Huawei unveiled its range of H.265-enabled video products for the first time in South Africa at its CCTV and Video Conference New Product and Solution launch. The event was held at The Venue on the 20th floor of the World Trade Centre in Sandton.
H.265 or HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding), that was developed by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) organisation. It produces video streams of the same quality as H.264 yet provides a higher compression efficiency ratio which is capable of reducing bandwidth by up to 50% and therefore, requires less storage on the back-end. In turn, it can help businesses by preventing the overburdening of their network equipment, reduce maintenance costs, and bring about a higher efficiency in handling archives for video analysis or trending.
Additionally, this significant reduction in bandwidth will allow Ultra High Definition Video (UHD) to become more affordable, paving the way to give more companies the capability to host Ultra HD video conferences.
To this end, Huawei introduced its H.265 CCTV cameras and equipment, which forms part of the intelligent video surveillance range (IVS) within the unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) portfolio. These cameras boast of built-in intelligent features, such as loitering detection, intrusion detection, tripwires and abandoned object detection, together with object removal detection. This means that the cameras themselves can now perform many intelligent functions which were traditionally only available on costly video analytical systems.
To complement these cameras, Huawei also unveiled the TX50 Video Conference Endpoint Codec with the New VPC800 Ultra HD 4K Video Conference Camera. Together, these can provide point-to-point Ultra HD, giving an output resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60 fps. The TX50 features SiteCall, voice dialing, triple view, VGA bypass, Wi-Fi access, and air content sharing functionalities, while the VPC800 incorporates industry-leading advances in motion-based 3D noise-reduction algorithms, using motion estimation to deliver sharper images with accurate colours. The system’s compatibility with a variety of protocols enables interoperability with Unified Communications (UC) systems, IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMSs), and other third-party devices.
“H.265 is predicted to replace H.264 as the global major compression standard,” says Rodger van den Berg, UC&C senior solutions manager for Huawei Enterprise Business Group of Eastern and Southern Africa. “With its ability to support 4K and UHD contents to deliver crisper network video contents at much lower bandwidth requirements, we foresee that it will revolutionise the security and surveillance industry.”
All products from the CCTV H.265 range are available immediately from all Huawei-accredited distributors such as Pinnacle, Mustek, First Distribution and Drive Control Corporation.
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