The new Wisenet 5 megapixel Flateye IR dome cameras manufactured by Hanwha Techwin are designed for high humidity environments and for where condensation might occur because of temperature differences. A key feature of the Wisenet QNE-8011R and QNE-8021R domes is that they each have a flat surface cover which is applied to the front of the lens, instead of the dome cover. This reduces IR diffused reflection which is caused by moisture and in the absence of a normal transparent dome cover, also removes the effect scratches can have on image clarity. “These new H.265 models are intended to provide a robust and cost-effective solution for video surveillance projects where the end-user client wishes to capture high definition images in challenging environmental conditions, such as industrial or food processing plants,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “Installers will also benefit from having to spend less time on site as there is no need to initially remove and then mount a dome cap during the installation process.” Intelligent Video Analytics WiseStream II reduces total cost of ownership by minimising the storage requirements of high definition cameras The Wisenet QNE-8011R is equipped with a 2.8mm fixed lens and the QNE-8021R has a 4.0mm fixed lens, whilst both have built-in IR functionality which ensures objects can be recognised at night up to a distance of 20 metres. As is the case with all cameras in the Wisenet Q series, the new models are all true day/night (ICR) cameras and feature Lens Distortion Correction (LDC). They also benefit from enhanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) which performs at up to 120dB to produce clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas that normally results in overexposed or underexposed images. A new open platform chipset at the heart of the new domes provides the opportunity for some third party applications to run onboard the domes and enhanced Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), such as defocus and tampering detection, as well as directional, intrusion, motion and enter/exit detection, are provided as standard. Dynamically controls encoding Multiple streaming is supported with the choice of H.265, H.264 or MJPEG compression, whilst the new domes’ bandwidth friendly credentials are enhanced by WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression, according to movement in the image. WiseStream II reduces the total cost of ownership of a video surveillance system Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression. As such, WiseStream II reduces the total cost of ownership of a video surveillance system by minimising the storage and bandwidth requirements of high definition cameras. Compliant with ONVIF Hallway View which provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as shopping aisles and corridors. It enables cameras, which can generate images in the 9:16 and 3:4 aspect ratios, to work effectively in tall and narrow spaces, with the added bonus of minimising bandwidth and video storage requirements. MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC memory slot allows up to 128GB of video or data to be stored at the edge. Power over Ethernet (PoE) support which negates the need to install separate power supplies and cabling for each dome. Compliant with ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products which seeks to improve the interoperability of different manufacturers’ devices operating simultaneously as part of a single system.
Bringing intercom and video management capabilities together is the high level of interaction now possible between Commend Intercom Advanced Security Communication Systems and Hanwha Techwin Co. Ltd.’s Wisenet WAVE video management software platform, is helping users achieve a more efficient and safer environment. Advanced communication and surveillance “Commend Advanced Security Communication Systems and Wisenet Video Surveillance Solutions are increasingly being specified for the same projects and it is totally understandable that our mutual customers should expect our two solutions to work in harmony in order to provide them with greater situational awareness,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “Commend’s ComPLC interface tool has made this easy to achieve and most importantly, users are able to create interfaces which reflect their operational requirements.” Commend Advanced Security Communication Terminals can be configured to send alarm events to the Wisenet WAVE VMS In addition to using the combined solution for day-to-day activities such as visually verifying the identity of a person who is requesting access to a restricted area, Commend Advanced Security Communication Terminals can also be configured to send alarm events to the Wisenet WAVE video management software when, for example, an emergency call is made or a sensor is triggered. Wisenet WAVE control room The alarm event is instantly displayed on a Wisenet WAVE control room monitor along with images captured by associated cameras, allowing operators to visually verify the identity of the person making the call and what may be occurring, and then quickly take the most appropriate action. Commend intercom stations are also able to receive alarm events triggered by Wisenet cameras which could be used to initiate automated calls or PA announcements if, for example, a vehicle or person is detected at an entrance out of normal operating hours.
