NETAVIS Software offers server-based IP video surveillance and integrated video analytics VIVOTEK, a global IP surveillance provider, today announced a technological partnership with NETAVIS Software, a pioneer in server-based IP video surveillance and integrated video analytics. This partnership empowers retail owners and operators to experience the high accuracy of VIVOTEK’s 3D people counting solution combined with NETAVIS Video Platform for Security and Business. NETAVIS Software Well known as a pioneer, NETAVIS Software offers server-based IP video surveillance and integrated video analytics, and brings to the partnership a proven track record of over 10,000 installations and more than 100,000 sold licenses, with project sizes ranging from 1 to 15,000 cameras. Specially designed to visualise and contextualise business relevant information from video surveillance, video-analytics and other data sources, NETAVIS Software also launched sMart Data Warehouse to stay ahead of competition. Now, the counting data from VIVOTEK’s 3D people counting solution SC8131 can be contextualised and visualised in sMart Data Warehouse, and users can easily compare data across timeframe as well as location. Retail solution “Integrating the 3D people counting camera of VIVOTEK, we provide retail owners with a professional and flexible retail solution" “Integrating the 3D people counting camera of VIVOTEK, we provide retail owners with a professional and flexible retail solution, while offering a high return on investment through our sMart Data Warehouse. In our vast experience, we learned how to provide retail owners with vital business insight to improve target marketing, staff management efficiency, and store layout optimisations. We will launch sMart Data Warehouse at Security Essen in Germany, business owners and channel partners are welcome to experience this innovation at booth no. D30.” said Wolfgang Baumgartner, CEO, NETAVIS Software GmbH. Business intelligence “Demand for retail business intelligence is growing, and we are proud to partner with NETAVIS Software. This partnership combines NETAVIS Software’s expertise in video analytics with VIVOTEK’s 3D people counting solution, SC8131 which provides up to 98% counting accuracy. Together, this partnership will bring greater business intelligence to retail owner and operators around the globe” said William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK Inc. “VIVOTEK’s 3D people counting solution, SC8131 now is implemented in Asian and Latin American shopping centres. We look forward to exploring the great potential of the European market through this partnership.” Save
With this new relationship, PlateSmart affirms ARES’ reputation as among the security industry’s most versatile and affordable solutions PlateSmart Technologies, creator of the award-winning ARES video analytics software, is pleased to announce its new integration partnership with leading IP surveillance provider VIVOTEK. Through their association, the two companies will introduce PlateSmart’s disruptive Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR)-based video analytics technology to VIVOTEK’s vast and growing global client base.Solution Integration Alliance programmeWith this new relationship, PlateSmart affirms ARES’ reputation as among the security industry’s most versatile and affordable solutions. The software is compatible with a wide range of off-the-shelf surveillance cameras, which enables users to add ALPR-based video analytics to their security systems affordably and without having to “rip and replace” their existing cameras. Having certified VIVOTEK cameras for use with ARES, PlateSmart takes its place in VIVOTEK’s Solution Integration Alliance (SIA) program, an initiative to create security solutions that meet the needs of a diverse user base all over the world.For PlateSmart CEO John Chigos, the new partnership with VIVOTEK is a significant step forward in advancing his vision of a safer world. “The law enforcement and security officers that protect us have hard jobs, and those jobs get harder every day,” Chigos said. “PlateSmart is committed to providing them with the best intelligence-gathering tools available. The more widely technologies like ARES are deployed, the easier those officials’ jobs become and the safer we all are. Working with great companies like VIVOTEK makes that goal possible.”Growth and development of Smart City“VIVOTEK is continuing to expand cooperation with the world’s leading Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) software partners to offer customised solutions and enhance customer efficiencies and capabilities,” said William Ku, Spokesman and Vice president, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK Inc. “Through the strategic alliance, VIVOTEK will provide highly secure, efficient, and professional IP surveillance solutions that can seamlessly integrate with PlateSmart’s Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology. Combining the expertise of two companies also drives the growth and development of the Smart City in the United States.” Save
The SC8131 integrates with VIVOTEK’s central management software, VAST, enabling real-time data transfer and comprehensive analysis reports VIVOTEK, an IP surveillance provider, has announced a new stereo network camera for retail solutions, the SC8131. Featuring dual-lens design with VIVOTEK’s self-developed 3D Depth Technology, the SC8131 provides precise tracking and a high counting accuracy of up to 98%. To further optimise retail efficiencies, the camera integrates seamlessly with VIVOTEK’s central management software, VAST, enabling real-time data transfer and comprehensive analysis reports. Furthermore, the SC8131 now is implemented in Asian and Latin American shopping centres and fully integrated with Wavestore Video Management Software (VMS) with more integrations expected in the near future. New retail possibilities “As we move into a new era of IP surveillance, VIVOTEK is proving that the contribution of the network camera extends beyond purely security applications,” said William Ku, Spokesman and Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK Inc. “By allocating R&D resources into people-counting analysis, we’ve created the new stereo network camera, SC8131, which allows retailers to accurately measure visitor traffic and helps to drive business growth.” SC8131 camera benefits The SC8131 delivers 3 key benefits for the retail market, including: Accurate traffic analysis: Uniquely designed with a dual-lens, the SC8131 mimics the eyes of human beings. Thanks to its 3D Depth Technology with up to 98% accuracy rate, the camera can distinguish individuals or groups, adult or children, and filter out carts, and strollers. Furthermore, it obtains bi-directional counting on a definable flow and tracking a moving path, avoiding double counting caused by u-turns. The SC8131 enhances business intelligence via VIVOTEK’s central management software, VAST, which produces dedicated counting reports Improving staff management: When retailers recruit security staff or part-time employees to manually count traffic they tend to produce a less than satisfactory result. With VIVOTEK’s SC8131, these valuable human resources now can be managed more efficiently while producing far higher levels of accuracy. Optimising Operating Decisions: VIVOTEK is committed to helping retailers think ahead and maximise their ROI. The SC8131 enhances business intelligence via VIVOTEK’s central management software, VAST, which produces dedicated counting reports. These real-time reports can be exported by schedule or for areas in a line chart, bar graph or pie chart and directly exported into Snapshot. And all the data can also be exported to Microsoft Excel for analysis. Finally, VAST provides a seamless counting function, which secures counting data all the time, even during unexpected network or power disruption. With VIVOTEK, information vital to your business will always be on hand.
