EVER FOCUSING ON SECURITY SOLUTIONS
HAVING BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME, EVERFOCUS KNOWS THE INDUSTRY WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW IT’S TIME TO EXPAND BEYOND ITS PRODUCTS. FROM REFINING ITS VMS, TO FOCUSING ON MOBILE SOLUTIONS, EVERFOCUS IS EMPHASIZING THE VALUE OF SOLUTIONS.
BY Lisa Hsu (A&S Nov.2016)
“WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON DEVELOPING OUR SURVEILLANCE PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANY YEARS, AND WE SEE IT MORE LIKE AN IoT HUB THAT CONNECTS TO ANY CONNECTED DEVICE. AS THE WORLD OF IoT MOVES FORWARD, EVERFOCUS WILL BE AT THE FOREFRONT WITH OUR LATEST INNOVATIONS TO DRIVE THE SECURITY INDUSTRY FORWARD." Jemmy Huang, Chairman and President, EverFocus Electronics
EverFocus Electronics has been providing the world with the latest surveillance products and technologies since 1995. With headquarters based in Taiwan, EverFocus has expanded its global presence by establishing branch offices in the U.S., Germany, China, Japan and India. Being a successful company, EverFocus’ performance growth can be seen particularly in the Middle East and German countries. Only recently, EverFocus equipped the Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), an oil and gas exploration and production company, with 500 three-megapixel IP cameras, 50 NVRs and their central management software (CMS). The oil and gas industry in the Middle East has specific needs when it comes to security and surveillance, and EverFocus was able to stand up to the challenge.
THE VALUE OF SOLUTIONS RISES
Given today’s adverse economic disposition, EverFocus has long been aware that the cost of security products will decline while the value of software grows. Jemmy Huang, Chairman and President at EverFocus Electronics explained, “As technology and standards for products become more mainstream, the cost of hardware naturally decreases. We have been working on developing our CMS for many years, and we see it more like an IoT hub that connects to any connected device.”
EverFocus’ Genie XMS software is a sophisticated CMS designed with a flexible architecture to offer large-scale integration scalability. Utilizing IoT, the surveillance management system is able to connect to any device or system, including IP cameras, DVRs, NVRs, access control, LPR and POS systems.
Transportation, especially on-board surveillance, is the major market sector and application for EverFocus, for which, the company offers a selection of high-performing mobile DVRs. The Taipei Metro System in Taiwan has installed a total of 130 EverFocus mobile DVRs (MDVRs) that cover the five main lines of the metro system. The mobile surveillance system was able to exceed the initial requirements of the project, including being able to support different GPS systems, as evidenced by use cases such as the GLONASS in Russia and the CIS area, Galileo in EU and BDS in China.
FUTURE STRATEGIES AND PLANS
Combined with its state-of-the-art MDVRs and CMS platform, EverFocus’ next step will expand its horizons to solutions for fleet management applications. “Fleet management is an opportunistic market with a lot of demands. For example, one day we will start to see driverless cars, which will require cameras, ” said Huang.
“We have always done well with installing our platform in vehicles, including buses and trucks. We want to start working towards having our CMS installed while the vehicles are being made — that’s a road we haven’t gone down before,” Huang commented. Future innovations that EverFocus will focus on developing include location-based and human behavior analysis.
As the world of IoT moves forward, EverFocus will be at the forefront with its latest innovations to drive the security industry forward.