Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Live Demo Events in Southern California

Our Get on Board truck is headed to California. Check out the largest, most interactive product exhibit truck in the industry. It includes:

  • HD video for all conditions
  • Innovative intrusion systems
  •  Critical communications
  • And more!
Here are the event details:

Anaheim, CA
Tuesday, August 26; 9am - 5pm
Anixter
5055 E Landon Drive
Anaheim, CA
Lunch will be served from 11am - 1pm

San Diego
Friday, August 29; 10am - 3pm
Four Points by Sheraton
8110 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA
Lunch will be served from 11am - 1pm

Register for the events at http://www2.boschsecurity.us/getonboard/

Monday, August 4, 2014

MIC Family Goes HD

The new MIC IP 7000 HD family delivers the highest quality of IP video surveillance images everywhere, even in areas with extreme conditions like roads or highways, transportation facilities, city surveillance and critical infrastructure sites. The cameras combine high-quality HD imaging with an IP68/NEMA 6P-rated IP architecture for the ability to withstand a wide range of harsh conditions – from -60 to +60 degrees Celsius with up to 100 percent humidity, as well as rain and snow, high wind gusts and significant vibration.

The new MIC IP starlight 7000 HD camera delivers HD video images in extreme low light situations and captures moving objects in 720p resolution at up to 60 frames per second. It delivers video images where others fail, even down to 0.01 lux. Clear HD images are captured in color down to 0.05 lux – when others switch to monochrome – to reveal accurate color details that support in security event identification. Its ability to capture fast moving objects and excellent performance in extreme low light situations make the MIC IP starlight 7000 HD ideal for securing, for example, areas along highways.

The MIC IP dynamic 7000 HD offers 1080p resolution and captures multiple exposures of the same scene to provide maximum detail in areas with both bright and dark lighting conditions. The wide dynamic range and intelligent backlight compensation ensure that moving objects or specific objects of interest are enhanced and can be easily identified in scenes with simultaneously bright and dark areas, which typically challenge standard cameras.

Both cameras also feature intelligent de-fog technology to dynamically adjust camera contrast settings to deliver the best quality in scenes affected by fog, smog, mist or other low contrast scenes.

Detection of objects of interest in complete darkness is ensured by the optional MIC illuminators. These illuminators consist of both IR and white light LEDs, and you can switch between the two light sources with a single click. This enables detection of objects up to a distance of 175 meters.

Intelligent Video Analysis
Built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) helps to focus on relevant situations by alerting you when needed, or automatically tracking objects of interest. IVA also adds sense and structure to video data by adding metadata . This allows the quick retrieval of relevant images from hours of stored video. Metadata can also be used to optimize business processes based on, for example, people counting or crowd density information. By using the camera’s ability to simultaneously combine 8 of the 15 available IVA rules, complex tasks are made easy and false alarms are reduced to a minimum. Among other uses, IVA can assist in monitoring unmanned stations or pipelines where people are not expected during normal operations.

In addition, intelligent Tracking (iTracking) automatically tracks moving objects based on predefined alarm rules or a simple click. Optimal capture of the object of interest is assured by dynamically adjusting the field of view. With intelligent tracking, it becomes easier never to lose track of objects of interest.

24/7 remote access and camera control
Limited bandwidth makes it impossible to stream HD video on mobile devices whereas Dynamic Transcoding delivers both smooth live video streaming and instant access to HD (1080p) images when needed, regardless of available bandwidth. Combined with the Video Security app, you can access camera controls, live video streams and HD images via a mobile device anytime and from anywhere. The new MIC IP 7000 HD family is fully supported by Dynamic Transcoding in combination with either one of the Bosch DIVAR IP recording solutions or a Bosch VIDEOJET transcoder.

Lower storage costs and network strain
To reduce storage costs and network strain the MIC IP starlight 7000 HD and MIC IP dynamic 7000 HD cameras feature 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 artefacts. The degree of noise reduction is adjusted accordingly so that important objects are captured and image noise artefacts suppressed, optimizing the camera’s bitrates. Thus, iDNR saves up to 50% on bitrates and hence storage and network strain without compromising video quality.

Dependable operation and easy installation
Using the VIDEOJET connect 7000 with MIC and other Bosch IP cameras provides high Power over Ethernet support and added flexibility in network configuration and remote video access. Its built-in network switch supports connections to multiple IP cameras, which makes it an ideal configuration for installations along perimeters or highways. Smooth live video streaming and instant access to HD (1080p) images within limited bandwidth connections and full access and control of HD video images from anywhere at any time is made possible through its built-in transcoder, which supports the Dynamic Transcoding technology.

