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C R Kennedy wins Uniview International Distributor of the year

NZ Security Magazine, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

C R Kennedy a winner at Uniview's Global Partner Summit C R Kennedy a winner at Uniview's Global Partner Summit


C R Kennedy (CRK) was announced winner of UNV International Distributor of the Year Award at a Uniview Global Partner Summit ceremony held on 30 October during the China Public Security Expo (CPSE) in Shenzhen.


The Global Partner Summit was attended by more than 200 delegates representing Uniview distributors from around the world. The award was presented by Uniview’s CEO, Mr Hermit Zhang.

Phil Viggiano, General Manager CCTV division, accepted the award on behalf of CRK.  “Uniview is now available in 120 Countries around the world,” he said. “With such tough competition from the larger markets, we are especially delighted with this award.”

“CRK has been working with Uniview since 2015,” he continued, “and sales have been growing rapidly since. UNV products are world class and the factory provides industry leading technical support. This has made it so much is easy for us to build the brand’s reputation in the ANZ markets.”


UNV Global Partner Summit

Hermit Zhang, CEO of Uniview, kicked the Global Partner Summit off with an opening speech in which he acknowledged the role international partners have played in the brand’s growth.

“It’s been 12 years since Uniview started in the video surveillance business in 2005, and global video surveillance trends have changed a lot. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to our partners and our ability to do amazing things together.”

Uniview went international only three years ago, but has experienced remarkable growth in that time, maintaining a compound annual growth rate of over 100 percent for three consecutive years. It now conducts business in more than 120 countries.


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The company is now the third largest player in video surveillance in China, and in 2016 it gained the 7th largest global market share. Its IP video surveillance product line-up includes IP cameras, NVR, encoders, decoders, storage and client software across a range of verticals, including retail, building, industry, education, commercial, and city surveillance.

According to Ximen Yan, President of Uniview’s International Business Department, UNV sees artificial intelligence as the future of video surveillance.

“We started to invest in AI technology research three years ago,” he explained at the Summit. “We’ve put together a professional algorithm team of over 100 engineers. Benefitting from our rich experience in the Chinese high-end market, Uniview is able to transfer ability and mature solutions to the international market.”


UNV at CPSE 2017

Uniview demonstrated its latest products and solutions at CPSE 2017 (29 October to 1 November), including a more complete Ultra 265 product line, upgraded StarView series, Navigator PTZ dome and Ultra 265 Kit.

UNV StarView is a mature extreme low light technology providing outstanding image at super low illumination for both static and moving scenes. Now the upgraded StarView comes in a 2MP and 5MP series.

The 5MP StarView series incorporates a 1/2.7” backside illumination (BSI) technology sensor to deliver enhanced low light sensitivity and a wide field of view. The 2MP StarView series covers motorised models, the IK10 dome, eyeball camera and bullet cameras. The motorised lens boasts a 2.7 to 13.5mm focal length with 5 times varifocal lens.

Also introduced was the UNV Navigator PTZ dome, which achieves smooth movement via an accurate stepper motor driver. The camera module inside delivers superior image quality via an over 22x zoom and Electronic Image Stabilization functions, and pan speed is up to 300 degrees per second. It also features IP66, PoE, Ultra 265 and various smart functions.

The newly released industry-first Ultra 265 Kit combines four IP bullet cameras and one PoE NVR. Both cameras and NVR come in plastic and metal options. Bullet camera features include IP67, three streams with full fps, 30 meters smart IR, and 2D/3D DNR. The NVR supports Ultra 265, cloud upgradeability, zero configuration and fan-less design.

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