New Milestone Husky™ Models with Integrated Encoders

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is announcing an easier and more affordable way to make the transition from analog to digital technology. There is no need to throw out older Security Cameras that are still working, as you add new network devices to your surveillance solution.

The Milestone Husky™ series of Hikvision DVR will now offer versions with integrated encoders that make it simple to connect analog and digital cameras, which run on IP networks, to the same box. Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are preinstalled with Milestone VMS and let end users build on their initial investment. The end users can continue to use existing analog Hikvision IP Camera and add IP cameras over time for better evidence-quality video and surveillance features.

The Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are aligned with the new Milestone encoder licensing. In this only one hardware device license is needed for each analog-to-IP encoder, regardless of the number of IP CCTV Security Camera connected to the encoder. This applies to encoders with no more than one IP license.  The Milestone Husky Series also supports the Milestone encoder licensing when external encoders are used on the NVRs.  End users can choose from more than 200 encoders.

At launch two configurations of Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs will be pre-installed with XProtect 2014
Milestone Husky M30 Hybrid with 16 analog channels + 4 IP devices
4 TB storage / 8 GB RAM / i5 processor
Milestone Husky M50 Hybrid with 32 analog channels + 16 IP devices
16 TB storage / 16 GB RAM / i7 processor

General availability is fall 2014 in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

“The new Milestone Husky Hybrid series is the perfect stepping stone for customers using analog systems who want to move into the intelligent world of IP,” says Lars Nordenlund, VP of Incubation & Ventures at Milestone Systems. “Customers can migrate to network solutions at their own speed while maintaining consistency. The Milestone open platform technology can expand effortlessly over time, so Milestone Husky easily leads the way into the digital future.”

Hikvision launches SMART SOLUTION 2.0

With the launch of Hikvision’s SMART SOLUTION 2.0, the world leader in Intelligent Video Surveillance technology is raising the bar for the entire CCTV industry with increased performance, functionality, usability and business productivity. SMART SOLUTION 2.0 includes enriched Smart features across its entire range of industry-leading IP cameras, Smart Hikvision DVR and video management software, together with tailored applications especially designed to meet the individual requirements of key vertical markets, including the retail, banking, hotel and industrial sectors.

“As the number of sites multiplies, client requirements and expectations vary more than ever, and IP is increasingly accepted as the de facto standard, a new generation of intelligent video systems is needed to address the critical requirements facing all ip cctv system,” says Keen Yao, International Marketing Director of Hikvision. “SMART SOLUTION 2.0 recognizes that users need help to differentiate the real threats from the background noise and ways to efficiently retrieve this information amid the explosion in stored data. SMART SOLUTION 2.0 also recognizes that cctv surveillance camera has made the jump from an assurance system to a key driver in many businesses and this convergence of security and productivity is set to accelerate.

A new generation of Smart Features

Hikvision’s SMART IP cameras combined intelligence, efficiency, ease-of-use and high performance when they introduced Smart technologies such as Smart Codec, Smart Detection and Smart Control to modern video surveillance. Now, SMART SOLUTION 2.0 enriches the Smart features with Region Entry/Exit, Object Counting/Removal/Exit, Target Cropping and ANPR (automatic number plate recognition). Region Entry/Exit detects people, vehicles or other objects entering or exiting from a per-defined virtual region, triggering an alarm which may also generate further actions. The ‘Object’ tracking features build upon this to allow users to define an area of interest and count objects entering or leaving, with objects including people and vehicles. In a further refinement, Object Left/Removal can detect and prompt an alarm if an object is left in or removed from a pre-defined region.

Rounding out, the on-board ANPR analytics further help to detect and recognize a vehicle’s license plate and send ANPR info to a Smart Dahua DVR or video management software for access management.It allows users to systematically manage videos and locate each individual vehicle in a given period of time, greatly accelerates post-event investigation.

Vast Range of Advanced IP Cameras
From inception, SMART IP has offered professionally-focused, high-performance cameras and NVRs. In line with the enriched Smart features, SMART SOLUTION 2.0 offers an exceptional range of advanced CCTV equipment to suit any application. As well as the original Smart IP and Smart PTZ ranges, the new cameras include Hikvision’s DarkFighter and LightFighter series, the 6MP Ultra HD series, the 4K IP series, 8MP and 12MP real-time video Smart IP cameras and the newly-launched 3MP WDR series. Each boasts the full SMART features set, making it the industry’s richest Smart product offering available.