VIVOTEK Mexico office will be in a position to gain valuable market insight and establish a stronger presence in the Latin American region VIVOTEK announced the opening of new development office in Mexico. The new office allows VIVOTEK to establish a stronger presence in the region and will offer greater access to the Latin American market while strengthening VIVOTEK’s competitiveness and localisation strategy. Develop business potential in Latin American market “As an international company with 16-year experience in the surveillance market, VIVOTEK has expanded globally with local offices and branches in the U.S., the Netherlands, India, and Middle East. We are now thrilled to open a new office in Mexico which will both enhance local communication and develop more business potential in the Latin American market.” said William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK Inc. “To create a significant network for business communication, we will increase local recruiting and attract talent from diverse backgrounds. As our customer base grows, we will of course continue to provide resources and training courses in this area.” At its new location, the VIVOTEK Mexico office will be in a position to gain valuable market insight that will support the continued contribution and expansion of Latin America’s business development. Looking ahead to the future, VIVOTEK will continue to deliver innovative IP surveillance solutions and expand its global footprint in all potential markets.
VIVOTEK launched its Solution Integration Alliance (SIA) programme to effectively cooperate with global partners VIVOTEK, a leading IP surveillance provider, has announced that it will unveil its innovative vertical surveillance solutions at IFSEC 2016, taking place June 21st to 23rd in ExCel London. Located at booth E555, VIVOTEK will present its latest H.265 solutions, retail solutions, city surveillance solutions, and strategic partnerships with AxxonSoft, Genetec, Milestone, and SeeTec. Smart Stream II H.265 solutions VIVOTEK, already well-known for superior image processing capability, has allocated considerable R&D resources into its self-developed Smart Stream II technology. By adopting VIVOTEK’s Smart Stream II and H.265 technology, users will benefit from reduced bandwidth and data storage demands by up to 80% more than systems employing H.264. Visitors are welcome to experience a live comparison between H.264 and VIVOTEK’s Smart Stream II H.265 solutions at VIVOTEK’s booth. Intelligent retail solutions In this area, a line-up of diversified network cameras for retail market are highlighted, including the 5-megapixel mini fisheye network camera, FE8180; the new Full-HD split-type camera system, VC8101; and the unique height-strip network camera, CC8130(HS). Also on display will be the one of a kind stereo camera, SC8131, featuring VIVOTEK’s 3D Depth Technology, which has been nominated finalist in both the 2016 UK Benchmark Innovation award and 2017 German GIT security award. Now VIVOTEK has forgedclose alliances with morethan 100 software andhardware partnersaround the world Supreme city surveillance solutions In order to enhance surveillance performance in low-light, VIVOTEK introduces the new IR speed dome camera SD9364-EHL. This camera is equipped with VIVOTEK's latest VAIR (Vari-Angle IR) technology, which is able to automatically adjust the IR angle of IR illuminators (up to 150 meters) and provide both a brighter night view and more consistent illumination. Increasing both the flexibility and stability of the SD9364-EHL, users can opt for an outdoor-ready IP66 and IK10-rated cabinet with power supply, industrial PoE device, fiber media converter, and surge protection kit, all of which combine to offer a complete outdoor surveillance solution. International strategic alliance To create comprehensive surveillance solutions and meet the diversified needs of users, VIVOTEK launched its Solution Integration Alliance (SIA) programme to effectively cooperate with global partners who offer diverse expertise across various fields. Now VIVOTEK has forged close alliances with more than 100 software and hardware partners around the world. At IFSEC 2016, VIVOTEK will reveal seamless integrations with AxxonSoft, Genetec, Milestone, and SeeTec. Visitors will be able to explore VIVOTEK’s and AxxonSoft’s flexible and dynamic License Plate Recognition (LPR) solution, as well as enjoy the formal launch of the SMB cloud-based video surveillance system with partner Genetec Stratocast. William Ku, Vice president, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK Inc. says: "Differentiation is our key strategy in 2016. We believe by delivering innovative vertical solutions with value-added technology and customised vertical functions, we will be able to maximise benefits for our customers and ultimately return a positive result for both our own and our partners’ business.”
