Mr. Li Ke
The ‘Enjoy Smart Life’ imou Brand Launch Conference was held in Beijing, where industry experts, imou primary partners, and user representatives gathered together to witness the launch of imou and the new brand image it delivers. The conference also demonstrated new AI products and ‘1+N+X’ concept. As a Dahua Technology’s brand for consumer IoT products, imou is based on the ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ framework, focussing on a brand new strategy for the global market to provide high-quality products & services for consumers. President of Dahua Technology, Mr. Li Ke, gave his opening remarks to the conference, proposing that imou will be based on the ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ new smart city framework, which is supported by full-sensing, full intelligence, full-computing, and full-ecosystem capabilities. It focusses on satisfying a diverse range of user scenarios for the global consumer market, providing values and services to end users together with its partners in the value chain. Utilising smart technologies for home security The name imou’s core meaning is that it utilises smart technologies to protect everyone in your home At the conference, Ms. Lai Zhen, a senior consulting analyst from iResearch Consulting Shanghai, shared the China IoT and Home Security Industry Report, which particularly points out that “Under the leadership of technologies such as face recognition, intelligent video analytics, and front-end computing capabilities, home security is positioned to be the most promising area to experience a market breakout. Currently, China’s home security market has just taken its first steps, and the ‘key’ for success is to identify the real user needs at different scenarios.” Mr. Xie Yun, Vice President of Hangzhou Huacheng Network Technology Co., Ltd., presented the brand meaning of imou. As a response to the strategic engagement with the global consumer market, as well as the development towards intelligent and connected Home, the brand formerly known as Lechange is upgraded with its new English name, imou. The name imou’s core meaning is that it utilises smart technologies to protect everyone in your home and save the memorable moments of your life, bringing an all-round real-time companion to convey happiness to your beloved ones. The conference also launched a new brand slogan, ‘Enjoy Smart Life’, which is set to allow everyone to enjoy safety, freedom, and happiness in their daily life. imou K8 AI Face Recognition Smart Lock The conference saw the launch of many heavyweight high-tech products, among which there was the imou K8 AI Face Recognition Smart LockThe conference also featured the release of the imou Cloud ‘1+N+X’ concept, which uses 1 imou Cloud platform, N-types of application scenarios, and enables third parties to develop more X-type applications using intelligent analytics based on IoT big data to better satisfy users, make life more convenient, and make business smarter. The conference also saw the launch of many new heavyweight high-tech products, among which there was the highly anticipated imou K8 AI Face Recognition Smart Lock, which uses security industry-level AI face recognition technology to achieve intelligent face-based unlocking, allowing users to bid farewell to keys, free their hands, and enjoy more relaxed lives. In addition, the release of the imou Wire-Free Security System also received strong attention. With just a 5-hour charge, its camera can last 6 months, ‘freeing’ the camera and allowing it to realise ‘full wire-free’ operation, thus providing users with increased convenience. At the conference, imou held a brand launch ceremony, in which Dahua President, Mr. Li Ke, Dahua Vice President, Mr. Ying Yong, Director of Industry Research at iResearch Consulting Shanghai, Mr. Xu Fanlei, and top-performing partner representative Mr. Zhang Jingquan were in attendance to kick off the event. imou partners and fans witnessed this shining moment together. Provides open cloud capabilities The system provides open cloud capabilities to allow third-party application developers to explore more scenario-based applicationsThe successful convening of the ‘Enjoy Smart Life’ imou brand launch conference represents imou as Dahua Technology’s consumer brand, which caters to the global consumer smart IoT market with imou Cloud, intelligent hardware, and intelligent technologies at its core. In addition to providing user scenario-focused smart IoT services to homes, shops, and SMBs, the system also provides open cloud capabilities to allow third-party application developers to explore more scenario-based applications, aiming for a strong partnership in creating smart IoT ecosystem. During the final media interview segment, questions were asked about the imou brand strategy, domestic and overseas business development, industry applications, and other areas. The imou management team, Hangzhou Huacheng Network Technology Co., Ltd.’s Deputy General Manager, Mr. Xie Yun, Marketing Director, Mr. Wang Yanbo, Overseas Business Director, Mr. Chen Le, took the stage to answer questions. In the future, imou is committed to using the latest smart technologies to bring more surprises to our lives.
