BEIJING, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC) ("Vimicro" or the "Company"), a leading video surveillance technology and solution provider in China, today announced that its joint venture, Shanxi Zhongtianxin Science and Technology Co. Ltd. ("Zhongtianxin"), won a competitive bid to provide SVAC-compliant video surveillance cameras and system to Chenzhou Municipal Government in Hunan Province on October 22, 2014, subject to a seven day public notification period. The contract value of this bid is RMB179 million, or USD29.2 million approximately.
Zhongtianxin is joint venture in which Vimicro holds a 51% stake, with the remaining 49% owned by Shanxi Guoxin Investment Co., a Shanxi provincial government-owned investment company. The bid is for the project of providing total solution from cameras to back-end system including police related applications, from Police Geographic Information System (PGIS) to face detection/recognition, based on cloud computing.
"We are very pleased to have won the bidding to supply our SVAC-compliant video surveillance products and system to Chenzhou in Hunan Province, which signals the first city-wide adoption of SVAC national standard in Hunan Province," commented Dr. John Deng, Vimicro's Chairman and CEO, "Chenzhou's SVAC project will be the role model of SVAC adoption and its application in improving public security and management for other municipalities in Hunan Province. As the only proven provider of SVAC technology and solutions in the marketplace, Vimicro will continue to leverage its first-mover advantages to capitalize on the megatrend of SVAC national standard adoption by the government, to further establish itself as a leading player in China's video surveillance market."
About Vimicro International Corporation
Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC) is a leading video surveillance technology and solution provider that designs, develops and markets a full range of video surveillance products and solutions to governments, private enterprises, and consumers in China. Vimicro co-developed SVAC (Surveillance Video and Audio Coding), the national video surveillance technological standard, which demonstrates its unique strengths in proprietary multimedia IC technology, making it a leader in China's fast-growing security and surveillance market. Vimicro is headquartered in Beijing, China and has subsidiaries and offices throughout China and in Silicon Valley. Vimicro's ADSs each represent four ordinary shares and are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market exchange under the ticker symbol "VIMC."
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