Bosch imaging products win skills competition

Fairport, N.Y. – Bosch Security Systems, Inc., a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security solutions, announced today that its advanced imaging products were declared the winners of a recent imaging technology skills competition held at the Georgia Dome football stadium in Atlanta.
In a series of blind, side-by-side technology challenges, Bosch’s new Dinion 2X day/night fixed camera was selected as the clear winner over a major competitor’s camera by a group of 75 high-level systems integrators, dealers and specifiers who attended the recent Ultimate Skills Competition event. Attendees selected Bosch’s Dinion 2X as the winner in all four challenge areas: backlight compensation, image details, high-speed imaging, and low-light performance. Bosch’s flagship imaging products, including the Bosch AutoDome Modular Camera System and Bosch infrared illumination technology were also showcased at the event.

The Ultimate Skills Competition also provided an opportunity for attendees to preview the new 2X technology, which features an innovative 2X digital signal processor (DSP), supplying twice the power of conventional cameras. Combining the 2X DSP with wide dynamic range sensors results in 20-bit image processing — a first in the CCTV industry — and produces a 50% improvement in detail reproduction and 30% better image quality.

“Customers need imaging technology that consistently delivers a clear and accurate picture, which provides the foundation for their CCTV system,” said Cheryl Bard, product marketing manager, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “Using the Ultimate Skills Competition, we demonstrated that Bosch’s new 2X imaging technology used in our new FlexiDome 2X and Dinion 2X cameras outperforms the competition in overcoming these common imaging challenges.”

Bosch technology excelled in challenging environments

Using factory-determined, out-of-the-box settings, the Bosch Dinion 2X was selected by attendees over the competing camera as the best performer in backlight compensation, image detail, high-speed imaging, and low-light categories. Attendees were asked to rate which camera provided the best detail in a scene where the camera viewed people and items in a scene with significant backlight. Color quality and image detail were judged on the highest quality picture in terms of color temperature, white balance adjustment and subtle color differences in the scene.

The cameras’ high-speed imaging capabilities were judged in a variety of light levels for the ability to capture clear image details and colors. Low-light performance was critiqued in a darkened room at three different lux settings.

The capabilities of the Dinion 2X camera in these four imaging areas will be demonstrated at the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar & Exhibits, Sept. 21-24 in Anaheim, Calif. in booth #2331.

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