Friday, September 18, 2009

Bosch Releases ONVIF-Ready H.264 Cameras

We've just released major new firmware for our IP cameras and encoders, delivering among other things H.264 streams, a PC-less IP virtual matrix and personally, most significantly from an industry-trend perspective, makes the devices ONVIF-ready.

This applies to all our IP cameras including the Dinion, Flexidome, Extreme and AutoDome Modular PTZ cameras. It also applies to the VideoJet X10/20/40 encoders and the rack-mounted VIP X1600 multi-channel encoder.

You still have the option of running MPEG-4 part 2 and JPEGs on these devices using firmware 4.0, but it's good to have the option of H.264. The flavor of H.264 on these existing devices is called Base Profile, but Bosch has also released 2 new products which run H.264 in full-blown Main Profile, which means better video and better compression. More about that soon.

You can read about it here http://secprodonline.com/Articles/2009/09/15/Bosch-ONVIF.aspx