VIVOTEK, a globally renowned IP surveillance solution provider, held its 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting and elected new Board of Directors. The nine new Directors elected to VIVOTEK’s Board of Directors are Bill Lo, Simon Chang, Judy Wang, Zoe Cherng, Owen Chen, Eddy Lan, Ji-Ren Lee, Sin-Hui Yen, and Chung-Yang (Ric) Huang. VIVOTEK Board of Directors Three of those elected, Ji-Ren Lee, Sin-Hui Yen, and Chung-Yang (Ric) Huang are independent directors. VIVOTEK also held the first meeting of the Board of Directors. The board elected Mr. Bill Lo, the General Manager of Delta Building Automation Business Group as VIVOTEK’s new Chairman. This new team will carry out leadership of VIVOTEK while enhancing corporate governance The VIVOTEK operation team includes: Chairman Mr. Bill Lo; President Mr. Alex Liao; Executive Vice President of Brand Business Group, Mr. William Ku; and Executive Vice President of ODM Business Group, Mr. Gordon Chen. This new team will carry out leadership of VIVOTEK while enhancing corporate governance and achieving long-term sustainability for the Company. Development of IP surveillance systems The former Chairman Mr. Owen Chen founded VIVOTEK Inc. in 2000, building on his profound experiences in Telecommunication research and development. Under Mr. Chen’s leadership, VIVOTEK moved from technology licensing to the development of IP surveillance systems and focused on 3 core technologies: video, voice, and communication. He insisted that research, development, design and manufacture all take place in Taiwan and developed practices of Own Brand Manufacture (OBM) and Own Design Manufacture (ODM) from the outset. Expanding global footprint Under his leadership of over the past two decades, VIVOTEK held its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, expanded its global footprint into over 116 countries and established branch offices in 6 countries. With deep roots in Taiwan, VIVOTEK has grown into a global company of 1000 employees. The Company has ranked as Taiwan’s top IP surveillance company and is the only Taiwanese company among the top 20 in the global security market. Global IP surveillance market Facing the fierce competition of globalisation, the company decided to partner with Delta Electronics in 2017" With regards to VIVOTEK’s long history in the field, Mr. Owen Chen said, “Over these two decades, we have strived to win this marathon. Now, this marathon has become a relay race. To overcome existing challenges, passing on the torch to reshape VIVOTEK is imperative.” Owen adds, “Facing the fierce competition of globalisation, the company decided to partner with Delta Electronics in 2017. Combining our strengths, VIVOTEK is able to advance development in technology, channel penetration and operation efficiency. I will remain on VIVOTEK’s board of directors. In this way we can retain and continue to build a sustainable business in VIVOTEK.” Partnership with Delta Electronics Bill Lo, the new Chairman of VIVOTEK, now serves as the General Manager of the Building Automation Business Group at Delta Electronics Inc. Before joining Delta Electronics in 2017, he worked at IBM for over twenty years with proven track records in international business development, customer service, and coordination capability. Mr. Bill Lo stated, “I’m very proud to serve in my new position as Chairman of VIVOTEK. Security and video surveillance are such critical aspects of building automation as they go beyond and extend diverse applications in smart cities, smart retail and smart transportation. I will work side by side with VIVOTEK’s team; together we can maximise and synergise our two companies.”
CyberLink Corp., a pioneer of AI and facial recognition technologies, announced a strategic partnership with VIVOTEK, the global IP surveillance solution provider, adding CyberLink’s FaceMe AI facial recognition engine to VIVOTEK’s IP surveillance solutions. The new collaboration will be showcased in VIVOTEK’s booth (#SAD37) at Intersec 2020 in Dubai, January 19-21, 2020. CyberLink’s FaceMe AI Facial Recognition Engine will be integrated into VIVOTEK’s network cameras and back-end video management software, enabling security operators to receive accurate facial recognition alerts based on both blacklists and whitelists. “The demand for facial recognition is booming, driven by the latest IoT and AIoT innovations, and enabling a wide array of scenarios across industries such as security, home and public safety, retail, banking and more,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CyberLink’s founder and CEO. IP surveillance industry “Each application is dependent on the performance of the cameras used to capture faces. CyberLink is pleased to partner with VIVOTEK, a world provider in surveillance cameras, and to integrate FaceMe into VIVOTEK devices to provide accurate and reliable solutions to the market.” The image variability simulates real-world use cases where systems would be required to identify individuals “Founded in 2000, VIVOTEK has been dedicated to the IP surveillance industry for 20 years. Entering the era of AIoT, we will continue global partnerships to accelerate and enhance video applications by joining force with industry-leading analytic software providers,” said Owen Chen, Chairman of VIVOTEK. “By partnering with CyberLink, we are very pleased to see our partnership being elevated to a new chapter today, further enhancing our goal to provide advanced video value for users around the globe.” AI facial recognition engine Powered by deep learning and neural network algorithms, CyberLink FaceMe is one of the most accurate AI facial recognition engine. In a recent Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), CyberLink has ranked 12th among all participants in FRVT 1:1 (WILD 1E-4), confirming that FaceMe is a facial recognition engine. The NIST FRVT WILD 1E-4 dataset consists of faces extracted from surveillance camera footage or photos, encompassing a wide array of real-world situations including a range of capture angles, poor lighting, or partially covered faces. The image variability simulates real-world use cases where systems would be required to accurately identify individuals in multiple different settings.
