With a solid IT background, Qnap Systems entered the security
industry in 2004 with ambition. The company features three major
product lines to develop its competitive edge: NVRs, NAS storage
and network multimedia players. Its flagship product is a complete range of stand-alone
NVRs, from four to 40 channels, with embedded CMS for up to 120 video streams.
" Without an additional charge on the software licensing, system expansion has become
easier at one-third of the cost," said Jacky Cheng, Product Management. " In addition, the
Linux-based operation platform allows for stable performance and a secure system."
STRATEGIES AND CORE COMPETENCE
Vertical-oriented solutions will be the primary focus for 2010. The embedded video
analytics offers enhanced features, including people counting, detection of objects
entering or exiting areas of interest, integration with PoS and many more. The analytics
suite will be integrated with Qnap's new NVRs in 2010.
Window-based CMS solutions will also be available, targeting large projects with more
than 120 channels, Cheng said.
With its base in Asia, Qnap eyes Japan with great interest. " The retail industry in Japan
presents an immense market for replacement, as a large number of business owners
installed video surveillance around three years ago," Cheng said. " By integrating a PoS
system, the upcoming NVR will enter the market at the right time." By extending its IT
channel, Qnap will continue to increase its global footprint.