Thursday, May 31, 2012

New MIC Series Thermal Cameras

We've introduced new versions of the MIC Series ruggedized, Dual Spectrum thermal/optical high-speed PTZ cameras.

The MIC Series 612 Thermal model combines both a high quality 36x zoom optical day/night camera module and an un-cooled, long wavelength IR thermal imager with a 35 or 50 mm lens that sit side-by-side within the housing. The camera delivers object detection at nearly 2.4 miles even in complete darkness, fog or snow.

The MIC Series 612 camera also features Bosch’s standard controller interface to make it easier to integrate the MIC Series into systems that already use Bosch surveillance products. The new controller also gives end users greater precision in their command of camera functions and optics.

Available with either standard or high resolution thermal sensors, the MIC Series 612 captures images in the harshest environments, including a broad range of industrial and government applications, from critical infrastructure to defense to transportation. The IK10-rated vandal- and corrosion-resistant design includes an IP 68/NEMA 6P certified aluminum casing with a long-life silicone wiper. Allowing no water or dust ingress, the MIC Series 612 Thermal camera provides uncompromised performance in the most challenging surveillance conditions.

All MIC Series cameras can be mounted upright or inverted without compromising the IP/NEMA 6P rating. This capability simplifies project planning and provides increased installation flexibility.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Free Online Training

A course on the IP 200 Series Wireless Camera has been added to our online training program. The course modules include: wireless fundamentals, camera overview, wireless behavior and a certification test. The ESA has approved this course for .1 CEU credits.

The IP 200 Series Wireless Camera online training is intended for dealers and installers who have basic knowledge of video solution systems terminology and components and want a complete network surveillance system ready right out of the box.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free Webinar on Integrated Systems

Join us for a free webinar on integrated systems on Wednesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm ET. Here is a summary of what we'll cover:

There are many security and operational challenges in today’s environment that one solution simply cannot address. Software development kits and ONVIF make it easier for solution providers to integrate the latest available technologies. The benefit is offering innovative solutions, faster and shorter development, and implementation cycles using known technology, tools and standards.

To learn more about interoperability and integrations, join this webinar and explore how open systems address operational challenges and make it easy to manage security environments regardless of the system architecture. The webinar will cover:

- What are the security challenges?
- Do interoperable integrated systems address security challenges?
- Trends that address operational effectiveness
- Leveraging new developments and technology tools important for your integrated solutions
- Examples of technology enablers
- The benefits of software development kits
- The Open Network Video Interface Forum's contribution and continual evolution
- Other integration standards
- Practical application of leading edge technology

Apply this knowledge to ensure you have a choice in the technologies used to address security challenges with integrated surveillance system design.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

New Wireless Cameras for the Advantage Line

We've introduced new cameras for the Advantage Line: the NBC-265-W 720p wireless IP camera and the -255-W wireless IP camera. Both new cameras provide a ready-to-use, all-in-one network video surveillance system inside a compact enclosure, and come complete with a lens, SD card for on-board storage and free viewing software for up to 16 channels.

These cost-effective cameras are an ideal solution for small offices and retail businesses. With wireless communication, the time and cost of installation is reduced, since there is no need to run cable for video or data.

The cameras can stream dual H.264 and M-JPEG simultaneously. The compression technology allows the cameras to deliver clear images while reducing bandwidth and storage needs by up to 30%. On-board storage supports up to a 32 GB SD/SDHC card. The cameras can be set for continuous recording, ring recording, and alarm/events/schedule recording.

The integrated wireless LAN supports IEEE 802.11b/g standards. Both cameras are also easy to connect when necessary, and they can be configured using either a web browser or free PC surveillance software.

The NBC-265-W 720p wireless IP camera delivers high-definition 720p resolution for sharp, crisp images. The NBC-255-W offers standard VGA video resolution. Both cameras operate at a maximum frame rate of 30 fps.

Both wireless IP cameras conform to the ONVIF specification, which guarantees interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer.

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