QSS is now exclusively distributing FLIR System's economical day/night HD IP and HD over coax optical camera range.
Manufactured by FLIR after its acquisition of North American CCTV camera manufacturer, Lorex and IP video specialist Digimerge, the range of bullet and PTZ cameras, DVRs and NVRs is branded FLIR and is backed by the full R&D support of a $US1.5 billion ompany which offers a 3-year warranty.
According to QSS' Rob Rosa, FLIR's new camera range is targeted at the entry level of the Australian market where it is wickedly competitive on features and price.
"I'm seriously excited about this new, exclusive IP camera and NVR brand, which also features FLIR cloud enabling and which will be available through our national footprint of QSS branches," Rosa said.
"Our technical staff have all been trainined on FLIR IP, on top of their experience with FLIR thermal cameras and we are thrilled by what FLIR brings to the table with its IP Visual range," Rosa said. "The FLIR product offering supported by QSS is a solid and stable one for 2015 and beyond."
"FLIR is building economical products with very high feature sets backed by a company with a $US1.5 billion annual turnover," Rosa said. "We can now go head to head with the big Chinese manufacturers and offer more features at more competitive prices in the same entry level spaces. The market will be shocked at how competitive we are."
According to Rosa, the exclusive distribution of FLIR finalises QSS' recent examination of its product strategy.
FLIR Systems' Manny Pirrotta said he was also excited by the opportunities the new agreement brings.
"We have a full range to meet market demands and will ensure that QSS has available stock on the shelves to meet those demands." Pirrotta said. "Our FLIR IP range has been available overseas for a while and is doing very well. We had been in high level discussions with a number of potential partners but were looking for a distributor with minimal product conflict in its stable.
"QSS was in the middle of a product review as part of a transitional stage between suppliers and given QSS has a true national footprint and considerable technical and service support, probably the best technical support in Australia, it made sense to come to a distribution agreement. We're looking forward to giving the market a big surprise."
QSS is undertaking a soft launch of the new FLIR IP range at SecTech Roadshow, which is in Adelaide tomorrow and Perth on Monday the 18th, with some products available by the end of May. The full FLIR range released by QSS at Security 2015 in Melbourne.♦