EverFocus launches IP line
DUARTE, Calif.Ã¢â‚¬â€With 13 years of experience manufacturing analog video surveillance products for the middle market, EverFocus will showcase its first IP-based products at ISC West. The companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s U.S. offices are based here, with global headquarters and most manufacturing in Taiwan.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a new initiative,Ã¢â‚¬Â said sales engineer Rodney Guinto, Ã¢â‚¬Å“itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something completely new to EverFocus. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve decided to jump into the game during IPÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s infancy, or maybe toddler, stages.Ã¢â‚¬Â
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no timeline for a full rollout, Guinto said, but the company will be showcasing two IP cameras, an NVR, and some client software in its ISC booth. They are the result of about a year of planning and development.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We started with surveys to the end users and dealers,Ã¢â‚¬Â Guinto said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Doing research on anything from gigabit networks to power over Ethernet to varifocal lenses, anything feature-wise with a camera or IP-related thing. And the best way to do the research is to pinpoint the end user, and the people that are out in the field, rather than just get a perspective from an engineer.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re trying to be more market driven,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“when we started we were doing everything engineering-based.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He said EverFocusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s core customersÃ¢â‚¬â€those who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to go very low cost, but donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to go high end, is how Guinto described themÃ¢â‚¬â€wanted hybrid solutions that would allow them to test the IP waters. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Some people are not 100 percent sure that the industry is going IP,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“To take baby steps, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re asking for a hybrid DVR or encoders, and we can offer the encoders in a single or four-channel, and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll soon have a 16-channel.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s certified dealer program will be upgraded as well, Guinto said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Right now, our most advance class is just basic networking of a DVR,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“but with the IP products weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll need to get a little more advanced.Ã¢â‚¬Â SSN