Hikvision now has more than 26,000 employees, over 13,000 of which are R&D engineers. The company annually invests 7–8% of its annual sales revenue to research and development for continued product innovation. Hikvision has established a complete, multi-level R&D system that includes every operation from research to design, development, testing, technical support, and service. Centered at its Hangzhou headquarters, the R&D teams operate globally, including R&D centers in Montreal, Canada and Liverpool in the UK, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan in China.
Hikvision advances the core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and deep learning.
AxxonSoft and Hikvision Partnership
AxxonSoft and Hikvision are technology partners since 2011. The companies are creating joint solutions in the areas of IP video surveillance, intelligent video analysis, and integrated security systems, e.g. CCTV integrated with access control.
AxxonSoft VMS and Hikvision edge analytics — a better value proposition
AxxonSoft products utilize metadata from Hikvision cameras with embedded object trackers.
Metadata is a lean description of moving objects within the scene, including their coordinates, size, and other parameters. The metadata generated by Hikvision cameras is transferred to Axxon Next VMS and Intellect PSIM software for real time video analysis or recorded into footage archive to enable Forensic Search.
This provides an effective solution for a key challenge with intelligent video systems: higher project costs associated with an increased computing load. For instance, if a multi-channel server starts using video analytics, the available number of camera channels drops down by an order of magnitude.
The peak server load is caused by decompressing video streams and tracking objects. Using an on-board object tracker that processes uncompressed video increases the efficiency of detection tools without sacrificing the number of cameras per server.
The raw metadata transfer does not limit users to on-board detectors alone. They can apply the whole arsenal of scene analytics tools available on the AxxonSoft server. These include: VMD, line crossing, region entrance and exiting, loitering, and many other detection tools. You can also use metadata to track an object with digital zooming and PTZ camera control . Finally, metadata is essential for fast Forensic Search in recorded video.
Distributed computing optimizes all available resources from edge devices and workstations. This approach gives customers more bang for their buck when using AxxonSoft's intelligent video systems.