Bosch launches VideoJet IP encoders

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – Bosch Security Systems, a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security solutions, is introducing the VideoJet X SN series of high-performance IP video encoders. The new encoder series is designed to meet the increasing market demand for ‘intelligence at the edge’ in which video analytics is located at network’s edge to save system resources.

The encoders are available in single-, dual- and quad-channel versions. They deliver MPEG-4 video over IP at 30 frames per second at up to 4CIF resolution on every video channel.

Bosch’s video content analysis software, Intelligent Video Analysis 3.5, is embedded into the encoders, enabling them to autonomously detect suspicious behavior including loitering, objects left at a scene, object removal and virtual trip wire. The content analysis features, available as a licensable option, also include color filtering and object trajectory capabilities. When combined with analog cameras and DVR systems, the new encoders provide cutting-edge ‘video analytics in a box’ – a simple way to add intelligence to an existing analog camera-based system.

The VideoJet X SN series offers local recording on compact flash or external hard-disk drive via USB, recording on network-attached RAID storage units using the iSCSI protocol, or recording with a central network video recorder (NVR). The direct to RAID array option provides significant benefits, including complete flexibility in the location of the storage devices on the network. In addition, this system design delivers a simpler and hence more reliable recording chain than a standard NVR solution, and the possibility to build in redundancy with scheduled mirroring of data onto other RAID array drives – enhancing data integrity.

The state-of-the-art VideoJet X SN encoders replace the VideoJet 10 series. The new models have approximately the same profile as the older series, and therefore fit into the same racking system, allowing for easy upgrade or expansion.