Perhaps they do not want to "soft launch" product? It's fairly frustrating when product is launched at a trade show and doesn't ship for a year. There have also been some changes at Samsung, perhaps this has delayed new product.
As Austin mentions, the 'announce 2 years before we can sell a product' a la the Sony magic 4K campaign has its own downside.
That they have not publicly announced 4K or analog HD does not worry me. I think they could pull them out fairly quickly.
The bigger thing remains the delays (certainly) and changes (possibly) that come from the Techwin stock sell-off.
Chesapeake & Midlantic | 01/13/15 02:54pm
I, for one, am okay with cheap, reliable products that are good enough for most purposes. The Wisenet III cameras are bulletproof and cheaper than anything else of comparable reliability and usability. They can probably coast on these cameras for a while.
I'd rather boring and reliable than exciting and half-finished, especially if the boring is cheap and the exciting is expensive.
I agree with posters above. I'd rather see no announcement followed by product hitting the street.
Also, having seen and spoken to Samsung over the course of 4-5 trade shows in the past few years, I don't think I've once seen a product shown or discussed there which was not already productized and coming soon. No prototypes or technology displays. Just new stuff which is actually coming. It's a fundamental difference from a lot of the other manufacturers.
I also think Samsung waits and watches for a little while before releasing product. They seem more prone to letting others be on the bleeding edge, and giving themselves time to see what concerns come out of the latest advances. I expect they're doing the same on 4K.
So that's the story, eh guys?
Techwin refuses to play the usual game of vaporware, marketing hype and creating false expectations, instead just 'boringly' creating solid product after solid product, and does not get caught up in the empty rhetoric others employ.
Not so fast though. It's only fair I think to examine their most recent 'hard' launch, the 'bizzare' 1280H Beyond Series 1000TVL breakthrough...
'Trumpeted' by Techwin as 'redefining Analog' in April of 2014, IPVM promised to test as soon as available. That test, which began in October, was highly derided by IPVM as pure marketing hype, and merely screen stretching.
5 months to stretch a picture? Am I being unfair or was that one just an anomaly?
Here is the vision, articulated by Tom Cook, VP Sales Techwin America.
“We anticipate the very exciting news in the first half introducing 5-megabyte cameras, 4K cameras and all-in-one IP kits, which we feel the market is now ready for.” The latter are preprogrammed four-, eight- or 16-channels kits. There will also be a whole new lineup of LiteNet cameras, which are aimed at competing with “a lot of the lower-end players that are trying to enter the U.S. market,” Cook said.
Samsung Techwin is developing a new digital signal processor (DSP) called WiseNet IV, which will eventually find its way into video surveillance cameras and military equipment that likely interests Hanwha Group, Cook said. “There is a roadmap for us. It is high megapixel, 4K, on H.265."
Lest anyone think it was a response to the OP, it was not, being published apparently in December.
any update on the 5MB cam?
5 megapixel vandal dome and box cameras:
Also announced and shipping soon:
4K UHD & 12MP Network SNB-9000
5MP H.265/H.264 SNO-8081R & SNV-8081R