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Bosch Security Systems and Sony establish partnership for their CCTV business

The two companies join forces by technically collaborating in the field of CCTV solutions. Sony’s experienced image quality combined with Bosch’s expertise in video analytics and bitrate management will benefit customers of both companies, claim the participants.

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Bosch & SONY CCTV cooperation

Bosch Security Systems’ sales and marketing organisation will serve and support all Sony’s CCTV customers worldwide except in Japan.

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. Effective from the beginning of 2017, the two companies aim to combine their technological expertise to set new standards in high-resolution and low light video imaging. As part of the agreed partnership, Sony`s video security customers in all markets except Japan will be served and supported by the sales and marketing organisation of Bosch Security Systems. The association is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

According to the companies

This partnership will revolutionise the video security industry since it combines the unique technological expertise and strengths of two leading companies in the field of video security applications. 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. Video security cameras and more specifically the data they are collecting play a significant 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 organisation, offering customer support, after-sales service and training in different languages in over 50 countries worldwide.

Source: Bosch Security Systems
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