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3S to showcase Taiwan-made, NDAA-compliant products at ISC West

3S to showcase Taiwan-made, NDAA-compliant products at ISC West
At ISC West this year, 3S System Technology will showcase a range of made-in-Taiwan video surveillance products that are compliant to the U.S.’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
At ISC West this year, 3S System Technology will showcase a range of made-in-Taiwan video surveillance products that are compliant with the U.S.’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
NDAA bans US federal government agencies from using security products or components made by certain Chinese brands, including Hikvision, Dahua and Huawei. Huawei produces Hisilicon chipsets that are used in a wide variety of IP cameras today.

Made in Taiwan

Kevin Cheng,
Senior Manager,
Sales and Marketing,
3S System Technology
That said, security players who offer NDAA-compliant solutions are in a better position to win out in the US market. At ISC West this year, 3S will showcase a range of Taiwan-made video surveillance products including IP cameras, analog cameras, in-vehicle cameras, NVRs, and DVRs that fully comply with the law. In particular, the IP camera and NVR feature systems-on-chips (SoCs) made by Taiwan IC manufacturer Novatek, which offers SoCs for a variety of video surveillance solutions.
"We stress NDAA compliance because it’s a highlight for us. NDAA makes it very clear that if you’re a US federal agency or an entity that receives US federal funding, you cannot use Hisilicon chips. That said, 3S’s NDAA-compliant offerings guarantee to US systems integrators that they don’t have to worry a thing when using our products. The use of Novatek SoCs in our IP cameras and NVRs, which are purely Taiwan-made, makes sure there’s no gray area in what we offer,” said Kevin Cheng, Senior Manager for Sales and Marketing at 3S System Technology.

A focus on mass transit

The camera comes in 2MP and 5MP models (a 4K model will be rolled out in the third quarter). Besides the Novatek SoC, the camera features a STARVIS CMOS sensor that enhances low-light capturing and wide dynamic range, allowing effective monitoring in challenging lighting conditions.
The IP camera can be used by various end user entities, including bus and mass transit operators who now demand more and more out of their video surveillance products. Take the newest-generation electrical buses, for example. Compared to existing mainstream buses that use security in a more reactive, post-investigative way, electrical buses have video surveillance that monitors a bus’s exterior, interior and the route it has been traveling on, offering a more proactive way to prevent incidents and ensure passenger/driver safety.
To meet transit user requirements for more intelligent features in their video surveillance, 3S’s IP camera is equipped with advanced edge AI analytics including license plate recognition and object detection, which can send alerts to the driver’s dashboard, raise his/her situational awareness and prevent accidents more effectively.
According to Cheng, 3S and its US OEM partner are pushing the IP camera to US bus/mass transit operators as well, which are mostly government-run and may find Taiwan-made, NDAA-compliant products especially appealing.
“The U.S. used to t have a red supply chain, where products are mostly made in China. Now, with NDAA, mass transit can't use Chinese products anymore and therefore need to source from other countries. However, manufacturers in those countries can’t provide exactly the same products as China – they must offer more value-added functions,” Cheng said. “Value-add is the strength of Taiwan, which can make hardware and software that are better in quality than China.”

Making deeper inroads in U.S.

3S has a history of over 10 years in the U.S., selling products under original equipment manufacturing contracts. According to Cheng, brand manufacturing in the U.S. is more of a long-term strategy. For now, the company continues to focus on its OEM business while aiming to make further inroads into the US market and become a more viable player in the country.
“We’ll add more operations points in the U.S. to strengthen after service. From there we’ll offer more solutions and provide more pre-sale services,” Cheng said. “We also want to get more involved in projects, so as to gain a deeper understanding of customer demands. This way we can adjust our product lines with more precision and accuracy.”

Product Adopted:
Surveillance Cameras
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