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Security Professionals Eyeing Move to H.265

With many of the new technologies in the broadcast and AV industries, we know what the next step is, we just don’t know when the market will be ready for them.
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—With many of the new technologies in the broadcast and AV industries, we know what the next step is, we just don’t know when the market will be ready for them. In the instance of security professionals, one of those next steps is the upgrade to H.265 compression, and if a recent blog from Security Info Watch is any indication, the move may be happening in the near future.

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Hanwha Techwin America Vice President of Sales Tom Cook recently wrote a blog for Security Info Watch that details the reasons why H.265 may be ready as soon as this year.

“With the prevalence of 5 megapixel cameras and the growth of 4K and other higher-resolution video formats, there is some hesitation on the part of many end-users to upgrade to these cameras without more efficient compression than H.264 provides,” Cook wrote. “Thus, it is no longer a question of if, but when, H.265 will supplant H.264 as the de facto video compression standard for IP video security – a position of H.264 has enjoyed for more than a decade.”

H.265, according to Cook’s report, allows users to either send more video data over existing architecture or receive the same information content currently used, which Cook says makes the adoption of H.265 easier.

To read Cook’s full blog on H.265, visit Security Info Watch.

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