Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BVMS Offers Support for More Recording Platforms and Improved Ease-of-Use

Release 2.2 of Bosch Video Management System (VMS) software provides a single operator client for all recording platforms. With this expanded support, Bosch VMS version 2.2 enables end users to migrate to the latest recording technology while preserving their previous investments.

Now, customers with a VIDOS Network Video Recorder or DiBos infrastructure can more easily expand their systems to include strategic recording platforms, such as direct-to-iSCSI storage with Bosch Video Recording Manager. Bosch’s advanced recording platforms provide improved redundancy, load balancing and automatic fail-safe capabilities. Together with Bosch VMS, they offer a comprehensive software-based solution for systems with 50 to 500 cameras.

Bosch VMS 2.2 also includes full support for H.264 Main Profile compression technology, which reduces the size of recorded video by an estimated 50% compared with traditional MPEG-4 encoding – without compromising image quality. This significantly reduces network load and storage requirements, an important benefit for customers with large surveillance systems.

More powerful and easier to use than previous releases, the system enables you to display video on several screens and to re-size and re-arrange image panes (cameos) in an intuitive and flexible way. With drag and drop actions, an entire surveillance system can be manipulated on screen. Its simple operation and set-up helps end users save time and money on installation and training costs, ensuring their operators get up and running quickly.

Bosch VMS also provides event and alarm management, and system health monitoring. Enabling operators to act quickly and effectively, the easy-to-follow alarm and system workflows are assisted by built-in intelligence, and a single archive player supports video exporting from all recording platforms controlled by the Bosch VMS. The new software is ideal for stadiums and arenas, factories and warehouses, schools, offices, and urban surveillance applications.

Current users of Bosch VMS with a software maintenance agreement can upgrade to version 2.2 free of charge.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Free Video Surveillance Webinar with Bosch and Security Management Magazine

On November 10 at 1:00 pm ET, Bosch will host a free webinar in conjunction with Security Management Magazine and ASIS International. During the webinar, Product Marketing Managers Willem Ryan and Cheryl Bard will present on how lighting and camera features impact image quality.

Webinar Description:
Whether you’re responsible for the security of an industrial site, corporate office park or defense installation, chances are there’s an area of your facility where the lighting is less than ideal for video surveillance. Vast dark spaces at energy or water processing plants, low light in warehouses or parking lots, and harsh lighting in office lobbies and exterior entranceways obscure the details and hamper threat detection.

Join this webinar to explore the science of surveillance and get a step-by-step guide to capturing useable video in any lighting condition. Learn how:
- Active infrared illumination improves video quality and IP system performance for effective round-the-clock surveillance
- LED degradation impacts security lighting over time
- Infrared sensitivity enables cameras to capture useable images in low light
- Advanced image processing improves detail reproduction capabilities
- Backlight compensation optimizes light levels in scenes with a bright background
- Wide dynamic range ensures detailed images from the darkest and brightest areas of a scene simultaneously

Apply these essential tips to your surveillance system to improve your ability to assess risks, respond to events, and secure important video evidence.

The 45 minute presentation will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.

Attendance at the webinar is worth one Continuing Professional Education (CPE) unit.

Register for the live event at: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=227235&sessionid=1&key=6F52102235D0243449DFEB1F4FC5DF59&sourcepage=register

If you are unable to attend the webinar at the scheduled time, an archived version of the event will be available on the ASIS web site for a full year. The archived webinar will be available at https://www.asisonline.org/education/programs/webinar/webinarElibrary.xml