Dahua Technology hosted its ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ Launch Conference at Damei Center in Beijing, China. At the conference, business representatives, industry experts, as well as security and mass media witnessed the unveiling of the Dahua Heart of City (HOC) New Smart City Framework, as well as the release of Dahua Technology’s latest cutting-edge technologies, which fully demonstrated the leadership of the Dahua HOC in empowering smart industry transformation. Dahua Chairman of the Board, Mr. Fu Liquan, took the stage to make the event’s opening remarks, and expressed gratitude to guests and media friends in attendance on behalf of Dahua Technology. Through deep analysis and understanding of city operations, Dahua Technology has again welcomed an important strategic milestone. Security network architecture Dahua Technology is setting out with the big picture in mind, redefining a new start by releasing its ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ strategy Mr. Fu Liquan expressed that through the experience and deep knowledge gained in setting the national standards for smart cities as well as hundreds of city projects around the country, Dahua Technology is now perfectly equipped with the capabilities of top-level planning and detailed designing for smart cities. This year, Dahua Technology is setting out with the big picture in mind, redefining a new start by releasing its ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ strategy. The strategy gathers together the company’s strong technological innovations, top-level security network architecture, and operation services capabilities, while forming end-to-end solutions with supporting technologies such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, IoT, within all areas of smart city operations, to promote development of smart city, thus enabling city operations to become smarter, and satisfying a city life that calls for high quality. Use of AI in smart city construction Later on, deputy director of the National Digitisation Standardisation Committee for Intelligent Buildings and Residential Communities, Mr. Zhang Yonggang, shared the support and guidance that smart city standardisation has brought to urban construction, and explained the significance of artificial intelligence in the construction of smart cities. In Mr. Zhang Yonggang’s view, Dahua Technology has brought tremendous innovation and progress to the development of the industry. The release of the ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ strategy has provided new ideas and development connotations for the construction of smart cities in China, which will raise the curtains on gaining applications for its new smart city framework, and has important practical significance in building jointly established, constructed, and shared smart cities. Smart city framework Dahua HOC will act as a heart that is capable of sensing a city’s pulse and data, while driving healthy city development" In order to give everyone a more in-depth understanding of ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’, President of Dahua Technology, Mr. Li Ke, made a detailed interpretation. ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ is a smart city development engine supported by Full Sensing, Full Intelligence, Full Computing, and Full Ecosystem (4 Full) capabilities. It realises the construction of a ‘1 platform, 2 centres, N applications’ (1+2+N) new smart city framework for application at the city, industry, and commercial level. Mr. Li Ke said, “All of Dahua Technology’s future solutions and business systems will be built around the 1+2+N architecture to improve and enhance its end-to end solution capabilities.” He also stated that, “The Dahua HOC not only focuses on the ‘4 Full’ capabilities of products and solutions, but also gives the network ‘4 Full’ capabilities from a global perspective, thus driving professional, efficient, and intelligent operation. We hope that as the engine of cities and industry, Dahua HOC will act as a heart that is capable of sensing a city’s pulse and data, while driving healthy city development.” Intelligent networking capabilities The subsequent unveiling ceremony of the ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ strategy pushed the atmosphere to a climax. Dahua Chairman, Mr. Fu Liquan, and Dahua President, Mr. Li Ke jointly initiated the launch ceremony, and the ‘Dahua Heart of City (HOC)’ was officially released. At Security China, and with the support of HOC’s Full Sensing, Full Intelligence, Full Computing, and Full Ecosystem capabilities, Dahua Technology has brought dozens of new technologies, products, and solutions to the industry. Mr. Yang Bin, Vice President of the Dahua Technology R&D Center, said that Dahua Technology will always build sensing systems around real-life customer scenarios, continually deepening the computing and intelligent networking capabilities within its products and solutions to maximise value delivered to customers. Multidimensional IoT Sensing Dahua will promote application of AI technology by releasing its AI series Dual 4MP Super Starlight Bullet / Dome integrated camera In order to achieve continuous, all-weather multidimensional IoT sensing, Dahua will promote the comprehensive application of AI technology by releasing its AI series Dual 4MP Super Starlight Bullet / Dome integrated camera. With the use of multi-spectral imaging technology, combined with Dahua Technology’s self-developed splicing algorithms for excellent low-lighting effects, the camera provides a complete color imaging experience. The AI series 6400W Multi-Sensor Panoramic Network Camera + PTZ Camera can not only achieve full-scene distribution analysis of crowds and traffic density, but also uses an AI dome to achieve the capture of details for facial feature analysis, behaviour analysis, etc., at ultra-long distances. Intelligent security inspection In the field of intelligent security inspection, Dahua has launched AI series all-in-one intelligent inspection system & intelligent X-ray inspection server, which support the identification of guns, knives, liquids, sprays, and electronic products. It also supports features such as the linking of people to their bags, image searching, and playback, revolutionising the current methods for security checks. In order to solve the complicated deploying issue of software platform and intelligentisation experienced during the application of artificial intelligence