Total Solutions

Whether the project is large or small, SMART SOLUTION 2.0 offers a complete security platform for users to manage cameras, NVRs, alarm, access control and TV wall devices. For the small- to middle-sized project, SMART SOLUTION 2.0 brings the Smart IPC or Smart PTZ cameras together with their range of Smart NVRs, complete with Smart Detection, Smart Search, Smart Playback and Smart Backup. Larger projects can complement the Smart cameras with Hikvision’s iVMS-5200Professional software, which adds Smart Analytic features to the Smart Detection, Smart Search, Smart Playback and Smart Backup features found in the Smart NVRs.

Tailored for Vertical Applications
SMART SOLUTION 2.0 is a powerful business productivity tool, combining a smart platform that integrates the management of all security equipment with smart features and analytics. A number of specially tailored modules are available for key industry sectors, including Retail, Banking, and Hotels and Hospitality. For example, the Smart Retail system includes POS Management, POS & Alarm Control, Heat Mapping Analytics, People Counting Analytics, Demographic Analytics, Multi-stores Management and Convention Rate Analytics to precisely monitor customer flows, preferences and employee performance, etc. A host of graphic reports is also generated to capture valuable business intelligence and improve management efficiency.

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Dallmeier to exhibit at the SPONSORs Sports Summit

The 9th SPONSORs Sports Venue Summit will be held at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 1-2 September 2015, with many interesting presentations and debates relating to sports venues. Besides the announced candidates for hosting UEFA Euro 2024 and the Olympic Games in Germany in 2024, the subject of security equipment will also feature prominently. The specialist videocompany Dallmeier, which has installed modern video security equipment in many stadiums and arenas all over the world, will welcome visitors and demonstrate its patented Panomera® multifocal sensor technology at stand 2.

With this equipment, large expanses such as spectator stands and terraces can be observed from a single location, and both a general overview and detail images of even remote areas in the highest possible resolution can be obtained at the same time. Because the completely new lens and sensor concept on which Panomera® is based ensures a consistent resolution raster over the entire viewing area.

“The extremely high resolution makes it possible to positively identify suspicious individuals in the spectator areas and impose fines for specific incidents. The image material is also admissible as evidence in court”

Roland Meier, Head of Panomera® Multifocal Sensor Systems at Dallmeier, explains some of the advantages.

Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 30 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology and is an outstanding pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high quality recorder and camera technologies enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated components. Right from the beginning the company always focused on own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability.

Dallmeier is the only manufacturer in Germany that develops and manufactures all components on its own. This includes the entire product range, from Hikvision IP Camera to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management systems. Quality made by Dallmeier, made in Germany!

Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world’s first Hikvision DVR for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry, came from Dallmeier. The multifocal sensor system Panomera® will have a similarly groundbreaking effect: This unique and novel Hikvision Camera technology will revolutionise the market and open up completely new possibilities to the video security industry. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digitalvideo surveillance systems.

Hikvision H.264+ Smart Codec Powers Surveillance System

Optimized compression offered by Hikvision DVR Smart Codec minimizes bandwidth and storage requirements while maximizing video resolution in real world applications

Hikvision, the global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, introduces a complete range of 4K surveillance products to provide a true ultra-high-definition video solution for real world security applications. The 4K Total System features Hikvision Camera H.264+ Smart Codec, which reduces bandwidth and storage requirements by 50% compared to standard H.264 codecs while maximizing video resolution with its optimized high-compression technology.

The new 4K family includes ultra-high definition network Hikvision IP Camera and network video recorders, all equipped with a variety of Smart functions. It is ideal for applications where clear, high-resolution images and smart surveillance of large areas are required. These include city surveillance, stadiums, parking lots, and crowd management scenarios.

