Outside of VIVOTEK, what are some of the trends that you are seeing in the surveillance and security industry in the past years?
The past years have been dominated by IP surveillance cameras or network cameras. At present, the analog-based devices, which have lower functionality and have lately become outdated, are being replaced by network cameras. The ongoing digitisation and the emergence of Smart Cities are also becoming prime drivers of surveillance and security industry, with considerable demand becoming evident everywhere in the horizontal market of India. Organisations are also showing an interest in business intelligence and process automation driven by surveillance devices.
VIVOTEK aims to become the veritable ‘Eye’ in IoT. How do you plan on achieving that?
At VIVOTEK, we have developed our portfolio focusing on application and end-to-end needs of the user. Our company meets the most diverse use cases vis-à-vis market deployments, and continually develops its products, based on the customer inputs. All of our products come with an additional layer of cybersecurity ingrained within them, given our collaborations with various industry leaders. This forward-looking approach and cutting-edge IP devices, further receive a fillip from our strong network of channel partners and service integrators, making us the veritable ‘Eye’ in IoT.
How is the potential of video surveillance systems in the manufacturing industry? What are the requirements and new applications in this area?
Using surveillance within the manufacturing industry helps in effectively monitoring the resource and workflow of a unit, while simultaneously transferring unmatched control to the stakeholders. Furthermore, video analytics-based surveillance systems, that have higher FPS, can help augment the quality of products being manufactured.
Video content analysis has become the core for IP surveillance and security solution on different market verticals. With its help, users can program the solution based on across-the-board use cases that must be achieved in order to preserve the effectiveness of the deployed solutions.
VIVOTEK recently launched the MS9390-HV Panoramic Network Camera. What is the USP of this camera and how does it make a difference in the IP surveillance in the manufacturing sector?
MS9390-HV is a 180-degree panoramic camera for outdoor applications. It can capture high-definition video feed at 8 MP, with 4512x1728 resolution and 30 FPS. It also has supreme night vision capabilities and comes equipped with Smart Stream III technology for optimised bandwidth. The device is able to process 4 simultaneous streams, has electronic image stitching, and is further loaded with 5-window video motion detection technology that enables it to customise motion detection for monitoring specific areas.
Plus, the device is IP66-rated for outdoor use and further has IK10 vandalism resistant rating. When you also bring its video analytics capabilities alongside other features, such as, image compression, integrated PoE technology, etc, the device simply stands out against other alternatives available within the market.
What is the road ahead for VIVOTEK, especially in the manufacturing industry?
VIVOTEK puts a lot of effort in developing deep learning technologies; a case in point is Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionise the IP surveillance landscape. We are confident that AI is going to become a massive phenomenon in the years to come. Cyber threats affect all IoT devices and no company is fully immune to the current threats. In the US, cybersecurity is equal to national security, and this is moving to be emulated globally, which includes India. So, cybersecurity is another highlight for VIVOTEK, as users today are more aware of using ‘safer’ devices.