Q&A with Arecont Vision (Hotel News ME)

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Arecont Vision 
Sanjit Bardhan, Director, Middle East, Africa & Indian Subcontinent, Arecont Vision discusses the company's latest innovations in surveillance technology.

Could you provide a description of your company?
Arecont Vision manufactures high-performance megapixel IP cameras and associated software.

Our products are made in the USA and feature low-cost parallel image processing architectures MegaVideo and SurroundVideo that represent a drastic departure from traditional analog and network camera designs. All-in-one products such as the MegaDome, MegaView and D4F/D4S/D4SO series provide installer-friendly solutions. Compact JPEG and H.264 series of cameras address cost-sensitive applications. These innovative technologies enable Arecont Vision to deliver multi-megapixel digital video at IP VGA camera price points. 

What products and services do you provide to the hospitality industry?
The hospitality vertical is one of our largest and most successful areas of business globally. In the Middle East, Africa and India regions, we have successfully implemented our solutions to some of the best-known chains.

It is hard to point one particular product line, as all our product families have been accepted with very strong results.

Having said that, I must mention that our panoramic technology (SurroundVideo) has been a door opener for us.

All our hotel references utilize our panoramic technology and can vouch for the performance.


What does your company offer that other suppliers in your field do not?

We have one of the most diverse ranges of products in the IP Surveillance industry. Our diverse product range has a bevy of unique products that can add tremendous value to our growing customer base. Our products such as the SurroundVideo series provides users with massive fields of view to capture more detail with fewer cameras. With fewer cameras on the network, there is a huge reduction in other systems like cables, network, civil work, labor, and maintenance.

Our product offering is unique, and something that all our customers appreciate. We provide a great return on investment and thus have very strong customer retention.


How well did your company perform over the last year?

We grew dramatically, and thus made significant investments in the region. Our Manufacturing representatives who have grown significantly as well closely support our team, all this success boils down to great products, technology, and customer support.


What is the most popular product that you supply to the industry?

Our SurroundVideo and MegaVideo series are the most popular products within our hospitality clients. The SurroundVideo Omni is of particular interest in the SurroundVideo series, due to the application needs that it addresses.


What growth do you anticipate to see over the course of the year?

2015 is expected to be yet another strong year for Arecont Vision in the region. We have upscaled our regional resources and now have a very strong support base. We have always been consistent with our growth, and this year, we expect the same.