Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Recording Station Appliance Provides Easy Management of HD Video


The Recording Station Appliance is a versatile IP video solution that manages an entire surveillance infrastructure. The new appliance features an integrated design—combining a NVR server, storage array, client workstation and video management software—for a cost of ownership that is up to 45% lower than traditional PC-based recording solutions.

The appliance is simple to install, set-up and operate, requiring no certification or special training. Simply connect the Recording Station Appliance and IP cameras to the network, configure using the installation wizard, and the system begins recording automatically.

Built on a proven, reliable platform, the Recording Station Appliance is the ideal solution for distributed network environments with up to 64 IP cameras per location. With real-time recording of high definition, standard definition and Megapixel (MP) video sources at resolutions up to 3 MP, it provides superb image clarity and detail. High performance video management is combined with minimal storage costs through support for a variety of compression technologies, including H.264 Main Profile.

The Recording Station Appliance acts as a centralized remote management system, providing fast access to information from anywhere in the network, even over remote, low bandwidth WAN connections. Customers can use the included software or built-in web application to view video and manage digital recordings from various locations simultaneously.

The Recording Station Appliance also interfaces with a wide variety of security and building management systems from Bosch and other providers. The system easily integrates with fire and access panels, ATM and POS terminals, as well as license plate capture and video content analysis solutions.

Several features make the Recording Station Appliance ideal for installations that require higher levels of security. An automatic log-off with a configurable time interval of inactivity increases protection against unauthorized access. In addition, two different pre- and post-alarm recording times can be set for each camera, while audio can be configured by event.

The Recording Station Appliance is available as both stand-alone, all-in-one tower PCs and as rack-mounted server units, and comes pre-licensed for eight IP cameras. Target applications include banks, retail environments, schools, gas stations, and any installation spread over multiple locations.

For more information, visit http://www2.boschsecurity.us/videosolutions/series.aspx?series_id=115.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Blue Line Gen2 Detectors win Readers' Choice Award


Our Blue Line Gen2 Motion Detectors have won a 2011 Readers’ Choice Award from Security Products magazine.

According to the magazine,
“Every year, Security Products spotlights those products deemed most interesting and relevant to our readers. The 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards highlight a wide array of products from leading manufacturers in the security industry.”


Readers vote for products throughout the year by responding via the magazine’s reader service cards or on the web site.

Learn more about our Blue Line detectors at http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/productinformation/intrusion/blgen2

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Request-to-exit Detectors


We've introduced new enhancements to the popular DS150i and DS160 Request-to-exit Detectors to ensure their performance continues to exceed the rigorous demands of their applications. Improvements in the design of the products have resulted in a 40% increase in reliability—helping to reduce service calls once the detectors are installed.

The detectors also include built-in spike protection, which eliminates the need to add a separate module to prevent significant voltage spikes on the relay contact. This feature, along with the use of dip switches that make configuration easier and a new auto-sensing 12 to 24 volt voltage regulator, reduces installation complexity—improving efficiency in the field.

Sound output has also been increased through the implementation of a more effective sounder and circuit design. This allows you to increase the volume by more than 10% over previous models to fit individual needs and preferences.

The DS150i and DS160 devices detect motion in their coverage area and signal an access control system or door control device. They can be used with single or double doors and are wall or ceiling mountable.

For more information, visit http://ow.ly/7KbhB.

Monday, November 28, 2011

700 Series Hybrid Recorders Now Supported by Genetec


The 700 Series Hybrid Recorders are now supported by the latest versions of Genetec’s Omnicast 4.8 and the soon to be released Security Center 5.1. This integration allows you to view live and recorded standard definition video from the 700 Series recorders within the Omnicast and Security Center user interfaces. You can see live and recorded video, control pan-tilt-zoom cameras connected to the 700 Series, and manage video quality settings of live streams using Omnicast and Security Center.

Genetec is the first third-party VMS to support the 700 Series. The 700 Series H.264 digital recorders support up to 32 IP or 16 analog cameras. With real-time 4CIF recording, the recorders are ideal for applications where end users require a high level of detail in their surveillance images, including retail, banking, corrections, and transportation and commercial buildings.

The recorders also feature fully-automated device discovery and assignment, built-in set-up wizards and an embedded design to make system installation 50% faster than traditional PC-based video recording solutions.

They join a broad range of our IP products—including high definition cameras, video encoders and Intelligent Video Analysis software—that are supported by the Omnicast and Security Center platforms.

For more information on the 700 Series Hybrid Recorders, visit http://ow.ly/7Hl7Y.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Free Webinar: Identify and Prevent Retail Fraud and Scams

December 6 at 1:00 pm ET

This webinar will help you identify, stop and even prevent common retail fraud affecting your store’s profitability. In this program, retail loss prevention expert Curtis Baillie, CSC, will spotlight some common frauds such as refund scams, product return scams, sweetheart deals and more – even some scams that are operated by store employees. He will examine the mechanics of such frauds and discuss how you can spot such scams when they occur in your store. Additionally, program sponsor Anixter will examine how technology systems, such as video surveillance tied to point-of-sale (POS) and exception reporting systems can make your job easier. This 1-hour seminar is especially geared toward retail loss prevention managers and LP agents, retail sales and operation managers, and retail security staff members.

Expect to learn about:

• The most common scams likely to perpetuated at your stores
• How to identify internal employee involvement
• Which existing reporting tools you can use to identify retail fraud
• How to take advantage of integrated video, POS and exception reporting systems to spot scams
• What information you might need to prosecute these scams

Register at: http://ow.ly/7Aejs

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dinion and FlexiDome 720p HD Cameras with Installed Analytics


Dinion HD and FlexiDome HD 720p Day/Night IP cameras are now available with Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) pre-installed. The new models give you a choice between a fixed-body or dome camera with high definition IVA ready-to-go in a complete, plug-and-play system.

With IVA pre-installed, it is no longer necessary to buy separate licenses and go online to register and activate each IVA-equipped camera—reducing the installation effort. Intelligence embedded in the cameras also eliminates the need for servers to run analytics software—making our solution more cost-effective and easier to manage.

Ease-of-installation continues through the configuration phase, as the software provides simple set-up of detection criteria with a wizard-based graphical user interface. Working independently on each camera, IVA offers a wide variety of advanced detection functions including idle or removed objects, trajectory tracking and flow, line crossing, loitering, crowds and more.

Cameras equipped with IVA present a major asset to overall surveillance, supporting security personnel with a powerful and efficient event detection and alarm system. Events are flagged on-screen in real-time so that operators never miss suspicious activities. The comprehensive metadata captured by IVA can also be stored along with the video for later review with Forensic Search. This gives operators the power to find any event – even those not originally set up as alerts.

For more information on the Dinion HD and FlexiDome HD 720p cameras, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/Dinion_and_FlexiDome.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Series of AutoDome Cameras


We've introduced the next generation of our AutoDome Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera family. The new AutoDome 600 Series analog cameras and the AutoDome 700 Series IP cameras provide high resolution imaging in a range of scene conditions—including well-lit, harshly lit or low light environments.

The powerful AutoDome cameras feature 360-degree high-speed continuous rotation and 28x or 36x optical zoom to provide an increased monitoring range. High performance, progressive scan digital imaging delivers sharp video even when moving objects are present, and wide dynamic range technology captures all the important details in scenes with both bright and dark areas. A Sodium Vapor White Balance mode also enables the cameras to restore images of objects to their original color when affected by street or tunnel lamps.

The affordable 600 Series cameras offer built-in motion detection, advanced alarm control and the award-winning AutoTrack II, which continuously follows an object even if it passes behind a privacy mask. Our unique virtual masking technology enables the camera to ignore any extraneous motion, such as swaying trees, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications.

The 700 Series IP cameras come with embedded Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software already enabled. With this feature, the cameras process video signals and automatically alert operators to potential security risks. One AutoDome pan-tilt-zoom camera can analyze up to 10 different scenes for loitering, line crossing and other potential threats–providing reliable detection, tracking, analysis and advanced search capabilities.

The entire AutoDome series is designed to make installation easy. Pre-terminated, color-coded wiring and a quick connect system between the camera and mount make AutoDomes faster to install than other pan-tilt-zoom domes. AutoDome IP models also conform to the ONVIF standard (Open Network Video Interface Forum) to enable simplified integration with products from other manufacturers.

