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Pelco and Cisco to co-brand HD IP camera line

Pelco and Cisco have announced a strategic technology agreement to pursue the joint development of new high-definition (HD) Internet Protocol (IP) video security cameras built upon Pelco’s Sarix technology platform.



September 21, 2009
By Staff

Announced during the first day of ASIS International in Anaheim, the new co-branded video security cameras will bring together Pelco’s imaging technology with Cisco’s IP networking expertise to deliver
the next generation of high-definition IP video security cameras. The
cameras will be sold globally by Cisco Authorized Technology Providers
and are currently projected to be available from the end of 2009.

“The combination of Cisco’s IP networking expertise and Pelco’s imaging
expertise is a win-win for customers. After conducting an extensive
evaluation of current technologies, we found that Pelco has developed
one of the most advanced IP HD imaging systems in the global security
marketplace,” explains Bill Stuntz, general manager and vice president
of the Cisco Physical Security business unit. “When this product has
been provided, we can take advantage of our expertise to deliver
best-in-class solutions for customers.”

According to Pelco President and CEO Dean Meyer, “Pelco and Cisco are
natural partners to help drive the next generation of physical security
systems. We’re excited to work closely with Cisco to combine their deep
understanding of IP networks with Pelco’s industry-leading Sarix
technology to drive innovative HD IP camera development for the global
security market. Our shared commitment to our customers and proven
success in working together will allow us to deliver new features and
capabilities that meet the needs of today’s safety and security
professionals."

Pelco will initially supply Cisco with a complete line of HD imaging
technologies that will be used to extend Cisco’s existing camera line
and network-centric video surveillance systems. Cameras co-branded by
Cisco and Pelco will feature the Sarix
technology, including full-frame-rate video, H.264 compression,
advanced low-light performance, embedded analytics, auto focus, and
easy installation. As joint development proceeds, best-in-class IP
networking features will be embedded into the co-branded cameras.

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