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Milesight: Embarking on a new journey to AIoT

Milesight: Embarking on a new journey to AIoT
Milesight is an established player in video surveillance. Now they aim to provide solutions that combine AI video and IoT to deliver more value to customers and partners.
Milesight is an established player in video surveillance. Now they aim to provide solutions that combine AI video and IoT to deliver more value to customers and partners. In this note, Milesight VP Leon Jiang opens up to on their voyage into the world of AIoT.
Milesight was established in 2011 in Xiamen, China. Over the years, the company has established itself as a major player in video surveillance. Recently, Milesight announced it’s embarking on a new journey to the AIoT world and upgrading to a more complete and competitive brand.
Leon Jiang, VP of Milesight, explains the rationale behind this new direction the company is taking. “With artificial intelligence and IoT being a powerful driving force in future development, we combine video surveillance with IoT to empower a new Milesight brand and become the pioneer in AIoT industry, converging AI deep learning and IoT technologies to next-gen AIoT smart solutions,” he said. “For the next chapter of brand development, Milesight aims to extend our product portfolio to help our customers explore new business opportunities, and to help drive our vision of enabling a smarter, safer and more connected world.”

Merger with Milesight IoT and Yeastar

Milesight has taken several concrete steps to turn their AIoT vision into reality. In December 2020, Milesight accomplished the merger with Milesight IoT and Yeastar, adding IoT components to their offerings.
“As one of the subsidiaries, Milesight IoT dedicates to develop one-stop smart IoT solution tailored to varied areas, such as smart building, smart city and smart agriculture. By providing cutting-edge end nodes, gateways, cellulars and cloud services, Milesight IoT spreads AIoT solutions into diversified markets worldwide,” Jiang said. “The other subsidiary, Yeastar, is the world’s leading provider of PBX systems designed for SME and an innovator of Unified Communications (UC) solutions. It modernizes mission-critical communication systems for customers and provides new levels of performance and competitiveness.”
With the merger, Milesight has become what Jiang calls a “fast-growing AIoT solutions provider based on video surveillance, with IoT, communications and artificial intelligence technologies as its core.” This can be quite beneficial to customers and partners alike.
“For security surveillance partners, the merger means more and broader offerings beyond traditional video surveillance … and for the newly-joined partners, Milesight will be their emerging AIoT solution provider committed to exploring and developing new tech and products,” Jiang said.

Logo and HQ change

Then, to further announce their entry into AIoT, Milesigiht earlier this year unveiled a new brand identity and new logo. It also moved into a new headquarters, itself a smart building empowered by AIoT solutions.
“The new logo, in addition to refreshing the brand image, is also a signal that we set sail for a new chapter, traversing the infinite AIoT era and breaking limits along the way,” Jiang said. “And the new, modern and sophisticated headquarters is a smart building that deploys the entire powerful and extensive Milesight AIoT systems for the best working environment, including AI video surveillance solution, IoT solution and digital transformation solution. The Milesight team will achieve more in the space brimming with cutting-edge technologies and thoughtfulness. We’ll have a webinar that discusses more about new Milesight in early March.”

5G AIoT camera

Milesight has already achieved initial successes in their transition to AIoT. An example is the 5G AIoT camera, which combines 5G, AI and IoT technologies into one device. The camera can transmit and receive video data wirelessly by way of a SIM card, making it suitable for scenarios where wiring is inconvenient. The camera can also ingest various sensor data, such as temperature and water level information, via the LoRaWAN technology.
“In this way, this camera not only has a 5G connection, but it also can be used to connect various sensors, manage remote control, which is suitable for more complicated scenarios. That is to say, the camera can not only see image or video, but also feel the temperature and water level. It is a product of breakthrough in the field of video surveillance, which is beyond just data collection but also draws actionable insights,” Jiang said.

Verticals targeted

According to Jiang, Milesight’s AIoT solutions have applications in a range of sectors including cities, education, agriculture and manufacturing. Especially, cities and manufacturing can benefit from IoT devices and the data they generate.
“In the near AIoT era, as hundreds of billions of devices will access the network through 5G which lay the foundation for digital transformation in various verticals and thus help form a data-driven scientific decision-making mechanism. Against this backdrop, Milesight will contribute to smarter cities where intelligent interconnection of all things and multidimensional integration of people, machines and objects could be truly expected and more practicable. That will lead to advanced intelligent perception, precise management and convenient service of smart city operation. This will create a healthy, comfortable and environmentally friendly urban living space,” Jiang said. “Moreover, we will view digitalization, networking and intelligent development of the manufacturing industry as important means to promote the integration of the digital economy as well as the real economy. That is how we can create new dynamic driving force in the digital economy.”

Product Adopted:
Surveillance Cameras
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