A rugged dome, the AutoDome features a heavy-duty, tamper-resistant aluminum housing that is rated to IP 66 to provide uncompromised functionality even in dusty and wet environments.

For more information on the AutoDome 600 and 700 Series visit www.autodome.com.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FlexiDome IP Camera Now Available with 6 to 50 Millimeter Lens


We've launched another version of our popular high performance dome camera—the FlexiDome 2X Day/Night IP camera with a six to 50 millimeter lens. The new model is one of a few dome cameras to feature such a long telephoto lens, providing outstanding depth of field and keeping more of the scene in focus. You can easily recognize objects up close, such as a person walking through a doorway, and capture images of long indoor corridors or sidewalks alongside the exterior of a building.

The cameras feature 2X-Dynamic Technology with 20-bit processing—twice the power of conventional cameras—to deliver unparalleled image quality in all lighting conditions. The unique combination of 2X-Dynamic and wide dynamic range sensors enables the cameras to reveal more than is visible with the human eye alone—analyzing images pixel-by-pixel to produce the most detailed view of scenes with difficult lighting. An IR-corrected lens also ensures the camera is always in focus day and night.

With Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) pre-installed and activated, events are flagged onscreen so you never miss suspicious activities. IVA also captures comprehensive scene details that can be reviewed later using Forensic Search.

Along with many other advanced features, the new FlexiDome 2X Day/Night IP camera comes complete with convenient local video storage in the form of a microSD card slot. Accepting up to 32 GB SD cards, it acts as an extra safe-guard against loss of video in the event of a connection failure to the main recording site.

All FlexiDome cameras feature a compact, high-impact rated, vandal resistant housing. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, the cameras are also protected against water and dust to IP 66 or NEMA 4X standards. They provide a proven, dependable solution for many discreet security and surveillance requirements, day or night.

For more information, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/Dinion_and_FlexiDome.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New 700 HD Series Video Recorders

The new 700 HD Series Hybrid and Network Recorders support real-time recording at resolutions up to 1080p, are easy to install and manage, and provide a low cost of ownership.

For simple set up that is 50% faster than traditional PC-based video recording solutions, the Divar 700 HD Series recorders feature fully-automated device discovery and assignment, built-in wizards, and an embedded design. Customers can also manage IP camera profiles and features, such as motion detection, within the recorders themselves, eliminating the need for configuration through a PC.

Support for the free Bosch Video Client software enables centralized control of the 700 Series HD across up to 3,000 sites. Display live and recorded standard or high definition video as full-screen or simultaneously in multi-screen displays from any location via a local or wide area network or the Internet. With a built-in web application, you can also view video from the recorders using a web browser for added flexibility.

The 700 Series uses H.264 compression for reduced storage requirements—lowering the cost of ownership of the recorders while maintaining maximum detail in video images. The internal hard disks, with available RAID-4 technology, assure maximum protection of recorded video and deliver uninterrupted system reliability even in the event of a drive failure. The drives are accessible from the front of the unit for easier servicing and for adding larger-capacity disks when needed.

Text data can be integrated with video recorded by the 700 Series, which is useful with license plate recognition systems for parking lot management and in stolen vehicle searches. Text support can also help reduce shrinkage and detect fraud through remote monitoring capabilities for ATM or point-of-sale transactions.

The 700 HD Series Hybrid Recorder is designed for applications using a mix of analog and IP cameras. A powerful and scalable video management solution, it supports up to 16 analog cameras and 16 IP cameras, including high definition and standard definition devices.

For dedicated IP video applications, the 700 HD Series Network Recorder is an all-in-one IP video management solution containing everything to store and manage surveillance video in a single, easy-to-install box. This Network Recorder supports up to 32 high definition or standard definition IP cameras.

The 700 HD Series Hybrid and Network Recorders are ideal for applications requiring a high level of detail in surveillance images, including retail, banking, corrections, and transportation and commercial buildings.

For more information on the 700 HD Series recorders, visit http://ow.ly/6M3hS.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rock in Rio - Security for the Music Marathon

The global security service provider Prosegur chose Bosch to supply surveillance technology for the world’s largest music and entertainment festival: Rock in Rio. When big names like Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses or the Red Hot Chili Peppers enter the stage in September and October this year, they draw the attention of more than 700,000 fans. Hence it is no question, that safety and security must be a number one priority.

The security plan tailored specifically for this festival includes a total of 30 surveillance cameras and a team of approximately 500 specifically trained security guards. The heart of the system will be the Advanced Security Center of Prosegur (CASE), placed at a strategic location and manned by a coordinator and two operators. From this unit, the entire ‘Cidade do Rock‘ (City of Rock) will be monitored, which spans an area of about 150,000 square meters. The Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) software manages all digital audio and video systems, as well as all security data, which will be transmitted over an IP network.

One of the main items Bosch provided is the MIC Series 412 Thermal PTZ camera, which combines two capture modes – thermal and conventional. The first enables the thermal capture of people based on temperature at a distance of more than 780 meters, illuminating the hot or cold points of individuals in a scene. The second enables conventional capture for surveillance at four levels: detection, classification, recognition and identification of individuals.

In addition, the MIC Series 400 PTZ camera with integrated infrared delivers night vision at up to 55 meters, which provides extremely sharp images, regardless of light conditions. This model is ideal for surveillance in vulnerable areas both day and night, even in total darkness.

Intelligent Video Analysis will be integrated into some cameras to automatically detect suspicious situations and notify security teams, assisting the work of the operators in the monitoring center.

This large scale project shows how security personnel and technology can combine to guarantee the utmost safety and security. Bosch and Prosegur have teamed up to assure that the ‘Cariocas’, Rio’s inhabitants, as well as tourists from all over the world can relax and enjoy the music marathon.

For more information about the Bosch video solutions used at the Rock in Rio festival, visit www2.boschsecurity.us/videosolutions/imageology.aspx.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Free Webinar on GPRS Cellular Alarm Communication Solutions

Did you miss our webinar last week on GPRS cellular alarm communication solutions? We're repeating it!

Attend the webinar to hear about our products and service plans, witness a live demo of the technology and ask questions about your specific applications.

Date: Friday, October 7, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm EDT
URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/bosch/join?id=WNBP9J&role=attend&pw=4hQn%3D%24h

Add the webinar to your Outlook Calendar:
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Monday, September 26, 2011

New Web Site for Security Specifiers

We've completely redesigned our web site for security and life safety system specifiers. It is now even easier for architects, engineers and consultants to find the information they need.

The new site, available at www2.boschsecurity.us/Specifiers, features product specifications, CAD drawings and vertical market information, including proven installation examples. Tools—such as camera selectors, product advisors and calculators—provide added support.

The site includes information on video, intrusion, fire detection and access control systems and will soon be updated with details on our portfolio of products for communication of voice, sound and music.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tech Tip: IP Communication on a Fire Panel

When using the Conettix DX4020 Ethernet Network Interface Module on a fire panel, a back-up phone line isn't required as long as the poll rate is set within UL and NFPA guidelines.

Have more quick questions for our Tech Support department? Use our online Support Chat available through our Tech Support Portal - http://support.boschsecurity.us/.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Free Webinar on GPRS Cellular Alarm Communication Solutions

Please join us for a free webinar to review GPRS/cellular alarm communication technologies and the products and services offered by Bosch. You'll get the opportunity to hear about the products and service plans, witness a live demo of the technology and ask questions about your specific applications.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm EDT
URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/bosch/join?id=DFMFM4&role=attend&pw=zJxJ%5E9s

Add the webinar to your Outlook Calendar:
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Friday, September 16, 2011

We're Demonstrating our IP Cameras with Third-Party Software at ASIS

We will demonstrate the interoperability of our IP and high definition cameras with third-party video management systems at ASIS this year. Five different models of our fixed and PTZ IP and HD cameras will be on display in various booths throughout the show. The cameras’ highly detailed video streams will be shown using several video management software offerings.

