Hanwha Gets H.265 HEVC License, Hikvision Refuses

By IPVM Team, Published Nov 12, 2020, 07:53am EST

IPVM's August 2020 investigation revealed that two of the industry's biggest companies, Hanwha and Hikvision, have been selling H.265 cameras without HEVC licenses for years.

Now, Hanwha has secured this license but Hikvision has not. This video overviews the situation:

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***** ********* **** ** pay ********* **** ** every ****** **** *** the "*******" ** ** H.265? ** **** ** the **** ** ***** the *.***?

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*******, ******* ******* ** ships **** ** ** not.

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*** **** ***** ** infeasible ** ********* ** products **** ** ******* where **** *** ********* not **** ********* ** some *********** ****** *** tracking.

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**** ******* *** ***** stated **** **** ******** 1 ****** ******** ******* for *.***. *** ***** time *** ******* ** H.264 ***** **** *** web ** ** ***** pop ** *** **** you ***** *** *** to ******* **** *** have ********* * ****** license *** *.*** ********.... They **** *** ******** as * ***. * doubt **** ****** ******** purchased ****. ****, ****** would **** *** * VMS *** *** **** the *** ** **** for ********** *** **** the ******* ** **** that ********...

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* ***** ** ****** on ******* ** ************** of ******** ** ******** that ******** *.*** ******** in *** ******.

*** ********* ** ******** a ***** ****** ** the *.*** *** *** patented *** *** ******* owned ** * **********, so **** ****** *** writes ******** ** ********* those *********, **** ** on * ******, *** sells *** ******, **** per ******.

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********* *** **** **** also **** *****. ********** that ***** **** **** selling ******* ** ** well.

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