projects, Dahua Technology has launched the AI series Smart 7016 platform, which integrates intelligence, management, storage, and forwarding into a single platform that supports an up to 100,000 face image library and 64 video stream channels or 160 facial image comparisons per second, which accelerates the realisation of intelligent industry applications. Video centric IoT Dahua management answered each question, giving the media a better understanding of Dahua Technology and Dahua HOC In addition, Dahua Technology has comprehensively deployed video structuring solutions, launching its AI series structured server and video cloud big data platform to satisfy next generation city level intelligent application scenarios. The creation of this series of products, technologies, and solutions completely supports the realisation of Dahua HOC. During the final media interview segment, the media asked questions pertaining to the strategic considerations behind Dahua HOC, how Dahua HOC smart police affairs solution helps police enhance their effectiveness, and the status of Dahua Technology’s development within the overseas market. Dahua management answered each question, giving the media a better understanding of Dahua Technology and Dahua HOC. Dahua will continue into the future by working together with its upstream and downstream partners and broad customer base across the globe to jointly create a new era of video centric IoT.
Dahua Technology USA Inc., a subsidiary of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., a global provider of video-centric IoT solutions, announced that Wayne Hurd has been named Vice President of Sales, North America. In his new executive management role as Vice President of Sales, Mr. Hurd will be responsible for leading the North American sales team at a time of record growth for the Company in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Hurd is a highly regarded and experienced veteran of the security industry. He most recently served as Vice President of Distribution Sales for the security products division of FLIR Systems Inc. Prior to joining FLIR in 2012 as part of a business acquisition, Mr. Hurd served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Digimerge Technologies, a division of Lorex Technology, offering commercial security solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. Mr. Hurd joined Dahua in February 2018 as part of Dahua Technology’s acquisition of FLIR’s Digimerge and Lorex businesses Experience in security industry Mr. Hurd was a founding member of the Digimerge division in 2003 and instrumental to its growth and development. Mr. Hurd began his career with a progression of sales roles of increasing responsibility with a set of related companies — Sentrol, SLC Technologies and Interlogix. He joined Dahua in February 2018 as part of Dahua Technology’s acquisition of FLIR’s Digimerge and Lorex businesses. “I am excited to work for a dynamic company that boasts such a talented group of sales professionals,” said Mr. Hurd. “Dahua Technology is a leading edge technology company with more than 6,000 engineers committed to putting us at the forefront of the security industry. The unique combination of technology and people at Dahua offers tremendous growth potential.” “We are pleased to welcome Wayne as Dahua USA’s new Vice President of Sales,” said Mr. Li Ke, Chief Executive Officer of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. “Wayne brings ample experience in the security industry and we look forward to his contributions at Dahua.”
Dahua Technology, a global solutions provider in the video surveillance industry, presented ‘AI Creates Value’ during the International Security Conference and Expo (ISC West) to top security professionals on April 11. Dahua President Ke Li opened the keynote speech by expressing gratitude to all guests as well as to Dahua’s global network of partners and customers. James Wang, deputy general manager of Dahua overseas business, and Adam Burns, general manager of IoT vision solutions at Intel, were the keynote speakers. Burns spoke about the trends in AI technology, while Wang defined the challenges of big data, the value of cognitive analytics, the increasing business intelligence opportunities, the expanding possibilities for improved business operations, and the system architecture components that make all of this possible.The evolution from video to vision makes surveillance more connected, intelligent and autonomous" AI-powered security technologies "Innovation has been the persistent force behind Dahua’s technology development,” said Ke Li. “Dahua will continue to lead the application of AI in the security industry, becoming a world-leading video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider that enables a safer society and smarter living.” “There have been several noteworthy advancements in AI in intelligence, computing, ecosystem and sensing,” said James Wang. “Dahua AI-powered security technologies mitigate the data challenges in physical security solutions like low processing efficiency, isolated data and massive data. Dahua AI security solutions, when applied to applications like retail, traffic management, logistics and warehousing, can boost business intelligence and performance, creating true value for physical security industry.” “It’s been years since Dahua and Intel started their cooperation,” said Adam Burns. “The evolution from video to vision makes surveillance more connected, intelligent and autonomous. Intel AI solutions, including Movidius, Intel FPGA and nervana, drive intelligence in the camera, at the edge and in the cloud, enabling various vision-based intelligent analytics and the expansion of vision to all IoT markets.” DeepSense Series Wang also introduced the Dahua DeepSense series, a suite of products that adopt state-of-the-art AI-deep learning technology, which will be released during 2018 H1. Dahua DeepSense series, including network (PTZ) cameras, network video recorders, servers, etc., supports various kinds of security solutions with an array of advanced capabilities including human characteristics analysis, face recognition, ANPR, metadata collection and analysis, people counting, image search, facial flow, traffic incident detection and traffic data statistics. Beyond seeing the world, the power of AI-deep learning allows devices to understand it in a better way, offering higher flexibility and accuracy for end-users and more business opportunities for Dahua customers and partners.
