VIVOTEK and Genetec Announce Strategic Cooperation Supporting Stratocast Cloud Platform and H.265 High Efficiency Codec

DATA 2015.04.13

Taipei, Taiwan - April 13th 2015 - Along with continued growth and the expansion of surveillance applications, the demand for more efficient, intelligent and cost-effective surveillance systems keeps increasing. Committed to delivering the most advanced surveillance solutions to its valued global customers, VIVOTEK, the world leading network camera brand, has forged a strategic cooperation with Genetec, Inc., a global unified IP security solutions provider. VIVOTEK is announcing this week the integration of its cameras to support Stratocast, Genetec's cloud-based video surveillance service, and upcoming support for its H.265 cameras in Genetec Security Center.

Through this strategic partnership, VIVOTEK will become the first network camera manufacturer to integrate its devices for Stratocast by leveraging the recently released Genetec Cloud Link protocol. Stratocast enables customers to rapidly deploy a reliable and easy-to-use video surveillance system that avoids the complexity of managing on-premises hardware by securely recording video in the cloud. Small-and-medium sized businesses (SMBs) can take advantage of VIVOTEK cameras and Stratocast to deploy a highly affordable and convenient cloud-based video surveillance system that they can access from any internet-enabled device. With the integration expected to become available in summer 2015, VIVOTEK will also develop a "Stratocast VADP package" for VIVOTEK IP Cameras through the Open Platform System VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP) to ensure a rapid and seamless system setup.

As demand for higher resolution and clearer video quality grows, H.265, the high efficiency video codec technology, continues to drive market interest. Today, H.264, the predecessor of H.265, is the accepted standard codec used by most security manufacturers. With the release of new H.265-compatible equipment, end-users will be able to benefit from reduced bandwidth through greater video compression. Acutely aware of these advances, VIVOTEK has allocated considerable R&D resources into equipping its network cameras with H.265 over the past year.

VIVOTEK is working in collaboration with Genetec to develop integration for its H.265 cameras to ensure performance and compatibility in Genetec Security Center. By adopting H.265, VIVOTEK and Genetec end-users can enjoy a lower total cost of ownership due to the high image compression rate and low storage consumption.

"We are excited that our Stratocast cloud-based video surveillance service customers will now have an expanded choice of network cameras from VIVOTEK," said Francis Lachance, Director of Product Management, Genetec. "In addition, our strategic alliance to develop and support the H.265 codec with VIVOTEK cameras will allow Security Center enterprise customers to benefit from this new compression format for reduced bandwidth and improved video quality," added Lachance.

William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: "We are delighted to have the strategic cooperation with Genetec on the Stratocast cloud service and H.265 support, which undoubtedly strengthens our competitiveness in the market and provides our valued customers with more comprehensive and united solutions under such a competitive and connected market environment. VIVOTEK, is already known for superior image processing capability, and "will keep on working closely with our software partners to explore more innovative and advanced solutions to make our world safer and indeed better."

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