The Milestone Technology Partner Program, which formalises a high level of cooperation between Milestone and manufacturers such as Hanwha Techwin, comes with a rich set of benefits and well-defined requirements. The main objective of the Program which has three levels, with ‘Platinum’ being the highest, is to ensure that mutual end-user clients are able to achieve maximum value from their video surveillance systems. Video surveillance solutions “We are delighted to be acknowledged by Milestone in this way,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “The Platinum Partner accreditation reflects our ability to cooperate with Video Management Software (VMS) developers, such as Milestone, to assist system integrators in providing end-users with easy to implement and easy to operate integrated video surveillance solutions.” “The ability of Milestone’s VMS to support existing, as well as future generations of Wisenet cameras, means they can be controlled and monitored alongside devices and systems produced by other third party manufacturers, as well as integrated with specialist analytics applications.”
Datalog MV operates with the latest version of Datalog which provides local and remote site monitoring and control of building, fire, security and energy systems and significantly enhances the ability of operators to manage video surveillance systems which may be part of an integrated security solution. Integration with Wisenet Network Video Recorders (NVRs) means that operators will now be able to view live or recorded images captured by Wisenet cameras on the Datalog graphical user interface. Greater situational awareness When there is an alarm event, images from Wisenet cameras installed in the vicinity of the incident are automatically displayed by Datalog, allowing operators to visually verify what is occurring and have greater situational awareness. Wisenet cameras and domes with PTZ functionality can be directly controlled via Datalog The presentation of live images can also be triggered by any number of user defined real-time ‘cause & effect’ events, whilst Wisenet cameras and domes with PTZ functionality can be directly controlled via Datalog to enable operators to observe close up activity of any activity. “We are excited to welcome Hanwha Techwin into our portfolio of integration partners and we are looking forward to working with them,” said Jason Blundell, Head of Sales & Marketing for Cortech Developments. Integrated software platform “The partnership between Hanwha Techwin and Cortech demonstrates our on-going commitment to offer users flexibility and the widest choice when selecting an integrated software platform.” Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe added: “Wisenet cameras are increasingly being specified for mission critical and high security infrastructure applications. Datalog has proved to be an ideal solution for these types of projects and we are therefore very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Cortech to ensure our mutual customers achieve maximum benefit from their safety and security systems.”
The new vibration-proof Wisenet TRM-410S and TRM-810S NVRs manufactured by Hanwha Techwin are designed to be at the heart of video solutions for transport applications. Wisenet NVRs With a footprint of just 250mm x 210mm and offering two-way audio communication, the two new robust NVRs are EN50155, EN-50121 and EN-61373 certified. This makes them particularly suitable for deployment on buses and trains where they can be used to record video of passenger activity, as well as video of the road or track ahead, in order to provide evidence of any incidents. The new NVRs, which support H.265, H.264 and MJPEG compression, offer 4TB onboard video data storage, with the TRM-810S also offering the option of RAID. PoE/PoE+ support Both of the new Network Video Recorders (NVRs) have a built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE and PoE+) switch Both of the new Network Video Recorders (NVRs) have a built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE and PoE+) switch, making them ideal for mobile applications as there is no need to install separate power supplies for cameras and monitors. Designed to offer the stable recording of event and location data as well as video, the two new devices complement the sixteen channel TRM-1610S and TRM-1610M NVRs and the three compact Wisenet X mobile H.265 dome cameras which were launched in 2018. Cost-effective video solution “Our two existing sixteen channel NVRs are proving to be popular among train operators who wish to record images captured by a large number of cameras installed in train carriages,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “The introduction of the four and eight channel NVRs means that we now have cost-effective solutions for bus, coach and truck type applications.”