Our products will be exhibited in the following booths at ASIS:

- Exacq Technologies Inc. will demonstrate the AutoDome Junior HD 1080p and the IP 200 Series HD 720p with its exacqVision video management software – Booth #3451

- Genetec will display video from the IP 200 Series and the AutoDome 800 HD 1080p cameras using its Security Center Unified Security Platform and Omnicast Video Surveillance Solution – Booth #846

- Milestone Systems will showcase the IP 200 Series HD 720p and the Dinion HD 720p with its XProtect IP Video Management Software – Booth #1325

- OnSSI will highlight the Dinion HD 720p using its Ocularis video and security platform – Booth #1465

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Advantage Line Video Products for Small and Mid-Sized Applications


The first wave of Bosch products designed specifically for small to mid-size security applications is now available. The new offerings feature analog and IP cameras – including indoor and outdoor minidomes, integrated infrared dome and bullet cameras, and mini bullet cameras – as well as a range of digital video recorders.

Available only through select distributors, the new Advantage Line makes high-quality Bosch products accessible to customers with smaller applications and limited budgets, including retail shops and schools.

Every aspect of the products, from their physical design to their intuitive user interfaces, makes them quick and easy to install. The products come complete with a set of online tools – including product selection guides, video tutorials and live support chat – to help make security professionals more effective in the field. The entire Advantage Line is also backed by our three-year warranty.

To learn more about the new Advantage Line, visit www.boschsecurity.us/advantageline.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

G Series Control Panels Comply with the Buy America Act

Our D7412GV3-USA and D9412GV3-USA Control Panels and the D1255-USA keypad now comply with the Buy America Act. This status provides you with more opportunities to use these products in applications that call for compliance.

With robust features that include NIST Certified Rijndael Encryption, GV3 is the product of choice for many commercial, military and government installations. It is the newest release in our popular G series line and offers dealers greater flexibility in system design and faster programming and servicing capabilities.

A 32 bit 50 MHz processor – the most powerful microprocessor within this segment – drives the GV3 Control Panels. The processor provides fast keypad responses when operating the panel, and integrating to access control or building automation systems.

For easy upgrades, firmware updates are possible utilizing a field flash update key. This capability eliminates the need to replace memory chips – helping them be more efficient at customer sites.

The panels also offer features to provide more options for system design. Up to 32 areas, programmable for interior and perimeter arming, provide enhanced flexibility to control access within a facility. Contact ID reporting enables monitoring by central stations that use receivers from other manufacturers, and support for wired IP and GSM/GPRS communications helps meet a wide variety of installation requirements.

To learn more about the G Series Control Panels, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/gseries.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Safe & Sound Tour Truck Wins Event Design Award


Our Safe & Sound Security and Audio Tour truck has been recognized with a 2011 Event Design Award in the category “Best Mobile Marketing Vehicle.”

It's the largest, most interactive product exhibit truck in the security and pro audio industries. Featuring video surveillance, access control, intrusion and fire detection, critical communications, and audio systems, the 53-feet long, double-expandable trailer includes 1,000 square feet of product display space that enables you to experience products from Bosch, Electro-Voice, RTS, and Telex in dynamic ways.

We'd like to congratulate our partners at Creative Solutions Group for their excellent work on the truck, which the Event Design Award judges gave a bronze medal after considering dozens of entries from across a wide range of industries.

To see where you can tour the truck, visit www2.boschsecurity.us/safeandsound for scheduled stops and events.

To see the full list of 2011 Event Design Award winners, visit: http://www.eventdesignmag.com/viewmedia.asp?prmMID=688&prmID=1

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Dinion HD 1080p Day/Night IP Cameras


The Dinion HD 1080p Day/Night IP cameras are the latest additions to the Bosch HD portfolio. The cameras combine full HD resolution images with excellent low light operation and color reproduction to provide an advanced level of detail for their surveillance applications.

Dinion HD 1080p Day/Night IP cameras deliver uncompromising vision even in busy, colorful scenes. A specially selected image sensor delivers superior detection and analysis. Images are exceptionally clear, making it easier to identify items, while different color tones can be distinguished even in poor lighting.

The two megapixel cameras enable easy identification of faces, objects and alphanumeric information over a wide area. Operators can zoom in to any part of a scene to examine specific details without losing clarity. Conforming to the HD standard, the cameras produce images in the 16:9 aspect ratio that provides increased situational awareness with a maximized field of view.

Built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) flags alarm events on screen to ensure operators never miss suspicious activities. The higher pixel densities captured by Dinion HD 1080p cameras enable optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, line crossing and other potential threats.

Installation and set-up is very simple. The cameras start-up quickly and have a user-friendly control interface that allows fast configuration. The motorized automatic back focus makes it easy to get the sharpest image the first time and ensures accurate focus for both day and night operation. Power over Ethernet support ensures no additional power supplies are needed, and the cameras are extremely energy efficient. The cameras also conform to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard, ensuring they integrate easily with third-party security solutions.

The Dinion 1080p Day/Night IP cameras feature a new, next-generation camera design. The cameras have a professional look and feel, are constructed with careful attention to detail, and have an extended operating temperature that makes them suitable for hot or cold climates. They are ideal for a wide range of applications, especially those involving complex, colorful or low light scenes, including city surveillance, arenas, airports, finance and banking facilities, and casinos.

For more information, visit www.boschsecurity.us/hd.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thermal IP Camera Wins New Product of the Year Award


Security Products magazine announced our VOT-320 Thermal IP Camera has won the 2011 New Product of the Year Award in the Perimeter Security category.

The Security Products New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.

Learn more about the VOT-320 Thermal IP Camera at http://ow.ly/6aLKZ.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Free Webinar on HD Video

Did you miss our webinar? You can still catch the recording.

Here's a brief description:

Is High Definition Video Surveillance Right for You?
Advanced video technology can take image quality to the next level and make it easier to distinguish small features that are important for object recognition. But, choosing the right technology for your surveillance system can be a challenge. High definition, standard definition or megapixel – which is best?

You’ll learn:
- The differences between high definition, standard definition and megapixel cameras
- Suitable application areas and locations for each type of camera technology
- The importance of systems that optimize high definition video from scene to screen
- Considerations for capturing, viewing, storing and managing high definition video

Access the free webinar recording at http://ow.ly/5XPeq

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ITS-DX4020-G Product Overview

The ITS-DX4020-G enables Bosch control panels to support secure, supervised GSM/GPRS communications to Conettix central station equipment.

A new video provides an overview of the contents that come with the ITS-DX4020-G. View the video here - http://ow.ly/5NPEe.

Learn more about the ITS-DX4020-G at http://ow.ly/5NPVo

Monday, July 25, 2011

Microsoft Case Study on our Direct-to-iSCSI Recording Approach

Microsoft is promoting our direct-to-iSCSI recording approach in the case studies section of their Web site, as we use Windows Storage Server 2008 virtual disk arrays. Microsoft likes that the Bosch solution cuts deployment time by half and decreases implementation costs by 45 percent.

Read the whole story at http://ow.ly/5MELP.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dinion Infrared Imager Video

A new Dinion Infrared Imager video provides an overview of the product and demonstrates how to adjust the camera for maximum image quality. Watch it at http://ow.ly/5FGei.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FlexiDome IP Cameras Cement Smooth Operation of Ready-Mix Concrete Plant

Rohrer's Quarry, Inc. delivers ready-mix concrete to customers surrounding Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The company needed a video surveillance solution to oversee operations at its ready-mix concrete plant, which features three 200-ton cement silos, six compartments containing a total of 340 tons of aggregate, and a 430-foot vertical curve conveyor. The video system was required to help the plant operator monitor several locations that are essential for proper mixing of concrete and for discharging it into awaiting trucks.

Eleven Bosch FlexiDome IP Day/Night cameras now stream video of the most critical points inside the plant - showing crisp images and a high-level of detail of areas where conveyor belts unload onto other belts and where the concrete contents are poured into the mixer. Outside the plant, cameras are positioned to view the location where concrete is discharged into the Quarry's 20- truck fleet of transit mixers. A camera installed on the roof of the building that houses the plant also provides surveillance of the surrounding property.