Dahua Technology, a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, held a new product launch & press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Shenzhen, one day before the grand opening of the 16th China Public Security Expo (CPSE 2017). Mr. Fu Liquan, Chairman of the Board At the press conference, Dahua Chairman, Mr. Fu Liquan, together with Dahua CEO, Mr. Li Ke, and Dahua VP, Mr. Michael Chen, Mr. Zhang Xingming, and Mr. Zhang Wei, held an in-depth dialogue with well-known industry experts, business elites and customers represented by Professor Jin Cheng, doctoral supervisor of Fudan University, Mr. Zhang Yu, CTO, IoT Department of Intel China and Deputy Captain Long Haiyong, command police brigade of the Traffic Police Detachment of Liuzhou City Public Security Bureau, Guangxi Province. They discussed how to capitalise on the rise of artificial intelligence, which led to the thoughts of industrial ecosystem. Chairman Mr. Fu Liquan said: “Thanks to the support of customers and partners, Dahua has established core competency in video centric technologies. Let’s strengthen our partnership, focus on Artificial Intelligence and build an Industrial Ecosystem to capitalise on the emerging trend together.” "Thanks to the support of customers and partners, Dahua has established core competency in video centric technologies" Mr. Fu Liquan started by extending his gratitude to all guests and Dahua partners and customers all over the world. It is with their trust and support that Dahua has achieved so much. Era of smart IoT Throughout the years, Dahua has insisted on innovation-driven development and has successfully accomplished the transition from analogue to digital HD and to intelligent video. From products to solutions then to operating services, Dahua has made remarkable achievements. Facing the unprecedented opportunity presented by the era of smart IoT, Dahua has been building up core capabilities, exploring adjacent technologies and business sectors, and integrating the business value chain. Dahua technology, as a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, will pragmatically drive the implementation of new technologies to help customers to take advantage of the market transition. Dahua will further consolidate and enhance its position in smart city and commercial markets, make a full-scale entry to the consumer market, promote the development of the Dahua brand overseas, and establish a global sales and service infrastructure. Dahua will partner with leading companies in the respective territory to form an industrial ecosystem focus on AI technology and the implementation in smart IoT, to meet the technical and business challenges brought by the disruptive innovation in the era of Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence technology has achievedthe automatic recognitionand analysis of image data A new frontier in artificial intelligence During the event, Fudan University Professor Jin Cheng indicated that high definition video surveillance is a key source of data used in city security, using the case of security coverage for large-scale international events. Artificial intelligence technology has achieved the automatic recognition and analysis of image data. And this is only the beginning – future artificial intelligence will evolve from sensing and perception to cognition and complete intelligence, finally culminating in the arrival of creative intelligence. Intel has recently released its newest 10nm chip. Mr. Zhang Yu explained that the security industry is becoming an important field in artificial intelligence industrialization driven by the development trends in artificial intelligence technology. Based on the strengths of its chip technology, Intel is developing long-term partnerships with global security industry players such as Dahua, to collaborate in the enablement of a “thinking” smart city. Liuzhou city is a national role model for city traffic management. Captain Long Haiyong presented the development and current application of Liuzhou’s intelligent traffic management system, illustrated how innovative Dahua technologies such as automatic capture, smart recognition, and big data have promoted the informatisation of the police work, which has played an important role in the enhancement of city traffic management capabilities. Artificial intelligence drives the future In the new product release session, Mr. Zhang Xingming, Dahua VP, General Manager of Dahua R&D Center, articulated the fundamental changes brought by AI in terms of improving business productivity and transforming business value. Dahua is going to drive the industry transformation by building a “Cloud Ecosystem for Smart Future” Future artificial intelligence will evolve from sensing and perception to cognition and complete intelligence “Cloud Ecosystem” is tightly coupled with Dahua Video Cloud, which creates value for customers by proactively working with strategic partners to deliver end-to-end total solutions. In face of the challenges posed by the smart IoT era, Dahua Video Cloud