Dahua has made HDCVI a global standard, providing open access for any third party to use HDCVI Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China announces the signing of a strategic agreement with Exar to license High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) technology. Under the terms of the new agreement, Exar is licensed to design, manufacture and sell high-definition analogue video solutions utilising HDCVI technology. As the HDCVI technology inventor and patent owner, Dahua has made it as a global open standard, providing open access for any third party, including competing manufacturers, to use HDCVI. Partnering with the HDcctv Alliance allows manufacturers to better collaborate on implementation of HDCVI 2.0 technology – carving the path for wider and quicker market acceptance. Zhu Jiangming, Executive Vice President at Dahua Technology, pointed that since HDCVI is now a global standard instead of being merely one of various HD analogue solutions in the industry, Dahua is even more confident about CVI’s prospect. Partnering with Exar is another good example to show our open mind and strong determination. Louis DiNardo, President and CEO of Exar Corporation, comments that “By upgrading analogue cameras and video recorders to HDCVI at sites where coax has already been pulled, customers can now enjoy all the benefits of a high-definition video with a very modest investment. HDCVI technology enables transmission of HD video at distances over 500 meters on standard coaxial cable.” “By upgrading analogue cameras and video recorders to HDCVI at sites where coax has already been pulled, customers can now enjoy all the benefits of a high-definition video with a very modest investment" Exar joins Dahua to champion HDCVI technology in establishing the industry standard for HD analogue video surveillance. Both companies are members of the HDcctv Alliance which promotes adoption of and adherence to the HDCVI standard. Exar HDCVI products are fully compliant with the HDCVI 2.0 standard, ensuring performance specifications and interoperability with other products that adhere to the HDCVI standard. Exar’s first HDCVI product, a 1080P camera module, will be demonstrated this month. Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance Executive Director, said: “Specialised HD local-site transport solutions have made HD surveillance as reliable, as convenient, and as affordable as sub-HD surveillance. This license agreement between Dahua and Exar opens a new chapter for analogue HD transport: Equipment makers will soon have a choice of suppliers for HDCVI 2.0-ready components. Exar’s and Dahua’s mutual commitment to the HDCVI standards creates value for end users: It drives multi-vendor Plug ‘n’ Play while simultaneously creating efficiencies for both equipment manufacturers and their customers.”
Dahua’s HDCVI technology, the basis for HDcctv AT 2.0 standard, is open through the HDcctv Alliance Member I.P. Agreement The HDcctv Alliance is proud to announce that video surveillance technology leader ZheJiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., has opened its patented HDCVI technology – the basis for the HDcctv AT 2.0 standard – to the global video surveillance industry, through the HDcctv Alliance Member Intellectual Property Agreement. First introduced in late 2012, HDCVI technology transmits HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV cabling infrastructure. The HDcctv Alliance ratified HDcctv AT 2.0 in February 2014. HDcctv AT 2.0 compliance ensures 100% plug ‘n’ play remote control of any camera from any compliant DVR, no matter which manufacturers. “Dahua developed HDCVI technology to help our growing customer base to enjoy more of the benefits of HD IP surveillance,” said Mr. Zhu Jiangming, Dahua Executive Vice President and the principal inventor of the seminal HDCVI patents. “We recognise that customers want all equipment to be 100% multi-vendor plug ‘n’ play, rather than using single-source, proprietary solutions that may not work together. Dahua’s strategy is, therefore, aimed to maximise the return on our investment in HDCVI and in doing so make the technology readily available to other manufacturers - even our direct competitors.” “For these reasons, Dahua has decided to issue licenses under RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms to other, reciprocating Steering and Manufacturing Members of the HDcctv Alliance. Dahua’s policy is as follows: semiconductor manufacturers implementing the HDcctv AT 2.0 standard independently are asked to pay a license fee on a RAND basis, while HDCVI licenses for implementing the HDcctv AT 2.0 standard are open free of charge to authorised equipment makers, per the HDcctv Alliance Members I.P. Agreement to which Dahua are a signatory. We look forward to collaborating with our partners in the HDcctv Alliance to further accelerate the global migration to HD IP surveillance.” "Dahua’s strategy is, therefore, aimed to maximise the return on our investment in HDCVI and in doing so make the technology readily available to other manufacturers - even our direct competitors" Todd Rockoff, Executive Director of the HDcctv Alliance, said: “HDCVI has a multi-year head start over all other analogue HD video surveillance solutions. It is the only solution available as a global standard, with a complete compliance certification regime. While other semiconductor manufacturers are racing to catch up to the analogue HD surveillance transmission market opened by HDCVI, each of these other solutions is proprietary to just one manufacturer. Never before has a sole-source, proprietary transmission solution gained prevalence in the surveillance industry. Out-of-the-box plug ‘n’ play remote control over legacy CCTV infrastructure is a compelling convenience for installers and operators of HD surveillance systems. Therefore, HDcctv AT 2.0 and its successors, all based on HDCVI, appear to be most likely to succeed among the various analogue transmission solutions in development.” “There is no doubt that the security market is moving quickly to HD surveillance,” said Dr. Jon Hwang, CEO of Eyenix Corporation. “As an Image Signal Processor (ISP) vendor, Eyenix will implement whatever local-site transport technologies our customers need. To manage our design cost for any given technology, it is important for there to be a global standard that eliminates uncertainty.” “Nextchip supports the global standard for HD surveillance local-site transport,” said Young-Jun Yoo, Nextchip Strategic Marketing Director. “In the long term, Nextchip recognises the importance of all vendors supporting a single global standard.” At Security China 2014 the HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting in the international hall on stand E1Y31, where visitors are encouraged to meet Alliance members, see the latest HDcctv technology in operation, and discover more about the benefits of HDcctv 2.0. The Alliance expects to be able to showcase the first certified HDcctv 2.0-compliant products at the show. Security China 2014 takes place at China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, October 28-31.