Smart products, total security solutions and new technology applications were focus of Secutech 2016 Several exhibitors and visitors praised the 19th edition of Secutech, held 19 – 21 April 2016 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, as a leading trade destination for the security profession and the preeminent platform for networking and interacting among OEMs, ODMs, partners, system integrators and buyers throughout the world. Organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, Secutech is acclaimed as one of the most influential international exhibitions and conferences for electronic security, home security, info security and fire & safety and showcases the latest products in the field in 35,875 sqm of exhibition space. Collectively, 410 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions and 24,346 visitors from 85 countries and regions were attracted by the three-day event. New demand for energy management solutions Exhibitors were pleased with the high-calibre visitors in attendance and the premium networking encounters that were possible at the fair. First-time exhibitor Mr Alex Chang, Assistant Manager, Project Management Section, Industrial Automation BG/System Integration, Delta Electronics, Inc commented: “Our aim was to promote our intelligent energy-saving solution and increase our brand awareness. The visitor flow was incredible. We kept busy and met customers from Taiwan, Turkey and other overseas countries and regions. The Taiwan government has recently enforced energy-saving regulations and this has brought huge market demand for energy management solutions. The customers we met have great intentions in working with us. We are very happy with the result and will consider coming back next year.” Secutech has evolved over the years into a show more oriented around smart products and a total solution for security needs. This has proven to be a successful conversion for industry players’ business and strategic development plans. As technology advances, so must the companies keep up with the latest products available. Vivotek Inc. is such a company offering the latest technological advances and providing a video surveillance system with analytical functions which include scanning a person’s height. This is particularly useful for shopping malls as these data can help estimate the number of adult and children customers. "Secutech is the biggest industry event in Asia for surveillance and CCTV-related technology", says William Ku, VP Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK Vivotek Inc.’s Mr William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, said Secutech is a great place for networking. “Our company is the biggest network camera manufacturer in Taiwan and we sell our products to over 180 countries. Secutech is the biggest industry event in Asia for surveillance and CCTV-related technology. We are using this platform to show our products and services to all our customers and industry players. This trade show is an industry gathering point. We were able to meet with everyone including our target customers, channel, technical and eco-system partners and even media to discuss the future development of the industry and business. We hope this show can bring more diverse customers and exhibition topics to the industry.” Positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors Organisers of the show work to attract the biggest names in the security and surveillance field. In its efforts to stay dominant in the market, Secutech organisers feel it is important to appeal to consumers’ demands for the current products and technologies and stay on top of the wave of innovation in the international security industry. Returning exhibitor BXB Electronics Co., Ltd. is a PA system manufacturer and, keeping up with the latest technologies, showed the market this year how to integrate PA systems with a security system providing customers with more options. Ms Selena Huang, who works in international sales for the company said, “We are looking for system integrators or distributors, especially those from Southeast Asia. We are very satisfied with the result. In fact, last year we met a customer from India and this year he came again together with his customers. They wanted to know more about the solutions we provided and seek further cooperation regarding their smart city project in India. Besides this Indian customer, there were a number of customers that already provided their requirements and had great interest in working with us. I think Secutech is the leading fair in the industry. It provides a full picture about how to build the entire solution for security. I think system integration is the trend and the market will be looking for a total solution rather than one single commodity. We are coming back next year.” In addition to the basic notion of appealing to consumer demands, it’s also important to connect the right exhibitor with buyers coming to the show for their sourcing needs. This belief allows a business matching programme to be so successful for all parties. Mr Dinh Tan Dat, of Vietnamese company KPS, joined the business matching programme at Secutech to source access control and parking systems from Taiwanese manufacturers and distributors. Mr Dat was pleased with the exhibitors he met, saying: “I met some great exhibitors who provided good quality products with reasonable prices. I think this fair is absolutely the leading and international trade fair within the industry and without a doubt I will recommend it to my industry peers.” The fair offers participantsdiverse, innovative productsand gathers many leadingmanufacturers of traditionalsafety devices, componentsand parts Mr Maqsood D. Shaikh, Director, Innovative Ideals & Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. agreed that the business matching programme is uniquely beneficial to an effective sourcing experience. Mr Shaikh’s company produces security systems, home automation and home networking systems for the Indian market. He explained, “I was here to seek cooperation with Taiwanese brands that provide high quality home surveillance, locks and home security kits and other innovative home automation solutions for intelligent buildings. This is the fourth time I have visited the show. I keep coming back because I think the fair is professional and exhibitors here are of high quality. I was especially impressed by the business matching programme as it facilitated business interaction and cooperation. I could directly communicate with exhibitors I was interested in working with. The result is satisfying and I will visit the fair again next year.” Smart products, total solutions and new technology applications The fair offers participants diverse, innovative products and gathers many leading manufacturers of traditional safety devices, components and parts along with suppliers of total security solutions, next-generation technologies and digital platform designs all under one roof. With five specialised pavilions, including Intelligent Industrial/Factory, Intelligent Retail, Transportation, Building and Healthcare, and the SMAhome Expo – a dedicated zone for the smart home industry – buyers were able to source from hundreds of state-of-the-art exhibitors supplying key components and advanced technologies within the safety and security genres. A series of conferences were held at each zone unveiling the full spectrum of high-quality products and the next generation of security devices within the future industry trends in Asia. Taiwanese buyer Mr Ben Lin, Project Manager, Security Supervisor and Control Div, Process Automation Business Center, Internet of Things Business Group, MiTAC Information Technology Corp, has been a visitor at the fair for many years. He said, “This time I am interested in Intelligent Factory Pavilion's product demo. We are a solution supplier on IoT for cloud systems of system integration. I am here to source industry 4.0 solutions, such as solutions of machine vision and industrial automation, and seek cooperation with related companies. By collaborating with enterprises from these sectors, we can provide a total solution for our customers. I think the exhibits presented at the fair are diverse and cutting-edge. Apart from intelligent industrial solutions, I can also observe the latest development of the fire and safety sector. This trip has proved to be truly amazing and I will come back next year.” Several complementary events were also held during the three-day show. Highlights of the industry activities held were the Asian Systems Integrator Forum, Smart Home M2M Platform & Software Summit 2016, Z-Wave Gallery, Intelligent Retail Demo, Intelligent Transportation Demo, Machine Vision Demo, SMAhome International Conference and SMA 100 Express Center. An attendee of the Asian Systems Integrator Forum Mr Xu Li Yuan, of PBX in Taiwan, is a wholesaler of Panasonic communication products and now has a better understanding of data technology and how it can advance the development of the surveillance industry after attending the forum. He said, “It is important to search and analyse data in a more efficient way. This will allow us to provide better solutions and service for our customers. Industry players in Taiwan always have a lot of innovate ideas and the event can facilitate intelligence and technical exchanges and make their ideas come to life. The quality of Secutech remains great. It is good that the organiser transformed the show towards offering more smart products and total solutions. I believe this is the right direction. The market is now moving toward a more user-oriented experience. Customers will ask for more options and better services. For example, they will not only require surveillance technology, but will also ask for smart home solutions. I think it is a trend that different sectors and industries will become more integrated and have better collaboration. I will be here for sure next year.”
