Hikvision now has more than 26,000 employees, over 13,000 of which are R&D engineers. The company annually invests 7 – 8% of its annual sales revenue to research and development for continued product innovation. Hikvision has established a complete, multi-level R&D system that includes every operation from research to design, development, testing, technical support, and service. Centered at its Hangzhou headquarters, the R&D teams operate globally, including R&D centers in Montreal, Canada and Liverpool in the UK, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan in China.
Hikvision’s H.265+ is an optimized video encoding technology based on the standard H.265/ High efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format. With H.265+, video quality nearly matches that of H.265/HEVC but reduces the transmission bandwidth and storage capacity required, due to three key technologies — prediction encoding, noise suppression, and flexible bitrate control.