Due to conditions inside the plant, Rohrer's Quarry requested a durable and long-lasting surveillance system. FlexiDome cameras feature a clear polycarbonate dome bubble with a UV blocking anti-scratch coating and can operate in temperatures from 14 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and in 20 to 80 percent relative humidity. The cameras are also IP54 and NEMA-3R rated against dust and water ingress, providing protection from conditions common within a concrete-mixing plant.


The cameras stream video for 24-hour observation to Bosch's VIDOS Video Management System, which is used by the operator to control cameras throughout the plant. Using the VIDOS Monitor Wall application, video from the cameras is displayed in real-time on two LCD flat panel monitors in the plant's central control room. From the control room, the plant operator and dispatcher can see trucks in the staging area waiting to be loaded and can keep track of vehicles that enter the Quarry.


The system allows staff to oversee areas where aggregate and sand are discharged onto the conveyor, a function important for smooth operation of the plant. It also helps the Quarry's dispatcher position trucks under the mixer's discharge chute, assuring greater accuracy when loading them.


"The cameras have been invaluable in what they allow us to see throughout the plant. They are a great tool in helping us do our jobs better and faster," explains Travis Rohrer, a co-owner of Rohrer's Quarry. "We required clear images from reliable cameras that can withstand the dust and heat within the plant. We found all of these qualities in the Bosch line."


Learn more about FlexiDome IP cameras at http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/Dinion_and_FlexiDome

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Active Infrared Imager Captures High-Quality Video in all Lighting Conditions

The Dinion Infrared Imager is a rugged camera designed for perimeter surveillance and other outdoor applications. With 2X-Dynamic Technology and Variable Field Illumination, the Dinion Infrared Imager consistently delivers high-quality video even in harshly lit or completely dark environments.

Available in analog and IP models, Dinion Infrared Imagers deliver up to 525 feet of detection level performance in low or no light. Designed to improve perimeter protection at critical sites – such as energy, transportation and defense applications – the imagers also achieve classification level surveillance up to 390 feet away at night, making them ideal for installation along a fence line.

The 2X-Dynamic Technology in the Dinion cameras provides 20-bit processing – twice the power of conventional cameras – and wide dynamic range sensors for unparalleled image quality in all lighting conditions. The cameras deliver excellent color reproduction and analyze unevenly-lit scenes pixel-by-pixel to produce the most detailed images, day and night. Infrared illumination compensation assures effective round-the-clock surveillance.

Variable Field Illumination provides maximum flexibility by allowing on-site adjustment of the infrared intensity and beam shape to match the coverage area, improving image quality in the dark and simplifying installation. The infrared panels can be tilted to fit your specific application, resulting in wide area coverage and reduced setup time. For increased control, you can also change the infrared intensity or turn the illumination on or off remotely.

Patented 3D Diffuser technology provides even illumination across the entire scene to eliminate hotspot foregrounds and underexposed backgrounds. Low-noise images reduce bandwidth and storage requirements and enable night-time function of video content analysis software.

Constant Light technology delivers a consistent level of imaging performance throughout the life of the product – even when operating in fluctuating temperatures. This advanced technology automatically controls and adjusts output to compensate for the degradation that naturally occurs with all LED illuminators. As a result, customers gain long-term reliability and performance.

Tri-streaming allows the Dinion IP Infrared Imager to produce high-quality H.264 images at full frame rate for live viewing and recording while concurrently sending JPEG images to a remote server or device.

Built-in iSCSI support enables the camera to send video directly to a network-attached iSCSI RAID array for storage, while Power over Ethernet Plus allows a single cable to power, control and stream images from the camera.

Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) enables the Dinion IP Infrared Imager to process video signals and automatically alert operators to potential threats. IVA allows the camera to autonomously detect suspicious behavior, such as loitering and line crossing, and notify security personnel of a potential or impending perimeter breach, among other risks.

A quick connect system between the camera and mount makes the Dinion Infrared Imager easy to install, and an integrated on screen display with remote capability provides a single interface for controlling both infrared and camera functions. In addition, conformance with the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard assures compatibility of the Dinion IP Infrared Imager with other network video products, regardless of manufacturer.

IP 67 and NEMA4X ratings ensure the imagers withstand a range of weather conditions and resist corrosion to provide years of dependable operation. The camera is tested to desert solar radiation conditions and functions in temperatures ranging from -40 to +122 degrees Fahrenheit. It can endure wind speeds up to 162 miles per hour.

For more information on the Dinion Infrared Imager, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/ProductInformation/ExtremeSeries/DinionIRImager

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Explosion Protected Camera for Hazardous Locations

The Extreme Series Camera EX65 model Explosion Protected is a high-performance, affordable camera that holds international explosion protected certifications to provide safe surveillance for hazardous locations, including oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical facilities.

Designed for extreme environment operation, the Extreme Series Camera EX65 model’s electropolished 316L stainless steel construction protects the camera from corrosion by reducing the risk of imbedded contamination – making it ideal for offshore applications. The Extreme Series Camera EX65 model is also available in anodized aluminum for onshore environments, with both housings providing NEMA 4X and IP67 ratings to safeguard the equipment from harsh weather conditions. The camera can withstand temperatures from -58°F to 140°F with a heater that activates at low temperatures to resist ice build-up and a sunshield for reliable operation in the hottest desert settings.

Featuring powerful Dinion 2X Day/Night technology, the Extreme Series Camera EX65 model delivers uncompromising surveillance in all lighting conditions for these critical sites. Dinion 2X Day/Night cameras provide 20-bit image processing and an extended dynamic range to reveal more than is visible with the human eye alone. The cameras also feature Smart Backlight Compensation (BLC) to optimize light levels for objects of interest in areas with a bright background. Providing the most detailed view of scenes with difficult lighting helps you achieve accurate video verification, faster response times and safer facilities.

An available explosion protected infrared illuminator, supplied separately, further enhances around-the-clock surveillance by delivering clear images even in complete darkness. Bosch illuminators feature Constant Light technology to deliver a consistent level of lighting performance throughout the life of the product. Powered by a microprocessor, this advanced technology automatically controls and adjusts light output to compensate for the degradation that naturally occurs with all LED illuminators. In addition, 3D Diffuser technology provides even illumination across the entire scene, eliminating hotspots and underexposed backgrounds. Adding infrared illumination with the Extreme Series Camera EX65 model helps critical sites reduce costs by eliminating the need for conventional high-voltage lighting.

The Extreme Series Camera EX65 model has an integrated junction box, a one-piece design and multiple mounting options that make installation fast and easy. With support for Bilinx communication, the Extreme Series Camera EX65 model also allows you to remotely configure and control the camera without additional cabling.

For more information, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/Markets/Hazardous/default.htm

Friday, June 24, 2011

Not all H.264 is Created Equal

Despite being the latest video compression technology standard, the actual performance of H.264 varies significantly. The amount of compression and the resulting image quality are dependent on how it is implemented.

That’s why Bosch employs a superior form of H.264, putting the best this technology has to offer into our H.264 products. This ensures maximum savings in storage and bandwidth, while maintaining the highest possible image quality. The H.264 standard includes several profiles, each one comprising a number of "blocks." Some blocks are optional but Bosch incorporates all blocks belonging to a profile to maximize coding benefits.

Two profiles – Baseline and Main – are relevant to video surveillance. In addition, we have our own implementation of Baseline, known as Baseline Plus.

Standard Baseline profile
The standard Baseline profile is the minimum recommendation for H.264 video implementation. It does not support interlaced video (field coding) therefore the maximum resolution is limited to 2CIF. Even so, it delivers powerful compression capability, reducing storage
requirements by up to 30% compared to MPEG-4. Baseline profile is only used on cameras and encoders without hardware accelleration for H.264.

Bosch Baseline Plus profile
By incorporating an extra element – a field coding block – that supports interlacing and improves frame rate, our H.264 Baseline Plus profile increases resolution to full 4CIF while maintaining the same level of video compression as the Baseline profile.

Bosch Main profile
Offering up to 50% greater compression efficiency compared to MPEG-4, without sacrificing image quality, the Main profile is the top-of-the-line H.264 implementation. However, as it utilizes all coding blocks, it does mean that devices supporting Main profile need to have powerful processing performance.

Learn more at http://ow.ly/5pC6d.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Over 4,000 People Experience the Safe & Sound Tour

More than 4,000 customers have interacted with Bosch products on the Safe & Sound Tour. Since its debut at ISC West, the tour has travelled more than 3,500 miles to stop in 12 cities across the Western region of the U.S.