has released its line of smart storage products which integrate intelligence with cloud storage and video surveillance platform technologies into a single product. Dahua’s transportation big data platform can predict the status of traffic 15 minutes into the future, achieving traffic status analysis and optimising traffic signal management. Dahua’s multidimensional big data platform merges video, RFID, facial, vehicle, and other types of data, and creates complete individual profiles in real time according to factors such as space and time, social relationship, and other characteristics. Dahua has also released Magic Cube, which transforms Dahua Video Cloud capabilities into a microservice capable of achieving unified app store publishing, unified management, and unified interface. It enables its partners to develop a complete solution in much shorter time. Dahua seamlessly integrates cloud and edge computing to redefine “end-to-end computing” in the era of AI Four factors of smart future “Smart Future” is exerting full power in four factors: computing, intelligence, sensing and ecosystem, to promote industrial upgrading and transformation. Dahua seamlessly integrates cloud and edge computing to redefine “end-to-end computing” in the era of AI. Dahua’s “DeepSense” AI-powered product series is based upon the advantages of edge computing, such as narrow bandwidth, low latency, high security, good reliability and low cost. “Sharp eye” all-in-1 camera adopts MOVIDIUS solution, realizing full scale capture of details and supporting real-time comparison of 8 face attributes and 8 body characteristics in a database up to 1 million records. The “Smart” series of traffic camera is the world’s first to use global shutter CMOS and the industry’s biggest 9 Mega pixel sensor. “DeepSense” series NVR uses NVIDIA TX1 and INTEL FPGA solution to realise fusion analysis, comparison, retrieval and storage, supporting 32-channel real-time video structuring and real-time comparison of a 100,000-face database. “DeepSense” series video structure server uses NVIDIA P4 solution, supporting 192 real-time video structuring and 256-channel real-time comparison of a 100 million-face database. Dahua has also launched its first AI-powered smart X-ray detection server, which automatically identifies control items such as knives, umbrellas, batteries, and liquids, realising a substantial increase in detection rate and reduction in operating costs. Portrait big data Portrait big data has also launched, which uses the time and space information of a target person’s trajectory and face attribute to identify people accompanying the target. Human body posture analysis adopts joint point positioning technology to achieve non-face people detection and search. The newly-launched ultra-high-resolution “Guardian” panoramic series has a maximum resolution of 32 Mega Pixels. It utilises innovative stitching fusion technology to solve the technical problem of monitoring super large scenes. The Aurora camera series adopts SONY 4.63μm starlight big pixel technology and multi-spectral imaging technology. In the field of coaxial HD, Dahua has launched HDCVI 4.0, which supports 4K real-time transmission, audio high fidelity and integrated IoT sensing technology Innovative fusion algorithm is used to calibrate colour signal and brightness signal of each spectrum for noise reduction and to perform image fusion processing. It realises over 20 times enhancement of the low-light imaging performance, subverting the colour imaging visual experience in the lowest illumination. In the field of coaxial HD, Dahua has launched HDCVI 4.0, which supports 4K real-time transmission, audio high fidelity and integrated IoT sensing technology. Advanced converged architecture Most importantly, Mr. Zhang introduced Dahua’s advanced converged architecture X80 product which converges computer, switch, storage, AI computation, and business logic in a single box. It supports 130 million person/day face modelling, 800 channels of real time video structuring, 20 billion people/second real time face comparison to meet the needs of metropolitan of up to 10 million population. It reduces power consumption by 40% and space occupation by 60%. It is undoubtedly “the strongest thinking machine” for smart cities, smart businesses, and smart living. Dahua’s leadership team took to the stage to address questions from the press surrounding Dahua’s plan to embrace challenges brought by AI, strategic resources placement, new business development and overseas business targets in the next year. Dahua will continue to focus on technology innovation to drive growth, with its core competency in “audio, visual, smart, control” to help improve city safety, business productivity and a good experience of smart living for consumers. With a mission of “Enabling a safer society and smarter living”, Dahua will continue to focus on “Innovation, Quality, and Service”, to serve partners and customers around the world. Note: Some products are not available in all countries and districts at the time of launch.