the only show in Taipei that covers the entire professional security industry. That is why we must come to participate. We are pleased that it is now highlighting the smart home industry. We have launched a digital home automation solution which easily and efficiently manages cameras and other home appliances. So far they are well received in Europe and America and we think it is the right time to promote it in Asia. Therefore we are here with our display to get in touch with distributors, system integrators and even end-users who look for products for some particular projects.” "Secutech is the only show in Taipei that covers the entire professional security industry" Whether visitors were searching for new and exciting security products to sell to consumers, or innovative solutions to apply to upcoming projects, they were treated to a wealth of options at the 2015 show. Complete series of products and flexibility to customise First-time visitor, Mr. Mario Sergio L Machado of Telematica Sistemas Intelligentes Ltd a, a hardware manufacturer from Brazil, was here to look for high-quality CMS and VMS. He was amazed by the result and said: “Just in one day I have met over 10 companies who are interested in the Brazilian market. Besides good quality, they are offering a complete series of products and flexibility to customise what we require. There are possibilities that we will cooperate with them. As recommended by my friends, Secutech is the most important trade fair for the manufacturers in the security industry.” Distributor from India, Mr. Maqsood D Shaikh, Director of Innovative Ideals & Services (India) Pvt Ltd, came to the fair particularly for smart home products. He stated: “Secutech as well as the SMAhome Expo are informative and helpful for seeing new suppliers and vendors with the latest technologies. I have requested most of the participating suppliers to provide samples for testing in the Indian market. We are likely to cooperate in the future. I would love to visit the show again to fetch new technologies and vendors next year.” Mr. Arnon Kulawongvanich, General Manager of Bangkok Oa Coms Company Ltd joined an exclusive 1-on-1 business matching programme and had a fruitful result. He mentioned: “Secutech is a very committed show ever year in terms of numbers of suppliers, brands and technology showcases. The business matching is an excellent individual activity which allows me to discuss with my potential suppliers easily and in a timely fashion.” Growth of Secutech with pleasing product categorisation Fellow visitor, Mr. Chua Peng Tian, Group CEO for ADP Securegroup Pte Ltd from Singapore, the reputable supplier of security solutions and services in Asia is no stranger to the show. He shared: “I witnessed the growth of the fair and am pleased with its product categorisation now. As always, I am able to look at new products and solutions which can be implemented for my company’s projects. Secutech is an exceptional event which I visit regularly to keep myself up-to-date with the industry advancement and innovations.” Mr. Michael Perdue, Manager Operations for Skycover Inc. from the USA came halfway around the world to source at the show. He said: “Exhibitor’s quality is high because many of them are key brands. Secutech is absolutely the leading and international trade fair for our industry in Taiwan. I will definitely recommend this show to my industry friends.” Alongside Secutech 2015, a total of 140 seminar & conference sessions were held Insightful fringe activities covered wide spectrum of industry sectors Alongside Secutech 2015, a total of 140 seminar and conference sessions were held over the three-day run. The programme aimed to increase knowledge between professionals and provide a multi-cultural look at how emerging security challenges were being handled around the world. One of the highlights of the show was the first edition of SMAhome International Conference. Leading brands and global standard associations were featured to assist industry players to understand the market condition and explore future trends in the industry. One of the guest speakers, Mr. Tobin Richardson, President and CEO of ZigBee Alliance introduced ZigBee global standards on smart home products and the benefits to the entire industry. He stated: “We are really impressed with the attendees of the conference, particularly at our session, questions asked and also the conversation we had indicate the people here have a good understanding of what is relevant for consumers, as well as what is important in global standards and certification programmes. I am looking forward to building on good relationships that started here. I also recommend the show to our Alliance members since they will be able to see what is available in the Taiwan market and the global manufacturers that are utilising the show to demonstrate all their products and services.” Mr. Simon Fan, Sales Manager, Shenzhen Jiayun Intelligent Technology Co Ltd attended the event. He shared: “The conference has added huge value to my experience as an exhibitor here. The content of presentations is highly relevant to my business since my company specialises in cloud storage and home automation technologies. I have acquired detailed information of new smart home products and applications. The session was interactive and both fellow audiences and speakers are knowledgeable of the market conditions in Asia. The presentation followed by discussion was thought-provoking and rewarding. It offered us an invaluable chance to exchange ideas and network with each other.” Other complimentary activities included GDSF Asia, Secutech Excellence Award and Composec Conference.