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 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 about the MIC IP 7000 HD cameras, visit http://bit.ly/1kirxtI

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FLEXIDOME IP micro Cameras with a Three-axis Lens

The enhanced FLEXIDOME IP micro 2000 and 5000 cameras now offer a new three-axis lens adjustment feature, which allows you to pan, tilt and rotate the lens. This capability gives you more options for camera placement, allowing easy mounting of the cameras on a wall or ceiling, while maintaining a precise field of view.

FLEXIDOME IP micro 5000 cameras deliver high-performance technology for a wide range of typical surveillance needs. These outdoor domes are IP66-rated for protection in wet environments, are available in 1080p HD or 5 MP resolutions and feature a wide angle lens for an extended monitoring range. A special version is also designed for interior vehicle mounting for use in transportation applications, such as trains, buses and subways. The affordable FLEXIDOME IP micro 2000 cameras deliver professional security for small businesses with 720p HD or standard definition resolution for indoor areas with stable lighting.

The cameras support built-in MicroSD card storage, include a Dropbox application for remote storage of recorded activity and come with the free Bosch Video Client viewing software. This provides a complete networked video system for small- and medium-sized installations, such as an office or retail store. When used with DIVAR IP recording solutions or a VIDEOJET transcoder, Dynamic Transcoding technology in combination with the Video Security app makes it possible to view both smooth live video streaming and provide instant access to HD (1080p) images when needed on mobile devices, regardless of available bandwidth. It also allows access to camera controls and instant retrieval of the correct video data from hours of recorded material via a mobile device any time and from anywhere.

Lower storage costs and network strain
To reduce storage costs and network strain, the FLEXIDOME IP micro 2000 and 5000 cameras feature intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (iDNR). The benefit of this technology is that it leads to bandwidth only being used when needed. When there is little or no movement in the scene, less bitrate is required. Therefore, iDNR actively analyzes 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 are significantly reduced without compromising video quality.

Our 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 and the Integration Partner Program (IPP), which gives developers immediate access to software development tools to easily integrate Bosch products with third-party systems.

For more information on the FLEXIDOME IP micro 2000, visit http://bit.ly/1A62peE
For more information on the FLEXIDOME IP micro 5000, visit http://bit.ly/1lvi5hJ

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ocularis from OnSSI Adds Support for Intelligent Video Analysis Events from Bosch IP Devices

Our partnership with OnSSI has resulted in new integration capabilities with the Ocularis IP video surveillance and security platform. Ocularis 4.0 now supports Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) events delivered from Bosch IP devices.

Embedded in many of our latest IP and HD cameras, IVA assists operators by alerting them when predefined alarms, such as loitering or line crossing, are triggered. Ocularis can receive these events from the Bosch IP device and integrate them into the system’s workflow. This ensures that IVA alerts reach the right people within the organization for proper handling.
“At Bosch, our focus is on creating intelligent IP video solutions that fit the needs of the customer, and this includes delivering advanced analytic capabilities embedded in our IP cameras,” said Brad Eck, Integration Manager, North America for Bosch. “With the ability to alert operators to activities that require their attention, IVA provides earlier detection of potential risks. Combining this technology with the event fusion capabilities of the Ocularis platform enables end users to more efficiently respond to incidents – enhancing overall safety and security.”
We work with OnSSI to continually enhance capabilities for mutual customers. Additional Bosch features already supported by the Ocularis platform include edge recording to prevent loss of video during network or server failures, intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction to lower bit rates and therefore bandwidth and storage requirements for IP cameras, as well as multi-streaming, tamper and motion detection, and more.
“The integration between OnSSI’s intelligent VMS and Bosch cameras is one more positive step we are making in the move towards prevention,” said Moshe Levi, Product Manager, OnSSI.  "The earlier we can detect real-time threats, determine their risk level and enable response through the intelligent features of Ocularis and Bosch’s IVA, the more we can avert the occurrence of adverse incidents.”
For more information on the Bosch devices and features supported by Ocularis, visit the Integration Partner Program portal at ipp.boschsecurity.com

Monday, July 7, 2014

New AUTODOME HD Cameras with starlight and dynamic Technology

We're bringing our proven starlight and dynamic technology to the AUTODOME IP 7000 HD family of high-speed PTZ domes. Whether capturing video in harsh sunlight or extreme low light, two new models of cameras provide round-the-clock protection regardless of lighting conditions. They ensure maximum image details are captured for traffic and transportation, industrial, government, city surveillance and many other applications faced with difficult lighting and moving objects indoors or out.

The new AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD cameras deliver HD video images in extreme low light situations and capture moving objects in 720p HD resolution at up to 60 frames per second. The latest sensor technology combined with sophisticated noise suppression results in a light sensitivity of 0.052 lux in color mode and even 0.0103 lux in monochrome mode.

The AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD produces full color images in the dark beyond the point where other cameras have turned to monochrome images. Where others show no image at all, the camera still delivers detailed monochrome images. Its ability to capture fast moving objects and excellent performance in extreme low light situations make the AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD ideal for securing parking lots or street corners, for example. 

The AUTODOME IP dynamic 7000 HD camera features wide dynamic range and intelligent backlight compensation technology to ensure that moving objects or those of interest are enhanced and can be easily identified in scenes with simultaneously bright and dark areas, which typically challenge standard cameras.

To further improve the quality of IP video images, both cameras also feature intelligent de-fog technology to dynamically adjust camera contrast settings to deliver the best quality in areas affected by fog, smog, mist or other low contrast scenes.

Intelligent Video Analysis
Another differentiating feature of the AUTODOME IP 7000 HD family is built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA). It helps to focus on relevant situations by alerting you when needed, or to automatically track objects of interest. IVA also adds sense and structure to video data through metadata. This allows quick retrieval of relevant images from hours of stored video. Metadata can also be used to optimize business processes based on people counting or crowd density information, for example. By using the camera’s ability to simultaneously combine 8 of the 15 available IVA rules, complex tasks are made easy and false alarms are reduced to a minimum.

Never lose track of objects of interest
In video surveillance, moving objects are usually the most significant objects of interest. Intelligent Tracking (iTracking) automatically tracks moving objects based on predefined alarm rules or a simple click. By intelligently distinguishing between single and multiple reference points, iTracking will provide uninterrupted tracking. Optimal capture of the object of interest is assured by dynamically adjusting the field of view. In addition, all AUTODOME IP 7000 HD models feature virtual masking technology. Virtual masks hide unwanted motion, such as swaying trees or pulsating lights, to improve the accuracy and performance of the cameras’ intelligent features without hiding areas from the video seen by the operator.

24/7 remote access and camera control
Limited bandwidth makes it impossible to stream HD video on mobile devices, whereas Dynamic Transcoding delivers both smooth live video streaming and instant access to HD (1080p) images when needed, regardless of available bandwidth. Combined with the Video Security app, users are allowed access to camera controls, live video streams and HD images via a mobile device anytime and from anywhere. It also enables you to instantly retrieve the correct video data from hours of recorded material. The new AUTODOME IP 7000 HD models are fully supported by Dynamic Transcoding in combination with either one of the Bosch DIVAR IP recording solutions or a Bosch VIDEOJET transcoder.

Lower storage costs and network strain
To reduce storage costs and network strain, the new AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD and AUTODOME IP dynamic 7000 HD cameras feature 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 further enhances network performance by compensating for short network outages, ensuring that video data is continuously available in Video Recording Manager (VRM) systems without breaks.

Dependable operation and easy installation
The AUTODOME IP 7000 HD family is available in an in-ceiling housing for areas where discrete installation is important or in a pendant version for indoor and outdoor applications. In-ceiling models feature IP54 and plenum ratings for added dust protection and the ability to mount the camera in areas used for air circulation for heating and air conditioning systems. Pendant models feature a tamper-resistant aluminum housing that is rated to IP66 and NEMA4X for uncompromised functionality even in wet environments – ensuring years of reliable performance. In addition, AUTODOME’s dual power supply design assures continuous coverage even if one power source fails.

With pre-terminated, color-coded wiring and a quick-connect system between the camera and mount, AUTODOME IP 7000 HD models are faster and simpler to install than other PTZ domes. Support for High Power over Ethernet also provides power directly to the camera without additional cabling.

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 about the AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD camera, visit http://bit.ly/1r3WeCw

For more information about the AUTODOME IP dynamic 7000 HD camera, visit http://bit.ly/TZet00



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Intelligent Tracking Technology

In video surveillance, moving objects are usually the most significant objects of interest. Intelligent Tracking (iTracking) automatically tracks moving objects based on predefined alarm rules or a simple click. By intelligently distinguishing between single and multiple reference points, iTracking will provide uninterrupted tracking. Optimal capture of the object of interest is assured by dynamically adjusting the field of view. With iTracking, our focus is never to lose track of objects of interest.

Watch the video at http://bit.ly/1iFBctJ