Secutech Int'l 2012: Industry Perspectives from Taiwan (Part 1)
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With a strong presence at Secutech in Taipei this year (April 18 to 20), Taiwanese exhibitors capitalized on home court advantage by demonstrating the latest products/solutions along with R&D prowess. As dark clouds of uncertain world economy continue to linger, hardware and software developers were eager and determined to promote more cost-effective but tailored solutions with good quality and reliability.
Currently, most of our cameras are wired cameras; however, we see the potential of the wireless market and would like to demonstrate our R&D strengths in wireless cameras during Secutech this year. As major companies are promoting 3- to 5-megapixel network cameras this year, we will highlight and test the waters with our 3-megapixel wireless network camera and see if the market is ready for it.
We feel that retail owners may not be used to the usual distorted, 360-degree fisheye view, and we are promoting our 1.3-megapixel NC2200 dome, featuring a 105-degree view, PoE and two-way communications specifically designed for retail applications. It is perfectly suited to corner deployments, and customers can take advantage of its zoom-in function along with broader view without any distortion. Also, considering the average room where the PoS system usually resides in, the size of our NVR is designed to sit beside the PoS.
Aside from our SMB/retail solutions, we are showcasing our home surveillance solutions with mobile apps and remote setup capability.
Our channel partners include retail stores and telcos. We will continue to focus on the SMB, retail and home surveillance markets, as we see these verticals demand quality cameras at affordable prices. Also, we are optimistic about the integration of home entertainment and home surveillance usually resides in, the size of our NVR is designed to sit beside the PoS.
We are showcasing our 5-megapixel camera with quad-video streaming features so that video footage can be accessed remotely without lowering processing efficiency. We are also promoting our latest region-of-interest function that can be applied to ALPR. Plus, we will demonstrate our latest fisheye camera with zero blind spot, while featuring PTZ and two-way communications.
Through OEM projects commissioned by top brands around the world, we possess critical know-how and proven reliability to serve our clients based on their specific needs.
Via road shows and exhibitions, we will keep focusing on total solutions that combine surveillance cameras, DVRs and system control units.
We are demonstrating our latest PoE switch with full 30 W from each 10/100TX port and two Gigabit ports. We are also showcasing our latest extender which works with telephone cable infrastructure reaching 300 meters at 50 Mbps and up to 1.9 kilometers at 1 Mbps.
We do notice our non-IT system integration partners' gradual and cautious approach to our PoE solution as they used to be reluctant to even consider PoE. They now have a more open attitude when purchasing PoE products.
Our greatest strength is product reliability, and we will keep updated with regional/national safety certifications and environmental compliances for harsh and extreme operations. Our target verticals will continue to revolve around harsh outdoor environments, such as transportation, utilities and industrial automation.
We have changed our role from a manufacturer to a megapixel solution provider. We now provide IP megapixel solutions, HD-SDI solutions dedicated to gaming and banking verticals, and mobile systems. Moreover, we started our access control production in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Our highlight at the show this year is the PowerFocus Plus. The CMS can work with unlimited channels of network cameras, managing all devices on one single platform. The CMS simplifies the complexity of network surveillance management with one intuitive GUI. It has built-in zone management and alarm analysis functions, well suited for city surveillance and companies with overseas branches.
We focus on HD surveillance, offering a free, 64-channel cloud NVR for our own IP cameras. This solution helps end users manage large-scale systems remotely and solves the usual challenges associated with monitoring and controlling.
Our solutions have been widely adopted in Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines. We mainly cooperate with distributors and system integrators overseas that have the ability to take on large-scale projects.
We are going to launch the ccHDTV system this year. The technology allows end users to use existing analog wiring infrastructure to deliver high-resolution video. This system will solve storage issues seen in HD-SDI by compressing images at the camera, sending full HD video through coaxial cable via the DVB-T standard.
ccHDTV features serial connection capability, which aligns and integrates all cameras in a complete surveillance system with just one single coaxial cable.