The new IP network Wisenet X Plus dome cameras from Hanwha Techwin have been designed to significantly reduce the time normally needed for installation, set-up and maintenance adjustments. With a four-part magnetic modular design which simplifies the installation process, Wisenet X Plus dome cameras are equipped with a number of other practical features which help minimise the time installers have to spend on site. These include: Magnets which lock sensor modules into the dome housing Prefigure IP network settings without the need to remove the camera module from the box The network cable can be inserted through the waterproof gland with the aid of an RJ45 plastic push-through device, negating the need to re-make a cable end A motorised PTRZ gimbal which enables installers to remotely pan, tilt, rotate and zoom the lens position in order to set the camera’s field of view. Quick installation and maintenance All Wisenet X Plus models are supercharged by Wisenet 5, the powerful DSP chipset incorporated into a full camera range“We believe these features make the Wisenet X Plus dome cameras among the fastest to install and maintain,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “In a highly competitive market, we are very pleased to provide installers and system integrators with an edge when they bid for video surveillance projects which may have a large number count.” There are 15 Wisenet X Plus models which include internal, external and flush mounted options. All are supercharged by Wisenet 5, the most powerful DSP chipset ever incorporated into a full camera range. The 2MP models also benefit from world’s best Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which performs at up to 150dB to accurately produce images in scenes that simultaneously contain very bright and very dark areas, whilst the 5MP models utilise 120dB WDR technology. Features of the dome cameras In addition to sharing many of the features built into standard Wisenet X cameras, the new dome cameras also boast a long list of other impressive features. These include: An extended tilt range of up to 85 degrees to ensure wide area coverage and particularly so when they are installed in locations which have low ceiling heights. Shock-detection technology which, via built-in gyro sensors, detects unusual physical shocks and generates alerts to enable operators to quickly respond to any incidents. Audio playback on event - Up to five pre-recorded warning messages can be stored on-board a Wisenet Plus dome camera and programmed to automatically play when pre-defined events occur. Environmental protection - The six cameras have a Gore valve to protect their housings against water, salt or corrosive liquids and can be supplied with an optional weather cap. They all have an operating temperature range of -58° to 140°F (-50° to 60° C), making them suitable for use in extremely cold or hot environments.
With a 55x optical zoom, a Gyro sensor for accurate stabilisation in windy conditions, optical ‘Defog’ and built-in IR LEDs to capture high definition images at night at a distance of up to 500 metres, the Wisenet XNP-6550RH can surely lay claims to have set a new standard for PTZ cameras designed for perimeter protection and large open area applications. “The Hanwha Techwin product development team has ensured the 2 megapixel Wisenet XNP-6550RH is packed with features needed by security personnel to detect and observe suspicious activity over long distances in airports, car parks, industrial estates, stadia and city centre type environments,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. Optical Defog feature The ability to capture clear, sharp images in daytime conditions enables faces to be recognised up to 170 metres from the camera"“This is one of those cameras whose performance needs to be seen to be believed. The superior optical Defog feature built into the Wisenet XNP-6550RH is particularly impressive. Unique to Hanwha Techwin, Defog involves the use of an optical low pass filter which is able to accept a higher light range in front of the camera’s image sensor in order to reduce the influence of fog. “The ability to capture clear, sharp images in daytime conditions enables faces to be recognised up to 170 metres from the camera, also deserves a special mention.” IP66 and IK10 rated camera The Wisenet XNP-6550RH, which is IP66 and IK10 rated for vandal-resistance and outdoor use in harsh environments, utilises progressive scan technology to provide sharp edges on moving subjects and vehicles. It is also equipped with Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which performs at up to 120dB to accurately produce images in scenes that simultaneously contain very bright and very dark areas, whilst outstanding low light performance is achieved with the help of adaptive IR technology which adjusts the angle of the camera’s IR LEDs to match the level of zoom. Auto-tracking feature An auto-tracking feature allows operators to monitor the movement of people or vehicles whilst remaining hands-free to control other cameras. The Wisenet XNP-6550RH is also able to ‘hand-over’ to cameras covering adjacent areas. A built-in suite of analytics includes Tampering, Loitering, Directional Detection, Defocus Detection, Fog Detection, Virtual Line, Enter/Exit, Appear/Disappear, Audio Detection, Face Detection, Motion Detection and Sound Classification. Multi-streaming and bandwidth efficiency It also features WiseStream II, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the imageThe Wisenet XNP-6550RH allows multiple streams of images to be transmitted at a variety of frame rates and resolutions to any PC on the network or other devices such as smartphones and tablets. Utilisation of H.265 compression minimises latency, making the manual tracking of moving objects simple and straightforward. It also features 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 ability to store up to 256GB of data via 2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slots incorporated into the Wisenet XNP-6550RH, ensures video is automatically recorded in the event of network disruption.
