We would like to personally inform you about a force majeure which most probably affects the whole video security industry.
In April this year a big earthquake in Japan caused significant damages to Sony‘s imaging sensor manufacturing plant in the Kumamoto region. MOBOTIX are in close contact with Sony and based on the most recent information they expect that the manufacturing operations will be restarted by end of May.
However, there is a possible risk of a future shortage of imaging sensors from Sony which will affect the supply availability of various camera manufacturers.
MOBOTIX will do everything to mitigate the risk for our customer base:
Their own stock of 6MP sensors will cover the demand in the near future but they might face a 6MP sensor shortage towards late summer.
They are preparing to have sufficient quantities of their 5MP camera line – which is still outperforming most cameras on the market – available for you. With their established 5MP cameras they will also be able to cover unplanned and extraordinary customer needs.
We will keep you updated on the status.