H.264+ Smart Codec
The launch of Hikvision’s 4K Total System comes as concerns grow about the burden placed on the transmission system and storage when outdoor cctv camera and NVRs lacking dedicated 4K-compatible components are installed. This is not an issue with the 4K Total System, which incorporates H.264+ optimized compression to allow users to more efficiently manage ultra-high definition video footage. With features such as background-based predictive smart encoding, enhanced noise suppression, and optimized bitrate control, Hikvision’s H.264+ compression saves bandwidth resources and decreases storage requirements. The result is a complete system designed for immediate practical use, providing customers with genuinely useful end-to-end smart high-resolution security video.

4k Output Advantage
As a further refinement, the Hikvision 4K NVRs support the HDMI 2.0 output interface, allowing users to display 4K video for monitoring applications. As a result, Hikvision’s 4K family offers users a true end-to-end 4K ultra-high-resolution solution, providing users with 4K monitoring, recording, and playback.

Ultra-High Definition = Ultra-High Quality Analytics
The new 4K solution, which includes 4K IP dome, bullet and box dahua security camera along with a variety of 4K NVR models, delivers Ultra-High Definition (UHD) images, providing 4K resolution in real time. The high quality images also improve video analytics performance, particularly in scenes covering large areas. Limited resolution has hindered video analysis in the past, but now the additional pixels in 4K technology allow for better resolution and improved image enhancement, which in turn allow for more information to be extracted from the scene. The result is an improvement in the accuracy and quality of video analysis and better value for users.

Smart Features
As a part of the Hikvision Smart product family, the new 4K products are equipped with smart features that put intelligence, efficiency, and ease-of-use at the heart of this state-of-the-art video surveillance range. SMART technologies include face detection, intrusion detection, line crossing detection, and smart focus. Smart tracking capability enables the cameras to detect any progressively moving object and follow it within the dahua camera area of coverage, while Smart video analytics includes region enter/exit, object left behind/object removed, and more.

The Complete 4K Total System
DS-2DF6836-AEL 4K Ultra-Low Light Smart IP Network PTZ Dome Camera
DS-2DF8836I-AEL(W) 4K Ultra-Low Light Smart IP Network IR PTZ Dome Camera
DS-2CD4085F-(A)(P) 8MP Smart IP Box Camera
DS-2CD4685F-IZ (S)(H) 8MP Smart IP IR Bullet Camera
DS-2CD4A85F-IZ (S)(H) 8MP Smart IP IR Bullet Camera
DS-2CD4185F-IZ 8MP Smart IP Indoor Dome Camera
DS-2CD4585F-IZ (H) 8MP Smart IP Outdoor Dome Camera
DS-9600NI-H8 4K NVR
DS-7604/08/16NI-I2(/4P)(/8P) 4K NVR with 12 Mega-pixel UHD support
DS-7716/32NI-I4(/16P) 4K NVR with 12 Mega-pixel UHD support
DS-9632/64NI-I8 4K NVR with 12 Mega-pixel UHD support

Hikvision Releases New Generation of Audio&Video Compression Cards Featuring Low Power Consumption

August, 2009    Hikvision Camera Digital Technology Co., Ltd., the leading surveillance products supplier with headquarters in China, launches DS-42xxHCI/HFVI Series Audio/Video Compression Card. It adopts high-performance video processing chip, standard H.264 video codec, and real-time audio/video capturing and encoding. Series models include DS-4216HFVI, DS-4208HFVI, and DS-4216HCI.

Some of the major requirements for compression cards in the industry today are stability, flexibility, and the ease of development and customization. By adopting a high-performance processing chip that can support up to 8ch 4CIF real-time encoding, the DS-42xxHCI/HFVI Series Audio/Video Compression Card requires fewer chips on the board resulting in extra-low power consumption and higher stability. A full SDK and demo source code is also available, which provides a friendly platform for development and customization. Besides, the on-board video/audio input pins allow users to build a PC-based Hikvision DVR system with their preferred physical video/audio input interfaces; its termination jumper design on each 75 Ohm matching resistor also enables the video loop out function as an option.