The new Wisenet TNV-7010RC 3 megapixel corner mount camera manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has been designed to meet the requirements of police, prisons and mental health institutions where there is a duty of care to prevent inmates and patients from self-harming. The Wisenet TNV-7010RC has a built-in 940nm IR emitter which projects infrared light up to 10 metres at a higher wavelength than traditional red glowing IR lighting. This is invisible to the human eye and avoids the risk of disturbing those sleeping in secure rooms. The true day/night camera which is able to capture clear, sharp colour images when the light levels are as low as 0.3Lux, also features Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which performs at up to 120dB, to accurately produce images in scenes that simultaneously contain very bright and very dark areas. IK10+ vandal resistant camera The camera is IK10+ vandal resistant and has ingress protection rated at IP66 and IP6K9K"“Sadly, there are inmates and patients who try to self-harm and with this in mind, the corner mount housing of the Wisenet TNV-7010RC has been built to make it impossible for anyone to tie a ligature around it provided it is properly installed,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “A lot of thought was also applied to the design of the housing to ensure it is sufficiently robust for secure room environments. It is, for example, IK10+ vandal resistant and has ingress protection rated at IP66 and IP6K9K, as well as a shock detection feature to alert control room operators if anyone is trying to damage it.” To protect an inmate or patient’s privacy, masking zones can be configured precisely over a specific area of the camera’s field of view, whilst a built-in microphone and audio support facilitates two-way communication. Additional features of the camera A ‘Hallway View’ provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as corridorsThe multi-streaming H.265 Wisenet TNV-7010RC has a long list of additional features which will benefit operators monitoring the open areas of police, prisons and mental health institutions. These include a built-in suite of analytics such as Tampering, Loitering, Directional Detection, Defocus Detection, Fog Detection, Virtual Line, Enter/Exit, Appear/Disappear, Audio Detection, Face Detection, Motion Detection, and Sound Classification. A ‘Hallway View’ provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as corridors as it enables cameras which can generate images in the 9:16 x 3:4 aspect ratio, to work effectively in tall and narrow spaces.
