Bosch and Sony Sign Partnership Agreement
Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation have signed a contract to establish a business partnership from January 1, 2017.
Under the terms of the agreement, Sony video security customers in all markets but Japan will be served and supported by the sales and marketing teams at Bosch Security Systems.
“This partnership will revolutionize the video security industry since it combines the unique technological expertise and strengths of two leading companies in the field of video security applications,” says Toru Katsumoto, deputy president of imaging products and solutions, sector president of professional products group, Sony Corp.
“Customers can prosper from Sony’s superior image quality, like its 4K solutions, combined with Bosch’s bitrate management and video analytics. This unique partnership also supports Bosch’s vision concerning the Internet of Things.
“Video security cameras and more specifically the data they are collecting play an important role in the further development of the Internet of Things. The video cameras might be called as ‘the eyes of the Internet of Things’,” said Gert van Iperen, president of Bosch Security Systems.
Sony’s video security customers will be served and supported by a sales and marketing team within Bosch that will offer customer support, after-sales service and training in different languages in over 50 countries worldwide.
Sony will continue to develop and manufacture its video security products under its brand. The partnership is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. ♦