Featuring high definition video surveillance, access control, intrusion and fire detection, critical communications, and audio systems, the mobile product display enables you to experience Bosch products designed for a wide range of markets and applications.

This week, the Safe & Sound Tour will serve as a focal point of our presence at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida. After InfoComm, the truck embarks on a 13-city tour of the Central region during July and August followed by an additional 25 stops in the East and South during the second half of 2011.

To see the Central region series of stops on the Safe & Sound Tour and to preview the interactive product demonstrations, visit www2.boschsecurity.us/safeandsound/.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Repeat of IP Video Webinar with Vine Security Journal

Did you miss our webinar on Wednesday? We're repeating it on June 8!

VineSecurityJournal.com presents: "Expanding Bosch IP Video Systems with Broadband Wireless - Hosted by Redline Communications"

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

High-speed wireless technology from Redline lets you easily install video surveillance where cable or fiber installation costs are prohibitive, or where no rights-of-way exist. Redline understands what it takes to design and deploy wireless technology to create a powerful, versatile, and reliable network that is optimized for outdoor surveillance applications.

Understand how Bosch’s IP video systems offer sophisticated features and capabilities - such as advanced compression and Intelligent Video Analysis - that enable dependable and efficient wireless surveillance solutions, and learn about advanced imaging technologies that ensure effective round-the-clock surveillance even in the difficult lighting conditions that are common in outdoor environments.

Mitch Vine, Editor of the Vine Security Journal, is joined in the webinar by:
- Willem Ryan - Bosch Security Systems, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Video Systems , and
- Duval Yeager- Redline Communications, Senior Director of Product Marketing

Together they will discuss the most recent technologies and the best practices for “Expanding Bosch IP Video Systems with Broadband Wireless.”

This will be a 45 minute presentation, with a 15 minute question & answer period.

Register at http://ow.ly/58sHn

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Live Chat for Tech Support

We've launched Support Chat, a new tool that allows you to contact the technical support team using online chat. With a computer or smart phone, you can now reach a Bosch technical support specialist via chat for fast access to information - eliminating the need to wait in a phone-based queue for answers to basic technical questions.

You can access this new feature through the Bosch Support web page at http://support.boschsecurity.us/.

Support Chat adds to our suite of web-based technical tools, which also includes a comprehensive online knowledge database with articles, tips and solutions for common support requests, as well as a helpful product forum, and technical tutorial videos that can be viewed online or downloaded for later reference.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

IP Video Webinar with Vine Security Journal

VineSecurityJournal.com is hosting a webinar on "Expanding Bosch IP Video Systems with Broadband Wireless - Hosted by Redline Communications"

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

High-speed wireless technology from Redline lets you easily install video surveillance where cable or fiber installation costs are prohibitive, or where no rights-of-way exist. Redline understands what it takes to design and deploy wireless technology to create a powerful, versatile, and reliable network that is optimized for outdoor surveillance applications.

Understand how Bosch’s IP video systems offer sophisticated features and capabilities - such as advanced compression, direct-to-iSCSI recording, Automatic Network Replenishment, and Intelligent Video Analysis - that enable dependable and efficient wireless surveillance solutions, and learn about advanced imaging technologies that ensure effective round-the-clock surveillance even in the difficult lighting conditions that are common in outdoor environments.

Mitch Vine, Editor of the Vine Security Journal, is joined in the webinar by:
- Willem Ryan - Bosch Security Systems, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Video Solutions, and
- Duval Yeager- Redline Communications, Senior Director of Product Marketing

Together they will discuss the most recent technologies and the best practices for “Expanding Bosch IP Video Systems with Broadband Wireless.”

This will be a 45 minute presentation, with a 15 minute question & answer period.

Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/386178386

Ada County Highway District uses AutoDome IP Cameras

As highlighted in Traffic Technology International, the Ada County (Iowa) Highway District is using AutoDome 500i IP cameras on all new ITS projects.

"After a great deal of review and field testing, ACHD selected the Bosch Series 500 IP camera to be installed on all new ITS projects."


AutoDome cameras are designed with the latest National Transportation Communications ITS Protocol (NTCIP). The NTCIP is an open, non-proprietary, standard that establishes communication rules for how ITS devices can perform, connect, and exchange data to ensure interoperability. The use of the NTCIP standard provides transportation agencies with confidence that components from different manufacturers will work together, without removing the incentive for designers and manufacturers to compete to provide products that are more efficient or offer more features.

In addition to being NTCIP compliant, AutoDome cameras are rated for winds of up to 150 mph and are NEMA TS2 electrical fast transients, surge immunity, and temperature/voltage variation compliant, meeting the demands in which ITS systems are deployed.

Read the Traffic Technology International article at: http://ow.ly/53xQn.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Prepackaged and Lensed Cameras

The KBN and KBE Series Prepackaged Cameras and the LTC Lensed Cameras have been enhanced with our latest imaging and compression technology. These easy-to-install offerings provide you with a variety of camera choices in plug-and-play packages for indoor and outdoor applications.

Both the KBN and KBE Series packages and the LTC Series Lensed Cameras feature Dinion, DinionXF and Dinion 2X models. Dinion 2X models feature Bosch's 2X-Dynamic Technology with 20-bit processing - twice the power of conventional cameras - for unparalleled image quality in all lighting conditions. 2X-Dynamic and wide dynamic range sensors analyze images pixel-by-pixel and produce the most detailed view of scenes with difficult lighting.

All IP camera models offer quad-streaming with multiple H.264 encoding streams that provide high-resolution images at low bit rates as well as a simultaneous JPEG stream for flexibility in system design. The IP cameras also conform to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard for seamless integration with video products from different vendors.

The KBN and KBE Series feature more than 50 IP and analog models. Each package includes a varifocal lens with adjusted back-focus, an Ethernet or coaxial cable and a power cable pre-wired into the housing. Indoor our outdoor housings are available, with outdoor models rated to IP 66 for protection against water ingress.

More than 30 IP and analog LTC Series Indoor Camera kits include a pre-assembled and adjustable varifocal lens and an optional wall mount bracket. You only need to connect the power supply and video cables to obtain superior picture performance in virtually all indoor applications.

For more information on the KBN and KBE Series Prepackaged Cameras, visit http://ow.ly/4IQS5

For more information on the LTC Series Lensed Cameras, visit http://ow.ly/4IQUs.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Free Video Client Software with all Bosch IP Cameras

Bosch Video Client (BVC) software is simple to install, easy to configure and intuitive to use. The software is delivered free-of-charge with all Bosch IP cameras and is ideal for installations of up to 64 IP channels, including retail stores and gas stations, among other applications.

BVC allows operators to view images from multiple cameras on a single PC monitor and easily archive video clips. It supports up to 16 IP cameras or encoder channels free of charge, while a license can be bought for additional channels up to a maximum of 64. The software can be installed on any recent Windows PC.

BVC displays live video from up to 20 standard definition and high definition cameras simultaneously, and allows control of pan-tilt-zoom cameras by clicking and dragging a mouse or by using the console. Favorite views can be defined and named by each user and are easily accessible, offering one-click display of related camera images in a user-defined layout. Electronic zoom assists in examining critical areas of live and recorded scenes more closely. And, in playback mode, BVC shows recordings of up to four cameras at once and allows searching for alarm and motion events, and exporting of relevant video footage.

A simple Configuration Manager Wizard takes users through set-up one step at a time. Cameras can be quickly configured for most common lighting conditions, while allowing individual settings to be adjusted to obtain optimized results for a specific scene.

For more information about the Bosch Video Client, visit http://bit.ly/ebjdHY.

Monday, April 18, 2011

ISC West Recap

At ISC West, we delivered a powerful combination of new products, training and networking to give you the complete trade show experience.

Interactive Product Demonstration
We unveiled the largest, most interactive mobile product exhibit in the industry. The Bosch Safe & Sound Tour truck – featuring HD video, intrusion and fire detection, access control, critical communications and audio – is now on the road, hitting more than 50 cities across North America.

Visit http://www2.boschsecurity.us/safeandsound/ for schedule updates and to register for listed stops.

