Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bosch Recognized as a Top-Performing U.S. Technology Company by Ingram Micro

Thomas Hansen, vice president of
key accounts for Bosch
Bosch has earned the 2014 U.S. Smart Partner award for Physical Security from Ingram Micro Inc. The honor recognizes Bosch’s stellar performance in 2014, and reflects a successful working relationship with Ingram Micro that is built on trust, engagement and a shared commitment to mutual success.

The 2014 Smart Partner awards were presented to the distributor’s top-performing IT vendor partners in the U.S. during the 2015 Ingram Micro Experience, which recently took place in Huntington Beach, Calif.
“We’ve worked closely with Ingram Micro to introduce programs that make it easier for channel partners to meet their customers’ physical security challenges, and it’s a great honor to be recognized for this,” said Thomas Hansen, vice president of key accounts, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “We strive to help integrators achieve business growth in this market by offering high-quality and high-performing products that ensure maximum customer satisfaction.”
“Bosch has gone above and beyond to develop targeted go-to-market strategies, tactics and programs together with Ingram Micro that provide our channel partners a competitive edge in the markets they serve,” says Jennifer Anaya, vice president of marketing for Ingram Micro North America and the executive host of the 2015 Ingram Micro Experience. “Bosch is an advocate for the IT channel and one of Ingram Micro’s top-performing U.S. vendors. Their commitment to giving businesses what they need to Realize the Promise of Technology™ is exceptional.”
For more information about the Ingram Micro Experience visit www.im-experience.com. To learn more about Agency Ingram Micro visit www.agencyingrammicro.com.

For more information on Bosch Security Systems products and services, visit www.boschsecurity.us.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

IP 4000 and IP 5000 Cameras - Professional Surveillance That's Easy for Everyone

At Bosch, we believe personnel and inventory need to be safe and secure at all times. With the IP 4000 and IP 5000 camera families, we offer a cost-effective, reliable and comprehensive portfolio for safeguarding small- and medium-sized businesses. 

Flexible and complete
With microdomes, indoor and outdoor domes, bullet cameras, and integrated IR options, the IP 4000 and IP 5000 families have the right choice for any area. Install a new system or expand an existing one -- the ONVIF-conformant cameras work seamlessly with a range of software and recording solutions.

Highest image quality at minimum cost
Resolutions up to 5 MP deliver detailed images for professional video surveillance. Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction technology reduces bitrates by up to 50%, which significantly lowers your storage requirements and system costs.

Safe data storage
Store video data in the cloud, on a network video recorder or on the built-in SD card. Easily access video data and control cameras using the free Bosch Video Client or Video Security app.

Quality and reliability
The cameras are designed to precisely suit your safety and security needs. Peace of mind is assured with Bosch technology that's relied upon in even the most demanding security applications.  

Choose Bosch for safeguarding small or medium sized applications. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1BN6qb0

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DINION IP ultra 8000 MP Camera Captures Images in 4K ultra HD Resolution

With the launch of the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP camera featuring the latest 4K ultra HD technology, we're changing the game when it comes to wide-angle yet detailed surveillance. This new camera simultaneously supports a wide-angle overview and multiple focus points on a single screen to focus on details without losing the bigger picture. Its 12 MP or 4K ultra HD resolution allows any given subject to be viewed in detail unknown until now even when zoomed-in. As a result, the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP offers the decisive clarity needed for collecting relevant evidence for highly detailed and effective retrospective analysis. Now, it is easy to keep an eye on the crowd, for example in a stadium, and provide enough detail to identify individual people.

Wide-angle overview and detailed focus with perfect exposure every time
Capturing 12 MP images at 20 frames per second and 4K ultra HD images at 30 frames per second, the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP camera easily captures fast-moving objects in high detail. Multiple regions of interest (ROI) in combination with intelligent ROI tracking helps to focus on relevant details without losing the bigger picture, while enabling tracking of objects of interest in the wide-angle scene. Possible disturbances caused by changing front or backlight are eliminated by our unique built-in intelligence. The intelligent Auto Exposure (IAE) technology dynamically adjusts the exposure of the camera to automatically adapt to changing light conditions, providing perfect exposure of objects of interest every time of day. The IAE technology also contributes to the outstanding dynamic range of the camera which boasts a massive 92+16 dB, totaling 108 dB, for the 4K ultra HD mode.