VIVOTEK, globally renowned IP surveillance solution provider, and CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a pioneer of AI and facial recognition technologies, has announced they have entered into a strategic partnership, which will integrate CyberLink’s FaceMe AI facial recognition engine into VIVOTEK’s IP surveillance solutions. The initial collaboration will be showcased in VIVOTEK’s booth (#SAD37) at Intersec 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. VIVOTEK – CyberLink IP partnership We are honored to partner with CyberLink, also a Taiwanese company and to adopt CyberLink’s FaceMe" “Founded in 2000, VIVOTEK has been dedicated to the IP surveillance industry for 20 years. Entering the era of AIoT, we will continue global partnerships to accelerate and enhance video applications by joining force with top analytic software providers”, said Owen Chen, Chairman of VIVOTEK. Owen adds, “We are honoured to partner with CyberLink, also a Taiwanese company and to adopt CyberLink’s FaceMe , which was ranked one of the most accurate AI facial recognition engines in the NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test (VISA and WILD tests.)” Facial recognition intelligence “Through this strengthened alliance, facial recognition intelligence will be integrated with VIVOTEK’s network cameras and backend video management software, enabling security operators to receive accurate facial recognition alerts based on both blacklists and whitelists. We are very pleased to see our partnership being elevated to a new chapter today, further enhancing our goal to provide advanced video value for users around the globe.” “The demand for facial recognition is booming, driven by the latest IoT and AIoT innovations, and enabling a wide array of scenarios across industries such as security, home and public safety, retail, banking and more,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CyberLink’s founder and CEO. “Each application is dependent on the performance of the cameras used to capture faces. CyberLink is pleased to partner with VIVOTEK, a world leader in surveillance cameras, and to integrate FaceMe into VIVOTEK devices to provide accurate and reliable solutions to the market.”
VIVOTEK, a global provider of IP surveillance solutions, is delighted to announce that six of its intelligent IP surveillance products have received 2019 Taiwan Excellence Awards. The products recognised include H.265 cyber-security models IB9365-EHT, FD9365-EHTV, IP9191-HP, FE9391-EV; multiple sensor model MS9390-HV; and the compact CC8371-HV 180-degree panoramic model. In total, 1,127 products were submitted into the Taiwan Excellence Awards competition. VIVOTEK is honoured to have received an impressive six awards from such a crowded field. Advanced surveillance products Owen Chen, Chairman of VIVOTEK Inc., stated, “VIVOTEK, as the leading IP surveillance solutions provider in Taiwan, is extremely grateful to receive these Taiwan Excellence Awards. The ultra-HD IP9191-HP delivers images of four times the resolution of standard cameras “We would like to express our gratitude to the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the organisers of Taiwan Excellence Awards and the honourable judges for their affirmation. We will keep our commitment to delivering advanced surveillance products and solutions to the world.” Award-winning network cameras Security within Security H.265 network cameras, IB9365-EHT, FD9365-EHTV and IP9191-HP: The following three cameras are embedded with Trend Micro’s anti-intrusion software, empowering them to automatically detect and prevent credential-based attacks as well as block suspicious events, enabling users to enjoy higher levels of network security. The ultra-HD IP9191-HP delivers images of four times the resolution of standard cameras, the video quality has been significantly improved, allowing it to accurately render fine detail. See More in Smarter Ways, 180° & 360° network cameras, FE9391-EV, MS9390-HV and CC8371-HV: The following three cameras were launched under the ‘See More in Smarter Ways’ campaign. They are equipped with IR illuminators to ensure round the clock security. Moreover, the 12-megapixel FE9391-EV, featuring VIVOTEK’s deep learning technology for crowd detection, is able to count the number of people and indicate any selected zone that exceeds an ideal threshold, thus enabling users to analyse areas for future improvement. Both the CC8371-HV, with a single lens compact design, and MS9390-HV, with a dual lens design, cover a 180° panoramic range. These three network cameras provide efficient panoramic surveillance solutions for all applications.