Training Sessions
Bosch experts presented technology trends and solutions for video surveillance, intrusion detection, and mass notification during the show. More than 350 people filled up on valuable information in these sessions!

Evening Events
We think you rock, and we showed it with networking, food, drinks and entertainment. Customers jammed with our house band – the Magneatos – and showcased their impressive musical talents. Thanks to all who rocked out on stage!

"This was absolutely the coolest promotion that I've ever seen from an ISC West exhibitor!"
- Jam session guest drummer

Thursday, April 14, 2011

G Series Battery Calculator

Easily calculate the total minimum and recommended battery requirements for your G Series panel. Ideal for both fire and intrusion installations, the new G Series Battery Calculation Worksheet provides the recommended battery size for optimum performance.

The battery calculator works with all models of G Series panels and is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2003 and 2007 versions. Review the help section entitled "About this Calculator" to get started.

To download your G Series Battery Calculator, go to http://stna.resource.bosch.com/software/GSeriesBattCalcWorksheetV100272011_enUS_T756290842.zip

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Unveiling the Industry's Biggest Exhibit Truck

We've launched the Safe & Sound security and audio tour – the largest, most interactive product exhibit truck in the industry. Featuring video surveillance, access control, intrusion and fire detection, critical communications, and audio systems, the mobile product display enables you to experience Bosch products in dynamic ways.

Measuring 53-feet long and 25-feet wide when parked, the double expandable trailer features 1,000 square feet of exhibition space. Inside the truck, over eight tons of product display equipment brings the tractor-trailer near the maximum legal weight and allows customers to:

-Explore our HD video portfolio – including fixed and PTZ cameras, video management software, and recording and storage platforms – as well as infrared and thermal imaging solutions

-Grasp the power of our new G Series Control Panels with the fastest processor in the industry

-Test the catch performance and false alarm immunity of Bosch intrusion detectors

-See live integration of a fire alarm control panel with voice evacuation and video surveillance

-Witness the complete facility security achieved when access control and video surveillance join forces

-Experience the leading-edge design and award-winning features of Bosch public address systems – new for the Americas

-Try the latest intercom and critical communications systems from RTS and Telex – trusted for their performance and reliability around the globe

-Demo the latest installed and portable sound systems from Electro-Voice – solutions for venues of all shapes and sizes

The first stop on the Safe & Sound Tour was ISC West – where more than 3,000 people visited the truck. From Las Vegas, the tour travels North America, making more than 50 stops across the region for a variety of customer demonstration and training events.

To see the first series of stops on the Safe & Sound Tour and to preview the interactive product demonstrations, visit www2.boschsecurity.us/safeandsound/.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera

We've expanded the AutoDome Junior HD series with a new fixed camera model. The AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera provides the same 1080p or 720p resolutions, 10x optical zoom and compact size as the rest of the series, making it an ideal indoor fixed camera choice for applications where both highly-detailed imaging and aesthetics are important.

Banking, retail, casino, and government or commercial building applications will benefit from the camera’s crisp, clear images that make it easier to identify people or small objects, such as jewelry. HD video also delivers increased situational awareness with a 16:9 aspect ratio that maximizes the field of view without compromising image details.

Quad-streaming provides simultaneous streaming of high-quality video with differing frame rate and resolution settings for flexibility in system design. For example, customers can select 1080p or 720p HD video for recording with H.264 compression, while simultaneously sending JPEG images to a hand-held device.

The camera also offers built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software to automatically process video signals and alert operators to potential security risks. The higher pixel densities captured by the AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera enables optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, line crossing and other potential threats.

For easy installation, the AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera allows operators to commission the camera from a remote head-end unit, eliminating the need for hands-on focusing at the camera. Once the camera is configured, operators can use the built-in Web interface, Bosch Configuration Manager or the Bosch Video Management System to remotely position it and fix its location without removing the bubble or connecting a monitor directly to the camera.

Power over Ethernet Plus support also enables a single cable connection to power, control and view images from the camera. In addition, conformance to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard makes it simple to integrate the camera with other IP video equipment.

The compact AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera is ideal for discrete surveillance. Its rugged, vandal-resistant housing helps protect the camera from damage and theft, ensuring years of reliable operation in the toughest environments.

For more information on the AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera, visit http://ow.ly/4lAnr.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Educational Sessions at ISC West

Here are a few more highlights from our educational session schedule at ISC West:

ONVIF
Standards in IP video
Venetian, Titian Room 2303
Wednesday, April 6
2:00 pm

Bosch VMS Solution
Video Management System overview
Venetian, Titian Room 2303
Wednesday, April 6
3:00 pm

GRPS
Communication for alarm and fire panels
Venetian, Titian Room 2306
Thursday, April 7
11:00 am

Storage technology to the edge and beyond
Storing video at the network's edge
Venetian, Titian Room 2304
Thursday, April 7
1:00 pm

Thermal Imaging
Delivering early threat detection
Venetian, Titian Room 2305
Thursday, April 7
1:00 pm

HD PTZ Imaging
Detailed images at great distances
Venetian, Titian Room 2303
Thursday, April 7
3:00 pm

Blue Line Gen2
Motion Detector introduction
Venetian, Titian Room 2306
Friday, April 8
1:30 pm

See the full session schedule and register for all sessions at www.boschcommunications.us/iscwest/product.php.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Outdoor Thermal IP Cameras

The VOT-320 Thermal IP fixed camera series enables round-the-clock monitoring in any lighting condition. The cameras combine the advantages of thermal imaging with Intelligent Video Analysis capabilities for a unique security solution for early threat detection – even in complete darkness, heavy fog or snow.

The new cameras provide uncooled long wave thermal images to capture heat-radiating objects up to nearly 13,000 feet away. They are available with narrow or wide field of view lenses with a frame rate of 8.33 or 30 Hz. A Vanadium Oxide focal plane array with a resolution of 320x240 pixels delivers outstanding image quality and sensitivity, producing surveillance video that is not constricted by shadows, low light conditions or adverse weather. The VOT‑320 Thermal IP Cameras also use advanced video processing technology for pixel-by-pixel analysis and noise reduction to provide the most detailed information from the scene.

The VOT-320 cameras feature Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) optimized for thermal imaging. This advanced processing feature automatically analyzes video signals for suspicious activities or hazardous situations and alerts operators to potential risks. IVA captures comprehensive details of recorded scenes, helping operators find any event quickly – even those not pre-defined as alerts.

With tri-streaming, the cameras can simultaneously produce two H.264 streams and one JPEG stream. This allows you to have a high-resolution H.264 stream for live viewing and recording and a second lower resolution H.264 stream for constrained bandwidth networks, while JPEG images are sent to another device.

Record video on an iSCSI storage array without the need for additional software or locally on a Secure Digital (SD) card to provide increased reliability in the event of a network failure.

For easy installation, the cameras conform to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) specification, which guarantees interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer.

The series includes rugged housings that are IP 66 rated and feature an integrated window heater. It is ideal for a range of applications, including transportation hubs, traffic monitoring, industrial sites, and homeland security applications.

To learn more about the VOT‑320 Thermal IP Camera series, visit http://ow.ly/4jQB7.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

ONVIF Interoperability Demonstration & Reception at ISC West

Bosch is sponsoring the ONVIF Interoperability Demonstration & Reception at ISC West. See our cameras integrate seamlessly with third party video management systems!

Venetian / Palazzo Congress Center ~ Level 1
Galileo Meeting Rooms: 1002 & 1003
Thursday, April 7
4:00pm

Register at http://www.regonline.com/interopdemo

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bosch Training Sessions at ISC West

Join us for FREE training sessions at ISC West – includes breakfast and lunch sessions!

Satisfy your hunger for food and information. Fill up on the latest technology, trends and solutions presented by Bosch product experts.