Hikvision IP Camera DS-42xxHCI/HFVI Series Audio/Video Compression Card delivers up to 16ch 4CIF (main stream) real-time encoding and 16ch CIF (sub stream) encoding on dual stream mode, which enables the product to record in high quality and full frame rate, and at the same time to cover the requirement on narrow band transmission and cell phone surveillance applications. The product also features 25fps (PAL) / 30fps (NTSC) and supports variable bit rate and frame rate, motion detection, OSD auto switch, LOGO and MASK overlay.

The DS-42xxHCI/HFVI Series Audio/Video Compression Card is compatible with the main-stream CPU, motherboard, and display adapter, which provides a huge convenience for users while building up a PC-based DVR system. Furthermore, users can build up a hybrid system, utilizing the DS-42xxHCI/HFVI Series Audio/Video Compression Card along with Hikvision’s iVMS software and a PC, to connect with Hikvision’s cctv surveillance camera products.

Product performance differences are based on 3 models: The DS-4216HFVI supports 16ch 4CIF real time recording, and up to 16ch 4CIF (main stream) and 16ch CIF (sub stream) encoding in dual stream mode; the DS-4208HFVI supports 8ch 4CIF real time recording, and up to 8ch 4CIF (main stream) and 8ch CIF (sub stream) encoding in dual stream mode; the DS-4216HCI supports 16ch CIF real time encoding, 16ch 4CIF or 2CIF encoding with 5fps, and up to 16ch CIF (main stream) and 16ch CIF (sub stream) encoding in dual stream mode.


Hikvision and Hommax Sign Revolutionary Platform Agreement

May 10th, 2012    After two consecutive years of successful collaboration between Hikvision Camera and Hommax – the official distributor of Hikvision products in Spain – these two companies have reached an exciting new agreement: Hommax will now officially act as Hikvision’s Subsidiary Agent throughout the Spanish market.

The new subsidiary agreement will be responsible for logistics, technical support, as well as pre-and-post sales service for Hikvision IP Camera products in Spain.

Additionally, this new contract serves to highlight the good business environment between both companies; which facilitates the further elaboration of market strategy that benefits both members, as well as a means to more fully integrate various Hikvision DVR distributors in Spain. Ultimately, the goal of having only one point of delivery and technical support throughout Spain’s security market will be achievable.

Furthermore, this agreement will better facilitate Hikvision’s branding in the Spanish video surveillance market and benefit customers by offering more choices  in selecting high-quality Hikvision products; as well as the assurance of excellent sales-and-service support afterwards.

About Hikvision
Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading suppliers of video surveillance products and solutions. Established in 2001, Hikvision has grown from a small company with 28 people, into a global enterprise with more than 7,000 employees – including 2,000 R&D engineers. With the largest R&D team in the industry and capability of continuous innovation, Hikvision’s product offerings include hybrid DVRs, NVRs, standalone DVRs, digital video servers, compression cards, high-definition IP cameras, and speed domes. These products are used in more than 100 countries, and have been used to secure various security applications around the world. For more information, please visit Hikvision’s website at

Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, Hikvision has expanded to a global operation with regional branch offices in Los Angeles covering the Americas; Amsterdam covering Europe; Dubai for the Middle East; joint ventures in India and Russia; as well as a maintenance center in Hong Kong.

Rapid growth and exceptional products have seen Hikvision recognized as the No.1 DVR supplier – according to IMS Research’s World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment Report 2011, and listed for four years in a row in Security 50 – a market survey recognizing the top 50 security vendors in the global security market (No. 5 in 2011). Hikvision is now publicly listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange with market capitalization of US$7.3 billion.

About Hommax Sistemas, Inc.
Hommax Sistemas, is a corporation created in 1980 with an issued capital of 600,000 €, whose main activity is the distribution of electronic products for security applications such as CCTV, intrusion and fire.

All our relationships with customers and suppliers are based on knowledge of the needs, try to be the best technology partner to the Company requires, so give utmost importance to training, this being one of the most valued by our business customers.

With our customers share their needs from the embryonic project, being present in his gestation and implementing the project, providing high value to the relationship that allows us to establish strong partnerships

Hommax is synonymous of Experience, Technology, Innovation, Commitment, all part of a series of values established by our company since its creation in 1980, it has developed a strategic manner to this day, getting to be the first Spanish company to be certified ISO 9001:2000 and the only nominee NOVA Quality granted by the Government of Valencia in 2003. In 2008, the company has received the award for Best Business Management awarded by the Association of Employers of the region.

