After the official approval of the antitrust authorities, the partnership of Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation has now become effective, with both companies focusing on strengthening the collaboration.
The partnership entails a sales and marketing cooperation as well as a technical collaboration. As part of the partnership, the sales and marketing associates formed dedicated team within Bosch Security. Sony’s customers will now be served and supported by this team in all markets except Japan.
Regarding the technical cooperation, from May 2017 all network cameras from the IP 4000 series will be equipped with built-in video analytics as a standard as well as including the latest bitrate management techniques combined with H.265 video encoding.
The first jointly developed products are expected to be launched in 2018.