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SME Times News Bureau | 09 Nov, 2020

In an exclusive interview with SME Times, Abhishek Kumar, Regional Director, Oncam, a global independent manufacturer specialized in single-sensor 360-degree fisheye cameras and video surveillance technology, said that the electronic policy of the government is the step in the right direction.

Excerpts of the interview…

What are the security trends that you are observing in India at present?

The surveillance industry is rapidly adapting evolving, with cameras becoming ever-present in our daily lives and camera manufacturers always looking to increase the resolution of their products. This increased deployment of cameras have increased the need of storage efficient cameras without compromising on camera resolution. Compression technologies have hance become one of the key technologies to look at to look at limiting storage and transmission costs of data from an increasing number of devices.

How Oncam is leveraging the latest security technologies for its customers amidst this Coronavirus outbreak?

C-Series gives organisations a camera that can offer them total situational awareness, with the ability to monitor large spaces without blind spots. The advanced HDR, light management and compression technologies (including our unique colour compression technology), coupled with the market leading framerates allow organizations to record and access footage of high quality to sustain their investigations. This is of tremendous advantage to companies when they want to efficiently monitor spaces remotely, limiting the movement of employees and safeguarding their health.

What steps have you taken to fight this coronavirus outbreak?

Health of the team is first priority, which is why we have moved the team in a WFH environment. We’re practicing social distancing rules and complying to country specific laws.

Any latest product that Oncam has come up with, to help dealing with Coronavirus pandemic?

Oncam cameras are widely used to monitor large areas. In the current pandemic environment, our cameras are increasing deployed along with strategic technology partner solutions for monitoring of crowd including occupancy details. Technologies like camera analytics helps in guaranteeing if social distancing norms are being observed.

How Oncam’s C-series has helped in the organization's growth?

Oncam has 15 years of experience in with 360-degree technology and has always been at the forefront of this particular camera technology. The C-Series is the culmination of the learnings of the Oncam development team and it represents the best that customers and partners can find in the market when looking for this niche camera. Attention to design, ease of handling and installation and focus on user experience, coupled with Oncam’s image quality are the elements that will make this camera a success.

What is your stand on 'vocal for local' campaign? How is your manufacturing facility contributing to it?

India lacks in having a semiconductor manufacturing set up. Without semiconductor fabrication and made in India ICs, it is difficult to have truly Made in India Cameras.  The electronics policy of the government is the step in the right direction. We are keenly watching the ecosystem developments and shall truly manufacture Made in India product as and when the ecosystem makes it feasible.

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