VIVOTEK will demonstrate the Stratocast VSaaS at ISC West 2016 VIVOTEK announces its further strategic cooperation with Genetec Inc., a leading provider of open-platform, unified IP security solutions on its cloud-based video-surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) solution Stratocast. Compatible with VIVOTEK’s enterprise-level network cameras, Stratocast is designed to meet the security demands of small and midsized businesses (SMBs), which require a reliable video surveillance solution without the associated costs of on-premises storage, software updates and on-going maintenance. VIVOTEK will demonstrate the Stratocast VSaaS at ISC West 2016 taking place April 6th-8th at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas (Booth #12089). Cloud-based video surveillance service In order to address an increasing number of SMB owners who are concerned about the safety of their facility and the operation cost of surveillance deployment, VIVOTEK is providing its enterprise-level cameras for Stratocast customers. The cameras have been integrated to work with Stratocast™, allowing SMBs to deploy a highly affordable and convenient cloud-based video surveillance system. “As the IP video surveillance market continues to mature and evolve, Genetec realised very early that the cloud would play a significant role in both hosting and storing security applications and content,” said Philippe Ouimette, Director of Strategic Alliances at Genetec. “Stratocast VSaaS offers SMB clients a hassle-free, easy-to-use, and affordable cloud-based video surveillance service, and we are delighted to partner with our camera technology partners at VIVOTEK to provide network-ready camera hardware to help end-users realise value and quality,” added Mr. Ouimette. William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: “Partnering with Genetec means we are able to help SMB users migrate to IP video surveillance and enhance our security knowhow directly from end-users. By leveraging the Company’s expertise in cloud-based VSaaS and VIVOTEK’s enterprise-level network cameras, SMB users can benefit from reduced total cost of ownership and focus on their core competencies.” VIVOTEK enterprise-level network cameras include FD816C-HF2, FD8166A, FD8167A, FD8169A, FD8367A-V, IB8367A, FD8369A-V, and IB8369A. FD8166A and FD816C-HF2 are available now. FD8167A, FD8169A, FD8367A-V, IB8367A, FD8369A-V, IB8369A are scheduled to be available by the end of April, 2016
VIVOTEK and Cathexis have worked closely on the integration of the latest H.265/HEVC solution VIVOTEK, a global IP surveillance provider, and Cathexis, a South African based leading electronic and software systems development, and manufacturing company, recently announced a partnership in technology and integration. Both companies have worked closely and allocated resources into the integration of the latest H.265/HEVC solution, which delivers significant value to mutual customers and expand their project scalability in the South Africa and Middle East markets. Global cooperation and shared security expertise To create comprehensive surveillance solutions and meet the diversified needs of users, VIVOTEK launched its Solution Integration Alliance (SIA) programme to effectively cooperate with global partners with different expertise in different areas. Through this programme, VIVOTEK and Cathexis solve this challenge together by offering seamless integration between VIVOTEK’s network cameras and Cathexis’s software platform. This partnership enables both parties to leverage their core technologies and complete numerous vertical projects in South Africa and the Middle East. “Cathexis prides itself in being responsive to its customer’s needs, and that is why we cooperate with VIVOTEK, a professional and flexible IP surveillance provider.” said Daryl Buhrmann, Product Manager, Cathexis Technologies. “Foremost, we share the same vision of providing exceptional support and product enhancement to satisfy market requirement. The capability of our software to easily integrate deeply with partners’ products, like network cameras, access control, alarm and fire panels, fence monitoring systems, logistics scanning systems, and many others enable us to supply systems to our channel partners that offer holistic solutions beyond security.” added Daryl. William Ku, Vice President Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: “Today’s IP surveillance is ever-changing, and this announcement further reinforces VIVOTEK’s capability towards global partner integration. We are pleased to welcome Cathexis as one of our strategic partners as we continue to offer even more powerful solutions for partners and accelerate more customer values. This partnership allows both companies to drive their engineering expertise and investments to deliver value for users in South Africa and Middle East. We look forward that it will drive growth for both companies, and accelerate the development of new applications.”
The partnership broadens the availability of VIVOTEK’s IP surveillance solutions throughout South Africa VIVOTEK proudly announces its partnership with Rectron South Africa. Well known throughout South Africa as a leading distributor of ICT and Consumer Electronics, Rectron South Africa joins VIVOTEK’s current partner channel MiRO distribution, which has proven track record of supplying scalable wireless, networking, VoIP and IP video products to service the market. The successful partnerships have strengthened and broaden the availability of VIVOTEK’s IP surveillance solutions throughout the South African market. VIVOTEK distribution partner “VIVOTEK is an international company with 16 years of market experience which has expanded globally with a network of more than 183 authorised distributors in over 116 countries. We are extremely pleased to welcome Rectron South Africa as a VIVOTEK distribution partner.” says William Ku, Vice president, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK Inc. “Introducing VIVOTEK’s IP surveillance solution via a trusted, established partner like Rectron South Africa is a big step forward to further establish the VIVOTEK brand in South Africa. To fulfill diversified user demands in South Africa, we strive to cooperate with partners in different types of expertise. By leveraging their strengths, we’re looking forward to future success and to ensuring our consumers can easily access our full range of solutions and receive rapid and comprehensive service.” Spencer, Products Director, Rectron South Africa, echoed VIVOTEK’s enthusiasm for the partnership: “We are delighted to become VIVOTEK’s strategic partner in South Africa and we see significant growth potential for IP surveillance demands in the retail industry. Our partnership with VIVOTEK enables us to deliver an intelligent retail solution for retailers, including display panels, POS systems and network cameras.” Spencer went on to add, “This announcement underlines our commitment to work with top-tier players in the field and to provide solutions that allow retailers to gain more business intelligence and improve their business decisions.”
Subsequent to the release of its latest H.265/HEVC surveillance solutions, VIVIOTEK is proud to announce that its H.265 3-Megapixel network cameras now are seamlessly integrated with the unified security platform, Genetec™ Security Center 5.4. Through this strategic partnership, users of Genetec™ Security Center 5.4 are now able to enjoy the most efficient bandwidth and storage-saving solutions available by adopting VIVOTEK’s self-developed Smart Stream II technology and the H.265 video compression standard. Supports H.265 video compression standard The latest release of Genetec™ Security Center 5.4 offers multiple advanced features, including logical security and video encryption mechanisms, support for the H.265 video compression standard, as well as the next-generation of the Plan Manager mapping module. Security Center 5.4 is one of the first video management platforms that offers support for H.265 video compression, and can be fully integrated with VIVOTEK’s H.265 3-megapixel network cameras. Equipped with WDR Pro, SNV (Supreme Night Visibility), and Smart Stream II technology, these cameras are available in 6 versatile models* which offer top notch video quality under any lighting conditions while maximizing bandwidth usage efficiency by up to 80% more than systems employing H.264. “Through our on-going strategic partnership with VIVOTEK, we are delighted to offer our mutual customers the gained advantages of this H.265 integration between VIVOTEK and Genetec™,” said Philippe Ouimette, Director of Strategic Alliances, Genetec Inc. “With fulfilled integration via Genetec™ Security Center 5.4, together we are able to realize our commitment in delivering new, innovative technology solutions to our integrators and end-users,” added Ouimette. William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: “To build a long-term, strategic partnership with software partners is a vital strategy for VIVOTEK. We are proud to cooperate with the global unified IP security solutions platform provider, Genetec in order to expand H.265 applications together. With ongoing cooperation, we will continue to bring customers immediate access to a reduced total cost of ownership, and achieve our goal of creating considerable user benefits across the world and diverse markets.” *VIVOTEK’s H.265 3-megapixel network cameras include FD9371-HTV, FD9371-EHTV, FD9171-HT, IB9371-HT, IB9371-EHT, and IP9171-HP.
VIVOTEK’s branch office is situated in Jabel Ali free zone; an ideal location to store, manage and dispatch products VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the establishment of its Branch office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Aware of the strong business growth in Middle East markets, VIVOTEK started preparing for the establishment of a branch office in this region in 2014. Dubai, with its friendly investment environment and location adjacent to several Middle East countries, was chosen as the base for supporting VIVOTEK’s expansion in Middle East. Strengthening customer relations William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK Inc., remarked “For years, business revenue generated from the Middle East Market has made significant contribution to VIVOTEK’s overall revenue. We see this region as vital for VIVOTEK’s growing future. Dubai, with a unique geographic location in Middle East, is a perfect hub on the continent and, without a doubt, is an ideal place for companies setting up branch offices for business development in this market. "We are truly excited about the establishment of our Dubai office, which we believe will make business communication, transactions, sales, and support more efficient and allow VIVOTEK to offer even greater value to our customers. We expect even greater growth following this expansion in the region.” VIVOTEK’s branch office is situated in Jabel Ali free zone; an ideal location for VIVOTEK to store, manage and dispatch products. The establishment of this office will bring immediate benefits to our customers in this market, such as lower, or even zero taxes, faster response time, closer and more agile services support and shorter shipment time. At the current initial phase, the office is of a modest size. A full and comprehensive facility will be completed in the near future.
Report from IMS Research cites adoption of HD and high megapixel video surveillance systems Major global players in the world of security and safety are responding to rapid demand surges and accelerating delivery of innovative leading-edge products, services and solutions. Taiwan Excellence Award-winning Taiwanese companies EverFocus Electronics Corporation, VIVOTEK Inc., QNAP Systems Inc., and PLANET Technology Corporation have contributed significantly to Taiwan hitting the top position worldwide in IP video surveillance, disaster prevention and fire safety. Latest reports from research company Memoori estimate the total worldwide market value of the security industry to be over $25 billion. These latest figures highlight a rapid growth rate of 7.5% in 2014 alone. The main drivers for growth are listed as IP video networks and higher demand from Asia, as well as greater success in penetrating vertical markets including transport, retail, healthcare and education. A report from IMS Research cited the increasing adoption of HD and high megapixel video surveillance systems as the key driver for growth in the video surveillance market. With more than 2,000 manufacturers, Taiwan makes up over 10% of the global market share of surveillance systems and sets its sights on future growth in the security sector. Leading lights of secure-tech innovation Speaking at an exclusive showcase of seven Taiwanese products at IFSEC International 2015, Dr. C.K. Liu from the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. said: “Taiwan is committed to continuing to grow its market share in the security technology sector. We are already home to the leading lights of secure-tech innovation and will be seeking to build on our track record of success in order to maximise on the opportunities presented by global rising demand.” Business Development Manager Jason Chen of QNAP Security said: “QNAP is the only network storage company offering professional grade network surveillance globally. All products are 100 percent designed, engineered, tested and manufactured in Taiwan – something we are incredibly proud of. World’s first Linux-embedded NVR developer “We are the world’s first Linux-embedded NVR developer and our spirit of continuous innovation means we continue to provide professional surveillance solutions with market-fresh applications.” Mr. Chen outlined QNAP’s strategic priority of working to attract global talent to its base in Taiwan in order to drive growth and further strengthen local reach. VIVOTEK Vice President William Ku explained that future plans for growth centre on delivering high quality cost-effective products that are fully integrated and seamlessly connect to the Internet of Things. VIVOTEK has continued to receive a number of awards in recognition of its innovative products, including the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Ranking award, the 16th Taiwan SMEA National Outstanding SMEs Award and most recently the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. "Taiwan is committed to continuing to grow its market share in the security technology sector..." says Dr. C.K. Liu from the Taipei Representative Office Also presenting at the technology showcase, Lidia Sung, the Regional Sales Manager at leading IP-based networking company PLANET explained: “The automated home sounds very futuristic but it is happening now.” Automation Control Gateway - designed to make home networking smarter & safer Targeting the IoT, the Z-Wave e-Home Automation Control Gateway is a powerful tool designed to make home networking smarter and safer. Controllable by smart phone or tablet anywhere, anytime, PLANET’s solution uniquely integrates IP-based networking (intercoms, cameras and wireless APs) with Z-Wave Plus (smoke detection, temperature control, door and window) technology. Michel Verhoeven, the Senior Sales Manager at EverFocus, commented: “The security and safety sector has evolved dramatically in the last decade and there are no signs of it slowing down. At EverFocus, a core part of our growth plan is ensuring that our products are ever more adaptable and versatile. This was recently recognised at ISC West where the ESK1000 Sidekick was crowned the winner of the Tools and Hardware category of the SIA New Product Showcase.”
VIVOTEK to integrate its cameras to support Stratocast, Genetec’s cloud-based video surveillance service Along with continued growth and the expansion of surveillance applications, the demand for more efficient, intelligent and cost-effective surveillance systems keeps increasing. Committed to delivering the most advanced surveillance solutions to its valued global customers, VIVOTEK, the world leading network camera brand, has forged a strategic cooperation with Genetec, Inc., a global unified IP security solutions provider. VIVOTEK is announcing this week the integration of its cameras to support Stratocast, Genetec’s cloud-based video surveillance service, and upcoming support for its H.265 cameras in Genetec Security Center. VIVOTEK's strategic partnership with Genetec Through this strategic partnership, VIVOTEK will become the first network camera manufacturer to integrate its devices for Stratocast by leveraging the recently released Genetec Cloud Link protocol. Stratocast enables customers to rapidly deploy a reliable and easy-to-use video surveillance system that avoids the complexity of managing on-premises hardware by securely recording video in the cloud. Small-and-medium sized businesses (SMBs) can take advantage of VIVOTEK cameras and Stratocast to deploy a highly affordable and convenient cloud-based video surveillance system that they can access from any internet-enabled device. With the integration expected to become available in summer 2015, VIVOTEK will also develop a “Stratocast VADP package” for VIVOTEK IP Cameras through the Open Platform System VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP) to ensure a rapid and seamless system setup. As demand for higher resolution and clearer video quality grows, H.265, the high efficiency video codec technology, continues to drive market interest. Today, H.264, the predecessor of H.265, is the accepted standard codec used by most security manufacturers. With the release of new H.265-compatible equipment, end-users will be able to benefit from reduced bandwidth through greater video compression. Acutely aware of these advances, VIVOTEK has allocated considerable R&D resources into equipping its network cameras with H.265 over the past year. Collaboration to develop integration for its H.265 cameras VIVOTEK is working in collaboration with Genetec to develop integration for its H.265 cameras to ensure performance and compatibility in Genetec Security Center. By adopting H.265, VIVOTEK and Genetec end-users can enjoy a lower total cost of ownership due to the high image compression rate and low storage consumption. “We are excited that our Stratocast cloud-based video surveillance service customers will now have an expanded choice of network cameras from VIVOTEK,” said Francis Lachance, Director of Product Management, Genetec. “In addition, our strategic alliance to develop and support the H.265 codec with VIVOTEK cameras will allow Security Center enterprise customers to benefit from this new compression format for reduced bandwidth and improved video quality,” added Lachance. VIVOTEK Vice President, Brand Business Division comments William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: “We are delighted to have the strategic cooperation with Genetec on the Stratocast cloud service and H.265 support, which undoubtedly strengthens our competitiveness in the market and provides our valued customers with more comprehensive and united solutions under such a competitive and connected market environment. VIVOTEK, is already known for superior image processing capability, and “will keep on working closely with our software partners to explore more innovative and advanced solutions to make our world safer and indeed better.”
The integration allows the direct execution of object-tracking at front-end VIVOTEK network cameras VIVOTEK is delighted to announce that the integration of AxxonSoft's video content analysis "AnalyticVideo Tracker" function with the VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP) has been successfully completed. Designed for tracking objects by characteristics, the "AnalyticVideo Tracker" can identify various types of objects (individual people, groups of people, or vehicles) and transmit the detected information, i.e. metadata to AxxonSoft's video management software (VMS), Axxon Next, and Axxon Intellect Enterprise for further analysis and reporting. VIVOTEK's VADP an advanced open platform In early 2014, in order to expand its cameras' benefits and create further added-value for customers, VIVOTEK introduced VIVOTEK VADP, an open platform for integrating video analytic functionality within its cameras. Using this advanced but flexible platform, video content analysis functions like object counting, line detection, field detection, face detection, heat map, and so on can be directly installed onto VIVOTEK cameras. Now, the integration of VIVOTEK VADP and AnalyticVideo Tracker allows the direct execution of object-tracking at front-end VIVOTEK network cameras, enabling a drastic decrease of CPU loading at the back-end server and creating greater efficiency across the entire surveillance system. Integration with AxxonSoft's AnalyticVideo Tracker Murat Altuev, President of AxxonSoft said, "This successful integration is absolutely an outstanding achievement. Our customers can now enjoy effective and efficient video content analysis without increasing the back-end CPU loading and sacrificing the performance of their surveillance. Thanks to VIVOTEK, together we are able to provide our customers with a smart solution, maintaining stability and agility while providing advanced analytics of video content." William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: "We're delighted to see this great integration of our VADP with AxxonSoft's video content analysis functions. The realisation of in-camera video content analysis and the seamless interoperability between our VADP and AnalyticVideo Tracker certainly fulfills our ongoing goal of bringing substantial benefits to our valued customers worldwide." Live demonstration at MIPS 2015 The successful integration of VADP and AnalyticVideo Tracker will be demonstrated live using VIVOTEK's MD8531H mobile dome network camera from April 13-16 in Moscow at MIPS 2015, an international exhibition for the security and fire safety industry. Come visit the VIVOTEK booth and find out more information about this and other exciting developments.
In a step which will allow the optimal integration of VIVOTEK’s network cameras and the Milestone XProtect open platform IP video management software, VIVOTEK is pleased to announce that Milestone, based on VIVOTEK’s web API (Application Programming Interface), has launched a driver in Milestone XProtect® Device Pack 7.8 dedicated to VIVOTEK’s IP network cameras. The launch of this optimised driver enables even more efficient and effective communication and collaboration between VIVOTEK’s hardware and the Milestone XProtect software. For years, VIVOTEK has been committed to delivering reliable IP surveillance solutions to satisfy market demands. Installation flexibility and expandability are two important factors that lie behind customers’ considerations when implementing an IP surveillance system. With this in mind, the integration of hardware and software platforms is critical to keep products and services at the forefront of innovation, with the latest in cutting-edge applications to meet a variety of customers’ needs. The launch of a dedicated driver will facilitate the implementation of Milestone’s software and VIVOTEK’s hardware in dynamic vertical applications to be more efficient and cost-effective. Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organisations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimise processes and reduce costs. Christian Bohn, Milestone Systems VP Corporate Marketing & Alliances, says: “We are delighted about the new possibilities for Milestone Channel Partners and customers that this announcement brings to them. The Milestone eco system of partners now gain the full advantage of the new integration between VIVOTEK's cameras and Milestones award winning open platform Video Management Software. This will surely be a business accelerator and an important proof of the momentum of open platform technology.” William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK, stated: “VIVOTEK has been dedicated to integrating our cameras with leading software and hardware platforms. Looking at the increasing importance and significant synergy brought by the seamless integration of hardware and software, it is our great pleasure to have this dedicated driver. The cooperation with Milestone, in addition to demonstrating VIVOTEK’s strong commitment in delivering world-class security solutions, further opens up more business possibilities for both companies in the future.” Milestone’s Dedicated Driver in Device Pack 7.8 supports VIVOTEK’s new devices: FE8171, FD8335H, FD8135H, FE8174, FE8181, SD8363E, SD8364E, IP8155HP, IP8165HP, FD8355EHV, FD8365EHV, IP8335H, FD8363, FD8362, FE8180, IB8367-(R), FD8167 & FD8367-V.
VIVOTEK cameras were installed across both the interior and exterior spaces of the YAS Commercial Center Matching state-of-the-art security with style in Iran’s capital The ancient city of Tehran has been rebuilt to reflect modern ideas and innovative designs many times throughout its history; however this constant evolution has always adhered to strict aesthetic standards. Continuing this spirit, VIVOTEK camera systems, offering the absolute latest in surveillance technology while maintaining stylish appearance, have become increasingly popular in this city of 8.3 million. Located in the west of Tehran City, the brand new YAS Commercial Center was in need of an advanced and comprehensive surveillance system. It required cameras and connectivity solutions to cover a range of interior and exterior spaces, including parking areas, main corridors, entrances and exits, and other spaces, for protecting people inside or outside the Center. Pooya Fara Negar, distributor of VIVOTEK on this case, worked hard to come to a full understanding of the YAS Commercial Center’s needs, and provide a perfectly tailored IP-based security and surveillance system. VIVOTEK cameras for complete coverage – inside and out A total of 305 VIVOTEK cameras were installed across both the interior and exterior spaces of the YAS Commercial Center, ensuring complete coverage of all areas under any lighting or weather conditions, while maintaining a low profile and blending in with the stylish design of the center. Tehran’s environment: A harsh test for technology – no problem for VIVOTEK’s cameras "VIVOTEK FD8164 is an easy-to-use fixed dome network camera specifically designed for indoor security applications with a compact, stylish exterior" Tehran’s climate, which may be unpredictably harsh at times with temperatures ranging from −17 °C to 43 °C, would test the mettle of any surveillance system. VIVOTEK’s IP8332 and SD8363E were chosen to meet this harsh challenge, and of course for their superior image quality in all lighting conditions. 82 IP8332s, a bullet-style network camera, were installed to cover parking areas. Incorporating a number of advanced features, such as a 1MP sensor enabling 1280x800 viewing resolution at a smooth 30 fps, a removable IR-cut filter and IR illuminators effective up to 15M for superior image quality around the clock, and an IP66-rated housing to withstand rain, dust and other environmental pollutants, the IP8332 is an ideal option for outdoor parking lot applications. 11 high performance SD8363E speed domes with 20x zoom lenses were also installed around building perimeters to ensure total coverage. The SD8363E features 1080p Full HD resolution, IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated housing, and real-time H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression. Interior spaces – broad coverage requirements met with low profile solutions For indoor environments such as corridors, foyers and communal areas, FD8137H, IP8131, FD8164 and FD8166 were selected and installed for their small sizes, quality design, and excellent image quality. The VIVOTEK FD8164 is an easy-to-use fixed dome network camera specifically designed for indoor security applications with a compact, stylish exterior. Designed with 2-Megapixel CMOS Sensor, FD8164 enables capturing high quality and high resolution video. VIVOTEK FD8166 is an extremely small fixed dome network camera. With installation as easy as one-two-three and Power over Ethernet functionality, setup time is less than 120 seconds, making installation quick and easy. Achievement William Ku, Vice President of VIVOTEK's International Business Division, further commented: “We’re very excited about the successful installation of this VIVOTEK system for the YAS Commercial Center. We at VIVOTEK are always happy to meet challenges and to exceed expectations, and we particularly enjoy working in the beautiful but challenging environment of Tehran as it gave our IP8332, with its weather and dust-proof housing a chance to prove its resilience.”
VIVOTEK’s FE8172V, IP8372, IP8362, and FD8335H IP cameras were installed at the company Upgrading a 100 year-old facility with a top of the line surveillance system Like many companies before it, Shakelli Dairy Company started out small. Before making a splash in the food industry, Shakelli grew from roots planted in the northwestern Iranian town of Tabriz – a city that today boasts a population of almost 1.5 million people. Steady development throughout the early 20th century saw the butter, honey, ghee, and cheese producer distributing products to farther and farther reaches of the country. A point was reached in 1952 when the company outgrew itself, and its ever-expanding operations eventually forced them to relocate to the bustling capital of Tehran. The Shakelli butter and packaging that can be seen in Iranian stores today was actually first presented 50 years ago in 1964. By 1978, the company’s operations were completely mechanised. Shakelli has long succeeded in local markets and dairy industries because they have stuck to their guiding principles: ensure quality of the already established product line and engage in extensive R&D to make better products in the future. Being one of the biggest suppliers of dairy products in Tehran, it is no surprise that Shakelli Dairy Company has a lot of equipment and property, namely large, automated production lines and 4 saloons. The factory has been in operation for over 100 years, making it one of the oldest of its kind in the capital city. In order to stay relevant and remain a major dairy industry player, an important decision had to be made by Shakelli’s manager – it was time to upgrade the 100 year-old facility with a top of the line surveillance system. The initiative was put forth by Raymand Pardazesh Pasargad Co., the System Integrator of PFN Technology in Tehran, and the first phase of the project was carried out in collaboration with VIVOTEK. Chosen for their superior quality and competitive pricing, VIVOTEK’s products were set for action in the following project phase, as soon as add-ons to the saloons were complete. Comprehensive surveillance system Safeguards the overall factory operation A total of 96 cameras across 12 models were installed in the factory, but a special mention goes out to the FE8172V, IP8372, IP8362, and FD8335H IP cameras. The FE8172V model was selected due to its fish eye lens and 360-degree surround view, making it an ideal ceiling camera. A single such camera covers a lot of ground and is a sufficient solution for all mid-sized rooms. The IP8372 was chosen particularly for monitoring points of entrance and exit, as the vicinity sees a multitude of large trucks with trailers and other vehicles. With the capability of capturing license plate numbers clearly, 5-Megapixel resolution, and WDR technology, this camera does not let anything slip through the cracks. When it comes to visibility under poor lighting condition, the IP8362 shines. In addition to excellent image quality and night vision capabilities, the camera is designed for outdoor settings and can easily be mounted on fences and walls. Lastly, to monitor the interior space of trailers and trucks, the FD8335H was mounted on a loading dock. With WDR Pro technology, the cameras can produce a clear video feed of what is occurring inside large vehicles, in spite of the dark areas. This ensures that the administration team at Shakelli can monitor every move when goods are loaded and unloaded at the site. "By installing an extensive and high quality surveillance system with VIVOTEK’s IP cameras, the operation efficiency and security at Shakelli’s factory has improved tremendously" In order to improve and centralise video management at the site, VIVOTEK’s professional central management software VAST was adopted. With intuitive functions and numerous features, the 96 cameras can be managed in a hierarchical system structure, making for efficient and effective monitoring, recording, playback, and event trigger management. Safer environment ensures a better business operation “By March of 2014, the entire project was up and running,” said William Ku, VP of the International Business Division at VIVOTEK, “and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. By installing an extensive and high quality surveillance system with VIVOTEK’s cameras, the operation efficiency and security at Shakelli’s factory has improved tremendously.”
VIVOTEK’s IP-based solution comprised of FE8174V, FE8172, FD8134, and FD8363 fixed IP dome cameras as well as IP8151 IP camera Located in the busy central business and finance district in Taipei City, Taiwan, the Landis Taipei Hotel is immensely popular among domestic and foreign travellers. This luxurious 5-star hotel features a French Art Deco ambience, earth tone colours, and extravagant vintage decorations in each guest room to create a warm and cosy atmosphere for its guests. The hotel further offers a variety of high-quality services for both business and leisure, such as limousine services, express laundry, wedding planning, a health and fitness centre, exquisite Western and Chinese restaurants, and the Landis SPA, which enhances the perceived value of its guests. Despite all the explicit features of the Landis Taipei, the hotel has not forgotten the fundamental implicit element that constitutes to a world-class hotel - security. In addition to being a place of relaxation, the Landis Taipei Hotel has committed itself to the adoption of a stringent security policy to protect guests and their assets. Hence, the reliable and effective surveillance system is exceptionally important. Formulating a specific solution for the needs of the hotel The original surveillance solution employed by the hotel was an analogue-based system. Fully recognising the importance of keeping the quality and effectiveness of hotel security, the hotel adopted an IP-based security surveillance solution of VIVOTEK. Project specifications include enhanced resolution, clear image quality, wide coverage for the outdoor and parking areas. Based on these specifications, a perfect solution for the Landis Taipei was created. This solution comprised 5 camera models, including Fisheye Fixed Dome Network Camera, Fixed Dome Network Camera, and Fixed Network Camera. Moreover, VIVOTEK’s video management software, the ST7501, was adopted. Fisheye fixed dome network camera - FE8174V and FE8172 FE8174V and FE8172 are two latest fisheye cameras of VIVOTEK. Both models are equipped with a fisheye lens and a 5-megapixel resolution sensor, making these cameras perfect for monitoring open areas, such as parking lots, streets, and walkways, without blind spots. Four FE8174V models, with vandal-proof IK10-rated and weather-proof IP66-rated housing, are robust choices for outdoor application. They were mounted on the outer walls of the hotel to provide a complete 180º panoramic view of the outer perimeter. 3 FE8172 models were installed to the ceiling of the hotel lobby to achieve a 360 º surround view of the lobby. Fixed dome network camera - FD8134 and FD8363 3 FE8172 models were installed to the ceiling of the hotel lobby to achieve a 360 º surround view of the lobby Five FD8134 models were installed in separate communal areas in the hotel and 1 FD8363 model was mounted above the main entrance. The FD8134 features a 1-megapixel camera capable of achieving viewing resolutions of 1280X800 at 30fps, making this camera the all-in-one solution for the monitoring of designated areas. The FD8363 is a professional 2-megapixel outdoor camera that offers a viewing resolution of 1080p Full HD at 30 fps. More importantly, the camera is designed with a removable IR-cut filter, 15-meter IR illuminators and WDR Enhancement, providing clear image 24 hours a day and unparalleled visibility under high contrast environments. Fixed network camera - IP8151 Three IP8151 models were installed outside the elevators of the hotel. This camera features a 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that achieves a viewing resolution of 1280X1024 at 30 fps. The highlight of this camera is its superb night visibility and support for WDR enhancement, making this model perfect for low-light environments and enclosed spaces. Reliable security increases the efficiency of hotel operation and management William Ku, Vice President of VIVOTEK’s International Sales Division, stated, “Hotel security is important to not only the operation and management efficiency of the hotel, but also the safety of customers. Hence, the reliable surveillance system is exceptionally important. Here at VIVOTEK, we endeavour to develop the best surveillance solutions for our clients and, ultimately, create a safe hotel.”
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