Bosch extends IR illumination distance of MIC Series 550
Source: Bosch Security Systems
Bosch Security Systems has extended the IR illumination range of the MIC Series 550 ruggedized PTZ cameras. The high-speed integrated IR PTZs now achieve classification of objects up to 100 meters (328 feet) away and detection level surveillance at distances up to 150 meters (492 feet) from the camera even in total darkness.
The day/night cameras deliver 550-TVL resolution with 36x or 28x optical zoom for sharp images even at great distances. Two 850-nm, long-life, IR LEDs are attached directly to the camera head to provide illumination exactly where it is needed. 3-D diffuser technology distributes illumination evenly between a scene's foreground and background, eliminating image hot spots and underexposed areas common with other LED-based illuminators. This technology ensures high-quality images regardless of lighting conditions.
When connected to an IP power supply, the MIC Series 550 offers VCA, which enables the camera to be programmed to detect loitering, line crossing and other potential threats for up to 10 preset conditions. This provides customers with reliable tracking, analysis and advanced search capabilities for day and night surveillance.
MIC Series 550 IR cameras can endure the elements in harsh environments, such as critical infrastructure applications. The vandal-proof and corrosion-resistant design includes an IP68-/NEMA 6P-rated aluminum casing with a long-life silicone wiper and reversible rain shield. The cameras can be mounted upright, inverted or canted to 45 degrees, without the need for specialist tools and without compromising the IP rating.