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The chipset in Wisenet X cameras won the Grand Prize at the High-tech Safety Industry Product and Technology Awards 2017 on November 28 in Korea.
Set up in 2015, the High-tech Safety Industry Product and Technology Awards mark outstanding products and technologies which are contributing to building a safer society through technology. The awards were sponsored by 15 Korean government agencies and organisations including the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS), and Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).
Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director, Hanwha Techwin Europe said: “We are delighted the Wisenet X camera series has won such an important and high profile award. All around the world, it is being recognised that our Wisenet X cameras have set a new standard. This award follows on from the announcement a few months ago that Wisenet X was selected as the winner of the Video Surveillance Hardware category in the UK’s Benchmark Innovation Awards 2017.
“The development of Wisenet X cameras reflects how ‘‘WE MOVE with trust” by listening closely to our customers and taking on-board their future, as well as current needs. In addition to deterring and detecting criminals, we understand end-users wish to achieve so much more from their video surveillance cameras than they would normally expect to do with standard high definition cameras. The retail sector, for example, is increasingly looking for video surveillance cameras to help them identify opportunities to improve the customer experience through the use of video analytics. As a result, Wisenet X open platform cameras have been packed with innovative, real-life practical features, some of which are unique to Hanwha Techwin.”
With its new architecture, the Wisenet X chipset runs up to three times faster than older generations of chipsets, according to the product company. This delivers much faster processing of video as well as specialist analytics which come with the cameras as standard. Wisenet X cameras also come with 150dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and a motorised varifocal F0.94 low light lens. These features bring quality colour images regardless of the site or the time of day, the product developers add, and without the need for infra-red LEDs or supplementary lighting. Selected models have gyro sensors for extra image stabilisation.