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China Forms National Digital Surveillance Standard Alliance

PR Newswire Asia, 8/29/11

Beijing-based fabless semiconductor firm Vimicro (Nasdaq: VIMC) today announced that on August 25, 2011, five government agencies formed an alliance to promote the adoption of China's Surveillance Video and Audio Coding (SVAC) digital-surveillance standard on a national level.

The alliance is a non-profit organization devoted to accelerating the application and implementation of SVAC, as well as to popularize the standard and assist its industrialization process. Participating government agencies included: the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC). During the alliance's inaugural conference, Jian Li, the Director of the First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security, was elected chairman, and Vimicro's Chairman and CEO, John Deng, was elected honorary Chairman and Chief Scientist by the government and industry leaders assembled to promote the SVAC standard. The representatives of the five agencies also delivered speeches at the gathering. One common theme was the continued commitment of the Chinese government to promote the standard nationwide to expand the application of SVAC to other areas such as M2M and to promote SVAC to become an international standard, among other topics discussed.

Editor's Note: For more information on this topic, please click "China Releases National Digital Surveillance Standard," MD 1/06/11 issue.

Keywords: Jian Li John Deng national standard hardware international standard security semiconductor standard MIIT Ministry of Public Security Ministry of Science and Technology Vimicro Standardization Administration of China NDRC VIMC M2M

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