camera market

Costar Technologies To Acquire CohuHD

Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CohuHD, the camera products and video solutions division of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU). The purchase price for CohuHD, including potential earn-out payments, is expected to be $10 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments set forth in […]

Canon Middle East Partners With Ezah Company To Provide Security Solutions In Saudi Arabia

IP Security Camera business to meet growing demand Canon Middle East, a world leader in imaging solutions, has announced a new partnership in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Ezah Company for Technologies Ltd. The agreement is part of Canon’s focus on meeting increasing demands across the Kingdom’s security solutions industry which, according to the Middle East Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment is expected to grow 25 per cent a year until 2016 With new project announcements across banking, hospitality and government sectors among others, Canon is strengthening its portfolio of network and security solutions in Saudi Arabia with a focus on providing innovative IP Security Cameras. The full HD IP Cameras are ONVIF compliant and range from the ultra-compact S-series cameras to the H-series cameras which are capable of low-light shooting, smart shade control and wide angle view.  The strength of Canon in the imaging business and demand of the surveillance camera market will be leveraged in the venture with Ezah Company for Technologies Ltd. As a home-grown organisation, Ezah Company for Technologies Ltd. has more than 20 years’ experience in the military and government markets. Its specialties include advanced electronic and electro-mechanical systems used for military activities, communications and signal corps sectors. The partnership with Canon Middle East will extend the Canon portfolio of IP Security Cameras and will include the PTZ Minidome VB-S30D, PT Minidome VB-S31D, Fixed Minidome VB-S800D and Fixed Box VB-S900F. By combining Canon Middle East’s product and marketing knowledge with on-the-ground […]

Canon To Grow Security Camera Business In Saudi Arabia

VB S30 (Custom) By Canon NewsDesk on November 25, 2013 Canon Middle East will be showcasing the latest range of compact S series IP cameras at IFSEC & OSH Arabia in Riyadh with the aim of continuing to grow its security camera business in the Kingdom. The leading security, safety and fire exhibition in the Kingdom, which runs over three days, brings together security and safety purchasers and suppliers from across the world. Canon will be exhibiting a selection of security cameras tailored to monitor sensitive indoor environments, including the PTZ Minidome VB-S30D, PT Minidome VB-S31D, Fixed Minidome VB-S800D and Fixed Box VB-S900F. The full HD IP cameras are set to be on display at the exhibition, which will showcase Canon’s range of security cameras highlighting the camera’s low-light shooting, smart shade control and wide angle view. Hendrik Verbrugghe, Marketing Director, Canon Middle East said, “IP Cameras have become increasingly popular in the Kingdom, due to the security sector rapidly growing in the country. We see a huge demand for IP cameras in the region and by being so strong in the imaging business, expanding our surveillance camera market will prove to become a successful venture for us.” “IFSEC is a key date in the kingdom’s security calendar. Canon’s participation at the show will provide a great opportunity to show the market what makes Canon’s security surveillance portfolio stand out from the competition. Namely: industry leading image quality, highest available technical specification and a number of features that add value […]

GeoVision Stock Surges On Brokerage Firm Recommendation

Digital surveillance equipment supplier GeoVision Inc saw its shares soar by the maximum daily limit yesterday to their highest level in five years, after Hong Kong-based brokerage CLSA Global Markets said the company is its top pick among global Internet protocol (IP) camera makers. The company’s share price rose 6.78 percent to NT$181 as 1.64 […]

RESEARCH: India Video Surveillance Camera Market: 90% Analog

Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of the “India Video Surveillance Camera CY Q2’2013 Market” report to their offering. India registered a total shipment of 514,405 units for the CY Q1 2013. Hikvision commands the market leader position with a market share of 25% followed by Cp Plus and Maximus Cctv for the India Video Surveillance Camera Market. Analog surveillance systems account for 90% of the market share, whereas 10% of market share has been captured by IP systems. Key Highlights of the Quarter: – Top three players together constitute 48% of the market share in CY Q1 2013. – Hikvision stands as the market leader for the India Video Surveillance Camera Market holding 25% of the market share. – Around 69% of Total Units shipped are dome shaped. – The PTZ feature can only be found in around 13% of the Total Units shipped. The India Video Surveillance Camera Market is conventionally ruled by analog based surveillance systems. However, video surveillance technology has shown an impressive evolution from the analog to digital. The dire need for smart and intelligent security systems due to increased criminal activities has also triggered the demand for video surveillance camera systems in India. Further, the image quality is of paramount importance in carrying out judicial procedures and law enforcement. The year 2013, seems to be promising and rewarding for the India Video Surveillance Camera Market. The aftermarket for essential elements like distributors of monitoring equipment, vendors for hardware & […]

Ambarella Positioned To Profit From Booming IP Camera Market

Summary: The IP video surveillance camera market is undergoing a fundamental disruption, driving strong secular growth (23% CAGR 2013-17). While the key IP camera vendors are based outside the US, and thus harder to invest in, Ambarella ( AMBA ) is well positioned to profit from its dominance in semiconductor video encoders. Currently, AMBA is trading at a very modest P/E multiple of 11x ex cash based on a FYE (January) 2015 EPS estimate of $1.12. Given the competitive dominance & growth profile, we believe a more reasonable P/E multiple is 18x ex-cash, which leads to $25 price target. Many discussions regarding Ambarella focus on its sports camera business. This is understandable, as GoPro cameras account for a significant portion of Ambarella’s revenue, and GoPro is a highly successful and visible consumer product. However, we believe that the IP camera market will be the key growth driver for the company, though investor focus on this market has been modest. In this article, we would like to provide a better picture of the secular growth of the market and why Ambarella is well positioned to benefit from it. IP Camera Industry Overview: The IP camera market consists of the traditional, business-focused (enterprise and SMB) video surveillance camera market and a nascent consumer IP camera market. Between these two markets, the traditional video surveillance camera market accounts for the majority share of the current TAM. The consumer IP camera market, although small today, is expected to grow rapidly, as the hardware […]

RESEARCH: Uncooled Thermal Cameras To Grow Significantly

The Security & Fire division of IHS Electronics & Media recently released new research on thermal imaging cameras. The report, titled “Thermal Imaging Cameras in Security Applications-World-2013” discusses how Un-cooled thermal cameras lend themselves well to the commercial security market. They are able to see in complete darkness, cover wide areas, are not affected by […]