Hanwha Techwin has further strengthened its premium Wisenet P series with the introduction of the ultra-high definition PNM-9320VQP which, with 4 sensors and a separate integral PTZ camera, is designed to provide a highly cost-effective solution for detecting and tracking objects over wide open areas. Ultra HD megapixel camera The option of exchangeable 2- and 5-megapixel lens modules enable the camera sensors built into the H.265 Wisenet PNM-9320VQP to work together to seamlessly capture 360-degree images of up to 20-megapixel resolution. In addition, the PNM-9320VQP’s 2-megapixel 32x PTZ camera element is automatically triggered to zoom in and track a moving object or move to a user-configured preset position, when the motion detection function of the multi-directional camera detects activity. “By placing a PTZ camera at the centre of the PNM-9320VQP we are able to provide a highly affordable and efficient solution for city and wide area surveillance applications such as car parks, shopping centres and warehouses,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “As well as installation and maintenance costs being significantly lower, end-users are able to avoid incurring the higher capital costs of using 5 separate cameras to cover an area and achieve the same level of functionality.” PTZ cameras The IK10 vandal and IP66 weather resistant PNM-9320VQP is equipped with a Gyro sensor which offer accurate stabilisation The PTZ camera benefits from the world’s best Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which performs at up to 150dB to accurately produce images in scenes that simultaneously contain very bright and very dark areas, as do the 2-megapixel lens modules. The 5-megapixel lens module options come with 120dB WDR. The IK10 vandal and IP66 weather resistant PNM-9320VQP is equipped with a Gyro sensor which offer accurate stabilisation when a camera is disturbed by wind or vibrations, resulting in more stable images. Additional key features include 5 built-in SD card slots to help keep data safe in the event of network disruption, defog, which makes corrections to blurry images which are captured in foggy conditions and Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) compensates for the image distortion that can occur with wide angle lenses. WiseStream II compression technology The multi-streaming PNM-9320VQP supports H.264, H.265 and MJPEG compression. 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. Hanwha Techwin has also just introduced the Wisenet PNM-9000VQ multi-directional camera, which with 4 exchangeable lens modules that together seamlessly capture 360-degree images of up to 20-megapixel resolution, shares many of the PNM-9320VQP’s features, but does not have a built-in PTZ camera.
Hanwha Techwin’s new Wisenet Flateye IR dome cameras have been designed for high humidity environments and for where condensation might occur because of temperature differences. Wisenet Flateye IR dome cameras The main feature of the new H.265 domes, which are part of the Wisenet Q series, is that they each have a flat surface cover which is applied to the front of the lens instead of the dome cover. This reduces IR diffused reflection which is caused by moisture and in the absence of a normal transparent dome cover, also removes the effect that scratches can have on image clarity. “These new models have been introduced to provide a highly effective and robust solution for our end-user clients who require high definition cameras to operate effectively in what may be challenging environmental conditions, such as industrial or food processing plants,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “Installers will also benefit from having to spend less time on site as there is no need to initially remove and then mount a dome cap during the installation process.” Infrared surveillance and defocus detection The 2-megapixel Wisenet QNE-6080RV and 4-megapixel QNE-7080RV Flateye domes have built-in IR functionality to ensure objects can be recognised at night up to 30 metres, whilst a 3.1x (3.2 – 10mm) motorised varifocal lens enables wide-angle monitoring. The new domes are also equipped with Defocus detection which generates an alert if the camera is out of focus and ‘defogging’ that in turn makes corrections to blurry images captured in foggy conditions. Additional features include the world’s best Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which performs at up to 150dB to accurately produce images in scenes that simultaneously contain very bright and very dark areas, and Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) which compensates for the image distortion that can occur with wide angle lenses. A Hallway View feature provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as corridors, tunnels and aisles, with the bonus of minimising bandwidth and video storage requirements.
Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, shines a light on Wide Dynamic Range and what benefits it brings to video surveillance systems. The latest generation of HD cameras have raised end-users’ expectations about the quality of images they can expect to capture. The superb ‘need to be seen to be believed’ images delivered by some HD cameras are now way beyond what could have been imagined just a few years ago. However, the quality of these images can be significantly affected by varying lighting conditions that may exist in a camera’s field of view. Some parts of an image can be very bright, while other sections are extremely dark. This scenario is quite typical in office reception areas and retail store fronts where sunlight shining in through windows differs greatly in its intensity to the internal lighting. The extent of this difference in the lighting levels is described as the dynamic range. Balancing out lighting differences WDR is intended to balance out lighting differences and cameras may use one or other of two ways to achieve thisThis is why you are more than likely to see Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) listed among the key features offered by most of today’s cameras. WDR is intended to balance out lighting differences and cameras may use one or other of two ways to achieve this. The first is to take samples of the pixels which make up an image and then use the processing power of a camera’s chipset to automatically make the changes necessary to deliver an image where all areas can be clearly seen. The second method involves capturing in quick time more than one version of the same image with each at different exposure levels. Almost all cameras which are able to offer WDR do so by capturing just one underexposed and one overexposed frame of the same scene and these are simultaneously processed to produce one optimised image. Produces image at up to 150dB The advanced form of WDR uses 4 frames to create a more natural image at up to 150dB and at 30 images per secondWisenet X 2-megapixel cameras from Hanwha Techwin have taken this a stage further. Their advanced form of WDR uses 4 frames to create a more natural image at up to 150dB and at 30 images per second. It also incorporates some innovative technology that removes the blurring which can occur when conventional WDR is in use. What has made this possible is the massive processing power of the chipset which is at the heart of the Wisenet X camera models. Whilst WDR may only be one of many features listed on a camera’s specification sheet, the contribution it can make to the effectiveness of a video surveillance system should not be underestimated. Indeed, any form of WDR will deliver some benefit, but if you are intending to locate cameras in extremely varying lighting conditions, it will always be wise to take a very close look at what the manufacturer claims it can deliver. Never hesitate to ask for a demonstration if you have any doubts.
Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, sings the praises of SD cards and provides some useful guidelines on what to look out for when buying them. He said, “SD cards are small and tucked away, but should never be taken for granted. SD cards can make a significant contribution towards end-users achieving maximum benefit from their video surveillance systems. They come in various formats for users to choose from, although the decision will obviously be affected by what the cameras’ memory slots are capable of accommodating. The good news is that many of the high-definition IP cameras produced by manufacturers, such as Hanwha Techwin, have slots which provide the option to use most, if not all, of the available SD card formats.” Why are SD cards so important? SD cards will help keep data safe in the event of network disruption The migration from analogue to IP video surveillance solutions has created a common scenario where the recording and storing of images can be quite remote from a camera’s location. SD cards will help keep data safe in the event of network disruption. In this respect, if you want to avoid any gaps in what crucial video evidence may be, it is recommended before buying, that you should take a close look at a camera’s specifications to check it has an Auto Recovery Backup. This feature will ensure activity recorded on the SD card during network disruption is automatically transmitted to the remote recording device when network service is restored. Edge-based applications, ANPR and heat mapping The massive processing power of the chipsets at the heart of the latest generation of high definition open platform cameras provides the opportunity to run multiple on-board third-party analytics applications such as ANPR, heat mapping and people counting, in the same way apps are used on smartphones. These elevate video surveillance from just being a security system which helps monitor and detect suspicious activity, to a smart solution which delivers so much more. The data captured by these applications can be recorded onto SD cards and remotely downloaded for analysis as and when required. Look out for cameras which have dual SD memory card slots. These will provide you with greater storage capacity, as well as the option to use one SD card for edge-based applications and the other for recording images. There is a perception among many that SD cards, including those which are capable of storing up to 256GB of data, are too limiting in terms of how much information or video that can hold. NVRs and video motion detection Whilst they are not intended to negate the need for a Network Video Recorder (NVR), an SD card should have more than enough capacity to store Whilst they are not intended to negate the need for a Network Video Recorder (NVR), an SD card should have more than enough capacity to store the short-term demands caused by network disruption and to record analytics data, or perhaps store images which have been captured as a result of the triggering of a camera’s motion detection function. Equally important, an SD card write speed should be taken into consideration. The large files sizes of images captured by Full HD and ultra-high definition 4K cameras dictates that it would be wise to specify a Class 10 SD card that is capable of write speeds of 100Mbps. These are on offer from most of the well-known SD card manufacturers, such as SanDisk, who will also provide you with peace of mind in terms of quality and reliability. UHD 4K cameras The Options: SD: Up to 2GB SDHC: 4GB to 32GB SDXC: 32GB to 2TB Whatever you are wishing to achieve from a video surveillance system, make sure you populate the SD card slots before the cameras are commissioned. Leave it until it is too late, and you might just miss out on recording some critical data.
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.”