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VIVOTEK and Genetec™ Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver New Enterprise-Level Cameras for Stratocast™ SMB Customers

Taipei, Taiwan –VIVOTEK announces its further strategic cooperation with Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), 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.

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 realized 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 realize 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 Extend H.265 IP Surveillance Portfolio With Launch of Ten New Products

Taipei, Taiwan – After announcing their H.265/HEVC surveillance solutions at the end of 2015, VIVOTEK is adding 10 new H.265/HEVC surveillance products. These include 3 Full HD long distance IR speed dome cameras*1 adopting the latest VAIR (Vari-Angle IR) technology, 3 outdoor Full HD speed dome network cameras*2, 2 5-Megapixel fisheye network cameras*3 and 2 network video recorders*4. These new products allow VIVOTEK to expand its H.265/HEVC product portfolio and enable more growth in diversified vertical markets. By employing H.265 compression technology and utilizing VIVOTEK’s Smart Stream II technology, these cameras can reduce both bandwidth and storage consumption by up to 80% while retaining the highest standards in image quality.

  • H.265 Outdoor Full HD Speed Dome Network Cameras

    In order to enhance low light surveillance, VIVOTEK introduces 3 new IR speed dome cameras*1 all equipped with 20x/30x optical zoom lens and VIVOTEK's latest VAIR technology. VAIR (Vari-Angle IR) automatically adjusts the IR angle of the IR illuminators (up to 250 meters), allowing broad coverage FOV (Field Of View), longer distance and highly uniform IR intensity. Compared with standard IR illuminators with fixed IR distances, VIVOTEK’s new IR speed domes ensure maximum image details are captured in extreme low light situations. VIVOTEK also introduces 3 more H.265 outdoor speed dome cameras*2. These are equipped with 20x/ 30x optical zoom lens, featured with WDR Pro technology, IP68 , IK10 and NEMA 4X housing, offering robust day and night protection.

  • H.265 5MP Fisheye Network Cameras

    VIVOTEK also adds two new H.265 fisheye network cameras*3 to their already extensive fisheye portfolio. These two fisheye cameras deliver panoramic views with 5-Megapixel CMOS sensors, and add WDR Pro technology to enhance coverage in areas of contrasting light. Further enhancing its versatility, the H.265 fisheye camera FE9381-EHV is full EN50155 compliant, IK10 and IP66-rated housing, ensuring the camera can withstand shock, vibration, humidity, dust, and temperature fluctuations, offering reliable video capture during vehicle movement in transportation applications.

  • H.265 64-CH/32-CH Network Video Recorders

    In addition to these advanced network cameras, VIVOTEK also introduces two H.265 compatible NVRs*4, the 64-channel NR9681, and 32-channel NR9581. Both NVRs fully support H.265 video compression technology, RAID and up to 48TB storage capacity with 8 hard disk trays, offering 30% to 50% more recording capacity compared to other similar systems using H.264 compression. Furthermore, a de-warping function enables a panoramic image to be recorded while areas of interest are displayed in fine detail. All VIVOTEK’s H.265 network cameras and network video recorders work seamlessly with its professional video management software, VAST Version 1.11. It supports software license and H.265 video codec, allowing users to manage VIVOTEK IP surveillance products with ease.

VIVOTEK Expands Video Management Software Partnership and Integration with Cathexis

Taipei, Taiwan – VIVOTEK, a global IP surveillance provider, and Cathexis, a South African based leading electronic and software systems development, and manufacturing company, today 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 deliver significant value to mutual customers and expand their project scalability in the South Africa and Middle East markets.

To create comprehensive surveillance solutions and meet the diversified needs of users, VIVOTEK launched its Solution Integration Alliance (SIA) program to effectively cooperate with global partners with different expertise in different areas. Through this program, 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, 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.”

Five of VIVOTEK’s Industry-Leading IP Surveillance Products Honored in 2016 Taiwan Excellence Awards

Taipei, Taiwan – VIVOTEK is honored to announce five of its intelligent IP surveillance products received the 2016 Taiwan Excellence Awards. These include H.265 models FD9381-HTV and IB9381-HT, H.264 models CC8370-HV, and FD816C-HF2, and stereo camera, SC8131. 1180 products were entered into the Taiwan Excellence Award competition, and VIVOTEK took home 5 awards!

Owen Chen, the Chairman of VIVOTEK Inc., stated, “We greatly appreciate the recognition of MOEA, the organizer of Taiwan Excellence Awards and the honorable judges for their affirmation. VIVOTEK, as the leading IP surveillance solutions provider in Taiwan, will keep our commitment to delivering innovative and advanced surveillance solutions, and continued progress towards excellence.”

VIVOTEK's five award-winning network cameras:

  • H.265 5-Megapixel outdoor vandal-proof fixed dome camera, FD9381-HTV: This is a professional H.265 (HEVC) 5-Megapixel outdoor dome camera, offering superb image quality with IP66 and IK10-rated housing protection. By adopting H.265 and self-developed Smart Stream II technology, which provides higher and more efficient image compression rates than H.264, the FD9381-HTV is able to reduce both bandwidth and storage consumption by up to 80%.
  • H.265 5-Megapixel outdoor bullet network camera, IB9381-HT: Inheriting the benefits of Smart Stream II technology the IB9381-HT, equipped with WDR Pro (Wide Dynamic Range) and SNV (Supreme Night Visibility), empowers users to enjoy high quality image in all lighting conditions.
  • 3-Megapixel 180° panoramic fisheye network camera, CC8370-HV: The superior image quality, low profile design, IP66 and IK10-rated durability make the CC8370-HV perfect for many surveillance applications. By having 180 degrees FOV and WDR Pro, the CC8370HV provides complete video security with no dead angles.
  • 2-Megapixel recessed mount fixed dome network camera, FD816C-HF2: At only 60 millimeters wide, the FD816C-HF2 features 109° horizontal FOV and 30 fps at 2-Megapixel resolution, offering an ultra-compact design while delivering clear image quality. For situations requiring discreet protection or where interior design is important, such as banks, retail stores, restaurants, and offices, the FD816C-HF2's unique design is the ideal solution.
  • Stereo camera, SC8131: The SC8131 utilizes 3D people counting technology and megapixel resolution to capture and analyze customer behavior, thereby providing accurate data to operations, marketing, and security users. These data points empower business owners to make critical decisions and gain more business intelligence in their operations.

VIVOTEK’s H.265 3-Megapixel Network Cameras Now Fully Supported by Genetec™ Security Center 5.4

Taipei, Taiwan – 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.

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.