Special Video Surveillance Breakfast Sessions

HD Technology

Understand high definition video surveillance and how it can apply to your applications
Wednesday, April 6
9-10am

HD Scene to Screen
Learn about Bosch’s complete portfolio of HD solutions
Thursday, April 7
9-10am

IP Panel Session
Hear from Bosch IP video experts on storage, standards and the future of surveillance; moderated by SecurityInfoWatch.com’s Geoff Kohl
Friday, April 8
9-10am

Special Intrusion Technology Breakfast Sessions

Bosch Commercial Control Panel Update and Roadmap
Get a glimpse into our control panel strategy for 2011 and beyond
Wednesday, April 6 and Friday, April 8
9-10am

Emerging Trends in Intrusion Technology
Explore new market developments and intrusion technology advancements
Thursday, April 7
9-10am

Register for all sessions at http://www.boschcommunications.us/iscwest/product.php

And, there’s more! View the full schedule and register for other morning, lunch-time and afternoon sessions at http://www.boschcommunications.us/iscwest/product.php

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bosch Recording Station Provides Flexible Solution for IP Video System Management

Bosch Recording Station records up to 32 high definition (HD) or standard definition video sources per station. It also easily integrates access solutions, alarm panels and external components, such as ATM and POS terminals or license plate capture equipment, into a complete solution.

The software’s versatility and seamless interfacing with security and building management systems makes it ideal for many applications, including banks, large retail stores, airports, railway stations, city centers and industrial facilities.

With flexible network access options, including unlimited remote receiver stations, the Bosch Recording Station is ideal for distributed network surveillance. Live and recorded video can be retrieved from anywhere in the network to give authorized personnel access to the information they need, whether on site or at a remote location. The intuitive user interface allows images from multiple remote stations to be viewed from a single receiver station, allowing security managers to supervise various locations simultaneously via LAN or low bandwidth WAN connections.

Recordings from different stations can be replayed simultaneously in one interface, and powerful functions like Smart Motion Search help to locate important video quickly. Operators can export video to an archive by pressing a single button, and digital watermarks ensure recording credibility. Scheduled exports also enable regular back up of recordings on various storage devices, including external disk arrays and network attached storage.

The Bosch Recording Station supports H.264, MPEG-4 and JPEG IP video sources and is capable of displaying video at any resolution up to 3 megapixel, including HD widescreen.

For more information, visit http://ow.ly/4e41y.

Friday, March 11, 2011

200 Series HD Cameras - All-in-One Surveillance Systems

We've added two high definition (HD) cameras to our 200 Series of complete network surveillance systems – bringing 720p HD video into the realm of small businesses. The NBC-265-P camera comes complete with a varifocal lens, and the NDC-265-P dome camera features an auto-iris lens that adapts to different lighting conditions.

With excellent image quality and accurate color reproduction, the new progressive scan cameras provide the detail needed to distinguish fine features important for object recognition. The 200 Series HD cameras produce more pixels per target object to retain sharpness and clarity even when zoomed in. This capability makes it easier to monitor monetary transactions and keep track of small, high value items, such as jewelry. HD video also delivers increased situational awareness using a 16:9 image format that maximizes the field of view.

The 200 Series IP cameras, now including six models, are easy to install and operate. Each camera comes with a Secure Digital (SD) flash memory card for storing days of recorded video without a connected PC. No technical expertise is required to set-up the cameras. You simply insert the SD card, plug in the camera with a single cable, and viewing and recording starts immediately.

This all-in-one surveillance series can also be easily extended by connecting a video recorder or an iSCSI server. Efficient H.264 image compression reduces the requirements for storage by up to 30 percent compared to traditional surveillance technology, an important cost-saving feature.

With the included Bosch Video Client software, you can remotely view recorded video from up to 16 HD or standard definition cameras on a single PC monitor. The software makes it easy to display camera streams, archive video and locate specific events quickly using its Smart Search feature.

In addition, the IP Camera 200 Series provides built-in motion, tamper and audio detection that can trigger an action, such as setting off an alarm or increasing recording quality to capture more details in a scene. The two-way audio capability allows operators to communicate with visitors, employees or intruders via the camera.

Fully conformant with the latest Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard, the IP Camera 200 Series offers compatibility with other ONVIF surveillance products. This helps users save on future upgrade or migration costs.

For more information about the IP Camera 200 Series, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/ip200series.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Headed to ISC West? Join us for the Ultimate Security Experience!

We're delivering everything you're looking for in the trade show experience:

BOSCH BY DAY

Product Demos
Explore the largest, most interactive mobile product exhibit in the industry as you experience demos for HD Video, Intrusion, Access Control, Fire Detection, Critical Communications and Audio.

Visit the Bosch 53-foot double-expandable truck in booth #18011.

FREE Training Sessions
Satisfy your hunger for food and information. Fill up on the latest technology, trends and solutions presented by Bosch product experts.

Venetian (main level)
Titian Rooms 2302-2306

Get the full session schedule and register @ http://ow.ly/4bF5z

BOSCH AT NIGHT

Bosch Happy Hour
Have a drink on Bosch and see what happens at the truck "after hours"!

Wednesday, April 6
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Bosch truck @ Booth #18011

Register @ http://ow.ly/4bF9a

You Rock! Customer Event
We think our customers rock! So, join us for a special appreciation event, where you can catch a live show by the Magneatos - our house band featuring the talents of the Bosch team - all while enjoying free food and drinks.

Want to jam with us? Sign up now to rock out on stage! Pick your song and choose to sing with the band or play an instrument.

Thursday, April 7
Party starts @ 5:00 pm
Venetian (main level)
Titian Rooms 2301-2306

Register @ http://ow.ly/4bFdt

Monday, February 28, 2011

AutoDome Junior HD Camera

The AutoDome Junior HD is a compact 360-degree PTZ camera that provides high-definition imaging for distinguishing fine features in a scene. Delivering crisp, detailed images, the AutoDome Junior HD is ideal for indoor areas in banks, retail stores, casinos, and government or commercial buildings where clear identification of people or objects is required.

The 1/2.5 inch progressive scan CMOS gives you 160x zoom (10x optical/16x digital) and 1080p or 720p resolutions. HD video delivers increased situational awareness with a 16:9 aspect ratio that maximizes the field of view without compromising image details. With more pixels per target object, it is easier to monitor monetary transactions, and identify and keep track of small, high-value objects, such as jewelry.

At nearly half the size of a traditional pan-tilt-zoom camera, the compact AutoDome Junior HD is ideal for discrete surveillance. Its rugged, vandal-resistant housing helps protect the camera from damage and theft, ensuring years of reliable operation in the toughest environments.

With multicasting, AutoDome Junior HD provides simultaneous streaming of high-quality video with differing frame rate and resolution settings for flexibility in system design. For example, you can select 1080p or 720p HD video for recording with H.264 compression and use a low-latency H.264 Baseline Profile stream for live viewing and PTZ control. Simultaneously, a lower resolution stream can be transmitted to a storage medium, while a JPEG image is sent to a hand-held device.

With the ability to stream at 720p at 50/60 (PAL/NTSC) frames per second, the AutoDome Junior HD delivers significantly smoother pan and tilt operation when compared with a PTZ camera that only streams 720p at 25/30 frames per seconds.

The camera also offers optional Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software to automatically process video signals and alert operators to potential security risks. The higher pixel densities captured by the AutoDome Junior HD enables optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, line crossing and other potential threats.

The camera conforms to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard making it easy to integrate with other IP video equipment. For user-friendly operation, the camera supports up to 64 preset positions, one preset tour and one auto-pan mode.

For more information on the AutoDome Junior HD Camera, visit www.autodome.com

Monday, February 21, 2011

New HD Outdoor Dome Camera

The AutoDome 800 Series HD high-speed pan-tilt-zoom cameras provide 360-degrees of coverage, superior optical resolution and day/night functionality. They solve a range of surveillance challenges for traffic and transportation applications, industrial sites, government facilities and parking garages.

A 1/3 inch progressive scan CMOS sensor delivers 200x zoom (20x optical/10x digital) and HD imaging to make it easier to identify fine features in a scene, such as faces or license plates. 720p resolution at 60 images per second provides smooth, detailed video of fast moving objects. 1080p resolution at 30 images per second delivers six times the detail level of standard definition cameras, ensuring crisp video even when zoomed in digitally to extend the camera’s range. In addition, the 16:9 aspect ratio increases situational awareness by maximizing the field of view without compromising image clarity.

The AutoDome 800 Series HD Cameras include Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software that automatically processes video signals and alerts operators to potential security risks. The higher pixel densities captured by the cameras enable optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, perimeter breaches and other potential threats.

