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Video surveillance market this year has been characterized by the move from standard-definition (SD) analog equipment to high-definition (HD) CCTV and network equipment, aggressive price competition, further consolidation of the supply base, and the increasing importance of China in the world market, according to IHS Research Markit website,

It is over this backdrop that the new partnership between Sony and Bosch raises interest. Recently, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation signed a contract to establish a business partnership to collaborate in the development of innovative products and solutions in the field of video security applications.

According to Bosch website, the two companies aim to combine their technological expertise to set new standards in high-resolution and low light video imaging.

Within the scope of the partnership, effective from the beginning of 2017, Sony will bring its expertise in video image quality and performance, while Bosch will add an extensive set of robust video analytics at the edge to interpret data as well as innovative technologies to achieve highly efficient bitrates and minimum storage requirements.

“Customers can prosper from Sony’s superior image quality, like its 4K solutions, combined with Bosch’s bitrate management and video analytics,” says Toru Katsumoto, Deputy President of Imaging Products and Solutions, Sector President of Professional Products Group, Sony Corporation.

“This unique partnership also supports Bosch’s vision concerning the internet of things (IoT). Video security cameras and more specifically the data they are collecting play an important role in the further development of the internet of things. The video cameras might be called as ‘the eyes of the internet of things’,” says Gert van Iperen, President of Bosch Security Systems.

Sony’s video security customers will be served and supported by a dedicated sales and marketing team within the Bosch Security Systems organization, offering customer support, after-sales service and training in different languages in over 50 countries worldwide.