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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
November 18, 2016

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Bosch Security Systems and Sony agree R&D and marketing collaboration

Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation have formalised an agreement to collaborate in the development and marketing of video surveillance solutions.

The partnership, which is subject to approval of the antitrust authorities, will combine Sony’s expertise in video imaging with Bosch’s video analytics at the edge technology as well as its innovations in efficient bitrates and reducing storage requirements.

Effective from the beginning of 2017, the agreement also means Sony’s video surveillance customers in all markets except Japan will be served and supported by Bosch Security Systems’ sales and marketing division.

“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,” said Toru Katsumoto, deputy president of imaging products and solutions and sector president of the professional products group at Sony Corporation.

“Customers can prosper from Sony’s superior image quality, like its 4K solutions, combined with Bosch’s bitrate management and video analytics.”

Said Gert van Iperen, president of Bosch Security Systems: “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 an important role in the further development of the internet of things. The video cameras might be called ‘the eyes of the internet of things’.

“The global Bosch Security Systems organisation will support the dedicated sales and marketing team responsible for Sony-branded products as well as Sony’s customers to grow the business by excellent support and service.”

Sony will continue to develop and manufacture its video security products under its own brand.

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