With over 30 years of uninterrupted activity, we have made our world a little safer, we have ensured that our products are used in all areas of society: Banks, Prisons, Airports, Police Stations, Shopping Malls, Residential Housing and much more.

In Hommax Sistemas, we have many of the products we sell, are made for us, reengineering is essential in our relationships with manufacturers, we do not manufacture, but if we ensure that manufacturers design products perfect for us as our clients require us , which has enabled us to achieve a high average turnover exceeding € 15,000,000 (07/10).

Our commercial network in Spain, based on their own delegations, is composed of experts Sales Engineers, because we believe that knowledge is essential plus relationships with business customers. From our headquarters, with more than 2000m2 in total area, where just over 40% is for office and technical laboratory and the rest for storage, we manage a stock that amounts to € 2,000,000, which enables us to fulfill our commitment to deliver within 48 hours.

From Hommax systems try to be different to other distribution companies, and therefore we have created our Claim that is fully committed to ratify it, “totally different”.


New shape of Chinese manufacturing

In 2009, Hikvision Camera started to work with some consulting firms to enhance its internal efficiency of R&D, quality control, and production. Since then, the company has introduced Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) to greatly improve its process management of product research and development. CMMI is a process improvement training and certification program and service administered and marketed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. With them, “we are able to have a set of unified protocols to well manage different departments and have the same language to conduct cross-department communication,” said Junke Chen, R&D Director.

R&D Matrix Project Management
To optimize new product development and maintain technological leadership, Hikvision IP Camera employs a matrix management structure for its R&D department, which allows them to succeed in cross-department project cooperation between its resource teams and product teams. Hikvision DVR product teams are categorized by its product lines, including DVR/NVR, network cameras, analog cameras, vertical-specific VMS and others while the resource team is divided by several key technologies – hardware, image processing, video/audio codec, compression, networking, streaming media, FPGA applications, video data storage, embedded applications, software structure and others. At Hikvision, a specialized project team, from groups of resource teams and the corresponding product teams, is usually formed to develop a new product. This means each group of resource teams has to be responsible for several product development projects and must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

It is worth mentioning that software is the core value of Hikvision product development. “Although we sold mostly hardware, software is the key inside hardware. Hikvision has a powerful software capability. A large amount of work is on the software side, even in hardware manufacturing,” said Yao.

Market-Oriented Product Development
What is worth mentioning is that Hikvision’s R&D team also has to meet the sales target, along with sales team. “The product should be market-oriented and clearly meet the needs for the customers. The KPI for each product line is to meet certain sales targets. R&D also takes the responsibility if their products don’t meet the real market demand,” said Chen.

Product Usability
Product usability requirements are quite high in overseas markets. Many Chinese products are usually weak in this part. This year, Hikvision put a lot of R&D resources in product user interface, client software, and mobile APP to elevate the ease of use in its products. Hikvision also started to outsource the language-related design and the external design of its latest network IP CCTV Security Camera, including aesthetic outlook and internal software design, two or three years ago. The product usability of Hikvision’s products now is greatly improved.

Supply Chain Collaboration
Hikvision also follows the “integrated supply chain” concept, proposed by Huawei Technologies. The supply chain includes suppliers (manufacturing partners), Hikvision (the company), and Hikvision’s clients. Tim Zhang, Quality Manager said “We invite all these parties together for joint product evaluation and collaboration, advised by our consulting company. We also ask our suppliers to join our product development. They provide suggestions on how to make those products meet international standards and how to optimize the structure/system.”

Quality Control
Hikvision has developed a comprehensive and strict management system in process. In Hikvision, the quality control department is independent from R&D and production department. These three departments are positioned equally to complement and evaluate each other.

Quality control, a complete system from R&D design, manufacturing to service, is categorized into reliability verification, test, process control, productivities, and after-sales service. “Under each item, we have a specific objective and indicators to measure the outcome,” said Zhang. With this system, Hikvision is able to provide further assurance for customers — Design Quality Assurance (DQA) and Manufacturing Quality Assurance (MQA).