VIVOTEK, a global IP surveillance provider, announced that it has joined the new Open Security & Safety Alliance ('the Alliance'), a non-profit, non-stock corporation that brings members together to create a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions. VIVOTEK is one of five founding companies, joined by Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, and Pelco by Schneider Electric. Together, members will be working with the best common standards and specifications. They will also share guidelines for implementation to minimise integration efforts and lead IP surveillance industry to the next level. Encouraging the innovation In the past, surveillance solutions were isolated without a common standardised platform. Manufacturers and software developers therefore were forced to expend resources on making their systems compatible to one another. This drain on research and development limited the innovation through which real value for customers and users was created. To become the Eye in IoT is our vision, and we have foreseen the strong growth potential of AI and IoT" In establishing the Alliance, such a drain is greatly reduced and innovation will be further as the Alliance grows. Companies of any size that share the same values are welcome to join the Alliance and contribute their ideas and expertise. Providing users with latest AI technology Owen Chen, Chairman of VIVOTEK stated “To become the Eye in IoT is our vision, and we have foreseen the strong growth potential of AI and IoT. A common standardised platform for security and safety solutions is required to allow the industry to grow in this age. “Together in the Alliance, we are committed to combining different expertise across industries, and offering solutions in one common language for better results. Manufacturers or software developers can reach many more potential customers and create value added innovations beyond security and safety. Meanwhile users can enjoy up-to-date AI technology and discover more customer insights in smarter ways. It is a win-win collaboration for everyone in the ecosystem.”
The SD9364-EH speed dome camera was nominated for the Taiwan Excellence Gold standard award VIVOTEK announces that six of its intelligent IP surveillance products have received the 2017 Taiwan Excellence Awards. The products recognised include three H.264 models MS8391-EV, MD8563-EH and APC (Automatic People Counting) camera as well as the H.265 models, IZ9361-EH, FE9381-EHV and SD9364-EH. Among these six products, the SD9364-EH speed dome camera was nominated for the Taiwan Excellence Gold standard award from an impressive field of 528 products. Owen Chen, the Chairman of VIVOTEK, stated, “We are honoured to receive these Taiwan Excellence Awards. We would like to express gratitude to MOEA and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the organisers of Taiwan Excellence Awards and the honourable judges for their affirmation. VIVOTEK, as the leading network surveillance solutions provider in Taiwan, will continue our commitment to delivering value-added products and surveillance solutions, and further extend our footprint in global market.” Award winning cameras VIVOTEK's six award-winning network cameras: 265 Full HD outdoor speed dome network camera, SD9364-EH: Equipped with 250 meters IR illuminators and a 30x optical zoom lens, the SD9364-EH also adopts VIVOTEK’s VAIR (Vari-Angle IR) Technology, which is able to automatically adjust the IR angle of IR illuminators and provide both a brighter night view and more consistent illumination. 265 Full HD outdoor zoom lens network camera, IZ9361-EH: Also featuring VAIR (Vari-Angle IR) Technology and a 20x optical zoom lens, the IZ9361-EH is further armed with IP67, NEMA 4X- and IK10-rated robust housing, offering a superior level of outdoor protection. 265 5-megapixel outdoor fisheye network camera, FE9381-EHV: Equipped with a fisheye lens for 360° surround view with zero blind spots. The stylish FE9381-EHV is able to provide broad coverage of open areas. It is also designed with full EN50155 compliance to withstand shock, vibration and humidity, making it a suitable solution for railway application. 12-megapixel multiple-sensor network camera, MS8391-EV: Featuring four 3-megapixel CMOS sensors with a video alignment feature secures superior image quality around the clock and ideal for outdoor wide coverage protection. 2-megapixel vandal-proof mobile dome network camera, MD8563-EH: With full EN50155 Tx compliance and IP67-rated rugged housing design, the streamline designed MD8563-EH maintains stable and reliable video surveillance during vehicle movement. 3D Depth Technology APC (Automatic People Counting) camera: Specially designed for the transportation market, VIVOTEK introduces APC camera. Utilising VIVOTEK’s 3D Depth Technology to capture and analyse passenger traffic with high accuracy thus empowering users to improve their operations and security.