With quad-streaming, the AutoDome 800 Series HD Cameras feature simultaneous streaming of high-quality video with differing frame rate and resolution settings for flexibility in system design. For example, select 1080p or 720p HD video with H.264 Main Profile compression for live viewing and recording while sending JPEG images to a hand-held device.

For ease of use, 99 preset positions enable viewing of critical monitoring areas with the touch of a button. The cameras also allow 24 privacy masks to ensure sensitive areas cannot be seen.

The AutoDome 800 Series HD Cameras are designed to be simple to install. Pre-terminated, color-coded wiring and a quick connect system between the camera and mount make installation faster than other pan-tilt-zoom domes. The cameras also conform to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard, making them easy to integrate with other IP video equipment, regardless of manufacturer.

The heavy-duty, tamper-resistant aluminum housing is rated to IP 66 to provide uncompromised functionality even in dusty and potentially wet environments.

For more information on the AutoDome 800 Series HD Cameras, visit www.autodome.com.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SecurityInfoWatch Article on the CSI Effect

SecurityInfoWatch.com recently posted an article by Bosch's David Brent on the CSI Effect and how it is impacting our industry. Here's a quick excerpt:

The "CSI Effect," a very real phenomenon, is how the exaggerated portrayal of forensic science adversely affects jurors, criminals, and forensic science itself. Nested somewhere within forensic science now lies video surveillance, perceived as the magic bullet that solves hundreds of cases within minutes. By way of either mystical pixel magnification, or the likes of CBS' Criminal Minds' Penelope Garcia accessing any video system in the world and gathering the needed video within seconds, the recent portrayal of video surveillance has led to, in many cases, a very misinformed customer base with unrealistic expectations.

The CSI effect has also, in many ways, driven a change in our industry, as we see more movement from standard definition cameras, to megapixel and high definition cameras. The argument now rages on about what equipment to deploy so that you or your customer can be ready for that CSI moment.


The article then looks at a few of the factors in the deployment of surveillance systems that affect the quality of video and the ability of the user to find the video or evidence they need.

Read the article here: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/root+level/the-csi-effect-how-tv-changing-video-surveillance

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ADT Video on IVA 3.5

ADT’s Integrated Systems Manager Anthony Duarte explains our Intelligent Video Analysis 3.5 offering in a short video. He details how IVA can alert operators to a variety of potential risks.

Watch the video at http://www.adtcommercialsecurity.com/commercial/video-analytics

Monday, February 14, 2011

New FlexiDome HD and Dinion HD Series Day/Night Cameras

With 720p resolution, excellent image quality and accurate color reproduction, the FlexiDome and Dinion HD Day/Night cameras provide the detail needed to distinguish fine features important for object recognition. The cameras produce more pixels per target object to make it is easier to monitor monetary transactions and identify facial characteristics. HD video also delivers increased situational awareness using a 16:9 image format that maximizes the field of view.

The cameras’ XF-dynamic technology analyzes images pixel-by-pixel to produce the most detailed view of scenes with difficult lighting, while Smart Backlight Compensation (BLC) optimizes light levels for objects of interest in scenes with a bright background. Smart BLC automatically analyzes images and enhances details to provide the best result, without the need for intervention. Day/night capability with infrared contrast also enables effective round-the-clock surveillance.

Hardware-enhanced models of the FlexiDome HD and Dinion HD Day/Night cameras offer optional Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software to automatically process video signals and alert on potential security risks. The higher pixel densities captured by the cameras enable optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, line crossing and other potential threats.

Quad-streaming gives you several options for viewing and recording high-quality video to help reduce bandwidth consumption. The cameras can simultaneously produce one JPEG and three H.264 streams with differing resolutions for flexibility in system design. Multicasting and Internet streaming are also supported.

Video can be sent directly to an iSCSI storage array without the need for additional software or recorded locally on a microSD card to provide increased reliability in the event of a network failure.

The cameras conform to the ONVIF standard, ensuring they integrate easily with third-party security solutions. A host of other features – including an intuitive user interface, six pre-programmed modes optimized for common applications, and a lens wizard to guide installers through back focus set up – enable faster installation.

FlexiDome HD Day/Night cameras are a complete system with a special megapixel lens that is designed to ensure true HD image performance. The high-impact enclosure is vandal-resistant, making it ideal for schools, banks, correctional and industrial facilities. Suitable for outdoor use, the cameras are also protected against water and dust to IP 66 or NEMA 4X standards.

For more information on the new FlexiDome HD and Dinion HD 720p Day/Night cameras, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/Dinion_and_FlexiDome.

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Online Training Course for HD Video

A new online training course - Introduction to Bosch HD Solutions - is now available. Dealers and installers who have basic knowledge of video systems will benefit from this training module that provides information on choosing the right system - high definition, standard definition, megapixel or mix of cameras.

Take the training course at http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/service/training/hd

Thursday, February 10, 2011

HD Cameras Examined on IPVideoMarket.Info

IPVideoMarket.Info provides an overview of our new HD cameras. Here's a brief excerpt:

"From a specification standpoint, perhaps the most interesting aspect is the HD PTZs which support 1080p and a maximum zoom of 20x."


The full report is available to PRO Members only. If you're a PRO Member of IPVideoMarket.Info, you can read the full report here - http://ipvideomarket.info/updates/867#

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Security Systems News Covers the HD Video Portfolio Launch

Security Systems News interviewed product marketing manager Willem Ryan about our recent HD video portfolio launch. The article helps to explain why we're introducing an HD product line now, the benefits of HD video, as well as our commitment to delivering high-quality images in security surveillance.

Read the article here: http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/article/bosch-gets-hd

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More Coverage Areas and New Touch Screen Keypad for the G Series Control Panels

The G Series Control Panels now allow you to program more areas and install more keypads per system. The powerful platform driving the integrated intrusion, fire and access control panels supports up to 32 areas, each with perimeter and interior partitioning.

Up to 16 supervised or 32 unsupervised keypads can be used with the upgraded D9412GV3 or D7412GV3 panels. Keypad options include the new D1265 Touch Screen device that features a simple menu, intuitive operation for novice users, and a bright color LCD screen for excellent visibility of system messages. Graphical buttons make it easy to enter data and commands, and an integrated on-screen help button accesses system instructions. The keypad’s sounder emits eight distinct warning tones and has an adjustable volume setting.

The D1265 keypad is easy to install with a self-locking base and chassis design that includes an integrated bubble level. These features help to reduce keypad mounting time. The keypad is compatible with the latest G Series Control Panels as well as with previously installed D9412GV2, D7412GV2 and D7212GV2 panels.

G Series Control Panels are trusted by thousands of schools, retail centers, financial institutions and other commercial properties. A flexible family of control panels, the G Series meets the specific intrusion, access control and fire system needs of virtually any facility configuration. They offer fast keypad responses, easy firmware updates and support for multiple communication paths.

For more information on the G Series Control Panels and the D1265 Touch Screen Keypad, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/gseries.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Integrate Transaction Data and Video Recordings for Improved Security of Retail and Banking Applications

The ATM/POS Bridge enables you to integrate financial transaction data with our digital recorders. The Bridge links data from automated teller
machines or point of sale equipment, such as cash registers, to specific
surveillance images, helping to more quickly locate video of important transactions. The new device allows you to easily integrate our digital recorders into a wide range of critical banking and retail applications.

With the ATM/POS Bridge, equipment that generates ASCII data streams – such as barcode readers and access control devices – can now deliver the streams to a digital recorder or IP video management system. This integration allows you to quickly locate video recordings by intelligent search of the ASCII data.

The ATM/POS Bridge is simple to install. It communicates with digital
recorders and IP video management systems via a standard Ethernet connection, and a PC utility automatically detects the Bridge on the network. Each Bridge accepts up to four ATM/POS or other ASCII-type devices via RS-232, RS-485, or Ethernet connections and can be configured from any PC with a browser.

Supported digital recorders include the Divar 700 Series and DiBos digital
recorders, as well as the Recording Station and the Video Management
System IP software solutions from Bosch.

For more information about the ATM/POS Bridge, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/productInformation/atmpos.