Bosch Introduces New AutoDome Easy Compact PTZ Camera

Fairport, NY – Bosch Security Systems, Inc., a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security solutions, announces the release of the AutoDome Easy, an affordable, compact PTZ camera designed for discreet video surveillance in mid-sized indoor applications. The newest addition to Bosch’s popular AutoDome family, the AutoDome Easy combines a high performance pan/tilt unit and an autofocus zoom camera in a compact, vandal proof housing to offer a new, cost-effective alternative that bridges the gap between fixed minidome and traditional High Speed PTZ dome cameras.

The AutoDome Easy is particularly well suited for discrete surveillance applications, such as small retail, education and corporate settings, because of its compact size and vandal-resistant housing. At less than half the size of traditional PTZ dome cameras and 20% smaller than most other minidomes, the AutoDome Easy measures less than four inches in diameter.

Though small in size, the AutoDome Easy incorporates a high-performance 100x (10x optical/10x digital) zoom autofocus camera with the latest digital imaging technology to deliver excellent sensitivity and resolution. Other user-friendly features make the AutoDome easy to operate, such as autoscaling and autofocus; a simple, intuitive menu structure with multiple language support; and IntuiKey support, ensuring that the AutoDome Easy uses the same keyboard and joystick commands as the rest of the Bosch AutoDome family. A heavy-duty, tamper-proof aluminium housing and rugged polycarbonate bubble protect the camera from vandalism and theft, ensuring the AutoDome Easy continues to deliver critical images even in the toughest environments.

The new Bosch AutoDome Easy provides a high degree of flexibility, with 60 user-defined, preset positions as well as four autoscan modes and four preset tours. With an integrated controller delivering variable pan/tilt speeds up to 120 degrees per second, the AutoDome Easy offers pan, tilt, and preset accuracy to within ±0.1 degree to capture the correct scene every time. The camera’s 359-degree pan range and overlapping field of view enable a full 360 degrees of visual coverage. A single AutoDome Easy provides as much coverage as four or more fixed minidomes at half the cost of a traditional High Speed PTZ dome camera, allowing users to monitor a larger area with fewer cameras, reducing initial equipment investment as well as installation and maintenance costs.

The innovative AutoDome Easy can be part of an integrated, low-maintenance solution from Bosch, as the AutoDome Easy integrates with the entire line of Bosch video products including Allegiant matrix switchers, DiBos and Divar digital recorders, and the full range of Bosch video over IP products.

As with all Bosch products, AutoDome Easy has been subjected to the industry’s most comprehensive and demanding battery of endurance tests to make sure it will hold up through years of use. In addition, the AutoDome Easy is backed by Bosch’s industry-leading three-year warranty.

Designed for quick and easy installation, the AutoDome Easy comes fully assembled and ready for surface mount applications. Available wall and pipe mount kits allow AutoDome Easy to adapt to individual site requirements.

AutoDome Easy Camera Systems are available through distribution as well as from Bosch manufacturer’s representatives, which can be located by calling 866-CCTV-REP (866-228-8737).

About Bosch Security Systems Bosch Security Systems is a leading supplier of equipment for the global electronic protection industry. With worldwide sales exceeding $1.3 billion and over 10,000 employees in 45 countries in 2006, the company designs, manufactures and markets electronic detection, control and communication equipment for security, fire protection, access control, closed circuit television and personnel and asset tracking applications.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances.

For more information about Bosch Security Systems visit www.boschsecurity.us or call (800) 289-0096.

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