Bosch adds new functions to dome series
Source: Bosch Security Systems
With the development of its next generation of megapixel cameras, DINION starlight HD 720p and FLEXIDOME starlight HD 720p RD, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. introduces products specifically designed for high performance in extreme low-light conditions. They represent a breakthrough in light sensitivity in cameras; showing color images where others can show only monochrome, and transmitting monochrome video when others show no image at all.
HD security breakthrough
With their high sensitivity in both color (0.017 lux) and monochrome (0.0057 lux) modes, the HD cameras work with minimal ambient light, delivering clear images in a multitude of applications, even where poor lighting is the principle challenge. The 60 frames per second rate also helps capture fast-moving objects in traffic, gaming and other applications.
To overcome challenging lighting conditions, Content-Based Imaging Technology (CBIT) uses Bosch’s Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) to enhance image quality. CBIT automatically detects important objects—such as faces, people and vehicles—and dynamically re-tunes the imaging settings to ensure the most useful, highly-detailed video of objects of interest are captured. In addition, intelligent Auto Exposure (iAE) improves the contrast of important objects in the scene in both bright and dark areas.
Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (iDNR) actively analyzes the contents of a scene to reduce bandwidth and storage requirements. As a result, the 720p starlight cameras require up to 30 percent less bandwidth than other 720p and SD cameras, while still retaining a high image quality and smooth motion. Compression parameters for up to eight user-definable regions can also be set. This allows uninteresting regions to be highly compressed, while tuning important areas for the best image quality—allowing customers to allocate bandwidth to important parts of the scene.
The cameras have a very intuitive user interface that allows fast and easy configuration. Automatic lens wizards make it simple for an installer to accurately zoom and focus the cameras for both day and night operation, and the Automatic Varifocal feature means that the zoom can be changed without opening the camera.
Bosch IP standard- and high-definition cameras, encoders and analytics work seamlessly with a wide range of security software and recording solutions from Bosch and other industry providers. Through the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) conformance, the open availability of Bosch video software development kits and a team dedicated to special integration and support projects, it is easy to manage Bosch video products within your system design. Visit ipp.boschsecurity.com for details on the Bosch Integration Partner Program.
The unique FLEXIDOME starlight HD 720p RD is designed for demanding, outdoor applications. The rugged cast-aluminum enclosure can withstand the equivalent of 120 lbs of force, and the extended operating temperature range of the camera makes it ideal for any application. A choice of installation options includes flush, wall, and pipe mounting. The extensive range of factory-installed Super Resolution HD lenses covers a focal length range from 1.8mm ultra wide angle to a 40mm telephoto.