The winning models include FD9381-HTV, IB9381-T, CC8370-HV, FD816C-HF2, & SC8131 network cameras VIVOTEK is honoured to announce five of its intelligent IP surveillance products received the 2016 Taiwan Excellence Awards. These include H.265 models FD9381-HTV and IB9381-T, H.264 models CC8370-HV, and FD816C-HF2, and stereo camera, SC8131. 1180 products were entered into the Taiwan Excellence Award competition, and VIVOTEK took home 5 awards! Owen Chen, the Chairman of VIVOTEK Inc., stated, “We greatly appreciate the recognition of MOEA, the organiser of Taiwan Excellence Awards and the honourable judges for their affirmation. VIVOTEK, as the leading IP surveillance solutions provider in Taiwan, will keep our commitment to delivering innovative and advanced surveillance solutions, and continued progress towards excellence.” VIVOTEK's five award-winning network cameras: H.265 5-Megapixel outdoor vandal-proof fixed dome camera, FD9381-HTV: This is a professional H.265 (HEVC) 5-Megapixel outdoor dome camera, offering superb image quality with IP66 and IK10-rated housing protection. By adopting H.265 and self-developed Smart Stream II technology, which provides higher and more efficient image compression rates than H.264, the FD9381-HTV is able to reduce both bandwidth and storage consumption by up to 80%. H.265 5-Megapixel outdoor bullet network camera, IB9381-T: Inheriting the benefits of Smart Stream II technology the IB9381-T, equipped with WDR Pro (Wide Dynamic Range) and SNV (Supreme Night Visibility), empowers users to enjoy high quality image in all lighting conditions. 3-Megapixel 180° panoramic fisheye network camera, CC8370-HV: The superior image quality, low profile design, IP66 and IK10-rated durability make the CC8370-HV perfect for many surveillance applications. By having 180 degrees FOV and WDR Pro, the CC8370HV provides complete video security with no dead angles. 2-Megapixel recessed mount fixed dome network camera, FD816C-HF2: At only 60 millimetres wide, the FD816C-HF2 features 109° horizontal FOV and 30 fps at 2-Megapixel resolution, offering an ultra-compact design while delivering clear image quality. For situations requiring discreet protection or where interior design is important, such as banks, retail stores, restaurants, and offices, the FD816C-HF2's unique design is the ideal solution. Stereo camera, SC8131: The SC8131 utilises 3D people counting technology and megapixel resolution to capture and analyse customer behaviour, thereby providing accurate data to operations, marketing, and security users. These data points empower business owners to make critical decisions and gain more business intelligence in their operations.
Secutech Excellence Award was bestowed on Ultra-Megapixel fisheye network cameras FE8391-V VIVOTEK is honored to announce the winning of Secutech Excellence Award 2015 at Secutech Taipei 2015, the international exhibition and conference for electronic security, info security, fire, and safety held in Taipei from the 28th to the 30th of April, 2015. This year, the award was bestowed on the new Ultra-Megapixel fisheye network cameras FE8391-V. VIVOTEK has won the Excellence Award at Secutech Taipei for the past five consecutive years. In 2015, UHD IP Camera (3/5/8Megapixel & 4K IP Camera), Panorama IP Camera (2+Megapixel Panorama IP Camera) and Network Video Recorder are the key focuses of the competition. The evaluation criteria include the HD performance, low light feature, compression capability, video latency, and the intelligent functions. World’s first Ultra-Megapixel fisheye with IR illumination VIVOTEK’s FE8391-V is uniquely equipped with a 12MP CMOS sensor and built-in IR LEDs, making this model the world’s first Ultra-Megapixel fisheye with IR illumination. With 180° panoramic (wall mount) or 360° surround viewing angle (ceiling/floor mount), the FE8391-V is perfectly ideal for wide, open areas surveillance, such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, and offices. Designed with a removable IR-cut filter and WDR Enhancement technology, the camera delivers superb image quality around the clock and unparalleled visibility under highly contrasted lighting environments. More uniquely, the built-in IR LEDs and patent-protected light cup enables FE8391-V to provide uniformly and even 360° surround illumination for clear viewing up to distances of 10 metres, even in completely dark environments. Owen Chen, Chairman, VIVOTEK indicated, "I would like to thank Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd and the honorable judges for their continuous supports and affirmation. VIVOTEK will keep holding the strong commitment to delivering high quality products and outstanding surveillance solutions.”
