Friday, May 14, 2010

IP Video Compatibility Zone

We have launched a web site that details the IP video devices, firmware versions and features supported by a variety of software offerings from Bosch and other suppliers. The new IP Video Compatibility Zone provides displays the products and features - such as tamper detection, streaming capabilities and alarm notifications - that are supported by 12 head-end systems from Bosch and third-party suppliers. You can select multiple products and systems at once to compare compatibility across a customized set of suppliers and devices.

Two planning tools are also provided on the new site. The Firmware Compatibility matrix identifies the firmware versions that are ideal for Bosch IP cameras, encoders, DVRs and software. In addition, an Encoder-Decoder Compatibility chart outlines compatibility between camera/encoder configurations and decoders for both H.264 and MPEG-4 compression. You can download the Firmware and Encoder-Decoder Compatibility charts for offline reference.

To access the Bosch IP Video Compatibility Zone, visit

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Compatibility with Lenel OnGuard

Bosch has received Lenel factory certification for the interface of our IP video products to OnGuard version 6.3.

The integration allows you to verify system events and alarms by viewing live and recorded video from Bosch devices directly in the OnGuard user interface. You can also operate PTZ functionality of Bosch cameras within the OnGuard software and set recording parameters to change based on system events. H.264 compression, Intelligent Video Analysis and Automatic Network Replenishment, which recovers recordings from buffered video in edge devices when a network interruption occurs - are also supported.

The Bosch cameras and encoders tested for certification, include Dinion IP, FlexiDome IP, Extreme Series IP, AutoDome Modular IP, and the 200 Series IP cameras, as well as VideoJet X, VIP X and VIP X1600 encoders. The Divar XF Series Hybrid Digital Recorders, DiBos Digital Video Recorders, and Video Recording Manager also integrate with the OnGuard system.

Find out more by visiting our IP Resource Center at

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

IR for IP Workshop

Bosch and ADI Ottawa are hosting a workshop on infrared illumination for IP video systems.

During the workshop, Murray Kreuzer, our Extreme CCTV sales specialist for Canada, will explain how Bosch's 3D Diffuser (Black Diamond) Technology works. The Diffuser delivers a significant benefit to a security system by adding infrared illumination to nighttime scenes. When using infrared illumination to reduce the noise present in nighttime scenes, equipment such as video encoders and DVRs will operate at a lower bitrate with the result of large savings in storage costs.

At the workshop, you can see how both video image quality and bandwidth management are improved by testing Bosch cameras in no/low-light and then with added IR illumination.

Workshop Details:
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
1:00 - 3:00 pm
ADI Ottawa
201-1366 Triole
Ottawa, ON K1B 3M4

Call ADI Ottawa at 613-745-2000 or contact Jason Gobeo at to reserve your spot at the workshop.

Find out more about 3D Diffuser (Black Diamond) Technology, by clicking here: