China’s Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC), a leading video processing IC and surveillance solution provider, announced that the company signed an agreement regarding SVAC-compliant (Surveillance Video and Audio Coding) chips with the First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security. The signing ceremony was attended by Party Secretary Mr. Wang Gang, Director Mr. Qiu Baoli, Deputy Director Ms. Chen Zhaowu, etc. of the First Research Institute of Ministry of Public Security; Vimicro’s CEO, Dr. Zhonghan (John) Deng, and the President Mr. Zhaowei (Kevin) Jin.
The SVAC (Surveillance Video and Audio Coding) surveillance standard represents one of the most important achievements in the field of security and surveillance monitoring and it is the only codec specifically designed for security surveillance needs.
SVAC was promulgated in 2011 as a national standard, and it was initiated and co-developed by the First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security and Vimicro, under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, with the goal of ensuring national safety and security.
To-date, SVAC has been implemented in and provinces and in other regions to provide public security, urban management, and in other large-scale industrial applications.
Recently, the Ministry of Public Security selected as the first province for a national SVAC standard demonstration running through, along with video collection points funded by provincial government, which together will comprise a uniform implementation of the SVAC national standard.
The close cooperation between Vimicro and First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security will continue to develop future SVAC national standards with the respect to core chips, safety programs, promotions, and other system features, which will benefit from both parties’ common resources, common strengths, and the promotion of development of future SVAC-compliant products, as well as system applications and industrial processes using video surveillance. Moreover, SVAC sets an example for the cooperation between government and industry on the development of national standards, the promotion of domestic high-tech industries, and the achievement of major successes. […]Source: stockhouse.com