Maxx Vision to distribute Hikvision cameras in Germany

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Maxx Vision has been appointed distributor of Hikvision’s machine vision portfolio.

The Stuttgart-based distributor will carry out sales and marketing of the Chinese firm’s cameras and vision components in German-speaking countries.

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology is one of the largest suppliers of video surveillance equipment, with revenues of $4.67 billion in 2016 and more than 20,000 employees.

The company has built a range of industrial vision cameras, which it launched at the 2016 Vision show in Stuttgart. These include USB3 Vision and GigE Vision cameras, with resolutions from VGA up to 29 megapixels, and up to 814fps frame rate. Camera Link and 10GigE cameras will be coming soon. The range also includes 2k and 4k line scan cameras, a smart camera, entocentric and telecentric lenses, and embedded vision computers.

Sayed Soliman, managing director of MaxxVision, commented: ‘In recent years, Hikvision has established itself as one of the world's largest CCTV camera manufacturers. I'm convinced that the company will also perform in the machine vision sector and become a big player.’

Hikvision is the largest customer of Sony sensors for its surveillance systems. The sensor volumes purchased mean economical prices for industrial cameras.

Soliman added: ‘Of the more than 20,000 Hikvision employees, around 9,000 work in R&D. This manpower far exceeds the capacities of European manufacturers. Thanks to the resources that Hikvision has at its disposal, we are able to offer our customers a competitively priced and technically mature package. This includes a growing portfolio of standard cameras as well as the ability to design custom cameras in the shortest possible time.’

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