Passing the TIPS has enabled VIVOTEK to create a comprehensive intellectual property management system VIVOTEK takes great honour in announcing its passing of the 2014 Taiwan Intellectual Property Management System (TIPS) verification, for which VIVOTEK shall be attending the “TIPS 2014 Verified Institution Exchange and Commendation Summit” hosted by the Science and Technology Law Institute on 23 March 2015 to accept such an honour. Tangible benefits that the TIPS VIVOTEK is a technology-oriented network surveillance system brand. It possesses a strong R&D team, owns core media compression technologies, and demonstrates superior technology integration and product development capabilities. These advantages have enabled VIVOTEK to continuously launch innovative, high-quality products, for which it has received numerous international awards. Since 2011, VIVOTEK has established the Intellectual Property Management Division to protect its R&D achievements and intellectual properties, and enhance the innovation of its R&D staffs. VIVOTEK’s R&D department operates under a 4-point policy, which comprises “the development of key technologies,” “the reduction of operating risks,” “the strengthening of intellectual property distribution,” and “the creation of intellectual property value.” To further strengthen competitiveness and effectively utilie company intellectual properties, VIVOTEK incorporated TIPS in 2014 to establish a more complete and systematic intellectual property management system. The tangible benefits that the TIPS outlines generate for enterprises include the effective integration of R&D and intellectual property development, the increase of the number of intellectual properties, the reduction of operating costs incurred by repeated R&D and infringement, the establishment of a trademark management mechanism, the enhancement of handling intellectual property disputes and litigations, and the formulation of management measures for confidential documents, environments, equipment, and staff. These benefits simultaneously reduce operating risks and create operating income. Mr. Owen Chen on passing TIPS The Chairman of VIVOTEK, Mr. Owen Chen, asserted, “We extend our deepest gratitude to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Science and Technology Law Institute for their long-running efforts in promoting TIPS. VIVOTEK is proud to have formally passed the 2014 TIPS verification, which has enabled us to create a comprehensive intellectual property management system and enhanced the protection over our R&D achievements. TIPS has not only increased VIVOTEK’s reputation and elevated the confidence of our clients and strategic partners, but also enhanced our global competiveness.”
VIVOTEK is committed to delivering high quality products and surveillance solutions VIVOTEK is honoured to announce that its four new network camera products - the ultra mini fixed dome network camera FD8168; the ultra-mini bullet network camera IB8168; the IR fisheye network camera FE8181V; and the Split-type Camera System VC8201 - have been endowed the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Award. Selected from among 1,155 products, VIVOTEK is extremely proud to be among those recognised with the award, which was unveiled in early January. The "Taiwan Excellence Award" was established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in 1992. For more than two decades, the award has been widely regarded as the mark of quality products from Taiwan. Judges bestow the award based on how well products ranked in the four key categories of "R&D", "Design", "Quality" and "Marketing". Owen Chen, the Chairman of VIVOTEK, stated, “I would like to thank MOEA, the organiser of Taiwan Excellence Awards and the honourable judges for their affirmation. VIVOTEK, as the leading network surveillance solutions provider in Taiwan, will keep our commitment to delivering high quality products and surveillance solutions, making Taiwan safer and stronger! VIVOTEK's four award-winning network cameras: Ultra-mini fixed dome network camera FD8168: The FD8168 is an ultra-mini size fixed dome network camera with an elegant design, especially suitable for indoor applications in which discreetness is of utmost importance. Featuring 2-Megapixel CMOS Sensors, the FD8168 can produce superb image quality around the clock. Ultra-mini bullet network camera IB8168: The IB8168 is a 2-Megapixel ultra-mini bullet network camera. Similar to the FD8168, the camera is especially ideal for indoor applications in which cameras need to blend in with the surroundings. IR fisheye network camera FE8181V: The FE8181V is a 5-Megapixel fisheye network camera. The removable IR-cut filter for Day & Night functionality and a built-in 10 meter IR Illuminator for uniform lighting across a 360° surround view make the camera standout in the fisheye camera market. Split-type camera system VC8201: The VC8201 is comprised of two recessed dome type camera units, the CU8131 and CU8171, and a VC8201 video core. Specifically designed for use with the VC8201, the bodies of these camera units are much more compact than general network cameras, making them easier to install and harder to notice.