Detailed and effective retrospective analysis
Another differentiating feature of the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP is built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA). The camera’s ability to capture images in 12 MP or 4K ultra HD resolution combined with IVA offers an ideal solution for highly detailed and effective retrospective analysis. IVA helps to focus on relevant situations by alerting you when needed, or automatically tracking objects of interest. It also adds sense and structure to video data by adding metadata already in the camera. This allows the quick retrieval of relevant images from hours of stored video. Metadata, together with the highly detailed images, make the difference when collecting irrefutable forensic evidence or when optimizing business processes based on, for example, people counting or crowd density information.

Lower storage costs and network strain
To reduce storage costs and network strain the camera features Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (IDNR). When there is little or no movement in the scene, less bitrate is required. Therefore, IDNR actively analyses the scene distinguishing between relevant information, such as moving objects and image noise artifacts. The degree of noise reduction is adjusted accordingly so that important objects are captured and image noise artifacts suppressed, optimizing the camera’s bitrate. Thus, IDNR saves up to 50% on bitrate and hence storage and network strain without compromising video quality. Local storage on the camera enhances system reliability by compensating for short network outages, ensuring that video data is continuously available in systems with Video Recording Manager technology without breaks.

Bosch IP standard-definition and high-definition cameras, encoders and analytics work seamlessly with a wide range of security software and recording solutions from Bosch and many other industry providers. This is backed by ONVIF conformance (Open Network Video Interface Forum) and the Integration Partner Program (IPP), which gives developers immediate access to software development tools to easily integrate Bosch products with third-party systems. Further details of the Bosch Integration Partner Program are available at ipp.boschsecurity.com.

For more information on the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP, visit www.boschsecurity.com/HDSecurity

Monday, November 10, 2014

Security Innovation Award for Cybersecure IP Camera Project

Bosch and SecureXperts in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service have won a Security Innovation Award for agency security! The Security Innovation Awards are hosted by Security Technology Executive in coordination with Secured Cities and the Security Industry Association.

The technology met stringent U.S. federal cybersecurity guidelines in the deployment of high definition IP video surveillance cameras. These secure cameras are resilient to attack as they use on-board cryptographic microprocessors to authenticate users and encrypt video used in applications where the highest level of security is required for the protection of video during transmission and storage.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/1Gxs9ne

Friday, November 7, 2014

Considering a Purchase? Check in with Pre-Sales Support

The most critical part of the purchasing process is typically well before the sale, and our Pre-Sales team is here to help you make informed decisions. Call, email or live chat with us – the dedicated Pre-Sales team is available to answer your questions from 9am - 6pm ET, Monday through Friday. Contact Pre-Sales for assistance with:

•    Model and part numbers
•    Literature
•    Pricing
•    Product availability
•    System configuration
•    Compatibility information

Get in touch! Call 1-800-289-0096, email presales.support@us.bosch.com or visit http://bit.ly/10iI07L to chat with us!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Security Update: Shellshock or Bash Bug vulnerability does not affect the majority of Bosch Security Systems products*

A new vulnerability has been found that potentially affects versions of the Linux and Unix operating systems, in addition to Mac OS X, which is based around Unix. It is known as the Shellshock or Bash Bug.

Are systems from Bosch vulnerable to Shellshock?
The majority of Bosch systems are not impacted by Shellshock. Many Bosch products do not use Linux or Unix as an operating system. For products that do utilize Linux, Bosch uses Busybox with the Ash or Almquist shell, which is not vulnerable to Shellshock.

For Access Easy Controller (AEC), Bosch will soon release v2.1.9.0 v2, which will address this vulnerability.  

What is Shellshock or Bash Bug?
Shellshock or Bash Bug vulnerabilities affect Bash, a component known as a shell that appears in versions of Linux and Unix. Bash is used to execute command lines and command scripts. It can be used to run commands passed to it by applications, and it is this feature that is affected by the vulnerability.

What does Shellshock or Bash Bug do?
Attackers could cause vulnerable versions of Bash to execute arbitrary commands and allow the attacker to steal data from a compromised system, gain unauthorized access to a system and potentially provide the attacker with access to other computers on the affected network.

*Including the brands Bosch, Electro-Voice, RTS, and Telex.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Training for Service and Support Associates

It’s our mission to provide the highest level of service for our customers. That’s why we regularly train our Customer Service, Inside Sales and Pre-Sales teams on the latest technologies. This ensures they have the knowledge to quickly get you the information you need.

Most recently our teams participated in an IP video course delivered by one of our Training Academy trainers. Associates learned about networking fundamentals, basic configuration of Bosch IP video devices, requirements for detection, classification, recognition and identification in video surveillance and much more.

This session is one of many training courses we hold for our service and support associates each year. And, after each session, our teams are even better equipped to serve you and make it easier for you to do business with Bosch.